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Amazon takes the fifth with pulsating new Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series

Four actors had taken on the big-screen persona of daring Jack Ryan before Amazon turned to John Krasinski for the first go-around as a TV series. It begins firing away on Friday, Aug. 31st, and our review is here.

Also, the USA network offers a weekly version of The Purge after four feature films hit box office jackpots. But is now really the time? Definitely not, and that review is right here.

Plus, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is freshly posted. And Hanna Battah, still a newcomer at Fox4, has been named co-anchor of the station’s 4 to 6 a.m. portion of Good Day, which will expand another hour to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

A #MeToo tidal wave washes over decades of TV's male dominance

New programming announcements on the part of networks and streamers alike reflect the #MeToo movement’s ongoing power push. Some carefully worded perspective from an older male is on our Network News & Reviews page.

Also, the second season of Audience network’s Mr. Mercedes is reviewed right here. And the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” highlights the back to school daze being inflicted on rivals by Fox4’s Good Day
Ed Bark

Reviewing the promised last Sharknado movie and a series of considerably higher ambition, Acorn TV's Glory Road

The Syfy network made five Sharknado movies before finally deciding to stop (or so they say) with The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time. Unclebarky.com, your full-service home for all forms of TV, has a brain cell-killing review right here.

Plus, the esteemed Judy Davis co-stars in the Australian-made Mystery Road, a six-episode whodunit that begins streaming in full Monday on Acorn TV. That review is here.

Also, in case you missed it, D-FW’s CBS11 has gone in house to hire its latest news director. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Doing it his way: former TEGNA8 investigator Brett Shipp's new website portrays him as an avenger who will spread your word

He abruptly ended his long career at TEGNA8 to run for Congress. That failed in a big way, and now investigative reporter Brett Shipp has a new website in which he positions himself as a lone ranger seeking truth and justice for aggrieved clients. Our story is on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, we catch up on the all the new reboots/rebirths on the TV Bulletin Board page.
Ed Bark

Get Shorty returns in even better form

Season Two of Epix’s Get Shorty launches on Sunday, Aug. 12th with back-to-back episodes. Terrifically entertaining, with a continued first-rate performance by Chris O’Dowd. Our review is here.

Plus, the Dallas Cowboys’ first preseason game lights up Thursday’s latenight Nielsens in D-FW. All the numbers are right here.
Ed Bark

John McCaa leaving TEGNA8 in March after long, salutory career

John McCaa, a mainstay at Dallas-based TEGNA8 since 1984, is opting to retire in March of next year after declining management’s offer to stay on. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Mark Ginther out as NBC5's vice president of news

After nearly three years in the position, Mark Ginther was fired Monday as vice president of news at Fort Worth-based NBC5. Further details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, TEGNA8 sports anchor Dale Hansen signs a new two-year deal that will take him through 2020.
Ed Bark