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Smithsonian Channel's America In Color brightens some black-and-white decades

Colorization still seems very wrong when it comes to spray-painting classics such as Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon. But it makes the 1920s and ’30s pop during the first two hours of Smithsonian Channel’s America In Color. The five-part series premieres on Sunday, July 2nd, and our review is here.

Plus, we observe the Friday, June 30th closing of The Palm restaurant in downtown Dallas with this long-ago and still very juicy lunchtime interview with Robin Leach during the heyday of his Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Relive it on the Back Channels page.

Also, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” spotlights the summer return of old reliable Big Brother, which continues to draw younger audiences to CBS.
Ed Bark

Broadchurch signs off with a first-rate Season 3

A compelling whodunit drives the third and announced final season of Broadchurch, which has its U.S. premiere Wednesday, June 28th on BBC America. David Tennant and Olivia Colman return as the principal gumshoes, and our review (after viewing all eight episodes) is here.

Also, the Monday-Tuesday D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is in the books.
Ed Bark

Netflix's GLOW goes to the mat, wrestles with empowerment

Netflix’s latest sit-up-and-take-notice new series, GLOW, takes a serio-comedic look at the rise of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling TV show. This time, you won’t have to put your brain in a headlock. Our review is here.

Also, most D-FW viewers dodged ESPN’s marathon NBA draft coverage Thursday night, even when the Dallas Mavericks picked. All the numbers are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, a look at NBC5’s big haul of national Edward R. Murrow awards (including the big one) and Tribune Broadcasting’s cancellation of Eye Opener to make room for the media company’s new Morning Dose.
Ed Bark

Price to be paid for NBC/Megyn Kelly soiling themselves with Alex Jones

Megyn Kelly’s much-publicized and criticized interview with hate-monger Alex Jones bombed big-time on the only two fronts that really matter to NBC. Our commentary is on the Network News & Reviews page.

Plus, Acorn TV’s Loch Ness begins streaming Monday on the British-infused site. A closer look is right here.

Also, the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is freshly posted.
Ed Bark

TNT tries to nail it with Claws

TNT’s detour toward “edgier” drama continues with Sunday’s launch of the notably explicit Claws. Our review is here.

Plus, how did “The Comey Show” do in D-FW? All the numbers are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Another North Texas legendary night for Press Club of Dallas

The Press Club of Dallas’ seventh annual North Texas Legends awards event played to a packed house Saturday night at the downtown Sixth Floor Museum.

Our exhaustive report, complete with homegrown unclebarky.com pictures, is on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, CBS11 names a new weekend meteorologist. Her name is Anne Elise Parks.
Ed Bark