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The Americans ends its acclaimed run on FX

FX’s The Americans called it a wrap last night after six stellar seasons. On the Network News & Reviews page, we have a wrap-up of our own, plus comments from the producers on how/why it ended as it did. But is this really the end?
Ed Bark

Roseanne, we hardly knew ye (but we also knew ye all too well)

Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet forced ABC’s hand, and the network responded Tuesday by abruptly axing the season’s biggest “new” hit.

First, the particulars of the cancellation on our Network News & Reviews page. And then on that same page, a commentary.

Plus, NBC belatedly premieres the sci-fi series Reverie on Wednesday, May 30th. And that review is here.
Ed Bark

HBO times its salute to John McCain for Memorial Day

The HBO documentary film John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls fittingly premieres on Memorial Day. And our review is here.

Plus, the NBA playoffs continue to thrive in the D-FW Nielsen ratings, particularly among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds. Details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

The May ratings "sweeps" are a big plus for Fox4

Fox4 dominated the just-concluded May ratings “sweeps” in the four major, four-way local newscast battlegrounds. All the details and comments are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Fox4 has hired a new anchor for its weekend editions of Good Day, and she’ll be making a massive market jump. Read all about her right here.

Also, HBO premieres another original movie, The Tale, on Saturday, May 26th, and our review is here.
Ed Bark

Flaming out with HBO's new version of Fahrenheit 451

HBO’s remake of Ray Bradbury’s famed book-burning opus, Fahrenheit 451, flickers without nearly enough spark. It premieres on Saturday, May 19th, and the review is here.

Plus, here’s our take on the overall tenor of the 2018-19 TV season, in which one broadcast network made a U-turn while another also acted out of character.
Ed Bark

ABC and CBS sign on with their new season reveals

The latest new seasons for ABC and CBS are now in place -- and of course subject to change.

For now, though, it’s all balloons and party favors. You can find out all about ABC’s 2018-19 lineup here and see what CBS has planned right here.
Ed Bark

NBC/Fox put their new seasons forward

NBC and Fox have announced their 2018-19 seasons. In signs of these times, they have a combined total of just five genuine new fall series coming.

Still, there’s much to write about. Our in depth look at NBC is here, and you can find the Fox blow-by-blow right here.
Ed Bark

Shakeups on two fronts at D-FW's Fox4, with meteorologist Jennifer Myers exiting while the early morning Good Day further turns back the clock to a 4 a.m. start

It’s been a busy day, with exclusives on both meteorologist Jennifer Myers’ impending departure from Fox4 and the station firing up an even earlier start for its No. 1-rated Good Day.

Also, a commentary on the sexism in play -- by women of power -- at both Fox4 and TEGNA8.
Ed Bark

Veteran Fox4 Good Day reporter Saul Garza calls it a day

D-FW’s Fox4 is taking a substantial hit with the departure of longtime Good Day staple Saul Garza, who also does the station’s “What’s Buggin’ You?” feature. Details and some pointed quotes from Garza are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Weeknight co-anchor Kaley O'Kelley leaving CBS11

After first teaming with incumbent anchor Doug Dunbar in January 2015, Kaley O’Kelley announced Thursday that she’s leaving the D-FW station to seek a “better work/life balance.” All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Conan O’Brien will be starting a new chapter with TBS next year while his conventional late night TV shows shrinks to a half-hour. See what we mean on a replenished TV Bulletin Board page.
Ed Bark

Mark Knopfler leaves Dire Straits dangling during HBO's annual presentation of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Dire Straits’ top-selling album was “Brothers In Arms.” But that wasn’t the case at the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where band leader Mark Knopfler’s no-show killed any chance of the group performing. HBO’s three-hour presentation airs on Saturday, May 5th, and our review is here.

Also, if you missed it, here’s my commentary on Michelle Wolf’s controversial performance at last Saturday’s White House Correspondents Association dinner.
Ed Bark