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Jenny Anchondo leaves Fox4; TEGNA8 planning further changes in look and promotion of its on-the-rise Daybreak

Jenny Anchondo, best known for anchoring Fox4’s weekend Good Day editions, has left the station after some parting words to staffers. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, an internal memo obtained by unclebarky.com outlines a further big push this spring for TEGNA8’s Daybreak, which lately has reached parity with second place NBC5 in the key 25-to-54-year-old demographic. That story is here.

Plus, in case you missed it, Daybreak’s “social media editor,” Janelle Brandom, has left the program. More specifics are here.
Ed Bark

Reviewing CBS' Instinct, etc.

CBS’ Instinct, premiering on Sunday, March 18th and starring Alan Cumming, is the first broadcast network crime series with a gay character in the lead. Our review is here.

Also, in case you missed them, reviews of NBC’s Rise, ABC’s Deception, NBC’s Champions and The CW’s Life Sentence respectively are here and here and here and here.

Plus, reporter Teresa Woodard rejoins TEGNA8 after a bout with public relations. And Thursday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” also is in.
Ed Bark

FX's singularly visioned Atlanta starts Season Two

It’s been a long wait since Season One of FX’s acclaimed Atlanta ended on Nov. 1, 2016. But it’s back at last, beginning on Thursday, March 1st. And our review is here.

Also, the latest D-FW ratings “snapshot” spotlights a very big Wednesday for both the Fox network and Fox4’s newscasts.
Ed Bark

Sobering up with reviews of Hulu's The Looming Tower and USA's Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.

Real-life events yet again have been all too grim of late. So if you want to get away, well, neither of these two newcomers is the answer right now.

Hulu’s The Looming Tower depicts events leading up to 9/11 -- and whether they could have been prevented via due diligence and cooperation rather than high level infighting. Jeff Daniels stars, and our review is here.

Also, the USA network daringly presents Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.. It’s a “true crime” story that’s been barely touched compared to others -- and our review is here.

Plus, in case you missed it, there’s also a review of CBS’ Living Biblically, which premiered Monday.

Monday’s D-FW ratings “snapshot,” the first after 18 straight days of NBC’s prime-time Winter Olympics coverage, is also in the house.
Ed Bark

A pair of new reviews: Netflix's Seven Seconds and NBC's Good Girls

Netflix’s expectedly grim Seven Seconds, from the creator of The Killing, is now available for streaming. Our review is based on watching the entire first season of 10 episodes, and you can find it right here.

Plus, NBC’s Good Girls premieres in a plum time slot Monday after a heavy dose of promotions during the Winter Olympics. That review can be found here.
Ed Bark