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D-FW stations split on what to lead with -- Barbara Bush's death or the Southwest Airlines tragedy

Tuesday’s 10 p.m. D-FW newscasts reflected different approaches to handling two major local stories -- the death of Barbara Bush and a Southwest Airlines in-flight tragedy that left one person dead.

Fox4 and CBS11 led with Mrs. Bush’s passing while NBC5 and TEGNA8 topped their newscasts with the Southwest Airlines incident. How did they come to these decisions? Some answers, and the usual non-response from TEGNA8, are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, check out our story on the unprecedented numbers of long-in-the-tooth TV series still populating the prime-time lineups of the Big Four broadcast networks. And for the most part, there’s still no end in sight to them.

Plus, in case you missed it, our review of HBO’s Elvis Presley: The Searcher is on the Network News & Reviews page.

And you also can read all about Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot. Our review is right here.
Ed Bark

Al Pacino tackles tarnished Penn State football coach in HBO's Paterno

Al Pacino returns to HBO for the fourth time, again playing a controversial real-life figure in Paterno. The film premieres on Saturday, April 7th, and our review is here.

Also, Dallas-based KRLD-AM’s longtime partnership with CBS11 has come to an end after a sell-off of the CBS corporation’s radio stations to Entercom Communications Corp. The new partnership is with Fort Worth-based NBC5. Further details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Tracy Morgan tees it up in TBS' The Last O.G.

Tracy Morgan gets his first starring role in a sitcom, and TBS’ The Last O.G. is well-tailored to his talents while also toning him down in spots. Our review is here.

Plus, Steven Bochco lamentably is now the late, great Steven Bochco. There’s much to re-appreciate and you can read about it here.

Also, Monday’s D-FW ratings “snapshot” charts the numbers for the NCAA men’s basketball championship game.
Ed Bark

CBS11 reporter Jeff Paul leaving to join Fox News Channel's L.A. bureau; Roseanne roars in the D-FW ratings

Jeff Paul, a reporter with D-FW’s CBS11 since December 2014, is heading west and joining Fox News Channel. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the opening night ratings for ABC’s Roseanne reboot were a big boom in D-FW. Get all the numbers right here.

Plus, the sixth and final season of FX’s The Americans starts on Wednesday, March 28th. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

In a family way: reviewing ABC's Roseanne reboot plus the network's Splitting Up Together and Alex, Inc.

The arrivals this week of the Roseanne revival plus newcomers Splitting Up Together and Alex, Inc. give ABC a total of 10 mom, dad and the kids sitcoms this season. And those currently are the only sitcoms they have. We review them one-by one.

The review of the new/old Roseanne is here.

Splitting Up Together is here.

And Alex, Inc. is here.
Ed Bark