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Gannett8 weathercaster Pete Delkus -- but seriously, folks

Gannett8 is recalibrating chief meteorologist Pete Delkus’ image in a new series of promos that accentuate his serious approach to the weather at hand.

He’s also known as the guy who trades punch lines with sports anchor Dale Hansen on the station’s 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. But earnest Pete is the star of these spots, and we take a closer look on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Thursday, April 23rd marked an early start to the annual May “sweeps” ratings period. How did D-FW’s four major TV newscast providers look coming out of the starting gate? All of the numbers are here.
Ed Bark

Happyish inflicts itself on Showtime

Until his sudden death, Philip Seymour Hoffman had signed to be the principal star of the very dark Showtime comedy series Happyish. The network would have been better off burying it judging from the first three episodes of this re-cast version, which premieres on Sunday, April 26th. Our review is here.

Also, Tuesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” includes the ratings for the Dallas Mavericks’ Game 2 post-season matchup at Houston.
Ed Bark

CBS11 twangs it with country music-themed promo for meteorologist Larry Mowry

It’s easy to get into the rhythm of this new country music-themed spot for CBS11 chief meteorologist Larry Mowry. See what ya’ll think. Our assessment and the promo itself are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Monday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is in.
Ed Bark

RIP Bert Shipp

Bert Shipp, whose long career at DFW’s WFAA-TV included covering both the John F. Kennedy assassination and The Beatles, has died at the age of 85. In subsequent years, he was WFAA’s behind-the-scenes newsroom maestro, as news director and later, assignments editor. Our remembrance is here.
Ed Bark

Live from Jerry's Palace, ACMs rope 'em in with big-time D-FW ratings

The 50th anniversary Academy of Country Music awards ceremony not surprisingly was a really big drawl in these parts. Our weekend local Nielsen ratings “snapshot” has all the details, plus the D-FW numbers for Saturday night’s opening Dallas Mavericks playoff game.

Also, Gannett8 meteorologist Julia Bologna has left the station after a three-year stay.
Ed Bark