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Reviewing two ABC newcomers and catching you up with a slew of others

ABC is hoping that Tuesday will be its biggest night of the new season, with freshman series The Rookie and The Kids Are Alright joining the network’s Roseanne-less The Conners.

A review screener for The Conners was unavailable to your friendly content provider. But our reviews of the Oct. 16th launches of The Rookie and The Kids Are Alright are here and here.

Also, in case you missed them, check out the unclebarky.com reviews of these following new series:

The Neighborhood (CBS)
Happy Together (CBS)
All-American (The CW)
The Romanoffs (Amazon Prime)
Camping (HBO)

Ed Bark

A parade of premieres -- and reviews

The broadcast networks’ annual premiere week is almost in the books, and your friendly content provider has plowed through all of the new shows. So here are links to our reviews in one big helping.

CBS’ Murphy Brown
Fox’s The Cool Kids
ABC’s A Million Little Things
ABC’s Single Parents
CBS’ Magnum, P.I.
CBS’ FBI
NBC’s New Amsterdam
NBC’s Manifest

Ed Bark

Friday's Netflix menu offers disparate premieres in the mind-bending Maniac and the straight ahead Good Cop

Netflix strives to be both distinctly different and cookie-cutter conventional with its wealth of new series.

Mission accomplished with Maniac, reviewed here, and The Good Cop, reviewed here.
Ed Bark

Saturday Night Live goes to the Emmys

Monday night’s 70th annual prime-time Emmy awards ceremony had a decidedly Saturday Night Live feel to it. Let us count the ways, literally, in our recap on the Network News & Reviews page.

Plus, NBC sneak-previews the new comedy series I Feel Bad with back-to-back episodes following the Wednesday, Sept. 19th season finale of America’s Got Talent. Our review is here.

Also, NBC5 anchor/reporter Cory Smith now knows where he’s going after his departure was announced earlier this summer. Details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page, where we also look at Fox4’s ill-considered tweet about the killing of Botham Jean in his apartment by a Dallas police officer.

All the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshots” also can be found by scrolling through the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Reviewing Hulu's The First and Netflix's Norm Macdonald Has a Show

Both start streaming on Friday, Sept. 14th, and we’re on it.

Our review of Hulu’s The First, starring Sean Penn, is right here. And a look at Netflix’s Norm Macdonald Has a Show -- plus the self-inflicted baggage he carried into it -- is also on the Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark