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2018 Emmy nominations both throne and de-throne HBO

Eligible again after a year off, HBO’s Game of Thrones again led all contenders Thursday in prime-time Emmy nominations. But HBO also was dethroned by Netflix. Get all the details on our Network News & Reviews page.

Plus, a commentary on notable Emmy snubs, two of them particularly egregious.

Also, the extended World Cup semi-final match between Croatia and England Wednesday afternoon rocked at the top of the D-FW ratings charts.
Ed Bark

The CW goes the Wonder Woman route in The Outpost

Set in medieval times, The CW network’s The Outpost has a transparent Wonder Woman vibe. It premieres on Tuesday, July 10th, and our review is here.
Ed Bark

Presenting my first mega-Twitter "firestorm"

My Twitter feed erupted Sunday night after I commented about ABC chief meteorologist Ginger Zee’s participation in History channel’s Evel Live, a three-hour event in which motorcyclist Travis Pastrano successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel’s “iconic” jumps. There’s still blood on the tracks, as you can see in our elongated account on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, how did Evel Live do in the D-FW Nielsen ratings? Our weekend “snapshot” tells all.

Also, incumbent news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor gets a big promotion at D-FW’s CBS11/TXA21.
Ed Bark

HBO continues its blue period with Sharp Objects

Leave it up to HBO to bring you down, which the network keeps doing in Sharp Objects. It won’t light up your life, but Amy Adams’ lead performance is something of a saving grace. Our review is here.

Also, anchor/reporter Cory Smith will be leaving D-FW’s NBC5 when his contract expires at the end of this year. His replacement has already been named. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings snapshot is in the house.
Ed Bark

Digging on EDM in Netflix's What We Started

Hey, we’re always learning. Right? And I learned a lot from watching a new Netflix docu-film titled What We Started. It starts streaming on Sunday, July 1st, and charts the evolution of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), which once upon a time was disco. Our review is right here.

Also, the latest D-FW ratings “snapshot” spotlights the Big Brother effect on CBS while also bringing you the latest Fox/Telemundo combined numbers for Wednesday’s Mexico-Sweden World Cup match.
Ed Bark