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First newbie of the New Year is Fox's The Mick

Fox is sneak-previewing The Mick on New Year’s Day night before the thoroughly irreverent comedy moves to its regular Tuesday slot. Kaitlin Olson from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia stars, and our review is here.
Ed Bark

And to all a good night again lists 2016's TV news exits

We’ve made another annual alphabetical list. And this time there were 23 departures in 2016 among on-camera staffers at Fox4, NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11. That’s up from 18 in 2015. See who they are and where they are now on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, check out the combined TEGNA8/ESPN ratings for Monday night’s Dallas Cowboys’ win over the Detroit Lions.
Ed Bark

Christmas Eve edict from TEGNA8 news director: you will be well-versed on all things Dallas Cowboys -- or else

TEGNA8 news staffers weren’t exactly overjoyed to get a Christmas Eve message from management that had nothing to do with the spirit of the season. Instead, news director Carolyn Mungo ordered everyone to bone up on the Dallas Cowboys during the holidays. “Consider this like preparing for an election,” she said. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Reviewing the latest Kennedy Center Honors

CBS’ partnership with the Kennedy Center Honors dates to their inception back in 1978. Since then, the network has never missed one, and its latest agreement runs through 2025.

Al Pacino, James Taylor and The Eagles are among the recipients this time. The two-hour special airs on Tuesday, Dec. 27th, and our review is here.

Also, compare and contrast my Top 10 TV picks of 2016 with a survey of 59 critics, including yours truly. The respective lists are on the Making a List page.

Plus, check out the season finale of the annual Uncle Barky’s Countdown to Christmas.
Ed Bark

NBC5 weekend morning anchor Johnny Archer heading homeward after three years at NBC5

NBC5 weekend morning anchor Johnny Archer has decided to head back home to Philly, effective early next year. His replacement has already been hired. Details and comments from Archer and NBC5 vice president of news Mark Ginther are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, a Telemundo39 reporter’s spontaneous donation of his coat to a homeless person has ended up spreading the warmth. You can see the video and read about the results right here. And there’s still time to join in.

Also, Episode 4 of Uncle Barky’s Countdown to Christmas revisits a vintage Ronco “Great Christmas Gift!” that might actually still be of use.
Ed Bark

It's a go for Waco's Madison Adams as CBS11's newest morning traffic anchor

Madison Adams from Waco’s KWTX-TV will succeed Chelsey Davis as CBS11’s early morning traffic anchor. The station officially green-lit her Wednesday. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, you’ll surely want to see Episode 3 of Uncle Barky’s Countdown to Christmas.
Ed Bark

Reviewing Fox's Star and Acorn TV's The Level

Fox’s hyper-promoted followup to Empire, the Lee Daniels-created Star, premieres on Wednesday, Dec. 14th. And our review is here.

Also, we venture into the land of Acorn TV for the first time to take a look at its latest British acquisition, The Level. That review is here.

Plus, the first two episodes of Uncle Barky’s annual Countdown to Christmas can be found here and here.

Furthermore, the Dallas Cowboys set a new season ratings high in D-FW with Sunday night’s otherwise deflating 10-7 loss to the New York Giants. All the numbers are within one of our local Nielsen ratings “snapshots.”
Ed Bark