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An appreciation of Mary Tyler Moore and a review of the newest Witness for the Prosecution

Mary Tyler Moore, who with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett ranks as one of television’s foremost First Ladies, has died at the age of 80. We offer an extended tribute, including some first-hand encounters in her later years. It’s all on the Network News & Reviews page.

Also, Acorn TV has a new version of Witness for the Prosecution that’s well worth your time. Our review is here.

Plus, CBS11 has hired a new news director, Andrea Parquet-Taylor. More details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

The CW's Riverdale: an extreme makeover of those old Archie comic books

The CW’s Riverdale premieres on Thursday, Jan. 26th, with Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead all in the mix. Other than that, look for pulp fiction instead of a gee-whiz Archie comic book. We’ve seen the first four episodes and the review is here.
Ed Bark

TEGNA8 will be detouring away from Sgt. Nick as early morning traffic anchor

Sgt. Nick (full name, Nick Bristow), DFW’s first uniformed early morning traffic anchor, is being dropped by TEGNA8 after nearly 2.5 yrs with Daybreak. More details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, Lifetime premieres its Beaches remake on Sat., Jan. 21st, and our review is here.

Plus, Thursday’s D-FW ratings “snapshot” is in. And the TV Bulletin Board page is newly stocked with the latest developments of import.
Ed Bark

Send in the clown. FX's Baskets is back

Season 2 of FX’s Baskets launches on Thursday, Jan. 19th, and our review is here.

Plus, a new TV Bulletin Board includes news of a big Jerry Seinfeld deal with Netflix.

Also, Fox4 Good Day co-anchor Lauren Przybyl has had some heavy-duty health obstacles in the past several months. They’re detailed on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page, where you also can scroll around to see the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings, most notably for Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers spine-tingler.
Ed Bark

Reviewing the return of Homeland and the premiere of The Young Pope

HBO and Showtime go their separate ways Sunday night with two decidedly different dramas.

HBO offers up The Young Pope, starring Jude Law. And our review is here.

And Homeland returns to Showtime for Season 6. That review is right here.
Ed Bark

Co-anchor Alexa Conomos will be calling it a day at both Daybreak and TEGNA8

Alexa Conomos, a member of TEGNA8’s Daybreak team since 2002, has decided to try something new. She’ll be leaving the show and the station, but has offered to stay in place until management finds a replacement for her. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Reviewing FX's Taboo

Tom Hardy is hardly a slouch at conveying menace. And he does so again in FX’s intriguing but at times tedious Taboo It premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 10th, and our review is here.

Also, the weekend D-FW ratings are boffo for Sunday’s Green Bay Packers-New York Giants game on Fox. Local numbers for NBC’s Golden Globes ceremony also are included.
Ed Bark

Reviews of Netflix's new One Day At a Time, NBC's Emerald City and HBO's Bright Lights

Unclebarky.com proudly presents reviews of:

HBO’s Bright Lights

NBC’s Emerald City

Netflix’s new Latina version of One Day At a Time
Ed Bark

Megyn Kelly jumps from Fox to Peacock

Fox News Channel’s latter day star player, Megyn Kelly, is ringing in her new year by heading to NBC News. The Peacock announced the move Tuesday and we have a complete story on our Network News & Reviews page.

Also, 2016 ended and 2017 began with a weekend rush of prominent pro and college football games. A complete look at the D-FW ratings can be found here.
Ed Bark