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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

Cowboys' ratings droop; Leslie Moonves is dropped

The Dallas Cowboys sourly began their regular season Sunday with a dull-edged 16-8 loss at Carolina. And it got worse for owner Jerry Jones’ bottom line when the game’s D-FW Nielsen ratings fell well below those for the previous two season-openers. All the details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Leslie Moonves has been ousted as the CBS Corporation’s longtime potentate after allegations of sexual predation by at least a dozen women. Our commentary is here.
Ed Bark

No joke: Jim Carrey takes a page from Mr. Rogers in Showtime's bold Kidding

Jim Carrey may finally have the award-winning role of a lifetime in Showtime’s Kidding, which premieres on Sunday, Sept. 9th. Our review is here. At the other end of the quality spectrum, Fox sneak-previews the loud, broad and stereotypical Rel, also this Sunday.

Also, D-FW’s CBS11 takes a double hit when the husband-wife team of Dan Haggerty and Cristin Severance head West to join a new station. All the details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Tribune Media Company is canceling Morning Dose TV, which is produced by D-FW’s CW33 and has been syndicated to several other Tribune-owned stations.

And in case you missed them, we also have reviews of FX’s Mayans MC and USA network’s The Purge, both of which premiered earlier this week.
Ed Bark