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Reviewing two newcomers of note -- HBO's Watchmen and Amazon Prime's Modern Love

Although definitely not for everyone, HBO’s Watchmen is one of the damnedest things you’ll ever see while Amazon Prime’s Modern Love is infinitely breezier and more conventional.

Our review of Watchmen is here. And Modern Love can be found right here.

Plus, WFAA8 quickly hires a new traffic reporter and “ensemble anchor” for Daybreak after Demetria Obilor put the early morning show behind her. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

NBC5 anchor Meredith Land dropping 10 p.m. duties in interest of more fam time

NBC5 anchor Meredith Land, who has co-helmed the station’s 10 p.m. weeknight newscasts for the past nine years, will be vacating her late night duties after the November “sweeps” ratings period. But she’ll remain with the 5 and 6 p.m. editions. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, the Nat’l News/Reviews 2019 page has a review of The CW’s distinctly different, but also same-old, same-old, Batwoman series.
Ed Bark

Two old familiars take on a pair of Thursday night CBS sitcoms

Walton Coggins goes against type in a big way while Patricia Heaton tries to launch her third long-running sitcom hit. In both cases, the address is CBS.

Our review of Coggins’ The Unicorn is here.

And you can find our take on Heaton’s Carol’s Second Act right here.
Ed Bark

Premiere week's upon us -- and Monday is loaded

The Big Four broadcast networks again almost got skunked during Sunday’s Emmy Awards, with only NBC’s Saturday Night Live emerging a winner.

But ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox remain invested in the traditional new fall season rollout And Monday kicks off “Premiere Week” with a big bang of four new series, three of them dramas.

They’re all graded on our Nat’l News/Reviews 2019 page.

NBC’s Bluff City Law is reviewed here.

You can find the lowdown on Fox’s Prodigal Son here.

CBS’ Bob Hearts Abishola is detailed here.

And CBS’ All Rise gets the once over right here.
Ed Bark

Reviewing Amazon Prime's super-picturesque Carnival Row

Amazon Prime lets loose with its latest original series on Friday, Aug. 30th, and Carnival Row is picture perfect with storytelling that can’t quite match up. But even so . . . Our review is here.

Also, see the latest coming and going at CBS11. And the Dallas Cowboys’ last pre-season game tore through Thursday night’s prime-time D-FW Nielsen ratings.
Ed Bark