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Second season of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale more than equals the first

Season One of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale became the first streaming series ever to win an Emmy as best drama. The second season fired up on Wednesday, April 25th, and if anything, it’s better than ever. Our review is here.

Also, in case you missed the earlier post, Fort Worth-based NBC5 won its first ever George Foster Peabody award Tuesday for an extended series titled “Big Buses, Bigger Problems.” All the details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Anchondo quickly re-lands -- at CW33's Morning Dose

Former Fox4 weekend Good Day anchor Jenny Anchondo is back in the early morning mix as a co-host of CW33’s Morning Dose, which is syndicated to six other markets. More details and a picture of her Monday debut are here.

Also, National Geographic channel’s Genius: Picasso so far has not painted itself into a corner. It premieres on Tuesday, April 24th, and our review is here.

Plus, the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings ”snapshot” shows more diminishing returns for ABC’s American Idol reboot.
Ed Bark

HBO's blood-soaked Westworld returns as an even bigger jigsaw

Season Two of HBO’s Westworld begins firing away on Sunday, April 22nd. Absent “spoilers” for the upcoming festivities, our review is right here.

Also, TEGNA8 continues its big push for Daybreak traffic anchor/social media maven Demetria Obilor, who’s “Unstoppable” in a new promo. Take a look on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

D-FW stations split on what to lead with -- Barbara Bush's death or the Southwest Airlines tragedy

Tuesday’s 10 p.m. D-FW newscasts reflected different approaches to handling two major local stories -- the death of Barbara Bush and a Southwest Airlines in-flight tragedy that left one person dead.

Fox4 and CBS11 led with Mrs. Bush’s passing while NBC5 and TEGNA8 topped their newscasts with the Southwest Airlines incident. How did they come to these decisions? Some answers, and the usual non-response from TEGNA8, are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, check out our story on the unprecedented numbers of long-in-the-tooth TV series still populating the prime-time lineups of the Big Four broadcast networks. And for the most part, there’s still no end in sight to them.

Plus, in case you missed it, our review of HBO’s Elvis Presley: The Searcher is on the Network News & Reviews page.

And you also can read all about Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot. Our review is right here.
Ed Bark

Al Pacino tackles tarnished Penn State football coach in HBO's Paterno

Al Pacino returns to HBO for the fourth time, again playing a controversial real-life figure in Paterno. The film premieres on Saturday, April 7th, and our review is here.

Also, Dallas-based KRLD-AM’s longtime partnership with CBS11 has come to an end after a sell-off of the CBS corporation’s radio stations to Entercom Communications Corp. The new partnership is with Fort Worth-based NBC5. Further details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Tracy Morgan tees it up in TBS' The Last O.G.

Tracy Morgan gets his first starring role in a sitcom, and TBS’ The Last O.G. is well-tailored to his talents while also toning him down in spots. Our review is here.

Plus, Steven Bochco lamentably is now the late, great Steven Bochco. There’s much to re-appreciate and you can read about it here.

Also, Monday’s D-FW ratings “snapshot” charts the numbers for the NCAA men’s basketball championship game.
Ed Bark