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Reviewing CBS' The Red Line

CBS’ act of contrition continues with The Red Line, an eight-hour limited series that further addresses critics who branded the network a bastion of white males after its 2017 fall lineup was announced. Airing in two-hour installments on four successive Sundays, it starts Noah Wyle as an openly gay high school history teacher whose African-American husband is gunned down by a white cop. Our review is here.

Also, NBC5 emulates its corporate parent network’s Today show with a two-women anchor team. Laura Harris, who arrived at the Fort Worth-based station last summer, joins longtime incumbent Deborah Ferguson. More details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Thursday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” has the numbers for opening night of the NFL draft and the Dallas Stars’ first Stanley Cup playoff match with the St. Louis Blues.
Ed Bark

Reviewing FX's Fosse/Verdon and CBS' The Code

Two new dramas premiere on Tuesday, April 9th.

FX’s Fosse/Verdon features superb performances by Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams. Our review is here.

CBS’ The Code is another of the network’s pro forma military dramas. That review also is on our Nat’l News/Reviews 2019 page.

Plus, Monday’s D-FW ratings “snapshot” highlights the numbers for the NCAA hoops title game between Texas Tech and Virginia.
Ed Bark

Reporter/anchor Richard Ray calling it a day at Fox4

Dallas-based Fox4 will be losing a big part of its history with the retirement of mainstay reporter/anchor Richard Ray after 36 years in the saddle. He announced his departure Thursday. Details and an appreciation are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, The CW’s In the Dark premieres on Thursday, April 4th, and our review is here.
Ed Bark