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Trump takes a thumping -- as does subtlety -- in American Horror Story: Cult

The seventh edition of FX’s American Horror Story begins taking shape on Tuesday, Sept. 5th with AHS: Cult. It’s also a bloody demolition of Donald Trump, and our review is here.

Also, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is freshly baked.
Ed Bark

Kathy Bates lights up in Netflix's Disjointed

Netflix launches its first grass-fed sitcom, Disjointed, on Friday, Aug. 25th. Kathy Bates stars as a vintage stoner, and our review is here.

Also, Thursday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings snapshot is ready to roll.
Ed Bark

NBC5 plays around while touting its new accuracy crown in winning weather spot

Fort Worth-based NBC5’s latest salvo in D-FW’s weather wars is a nifty, contemporary spot that departs from the station’s rather countrified image. See the spot and the story behind it on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” shows that Saturday night’s Cowboys game blasted past the half million viewers mark.

Plus, we revive the Web Browser page with a look at how Breaking Bad might play as a laugh track-juiced sitcom.
Ed Bark

Showrunner Matt Nix talks about the nixing of Dallas as future home of Fox's The Gifted

Fox’s Marvel mutants series, The Gifted, is now filming in Atlanta after jilting Dallas post-pilot. Show runner Matt Nix persuaded the network to shoot The Gifted’s opening hour in Dallas after his earlier very positive experience with 2010’s The Good Guys. He talks to unclebarky.com about what happened and why he’s still a little bummed about it.

Also, a January 2007 TV “press tour” panel with Donald Trump, Don Jr. and Ivanka offers telling evidence that they’re very much the same now as they were then. Which of course isn’t good.

Plus, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

NBC's Marlon offers a whole lotta (and too much) Marlon

Marlon Wayans stars in the new NBC sitcom Marlon. Boy, does he ever. Seldom has a comedic actor wolfed down scenery to this extent. It premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 16th with back-to-back episodes, and our review is here.
Ed Bark

D-FW comings, goings and bad breaks. Plus a review of Epix's new and very good Get Shorty

Your friendly content provider is finally back from the summer Television Critics Association “press tour.” So it’s time to catch up.

On our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page, you’ll find a coming, a going, a bad break and a sell-off. Plus, check out the opening night D-FW ratings for Bravo’s Season 2 premiere of Real Housewives of Dallas.

Also, a review of Epix’s new series version of Get Shorty after seeing the first six episodes.
Ed Bark