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Starz has viewers seeing double in sci-fi/spy drama Counterpart

The new Starz drama series Counterpart gives Oscar-winner J. K. Simmons a lot to do beyond selling Farmers insurance. And he’s terrific as two versions of central character Howard Silk. Our review is here.

Plus, we revive the TV Bulletin Board page with a look at the newly announced Murphy Brown reboot amid a sea of such revivals.

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

Three new reviews: Fox's The Resident, TNT's The Alienist and HBO's Mosaic

Fox’s new medical drama, The Resident, gets a showcase spot following Sunday’s NFC championship game before moving to its regular Monday slot. Our review is here.

Plus, HBO launches the whodunt Mosaic on Monday, Jan. 22nd. It will air on consecutive nights through Friday, and our review is here.

Also on Monday, here comes TNT’s heavily promoted The Alienist, which is reviewed here.

And the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” highlights the numbers for Sunday’s two NFL conference championship games.
Ed Bark

FX's Assassination of Gianni Versace hits harder with the killer's no-name victims

The second of FX’s American Crime Story anthology series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 17th with the first of nine chapters. Darren Criss is a standout as serial killer Andrew Cunanan in a chiller that’s at its best when detailing the stories of his non-celebrity victims. Our review is here.

Also, Tuesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is posted on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

CBS11 co-anchor Kaley O'Kelley taking extended leave of absence for surgical procedure

CBS11’s Kaley O’Kelley, who began co-anchoring the station’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts four Januarys ago, is having preventative surgery that likely will keep her off the air through February. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, The CW introduces a comic superhero of color when Black Lightning premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 15th. Our review is here.

The latest D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” also is in.
Ed Bark

Millennial malaise in Freeform's Alone Together

Millennials don’t think much of themselves in Freeform’s Alone Together. But two millennials created and star in this series, so it’s their prerogative. And our review is here.

Also, the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Golden Globes are up/down in D-FW ratings

Sunday night’s empowerment-fueled Golden Globes awards on NBC took a significant dip from last year’s ceremony in total D-FW viewers. But the show had a small increase among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds. One thing didn’t change from year-to-year. Fox’s preceding NFL playoff game again had far more viewers in both ratings measurements. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, in case you missed these earlier posts, Showtime launched a first-rate new series, The Chi, opposite the Globes; TEGNA8 has a new president-general manager and Alexa Conomos officially signed off from TEGNA8’s Daybreak after 15 years with the program.
Ed Bark