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Fox4's Doocy stands firm -- and gets stiffed by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones; plus a review of Season Two of USA's The Sinner

Fox4 sports anchor Mike Doocy was alone among his peers Sunday in declining to interview Cowboys owner Jerry Jones under the abruptly stated condition that he not be asked about the ongoing controversy over the National Anthem. We have the complete story, plus further comments from Doocy, TEGNA8’s Dale Hansen, CBS11’s Bill Jones and NBC5’s Pat Doney on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, the USA network’s The Sinner imbeds the hook anew with another why-dunit. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

Remembering Walter Evans, the former longtime Ch. 4 anchor/reporter who died Tuesday

RIP Walter Evans, who had a three-decade career at D-FW’s Ch. 4 during very different times for local TV news. He died Tuesday at age 86, and we remember him on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Reviewing Hulu's Castle Rock and The CW's Burden of Truth

Two distinctly different dramas, although both are set in small towns, arrive on Wednesday, July 25th.

Hulu’s Castle Rock borrows from Stephen King’s massive playbook without being a direct adaptation of a previous novel or short story. Our review is here.

And The CW’s surprisingly textured Burden of Proof is both super hero and supernatural free. It’s also imported from Canada, which in part explains those absences. You can find our review right here.

Ed Bark

Six major TV producers and two entirely different stories about how they work (or don't)

Our Network News & Reviews page looks in depth at the careers of six very significant TV producers, and how their work patterns have drastically varied. It’s all right here.
Ed Bark

2018 Emmy nominations both throne and de-throne HBO

Eligible again after a year off, HBO’s Game of Thrones again led all contenders Thursday in prime-time Emmy nominations. But HBO also was dethroned by Netflix. Get all the details on our Network News & Reviews page.

Plus, a commentary on notable Emmy snubs, two of them particularly egregious.

Also, the extended World Cup semi-final match between Croatia and England Wednesday afternoon rocked at the top of the D-FW ratings charts.
Ed Bark

The CW goes the Wonder Woman route in The Outpost

Set in medieval times, The CW network’s The Outpost has a transparent Wonder Woman vibe. It premieres on Tuesday, July 10th, and our review is here.
Ed Bark

Presenting my first mega-Twitter "firestorm"

My Twitter feed erupted Sunday night after I commented about ABC chief meteorologist Ginger Zee’s participation in History channel’s Evel Live, a three-hour event in which motorcyclist Travis Pastrano successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel’s “iconic” jumps. There’s still blood on the tracks, as you can see in our elongated account on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, how did Evel Live do in the D-FW Nielsen ratings? Our weekend “snapshot” tells all.

Also, incumbent news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor gets a big promotion at D-FW’s CBS11/TXA21.
Ed Bark

HBO continues its blue period with Sharp Objects

Leave it up to HBO to bring you down, which the network keeps doing in Sharp Objects. It won’t light up your life, but Amy Adams’ lead performance is something of a saving grace. Our review is here.

Also, anchor/reporter Cory Smith will be leaving D-FW’s NBC5 when his contract expires at the end of this year. His replacement has already been named. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings snapshot is in the house.
Ed Bark