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Heading on a road trip, leaving lots behind

A road trip to the Midwest beckons, so we’re answering the call. I’ll be off for a while, but have left four new series reviews and a think piece behind. And of course, there’ll be some tweets and pics from the road via @unclebarkycom.

Here’s the menu:

Hulu’s Harlots, TV Land’s Nobodies and ABC’s Imaginary Mary all fire up on Wednesday, March 29th.

The review of Harlots is here.

The review of Nobodies is here.

And the review of Imaginary Mary is here.

Plus, Fox is re-booting Prison Break and resurrecting tattooed Michael Scofield from the dead. It premieres on Tuesday, April 4th, and our review is here.

Also, I’ve been talking about the perils of a sharply divided media landscape for years. Here’s a new take on our Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

Frozen chosen: Former NBC5 consumer investigator Deanna Dewberry and her growing family opt for snowier climes of Rochester, NY

After a prolonged search, Deanna Dewberry has made a heartwarming choice. The former NBC5 consumer investigator explains why comparatively frigid Rochester, NY and WHEC-TV are her new homes. It’s all on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Hulu’s Harlots will start streaming on Wednesday, March 29th. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

Fox aims for social relevance with Shots Fired

ABC weighed in earlier with When We Rise and the Season 3 premiere of American Crime. Now it’s Fox’s turn to venture into social relevance with Shots Fired, a 10-episode drama premiering on Wednesday, March 22nd. Our review is here.

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

Fox4 reporter Diana Zoga exits after brief stay

The latest D-FW TV news staffer to call it quits (at least in this market) is Fox4 reporter Diana Zoga, who’s gone after just a two-year tenure. More details and her goodbye message to station staffers (first posted on the trade industry site ftvlive.com) are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is in.
Ed Bark

A look at how D-FW's Monday late night newscasts covered (or didn't cover) Ezekiel Elliott's uncoverings at St. Patrick's Day parade

Ezekiel Elliott’s uncovering of a celebrating woman’s breast, which surfaced in a video posted Monday on TMZ.com, could have repercussions for the star Dallas Cowboys running back. He made the move while drinking a beer on a rooftop bar at Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dallas.

How did D-FW’s Fox4, NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11 approach the story? We break it all down on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Fort Worth-based NBC5 is saying goodbye to one reporter and welcoming two others. All the details are here.

Also, check out our review of NBC’s Trial & Error “true-crime” spoof, which stars John Lithgow and premieres on Tuesday, March 14th following the season finale of This Is Us.
Ed Bark

Reviewing next to last season of FX's The Americans

FX’s The Americans returns for its penultimate season on Tuesday, March 7th. Our review is here, with an eye toward a big leap forward the Russian spies could take in the show’s last season. But of course they won’t.

Plus, NBC5 rolls out its big wheels in a new “Weather Convoy” spot. And unclebarky.com also takes belated note of a new TEGNA8 reporting hire.
Ed Bark

Reviewing FX's Feud: Bette and Joan; Fox's Making History; ABC's Time After Time

It’s going to be a crowded Sunday of new series, with an emphasis on time travel.

Our review of FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan can be found here.

A our combo look at Fox’s Making History and ABC’s Time After Time is right here.
Ed Bark

NBC5 shines brightest in Feb. local news "sweeps," but there's still a power outage in the year-to-year ratings

NBC5 had more local news wins than any of its three rivals in the just-completed February ratings “sweeps.” But all’s not well for any of them, based on the year-to-year numbers. The in-depth ratings breakdowns you won’t find anywhere else (because I’m a masochist?) are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark