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CBS11 reporter Jeff Paul leaving to join Fox News Channel's L.A. bureau; Roseanne roars in the D-FW ratings

Jeff Paul, a reporter with D-FW’s CBS11 since December 2014, is heading west and joining Fox News Channel. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the opening night ratings for ABC’s Roseanne reboot were a big boom in D-FW. Get all the numbers right here.

Plus, the sixth and final season of FX’s The Americans starts on Wednesday, March 28th. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

In a family way: reviewing ABC's Roseanne reboot plus the network's Splitting Up Together and Alex, Inc.

The arrivals this week of the Roseanne revival plus newcomers Splitting Up Together and Alex, Inc. give ABC a total of 10 mom, dad and the kids sitcoms this season. And those currently are the only sitcoms they have. We review them one-by one.

The review of the new/old Roseanne is here.

Splitting Up Together is here.

And Alex, Inc. is here.
Ed Bark

Jenny Anchondo leaves Fox4; TEGNA8 planning further changes in look and promotion of its on-the-rise Daybreak

Jenny Anchondo, best known for anchoring Fox4’s weekend Good Day editions, has left the station after some parting words to staffers. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, an internal memo obtained by unclebarky.com outlines a further big push this spring for TEGNA8’s Daybreak, which lately has reached parity with second place NBC5 in the key 25-to-54-year-old demographic. That story is here.

Plus, in case you missed it, Daybreak’s “social media editor,” Janelle Brandom, has left the program. More specifics are here.
Ed Bark

Reviewing CBS' Instinct, etc.

CBS’ Instinct, premiering on Sunday, March 18th and starring Alan Cumming, is the first broadcast network crime series with a gay character in the lead. Our review is here.

Also, in case you missed them, reviews of NBC’s Rise, ABC’s Deception, NBC’s Champions and The CW’s Life Sentence respectively are here and here and here and here.

Plus, reporter Teresa Woodard rejoins TEGNA8 after a bout with public relations. And Thursday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” also is in.
Ed Bark

FX's singularly visioned Atlanta starts Season Two

It’s been a long wait since Season One of FX’s acclaimed Atlanta ended on Nov. 1, 2016. But it’s back at last, beginning on Thursday, March 1st. And our review is here.

Also, the latest D-FW ratings “snapshot” spotlights a very big Wednesday for both the Fox network and Fox4’s newscasts.
Ed Bark