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2019
Feb
25
 
 
It’s been a while, but NBC once made a nice prime-time living by mixing espionage and one-liners in quippy/trippy series such as I Spy, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Now it’s all a very serious business...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
19
 
 
The complexities of Sammy Davis Jr. run far deeper than that hug of Richard Nixon or those deferential, knee-slapping, “with your kind permission” appearances on a variety of talk shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
15
 
 
The benign egotism of Frasier Crane made Kelsey Grammer a TV superstar -- and he’s lately confirming that a reboot is getting closer to being a reality. But in the interim...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
5
 
 
Black Entertainment Television, longhand for BET, had its own Don Cornelius in Robert Johnson, who launched the network with his wife, Sheila, in 1980 and sold it to Viacom 20 years later for a reported $3 billion...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
Chris Pine’s character regularly takes a beating, as does the overall believability of TNT’s ambitious but convoluted I Am the Night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
The lede is inspired. HBO’s Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists begins with visuals of New York subway passengers transfixed by their cell phones...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
24
 
 
The annual Golden Globes awards recently came and went without a single win for one of the old line Big Four broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
20
 
 
Two-and-a-half years removed from a five-season run on Showtime’s House of Lies, Don Cheadle barely segues to another rapacious deal-closer in the network’s Black Monday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
16
 
 
You’ll make the grade in Syfy’s Deadly Class if you’re getting consistently high marks in AP Black Arts, Hand-to-Hand Combat, Poison Lab and Dart Workshop...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
15
 
 
The overriding – or more to the point, the only – reason to visit Roswell, New Mexico is its UFO phooey. Once is more than enough...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.  For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 
 
 

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