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    August 28, 2014

    The Simpsons' 30 Best Musical Cameos: 30 - 15

    Can there be too much of a good thing? Perhaps. Fans of The Simpsons have likely been asking themselves that question for years now, given that the beloved Fox TV show has been on the air for 25 years now and, arguably, past its best for quite some time. But for the past week, we've also been indulg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Bryce Reed, a West EMT Whose Best Friend Died in Blast, Arrested for Having "Destructive Device" [Updated]

    Updated below. Original story, 10:05 a.m.: An EMT and incident commander with West Emergency Medical Services was arrested early this morning on charges of possessing a "destructive device," multiple media outlets are reporting. Bryce Reed, 31, is in federal custody. There are two different inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    MasterChef: The Last Hurrah for Spree's Jennie Kelley

    Dallas' Jennie Kelley takes a bow from MasterChef but plans to keep cooking.​Dallas' Jennie Kelley, who lends her talented vocal chords to the mammoth ensemble Polyphonic Spree, this week saw her run of self-generated culinary good fortune run out on Fox's MasterChef program. And she was done ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2011

    In Other Economic Developments, The City Wants To Turn City Lights Back On. And: Dallas Wants Dallas to Furnish a Studio, Apparently.

    The old George Dahl library in a cleaned-up rendering found in Monday's briefing​First off, as promised yesterday, here's that Statler Hilton update, which was posted last night to the city's website as the cumbersomely titled Filling in the Missing Pieces Downtown Upcoming Redevelopment Projects ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Before She Competes on MasterChef, We Talk Food With The Polyphonic Spree's Jennie Kelley

    Courtesy of FOXThe Polyphonic Spree's Jennie Kelley, as you'll soon see her on Master Chef.​ Jennie Kelley has been a member of the choir in Dallas' super-happy Polyphonic Spree collective since its Beginning Stages..., but, these days, music is taking a backseat to another passion of hers. After ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Bad News for Fiesta Good News For Cotton?

    ​Following yesterday's release of that damning, mammoth report about all flavor of fiscal shenanigans at the Fiesta Bowl, the question immediately became: Well, what about the Cotton Bowl taking its place in the BCS rotation? But Dennis Dodd at CBS Sports explained, initially, Not so fast:If there ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011
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    December 15, 2010

    It's Official: The Good Guys Are Gone For Good

    Courtesy FOX BroadcastingBradley Whitford's days taking a free spin on the Fair Park merry-go-round have come to an end.​Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, just called with disappointing but not entirely surprising news: The Good Guys will not return for a second season. Which mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Auctioning Off Seven Good Guys Goody Backpacks for North Texas Food Bank

    On the side of the hat it reads: "SEASON 1 DALLAS"; on the back it says, "Let's Go Bust Some Punks."​Before the auction, an update of sorts: This afternoon I got an e-mail from Michael Roach, the FOX Broadcasting publicist charged with publicizing The Good Guys. I'd sent him a note Saturday about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    You Know You Want a Role on Glee

    To quote Lake Highlands' Mark Salling, "At this time I'd like to continue my streak of doing only songs by Jewish artists."​Many thanks to the many Friends of Unfair Park who've directed our attention to this announcement: On January 8 and 9, Glee casting director Robert Ulrich will be in Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Lone Star Creator Kyle Killen Begs: Help a Brother Out and Watch My Show, K? Great.

    Courtesy Lower Oak Lawn/Kendall ShifflerShooting an art auction scene with Jon Voight for Lone Star at ARTability on Oak Lawn last month​Thanks to the many Friends of Unfair Park who've directed my attention to this blog post from Kyle Killen, the creator of Lone Star, which, as we noted Tuesday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    This Morning, Mayor Tom Met the Cast of The Good Guys, And They All Had a Good Schvitz

    Photos by Patrick MichelsBradley Whitford, Colin Hanks and Mayor Tom Leppert on the steps of the Dallas Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Cathedral, Library & Museum this morning​I pulled into the parking lot of the Dallas Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Cathedral, Library & Museum at Harwood and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Idol Rich: And the Winner Is...

    ​This is, essentially, a "closure" post. I think we all have to come terms with the fact that Fort Worth/Cool's Casey James was let go in favor of the inferior Lee DeWyze. Whether or not I think CJ should be the American Idol, I've blogged the finale because he and a couple of other North Texans w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Idol Rich: Fare the Well, Casey James

    That small-town charm, camera-ready look and actual musical skill--though a little jam-bandy--couldn't win Casey James the title of American Idol...or get him into the finale. Gotta say I would've traded Lee DeWyze for the CeeJer if only because both CJ and Crystal Bowersox incorporated their own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Since NBC Has Picked Up Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase, What Does That Mean For Dallas?

    NBC UniversalThe cast of Chase, from left: Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez, Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey, Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa and Jesse Metcalfe as Luke Watson​Yesterday -- a full week before networks officially begin unveiling t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    News & Notes: Back to Paddling, Golf With a Porn Star, More Good Guys and the Sex Pistols

    Bradley Whitford in Deep Ellum in The Good Guys pilot​A few Friday follow-ups, beginning with:ABC News has picked up on Gilbert Leal's mission to bring paddling back to the Dallas Independent School District -- despite the fact that the school board and the super ain't too interested in handing ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Yet Another Teasing Look at FOX's Shot-in-Dallas Cop Show The Good Guys

    ​Still waiting on The Official Online Trailer for FOX's The Good Guys, which'll be shooting 'round town till July. But one week after we brought you the 45-second clip airing on the network, a Friend of Unfair Park sends word that a second, shorter and altogether different teaser has found its way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Is Dallas Getting Yet Another TV Series? Called Cutthroat? Made by Fox? Maybe.

    Mia Maestro​On Friday, Variety published a piece about how TV networks and production companies are looking outside of Los Angeles when scouting for pilot-season locations. Which, sure, Dallas knows all about, what with Jerry Bruckheimer's The Chase and Midland, with Jon Voight, having wrapped pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    With One TV Series and Two More Pilots Filming Here, Dallas Has Never Been Busier

    (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb is scheduled to shoot the Midland pilot for FOX in Dallas beginning one month from today.​Seems not so long ago that then-Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and Dallas Film Commission director Janis Burklund were staging a press conference in the Dallas City Hall Fla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Code 58: Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford Will Play Dallas Detectives in FOX's New Series

    ​Shooting starts January 26 on Code 58, the FOX series formerly known as Jack and Dan that will star, among others, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford. Unlike ABC's The Deep End, which premieres January 21 and turns Dallas into Los Angeles, this one will be very local. As in, per FOX's release this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Dallas MasterChef Hopefuls Queue Up for A Shot at Reality Stardom

    Photos by Patrick MichelsThis cheesecake dreamed of L.A. every minute it spent baking in Lewisville.​The first one showed up around 6 a.m. Sunday, and by noon the line stretched down Travis Street and into the Sur La Table parking lot: hundreds of homemakers, grillmasters and amateur chefs waiting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    If You See Eric Stratton Around Town in January, Don't Invite Him to Your Toga Party

    ​Couple of weeks back we broke the news that Fox TV Studios had decided to shoot Jack and Dan -- a new hour-long buddy-cop action-comedy starring Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks -- in Dallas. Pre-production's well under way, with shooting set to begin in January. Don't know how we missed this Hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Good Friday: The Party, Preston Grey, James McMurtry, The Fox and The Bird, GWAR, Snoop Dogg and David Cook

    After an almost year-long hiatus, The Party makes its triumphant return tonight at The Loft.​Lots happening this weekend--a surprising amount, actually--so let's cut all semantics and jump right into the shows that need to be added to your weekend calendar considerations. First, some reminders of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    "So You Think You Can Ice Cream Paint Job?"

    Unless someone with some serious video editing skills doctored the crap out of some tape, well, the above clip stands as proof that, on last night episode of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, two contestants did a little ditty to Dorrough's "Ice Cream Paint Job." Which stands as further proof, I th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Apparently, Neil Patrick Harris Is at the W

    ​So, yeah, one of the Jonas brothers was at the W Hotel in Victory Park yesterday guest-judging American Idol's Dallas final auditions. Can't recall which one -- Joe, maybe? Nick? Gummo? Tito? Doesn't matter. But this, er, news (?) has me significantly more interested: Reports E!, Neil Patrick Har ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Turns Out The Old 97's Are Indeed Doing That "Evening With..." Tour, Only...

    A press release popped up in the inbox this morning, confirming something we all already knew for the most part: that the band would be touring this summer in an "An Evening With The Old 97's" format, with band members Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond opening the show performing their solo material. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Fox 4's Good Day Gang Presents Their 10 Most Memorable Guest Chefs Of 2008

    We here at the City of Ate are big fans of Fox 4's Good Day...and not just because the other morning shows wrap up at some unknown but clearly ungodly hour. No, it's because long about the break of day--8:45 or so--they run a cooking segment.Every weekday some local chef wakes early, steps under the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Vaya Con Dios, Hank Hill

    Its passing has thus far gone without much mention, but after 13 seasons, Fox is firing poor ol' Hank Hill and canceling King of the Hill, created by former Garland resident Mike Judge and set just outside of Dallas, of course, in the fictional 'burb of Arlen. (Favorite episode? The one with Willie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Local American Idol Contestant Finally And Mercifully Gets Voted Off

    I haven't watched a single second of American Idol this season, the show's seventh, and clearly I'm not alone; the ratings just keep dropping for the reality singing competition that made Burleson's Kelly Clarkson a star. But area TV viewers did have a reason to watch the Fox reality show thanks t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    AFI Dallas: Fancy, But Not Too

    AFI Dallas co-founder and artistic director Michael Cain Amidst all the small talk beneath the high ceilings of Neiman Marcus' flagship, where the AFI Dallas International Film Festival once more held its well-oiled and mightily lubricated kick-off jam, there was business to discuss first and foremo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Booker T. Washington High School Jazz Student Found Dead In Austin

    James Dante Kings, who was either 17 or 19 (we've got conflicting reports...) and a member of Booker T. Washington's Latin Jazz Ensemble, was found dead on I-35 in Austin last night at around 2 a.m. after what authorities believe was a hit-and-run. According to a report by ABC CBS-affiliate KEYE i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Again, How'd It Play in Farmers Branch?

    NBC's Telemundo tie-in Sunday night worked like a champ: According to the Nielsen Media Group, "more Hispanic households tuned in to watch the Dallas Cowboys' NFL victory Sunday night than any other English-language program" for the week of September 17-23. In third place was the Dane Cook of TV sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007

    The Signal's Coming Through Loud and Clear: Brad and Babe, Together Again(?)

    Babe Laufenberg wants back in the Cowboys broadcast booth. Brad Sham wants him there. So there, Jer. You ever tried to stop a rumor from making the rounds because, well, it shouldn't have been a rumor in the first place? Only, by telling people the rumor wasn't true, you somehow gave it legs to mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2007

    The Hotel St. Germain, Some Prison

    We've had a few Friends of Unfair Park inquire about the filming today in front of the Hotel St. Germain on Maple Avenue. Seems traffic's being redirected in the area because of it. Well, if you guessed, "Prison Break," you would be right, according to our good friends at the Dallas Film Commission, ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    August 31, 2006
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    July 3, 2006

    Life Imitating Fox

    Either some dude in Dallas County's jail was inspired by the Fox show Prison Break, filming around town, or just decided he'd better go elsewhere for medical treatment. Perhaps inspired by the Fox-TV show Prison Break, which is filming around town for the next few months, an inmate at the Dallas Cou ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Cruella de Vogue

    The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor

  • Home Entertainment

    October 13, 2005
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    September 23, 2004

    The Cross' Word

    David Cross talks about Mr. Show one more time

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Public Disinterest

    So is media consolidation a bad thing?

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Back in Bounds

    Michael Irvin, once the Cowboys' playmaker, has quit playing around and has turned himself over to his maker

  • Culture

    August 30, 2001

    Back to School

    Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm

  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    Race Baiting

    The prize is $2 million, but the reward isn't worth the effort

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2001

    Here Comes Judge

    Mike Judge is King of the Hill at the Dallas Video Festival

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Tale of the Tapes

    With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2000

    Crazy Like Fox

    The future of Fox

  • Culture

    October 12, 2000

    "Look! I Made This!"

    Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection

  • Culture

    July 13, 2000

    Win, lose, or draw

    Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Bull--it's what's for dinner

    The cows aren't the only ones pumping out manure in windy Amarillo, where Oprah is giving the cattlemen a lesson in steer wrestling

  • News

    November 2, 1995

    Media merger madness

    Cap Cities/ABC decision to fire radio host Hightower was a big mistake

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