DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Mar
17
 
 
My Television Critics Association pal Mark Dawidziak has come out with one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that!” ideas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
28
 
 
It has been an MTM marathon ever since the news broke Wednesday that Mary Tyler Moore has passed away. I was honored to be asked to share memories of watching and, on a few occasions, meeting Moore...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
20
 
 
Donald Trump is promising jobs once he’s sworn in as president of the United States... One guy, however, is about to lose his job: Keegan-Michael Key...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
16
 
 
Launched less than a year ago, Viceland is still the new kid on the block. We aren’t quite sure what it is yet, other than the channel millennials watch when they do watch something as quaint as television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
16
 
 
Hard to top Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon for star power here at TCA17... The two no-nonsense Oscar-winners star in Feud: Bette & Joan...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
13
 
 
Not all network executives are ‘fraidy cats....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
12
 
 
Weird sells at TCA. Take Monday’s Showtime session featuring David Lynch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
22
 
 
When telling the story of young Cindy Loo Who, two guys in bow ties knew just what to do...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
1
 
 
In 1985, TV critics held the first Television Critics Awards. Only one of the winners showed up to accept his TCA Award that first year: Grant Tinker...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
12
 
 
Because he was the host of a reality show, I met and interviewed president elect Donald Trump on a few occasions. Here is what happened on one of them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Bill Brioux

Bill Brioux is the David Bianculli of Canada, except he keeps his white beard to himself. He currently contributes to the Toronto Star, The Canadian Press and blogs at brioux.tv, TV Feeds My Family.
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for under $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
 

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