DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

CANDACE KELLEY

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2014
Sep
21
 
 
On this day in 1970, ABC introduced Monday Night Football...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
19
 
 
On this day in 1988, CBS News introduced its still-running documentary series, 48 Hours...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
20
 
 
James Gandolfini may be best remembered for The Sopranos, but David Bianculli recalls a project that's not to be missed by those seeking insight into Gandolfini, the man...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
10
 
 
Stars of The Book of Mormon, Wicked and Gypsy — Andrew Rannells, Megan Hilty and Laura Benanti — joined Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris in a number that points out the risk of leaving the the Great White Way for television: cancellation.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
7
 
 
Paloma, a web-based drama written and directed by Julia Stiles, is the latest offering from WIGS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
6
 
 
PBS Digital Studios has released yet another Mr. Rogers mashterpiece, "Sing Together"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
2
 
 
Can't get enough of Mel Brooks? Yep, we can relate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
30
 
 
Will Smith orchestrates a mini-Fresh Prince reunion on BBC America's The Graham Norton Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
15
 
 
Hulu is offering a full-episode sneak peek at Fox's midseason replacement series, The Goodwin Games...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
13
 
 
A random sampling of appearances by TV's most prolific psychologist, Dr. Joyce Brothers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Christy Slewinski

Managing Editor
Our TVWW managing editor, Christy Slewinski, passed away August 23rd, 2013, suddenly and unexpectedly. Earlier in her career, Christy covered the TV beat at the Tribune-Review and the New York Daily News, and also served as the lifestyles/specialty sections editor at the Orlando Sentinel. She also oversaw social media management and Internet projects for various clients nationwide.

She was as great a friend as she was an editor, and she was a terrific editor.

We still grieve the news, and the loss. To her family, whose losses are infinitely greater, our TVWW love and sympathy.

 
 

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 now avaialble on Amazon.

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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