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

CANDACE KELLEY

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
Welcome all cheeky monkeys, and hairy apes as well, to ABC’s very live-wire remake of The Gong Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
Perhaps a small community could be terrorized someday by Stephen King’s gigantic piles of cash. I’d pay to see that...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
Back in the 1980s it was best to put one’s brain in a headlock before succumbing to Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling on whatever local TV station carried it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
19
 
 
It launched earlier this month as The Loch on the United Kingdom’s ITV network. Oh, but that’s just too drab for American audiences. So how about a little extra marketing punch?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
19
 
 
President Trump has yet to deny reports that he called fired former FBI director James Comey “a real nut job” during a notably congenial Oval Office meeting with two Russian officials last month. A bonafide “real nut job,” hate-mongering Alex Jones, got a big dose of free exposure Sunday night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
11
 
 
TNT’s headlong pursuit of cable territory already claimed by FX and AMC gets another push in the right/wrong direction with Claws...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
3
 
 
It’s oftentimes said, usually by its practitioners, that comedy isn’t pretty...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
1
 
 
After a six-year run as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley is walking the plank -- to a full-time position at 60 Minutes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
24
 
 
Announced and scrapped twice, ABC’s “re-imagined” Dirty Dancing finally slides into prime-time on the closing night of the May “sweeps”...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
22
 
 
Well, that was really weird. Well, why would it be otherwise? Veteran fetishist David Lynch, who is directing all 18 new episodes again seems to be determinedly going nowhere -- and certainly nowhere fast.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 

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 $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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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