DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2017
Feb
4
 
 
When the series Chewing Gum popped up in my Netflix queue, I wasn’t ready to meet the show. Writer/actor Michaela Coel’s large eyes full of hope were stubbornly trying to make an introduction...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
28
 
 
“Look, if it’s funny, laugh.”  This is the final instruction given to the audience by the warm-up comedian at a taping I attended of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
21
 
 
On that night in 1991,  I claimed the big TV in the house. That 30-inch set. All mine. Cue Oscar themed music...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
22
 
 
When the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie was renewed for a second season quickly after its premiere, I said to myself, let it rain. Created by Marta Kauffman, a co-creator of Friends, the series begins with just a pitter-patter and grows into a Goliath of a downpour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
19
 
 

[Ed. note: TVWW Guest Contributor Candace Kelley has numerous areas of expertise to draw from in order to write for a website such as TVWW. In this particular case, she's putting on her TV producer hat and has something to say about the reality of reality television. - DB]

 

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Candace Kelley

Candace Kelley is an Emmy-nominated television producer, writer and reporter.  She has appeared on stations including NY1, BET and Court TV. Remember that? Over her 20 year career as a freelance writer, she has covered media and the law, pop culture, the arts and minority related issues. She holds a law degree, but equally important, she is a part of the intellectually elite, highly respected world of Reality TV as a producer. She teaches TV reporting and media law at Rowan University.
 
 

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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