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2017
Mar
5
 
 
On this day in 2002, MTV introduced the reality series, The Osbournes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
2
 
 
On this day in 2009, actor/comedian Jimmy Fallon took the reins of NBC's Late Night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
24
 
 
On this day in 1996, HBO debuted The Late Shift, a telefilm based on the book by New York Times TV critic Bill Carter that chronicled the contentious competition between David Letterman and Jay Leno for the retiring Johnny Carson's Tonight Show seat...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
14
 
 
On this day in 1993, CBS aired part one of the three-part miniseries, Alex Haley's Queen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
13
 
 
This day in 2009 marked the debut of writer/director Joss Whedon's science fiction drama, Dollhouse...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
12
 
 
On this day in 1978, NBC debuted the three-part miniseries, King, which chronicled the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
11
 
 
On this day in 1990, NBC launched Blind Faith, a two-part miniseries based on the eponymous true-crime book by author Joe McGinniss...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
10
 
 
On this day in 1993, "King of Pop" Michael Jackson sat down for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey — his first interview in 14 years...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
7
 
 
On this day in 2000, Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper reprised their roles from the '70s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
30
 
 
On this day in 1977, ABC turned teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy, lead characters of The Hardy Boys mystery book series, into TV stars...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

TV WW

 
 

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