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

 
 
 
 
 
2012
Oct
24
 
 
I wouldn't mind knowing Peter Gunn again, today, in some way. Not just these beat-vintage DVDs, but a new incarnation or two of the half-hour "crime jazz" genre...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
11
 
 
It hurts to say goodbye all at once to The Closer, Damages and Weeds, shows that gave us rich female characters who shared the crucial characteristic of leading — truly leading — their own lives...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
4
 
 
I'm here to say that NBC's ubiquitous Olympics coverage is, to a TV critic of more years than I'd like to admit, shockingly awesome...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
18
 
 
These days, cable's got the comedy mojo, with sitcoms such as Sullivan & Son, Baby Daddy and The Soul Man...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
3
 
 
A great way to honor Andy Griffith is to pop a disc into the player and watch the show that made him a TV superstar, but when it comes to bonus features, we get zippo, zero, zilch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
28
 
 
When it comes to producing quality, scripted summer shows, it's easy to see that cable has the broadcast networks at its mercy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
25
 
 
If June wasn't packed enough with returning series, July and August promise season premieres of some of TV's hottest hits, including Breaking Bad and Warehouse 13...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
3
 
 
Whether you're into vampires or spies, aliens or attorneys, teen werewolves or man's best friend, Diane Werts recaps this summer's most popular returning shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
28
 
 
Learn more about the hot season's coolest new shows in Part II of our new summer series round-up...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
25
 
 
Our TVWW tour of new summer shows continues with sneak peeks of ABC's competition show, The Glass House, FX's Charlie Sheen sitcom, Anger Management, and Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama, The Newsroom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Diane Werts

Associate Editor
Diane Werts has been glued to the tube since she can remember, growing up in a household where the TV came on first thing in the morning and stayed on till bedtime and beyond. She worked for the USA Film Festival, then for The Dallas Morning News writing about everything from Shakespeare to macrame art to rock music (and has the hearing loss to prove it). She moved to New York's Newsday to edit their glossy TV magazine, then returned to writing about television, specializing in its stranger permutations. She's a past president of the Television Critics Association.
 
 

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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