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2011
Jan
1
 
 
Really and truly, the last thing William Shatner needs is more attention...TV, movies, books, video games, commercials, self-serving web site -- the man is more all over the place than James T. Kirk. But if you're wondering what the T stands for -- and shouldn't we all know by now? -- you'll find it in The "Encyclopedia Shatnerica"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
1
 
 
We've got reason to celebrate here at TV WORTH WATCHING: In 2010, the roster of writers expanded exponentially, the redesign brought daily video and other offerings to the site, and we've got equally ambitious plans for 2011. And personally, part of it begins now, as I make a sincere resolution to try to offer one new daily feature for you loyal, treasured readers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
31
 
 
Let somebody else pick the year's Top 10 best shows or worst shows. I'm going with 10 shows that ended in 2010 while deserving to run much longer. These series were so entertaining, so distinctive, so informative or such archetypes that their premature loss diminishes the medium of television itself...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
30
 
 
An old TVWW friend, his eyes gone distant for a second, once blurted out, "Life is ... really ... real!" After a few stunned seconds, we hit him with the usual tonnage of mockery. His point being, though (yes, there was one), that real life in general is too odd, surprising and unscripted to ever be considered banal when compared to the literary kind in novels, films and TV. And that your life, however mundane it seemed, was generally pretty entertaining, excluding catastrophes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
29
 
 
It's the end of the year --and though I've already revealed my year's best and worst on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross (you can hear my lengthy conversation with her HERE), I'm reprinting it here, with additional comments. And, after that, with one final 2010 thank-you, to both the writers and readers of TV WORTH WATCHING...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
27
 
 
The TV world again turned on its head in 2010. Let's get right to our annual countdown of what had viewers buzzing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
27
 
 
"Batman" is back! Adam West and Burt Ward romp once more at 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. ET weekdays on The Hub, starting Monday night. Not ideal times, or an ideal format, for that matter, when it comes to Adam West's legendary '60s live-action crimefighting comic lampoon...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
26
 
 
The weather forecast for Sunday in Philadelphia is for a foot of snow, and blizzard-like conditions which at least one of our local meteorologists insists on calling a "thundersnow...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
26
 
 
No. 1-rated CBS is doing less deck-shuffling than its rivals, but will still make some significant changes in the coming year. The network announced that four new series will be joining its new mix, although Paula Abdul's previously announced Live to Dance basically is a place-holder for Survivor as Wednesday night's lead-off hitter. The notable eviction is William Shatner's $#*! My Dad Says...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
24
 
 
doctor-who-christmas-specia.jpg Here in the U.S., our Christmas TV traditions include seasonal reruns and movie marathons -- but in the U.K., there's a Christmas Day TV tradition that each year offers something new: a fresh Doctor Who holiday special, broadcast by BBC 1 as a family post-dinner treat. Thanks to BBC America, this year -- for the first time -- we in the colonies get the same treat, on the same evening...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post