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2010
Aug
31
 
 
Anomaly alert: Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. ET on PBS, a network will broadcast a competition during which no devious alliances were formed, no overstuffed mogul fired anyone and -- though music is center-spotlight -- there was no connection whatesover to Simon Cowell. No weigh-ins; no texting of votes; no mile-high performance pastries...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
25
 
 
Anyone else see the growing irony in this? TV Land is a cable network that replays series that once were huge hits on the broadcast networks -- when those networks knew how to regularly schedule the kinds of shows people just never skipped...But since the June premiere of "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land has escalated the contest several notches...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
22
 
 
If you were watching a TV drama about baseball where the batter got a single and ran to third base -- not to first -- and the story made that seem normal, would you wonder if the show's producers knew very much about the sport? Hope not. So don't look for too many factual insights into the country's top court when Outlaw premieres this fall on NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
12
 
 
[Bianculli here: Back in May, contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller posted a column that may well have generated more comments than any single TV WORTH WATCHING post. It was about the oft-delayed DVD release of Gary David Goldberg's classic "Brooklyn Bridge" comedy series -- and with this report, he updates the story...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
3
 
 
[Bianculli here: The former Fine Living Network has downsized with the times, and now presents itself as The Cooking Channel. Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller has seen the new incarnation, and posed questions to network representatives, and still finds both the channel's programming, and the slogan, somewhat lacking...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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