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2011
Jan
12
 
 
If the 10th season of American Idolturns out to be as dull as press tour's American Idol panel, this deal is in trouble. Tuesday's TCA session had its moments -- but missing from the session was the blunt Brit, the straw that stirred this drink, Simon Cowell. Cowell always told the truth here at press tour, and his candid banter was sorely missed. One memorable press tour session, the other Idol judges made no effort to cover up for last minute no-show Paula Abdul...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
10
 
 
I had to take a few hours to get my head around the Jeff Bridges visit to press tour Saturday. That`s because of how sharply it contrasted with Oprah Winfrey`s TCA visit just a few days ago. Bridges sat before critics to take a bow for the PBS "American Masters" tribute "Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
7
 
 
PASADENA, Calif. -- I didn't win a car, but I did get touched by Oprah Winfrey. The daytime talk show queen and newly minted network mogul gave me the royal tap Thursday night at TV critics' press tour on her way out of her lavish launch party for OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. I also got the Winfrey wave...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
6
 
 
PASADENA, Calif. -- Critics are often exposed to all manner of cold-blooded creatures on the Television Critics Association press tour. It was true Wednesday at several sessions for Day 1 of the midseason event, but especially at the National Geographic Wild press conference for Wild About Snakes, where a live python was brought out after the session to pose with critics...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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.

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