DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Dec
15
 
 
College football reached the tipping point on bowls a few years ago. It’s now ridiculous, and it’s not just the funny names. It’s the numbing number of bowls...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
28
 
 
Television producers are introducing audiences to the fact that a growing segment of the U.S. population is multiracial families...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
26
 
 
Last Resort is a delicious serving of 21st century righteous indignation, with Andre Braugher as an outraged sub commander with nukes at his disposal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
26
 
 
Elementary, the latest incarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective Sherlock Holmes, has enough potential to move the needle to wow...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
27
 
 
The network that has broadcast the summer Olympics since 1988 is about to launch an ambitious plan to show every event in the upcoming London Olympic Games in real time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
18
 
 
Even though the setting is inescapably familiar, with a few stock-character church ladies thrown in for good measure, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland spin-off, The Soul Man, shows promise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
30
 
 
Jesse Owens was a flawed hero whose record-setting exploits in track took him to the 1936 Olympics, yet still did not shield him from racism. On Tuesday, PBS's American Experience tells his story...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
6
 
 
This is holy week. Notice the lower case spelling: that's because it's holy week for golf...executives at ESPN and CBS are praying that millions flock to their TV sets over the next three days to witness golf's greatest show, The Masters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
12
 
 
Ah, yes, the sweet sound of sneaker squeaks echoing through a nearly empty arena. There's nothing quite like it this time of year, as the NCAA men's lowly "First Four" begin their extremely long-shot attempt at making the Final Four...Filling arenas will be their supporting cast of thousands -- pep bands, team colors, face paint, and tears, of joy and dejection...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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