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2012
Nov
28
 
 
The death of J.R. Ewing — er, Larry Hagman — leaves us with another vivid reminder of television's power to imprint an actor or actress with a single, signature role...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
24
 
 
Few TV characters could match the on-screen wattage or off-screen eccentricities of Larry Martin Hagman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
24
 
 
Lifetime's Liz & Dick exists for the sole exploitive purpose of baiting the masses with another heavy-duty show biz basket case...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
13
 
 
Stuck on hyper-drive and stuffed with hyperbole, Mankind: The Story of All of Us is history a-go-go from a programmer that used to obey a few speed limits...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
9
 
 
The self-anointed "Very Funny" network at last rises to a modicum of merriment in Wedding Band...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
8
 
 
Every election night has its moments, but this one was notable for the oddities contributed by ABC, Fox News Channel and NBC anchor Brian Williams...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
2
 
 
Originally planned as a feature film titled Code Name: Geronimo, the 90-minute docudrama SEAL Team Six is highly unlikely to influence voters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
2
 
 
ABC's Malibu Country belongs on the network of Hot In Cleveland, Happily Divorced and other broad, blast-from-the-past sitcoms...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
1
 
 
NBC's wave of midseason programming changes, made at the height of Hurricane Sandy's East Coast surge, puts Revolution on a very extended hiatus...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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