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2012
Feb
29
 
 
It's less than 4 weeks now until Mad Men starts Season 5 on AMC March 25. But where did the Emmy-winner leave off oh-so-many months ago? Jon Hamm and friends remind us about the show's "unanswered questions." - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
28
 
 
"Cab Calloway: Sketches" is now streaming complete, in case you missed its PBS "American Masters" premiere. Click the link for the whole hour. Or sample the clip above for its tasty blend of vintage footage and smart commentary on the livewire "Hi-De-Ho" bandleader. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
The UK version of Being Human starts its fourth season Saturday night at 9 ET on BBC America. Whether or not you watch Syfy's Monday night adaptation, it's worth revisiting the original, and this recap keeps you current on the popular series' ever-evolving action. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
21
 
 
Sammy kisses Archie! It created a sensation on CBS' breakthrough topical comedy All in the Family, and it happened 40 years ago this week. Revisit the scene above, then be sure to visit the invaluable Archive of American Television. Hear firsthand what writers, directors, stars and fans have to say about TV tackling race relations via Emmy-winner Carroll O'Connor and guest Sammy Davis Jr. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
11
 
 
Here's a peek at Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin in HBO's March 10 original movie Game Change (from the team behind the pay cabler's Emmy-winning Recount). Its dramatization of 2008's Republican presidential run co-stars Ed Harris as John McCain, with Woody Harrelson as a campaign strategist. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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