DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
May
17
 
 
Halfway through his CBS talk show’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson In Scotland week, I spoke with CRAIG FERGUSON about those shows, and other things, in this exclusive TV WORTH WATCHING INTERVIEW. Expletives included…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
17
 
 

The final piece of the 2012 fall TV puzzle has fallen in place. The CW’s plans for the new season include three new fall dramas, changes on every night of the schedule, and a midseason prequel to Sex and the City, featuring a younger Carrie Bradshaw…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
16
 
 
CBS's plans for the fall 2012 TV season include moving Two and a Half Men and The Mentalist to new nights, and introducing four new series: three dramas, and one comedy. Once again, we offer first impressions, and first available video samples...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
15
 
 
ABC has presented its plans for the 2012-13 TV season. For the fall quarter, five new series are being introduced: three dramas, two sitcoms. Once again, we offer first impressions, and first tastes of video samples…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
14
 
 
CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson takes a wonderfully unpredictable tour of Ferguson’s home country of Scotland. Here's a fast photo-tour of Monday's show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
14
 
 
Fox was secure enough to announce only three new series for fall — one drama, two comedies. We have first-glimpse videos of all three, including the new series starring, and created by, Mindy Kaling of NBC’s The Office…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
14
 
 
As the networks release their schedules for the 2012-13 TV season, we'll collect them here — so you can return, as need be, to make sense of things and plan your upcoming viewing schedule.vAlthough, to be honest, time slots aren't as critical as they were in the old days. But finding the good shows quickly — that's even more important, and tricky, than ever...we aim to help...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
13
 
 
Later this month, on May 22, it’ll be 20 years since Johnny Carson said farewell as the longest and greatest host of NBC’s Tonight Show. As an early salute, Monday’s American Masters on PBS presents a two-hour profile, and appreciation, of the Great Carsoni…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
13
 
 
NBC announced Monday its projected schedule for the fall 2012 TV season. We offer quick, bite-sized video samples of the network’s new offerings, along with our own very first impressions. There looks to be at least one winner here…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
10
 
 
NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross turns 25 years old this week. The long-running Philadelphia show’s first national broadcast was May 11, 1987. I feel both proud and old to say I was a part of that maiden voyage, providing a piece on the finale of NBC’s Hill Street Blues…
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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