DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

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Social Media Manager

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2012
Jun
30
 
 

Cable news outlets got the U.S. Supreme Court health care decision embarrassingly wrong — but cable entertainment programs, in criticizing their rush to judgment, got it spectacularly right...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
29
 
 

Season 2 of Showtime’s Episodes arrives this weekend, returning with more installments of one of TV’s most entertaining — but underappreciated — comedies. Its secret: central characters about whom you genuinely care…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
28
 
 

The initial installment of FX’s new late-night comedy standup showcase, BrandX with Russell Brand, isn’t that impressive. But both the star and the format show signs of being onto something potentially special here…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
20
 
 

Aaron Sorkin knows, understands and appreciates TV history. In some instances — unerringly the right ones — he even reveres it. And that’s entirely fitting, because, by this point, he’s become an important part of it…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
8
 
 

HBO’s True Blood returns for Season 5 Sunday, with an opener that travels at the summer show’s usual speed: fifth gear…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
7
 
 
Ray Bradbury sparked television from its early Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Twilight Zone days to his own anthology series, The Ray Bradbury Theater, and beyond...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
1
 
 
Sunday’s episode of AMC’s Mad Men gets us even closer to the season finale — but last week’s episode got us closer to the three women at the heart of this year’s stories…
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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