DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Jul
30
 
 
CBS threw a perfect press tour party Sunday, offering plenty of access to the biggest names across their various network and cable properties...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
29
 
 
While promoting his new talk show, Jeff Probst tells an amazing story about how his Tikki torch first got lit on the long-running reality show Survivor...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
29
 
 
David Letterman was among the no-shows Saturday night at the 28th Annual Television Critics Association Awards. The low-key gala took place at the main ballroom at the Beverly Hills Hilton...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
27
 
 
ABC had seven of the 12 competitors for Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars before critics Friday at press tour — but only one got the lion's share of the questions...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
26
 
 
TVWW correspondent Bill Brioux pays a visit to the set of ABC's Revenge...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
25
 
 
These bleary eyes have seen strange sights but the strangest I ever did see, was the night Sarah Palin stole the show from a monkey and NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
24
 
 
Kiefer Sutherland was happy to talk up Touch, which returns October 26 on Fox. The big news? Maria Bello of the late Prime Suspect is joining the cast...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
24
 
 
Last summer, the buzz about The X Factor made it sound like the biggest thing to hit TV in years. Then it arrived and, well, shrunk...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
23
 
 
Nigel Lythgoe fueled rumors that Jennifer Lopez may not be leaving American Idol, but Fox entertainment president later confirmed JLo's exit and announced a new Idol judge: Mariah Carey...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
23
 
 
PBS promotions continue with Ken Burns talking about his new four-hour film, The Dust Bowl, and a few pioneers of television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post