DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Jul
29
 
 
The supermodels sharing insights in HBO's About Face are hardly Model Ts, but are still far removed from their days as A-list, pouty-lipped clothes mares...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
28
 
 
Two of our critics had wildly different reactions to the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Ed Bark, for example, was disappointed, and says it was "bungled"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
26
 
 
CBS This Morning taps chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell to replace co-host Erica Hill...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
26
 
 
Given the enormous technical challenges ahead for NBC, you'd like to think that Thursday's teleconference with Olympics executive producer Jim Bell will be remembered as only an irksome glitch and not a bad omen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
26
 
 
CBS's 3: Yet another "journey of the heart" reality offering with three women looking for made-for-TV love...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
24
 
 
Sherman Hemsley, the broadly comic actor whose inimitable rants made The Jeffersons one of the most popular sitcoms of the mid '70s to mid '80s, died Tuesday at age 74...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
20
 
 
Major lapses in both taste and reporting inevitably follow the mass shootings that are becoming all too common in this country...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
19
 
 
A batch of usual suspects — Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, 30 Rock — again deservingly had their say while newcomers American Horror Story, Homeland, Girls and Hatfields & McCoys also broke through in a big way...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
15
 
 
The Kennedys have been lionized and scandalized in virtually every way imaginable at this point. So why not take the Clintons for a small-screen spin?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
12
 
 
In back-to-back announcements, American Idol judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announce they are leaving the long-running competition show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 $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