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2012
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Not that many years ago, the chances of Harvey Keitel doing a Lifetime movie might have been less than Don Ho being voted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
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Whatever your religious beliefs — or lack thereof — The American Bible Challenge is good for the soul. It's also the best new game show in years...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
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In what amounts to Ted Koppel's worst nightmare, Nightline will be pushed back an hour to accomodate Jimmy Kimmel Live...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
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Former Family Ties star Michael J. Fox — most recently seen guest-starring on shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Good Wife — has inked a deal to do his own show with NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
20
 
 
MTV's new teen comedy The Inbetweeners, adapted from the same-named hit British series, gets better with age, even though the featured high school boys don't show any undue signs of maturity...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
20
 
 
Phyllis Diller, who took self-deprecating humor to new highs (or lows if you prefer), died on Monday, Aug. 20 at the age of 95...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
16
 
 
The Kelsey Grammer-paced saga of a corrupt Chicago mayor with a terminal hallucinatory brain disease returns with its at times loopy gravitas also intact...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
14
 
 
I'm not about to make fun of Syfy's Collection Intervention. It hits a little too close to home...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
13
 
 
Did NBC commit one of the dumbest editorial decisions in broadcast TV history during its coverage of the Olympic Closing Ceremony? Tell us what you think...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
12
 
 
Hotel Hell is every bit as watchable — in a morbidly fascinating way — as Gordon Ramsay's other Fox crock pots...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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

 
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