DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Aug
29
 
 
The staff of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has obviously been paying attention to the parade of pundits who believe the Republican party needs to use the convention spotlight to combat the perception that Mitt Romney is out of touch... Here's Fallon's take on what would happen if Mitt Romney were to webcast from his "hang-out den" to show young people how "loose and cool" he really is...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
27
 
 
NBC's The New Normal is too unconventional for Salt Lake City: NBC's Utah affiliate KSL has deleted the sitcom from its fall schedule...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
23
 
 
It seems as though the Doctor Who series, going on 50 years in 2013, will live on, and live long...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
18
 
 
Showtime's hit series Homeland returns for its second season Sunday... it offers a provoking look at our nation's post-9/11 society, but the show's real strength is lead actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, both of whom have been nominated for lead-acting Emmys...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
16
 
 
IFC's new miniseries, Bullet in the Face revolves around Gunter Vogler, a criminal sociopath who assumes the identity of a cop he shot to take down the city’s crime lords. Suffice to say that nuts-and-bolts summary doesn't come close to describing this mash-up...We're thinking Police Squad meets Reservoir Dogs...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
13
 
 
It was 2010 when Craig Ferguson introduced us to Brian the Shark in a monologue for The Late Late Show on CBS. Brian used the moment to announce Ferguson's gig as host of Discovery Channels' Shark Week specials...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
11
 
 
Tom Brinkmoeller interviewed Jaques Pepin and recounts the revival of Julia Child when they teamed up on their hit PBS series, Julia Child & Jacques Pépin Cooking at Home...their natural admiration and affection for one another was a vital ingredient for their PBS success, even though Julia once brought a pistol to the kitchen – OK, a starter's pistol...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
6
 
 
Sikh? Muslim? As another much-needed lesson on "foreign" religions arrives through the deadly attack outside Milwaukee, we present a prescient moment from TV...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
4
 
 
PBS is streaming the 2003 American Masters documentary The Education of Gore Vidal, for a limited time only...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
3
 
 
The Olympics are going strong, and here's a throwback to the 2008 games. It's an SNL Digital Short by Andy Samberg, envisioning when the Olympics go into space except the competition is being run by an incompetent media shill...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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