DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
Jan
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It was time again, recently, for Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Clip of the Year” award with Kimmel presenting six funny clips selected from TV and the internet as the top finalists. We were as surprised as the subject of the winning clip who made the trip to the show to accept the award from Kimmel in person...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
26
 
 
TVWW is taking its annual year-end look at The Year in TV this week, and part of that includes this video from high above everything. It's Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield doing his version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on the eve of his return to Earth last May...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
24
 
 
Jimmy Fallon returned to host SNL last weekend with musical guest Justin Timberlake. It wouldn’t be a Fallon-Timberlake appearance without another edition of “The Barry Gibb Talk Show," and this one had an all-star cast...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
20
 
 
Those of us who were impressed with how John Oliver held the reins of The Daily Show over the summer knew the Emmy-award winning comedian will be hosting his own show on HBO next year... Jon Stewart found a way to bid Oliver a fitting adieu...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
19
 
 
SNL has a grand tradition of sketches which come close to using curse words or sexual references – that aren’t... Here's Alec Baldwin as Pete Schweddy, proprietor of a local bakery guesting on a typically downbeat NPR cooking show with a whole selection of baked goodies that are simply shaped for the hosts to sample...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
17
 
 
Here are Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, from last year, doing a sweet backstage version of Mariah Carey’s soon-to-be-classic holiday song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – all on grade school rhythm instruments or toys like a Fisher Price xylophone...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
12
 
 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a new show premiering January 18, 2014 on the upstart cable channel Pivot TV. Titled after his web project, the show HITRECORD ON TV is billed as a 30-minute variety show. But forget the Carol Burnett kind...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
8
 
 
Taran Killam returned this weekend as snarky 19th Century newspaper critic Jebidiah Atkinson who hates everything good. The Atkinson character made his SNL debut three weeks ago and this week set his sights on favorite holiday specials and movies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
2
 
 
Will Ferrell appeared on the Bismarck, North Dakota KXMB newscast as guest anchor Ron Burgundy, his character from 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
1
 
 
The video done for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” was done by Israeli video artist Vania Heymann, who started out with a number of shorts going viral on YouTube and this beer commercial for Maccabee Beer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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