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2013
Jan
29
 
 
Grab one last bag of Sabor De Soledad, 30 Rock fans, and prepare to share a few final moments with the sitcom inspired by Tina Fey’s stint as head writer for Saturday Night Live...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
24
 
 
The first of the three-part series Nature: Attenborough's Life Stories, which focuses on Sir David Attenborough and his 60-plus years as a natural-history TV host...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
21
 
 
Here's a clip from this week's PBS Independent Lens feature Beauty is Embarrassing, an inside look at Wayne White...you might not know him by name, but you've probably encountered his work somewhere along the way...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
14
 
 
Here's Sunday night's segment from 60 Minutes on the emerging robot economy. Whether you realize it or not, robots are increasing productivity and efficiency everywhere, from warehouse storing and shipping to the hospital operating room. Trouble is, the new automated economy might not be creating as many new jobs for humans...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
10
 
 
After a 10 year musical hiatus, David Bowie announced the release of  the new single and music video "Where Are We Now?" this week. Bowie has made scant appearances over the past decade, but we very well remember his 2006 guest shot as himself on the Ricky Gervais series Extras...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
With the return of Downton Abbey this week, there have been no shortage of satires going around the web. This one from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon mashes up the series with the talent-royalty upstairs at Late Night, and the underclass – the writers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
Portlandia returns to IFC for its new season, and their website includes this spoiler from the upcoming Episode 2. It takes aim at the never-ending dilemma of the DVR, single-season DVD viewing, Spoilers and Spoiler Alerts, and friends who can't keep quiet...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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