DAVID BIANCULLI

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IFC and Funny or Die have teamed up to produce a five-episode web series, Maron in Space...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Stephen Colbert pays tribute to Boston in wake of the Boston Marathon tragedy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Acting legends Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi star in a new British sitcom, Vicious...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Katie Couric's talks with The Mary Tyler Moore Show actresses Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Betty White, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno cleverly addressed the recent rumors that the Late Night host would soon be replacing the Tonight Show host with a Broadway-style duet...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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