DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
May
26
 
 

I’ve just completed a 15-episode Arrested Development binge on its return opening day on Netflix — and wow, was it worth it. It’s as hilarious as it is ingenious…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
23
 
 

More than just camp, and anything but dismissive, HBO’s new Behind the Candelabra telemovie takes Liberace seriously — and asks us to do the same…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
20
 
 

Hilarious Hollywood hyphenate Mel Brooks is the subject of a new American Masters profile tonight at 9 ET on PBS — and earlier today, he’s also my guest on Fresh Air…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
16
 
 

Last to announce, as usual, the CW has unveiled its plans for the fall 2013 TV season — renewing most of its new shows from last year, and adding three more…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
15
 
 

CBS is making its fall 2013 moves from a comfortably tall perch. It’s No. 1 in both overall and demographically desirable viewers, and is reacting accordingly…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
14
 
 
If you count desperation by the number of new series a network introduces for fall, ABC is the winner this year in that particular category. It has eight new shows on tap…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
14
 
 
My kids grew up devouring this series, which began on Showtime from 1982, the year my daughter, Kristin, was born. Her brother, Mark, followed in 1984, and by the time Faerie Tale Theatre was over in 1987, both of them could quote from entire episodes verbatim...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
13
 
 

Fox announced its plans Monday for the 2013-14 TV season, and beyond. The biggest announcement: The return, a year from now, of a pared-down version of 24…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
13
 
 

Once again this year, TVWW offers quick, bite-sized video samples of the new fall TV offerings, along with our own very first impressions. We start with NBC…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
13
 
 
As the networks release their schedules for the 2013-14 TV season, we'll collect them here, so you can plan your upcoming viewing schedule...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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