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Imagine John Lennon performing for this season’s judges on NBC’s The Voice...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Want to watch Showtime's new drama Ray Donovan before its June 30 premiere? Here it is...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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James Gandolfini may be best remembered for The Sopranos, but David Bianculli recalls a project that's not to be missed by those seeking insight into Gandolfini, the man...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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A behind-the-scenes look at the complicated train heist from the Season 5 episode, "Dead Freight"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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"This is dedicated to anyone that has a birthday, during the entire year," Sir Paul McCartney told The Colbert Report viewers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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"Let's all acknowledge for a moment that this is weird," says new Daily Show host John Oliver...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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Stars of The Book of Mormon, Wicked and Gypsy — Andrew Rannells, Megan Hilty and Laura Benanti — joined Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris in a number that points out the risk of leaving the the Great White Way for television: cancellation.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin is not one to shy away from torturing his characters, but his fans?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon team recently transformed the iconic 30 Rockefeller Center into Westeros, George R.R. Martin's fictional land of magic and dragons, for the Game of Thrones parody, "Game of Desks"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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Paloma, a web-based drama written and directed by Julia Stiles, is the latest offering from WIGS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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