DAVID BIANCULLI

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
2014
Jan
28
 
 

Pete Seeger, who died Monday at age 94, ended a 17-year prime-time TV blacklist of his talents by performing triumphantly in 1967 on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
23
 
 

So Bill Cosby has signed with NBC to star in a new series. After making major TV history for NBC twice already, with I Spy and The Cosby Show, can he do it again?...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
9
 
 

Two new miniseries arrive this week, which have almost nothing in common but their noteworthiness. One’s a multi-part comic satire, the other an excellent new police drama…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
1
 
 

Happy New Year. The first day of 2014, basically, is a day of rest for television. But after that, almost instantly, TV’s winter dormancy is over. Prepare to strap on and dive in…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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