DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
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Actor Josh Charles has been very busy recently making appearances to address the shocking and, according to some fans, distressing plot twist revealed in the 3/23 episode of The Good Wife. Here at TVWW, we remember Charles quite fondly for his first starring role in a weekly series: as Dan Rydell in Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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31
 
 
SERIES FINALE: As a storyteller, How I Met Your Mother has spun its titular narrative out with more determination and persistence than Scheherazade. But tonight, it ends, and we get caught up with this final, expanded episode. The final scene with the kids was filmed years ago, so at least this show’s creators knew where they were going. And tonight, with a mixture of comedy and pathos, we get there.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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31
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Hoping to cash in on the big audience attracted by the How I Met Your Mother finale, CBS uses the time slot immediately following it to launch a new sitcom featuring young people who hang together whenever possible, despite having separate lives. It’s a wasted opportunity, however. This new series, based on its concept and content, may as well have been titled ‘Friends’ with Worse Writers. This is not a recommendation. It’s a warning. Run away, run away.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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Now that Elizabeth (Megan Boone) finally has been confronted with the proof that her husband, Tom (Ryan Eggold), is a traitor, what’s a betrayed bride to do? Why, renew her vows, of course. Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your enemy spouses closest of all…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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31
 
 
Tonight’s new installment of David Steinberg’s wonderful talk show about comedy features two brilliant performers who, like him, developed their chops at Second City: Fred Willard in Chicago, Catherine O’Hara in Toronto. In the Seventies, they starred in two of the most hilarious low-budget TV shows ever made, both of them syndicated: Willard in Fernwood 2-Night, O’Hara as one of the founding members of SCTV. Covering their careers since then could easily fill separate fu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
31
 
 
I don’t remember Craig Ferguson, in all these years, ever having a guest host – but tonight, as part of a one-day switcheroo with his former Drew Carey Show co-star and buddy, Ferguson takes tonight off. In his place? Drew Carey, spending time with Carl Reiner, Joan Jett and Cleveland author and journalist Connie Schultz. And since this show airs after midnight, on April Fool’s Day, it’s a same-day trade, because later that same day, Ferguson takes over Carey’s The
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
30
 
 
In yesterday’s games, one top seed (Florida, in the South) won, while the other (Arizona, in the West) – fell, losing to No. 2 seed Wisconsin. That means there hasn’t been a single night this entire tournament in which at least one team didn’t lose to a lower-seeded one. March Madness indeed. Today’s two games are broadcast live on CBS, with the action beginning about 2:10 p.m. ET., when Michigan State (seeded No. 4 in the East) faces Connecticut (seeded No. 7). To
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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30
 
 
After last week’s stunning episode, I hardly have to tell you to watch tonight’s installment of The Good Wife. What I do have to tell you is to warn you that, because of CBS coverage of NCAA basketball earlier in the day, tonight’s show might start late on the East Coast. So if you’re setting a recorder, allow plenty of extra time. The sports overrruns affecting The Good Wife many Sundays is the most maddening thing about CBS’s scheduling of its best drama – b
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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30
 
 
In tonight’s installment, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson takes his pretend spaceship not just through space, but also through time – to the beginning of the 1800s. And with good reason…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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SEASON FINALE: Last week, The Walking Dead provided something that, for it, was quite unusual: a shot of happiness, as some of the characters managed to reunite. Tonight, for the season finale, expect more reunions – but if you’re expecting a happy ending to the entire season, I’m guessing you’d better think again.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now avaialble on Amazon.

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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