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2014
Apr
27
 
 
Wasn’t it great, last week, when Michael J. Fox came back in his Good Wife recurring role? Yes, it was. And this week, here’s another great comeback: Dylan Baker, who plays the all-time creepiest client of Julianna Margulies’ Alicia, makes another appearance. This time, the multiple murder suspect is engaged to be married – and his bride to be, who could be his bride to be in danger, is played by Laura Benanti.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
11
 
 

AMC’s Mad Men returns this weekend, starting its final season with an episode that arrives with lots of restrictions about what critics can and can’t say about it…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
10
 
 

CBS took only a week to announce David Letterman’s successor – Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Smart move for CBS, but a risky one for Colbert…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
4
 
 

On Thursday’s Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, its veteran host announced plans to retire in 2015. He gave his reasons, but I suspect one or two others…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
3
 
 

On Sunday, HBO brings back Game of Thrones and Veep and unveils its newest series, Silicon Valley. In addition to the same night of TV, they have something else in common...

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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