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2014
Jul
20
 
 

In the States, we can’t see the live telecast of Sunday’s final Monty Python stage show in London that starts any minute. But it’s coming to DVD in November – meanwhile, I attended the show earlier this week…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
20
 
 

James Garner, whose death at age 86 was just announced… leaves behind two iconic TV series roles, a handful of exceptional telemovies, and one of the most impressive resumes in TV history…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
15
 
 

Mel Brooks recently turned 88, but still juggles as many ongoing projects as Ken Burns. This month alone, he’s popping up on TCM, appearing at a Hollywood salute to Sid Caesar, and hatching plans for… well, you have to read it to believe it… [CLICK TO READ IMPORTANT UPDATE]

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
11
 
 

TV’s newest supernatural genre series, FX’s The Strain, takes on the familiar topic of vampires – but in a way that’s inventive and dazzling, as well as, yes, biting…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
8
 
 
This year’s World Cup has been thrilling to watch, partly because of the aggressive style of play utilized by many teams, and partly because, at so many of this year’s games, the Cup runneth over – going not only into extra time, but bonus play and shootouts. Today, the home country’s team, Brazil, fights it out with Germany. In their previous matches, Brazil eliminated the feisty Colombia, while Germany outfought and outlasted France.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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