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2014
Jul
23
 
 
Flush with 18 Emmy nominations for FX's Fargo, executive producer/head writer Noah Hawley half-jokingly fears the worst as he begins piecing together a followup that will be set 27 years earlier, tell an all-new story and be without any of the actors who made the first season so special..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
21
 
 
As the latest Television Critics Association "press tour" heads for the homestretch, here's a broad sampling of answers in mass interview sessions generated by questions from TV Worth Watching...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
19
 
 
Single-cam vs. multi-cam... CBS won't have any single-cam comedies on its schedule in the coming season. NBC will be without any multi-cams this fall...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
16
 
 
BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Don't think too deeply about Sharknado -- as if that were even a remote possibility...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
13
 
 
2002: A Breaking Bad time and space odyssey. "I hesitate to say it, but it is indeed a period piece," creator and co-executive producer Vince Gilligan said Friday of AMC's Better Call Saul. "I can't believe it myself..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
10
 
 
The 66th Primetime Emmy Award nominations, announced Thursday during the early stages of summer's Television Critics Association "press tour,"  were a bigger mishmash than ever of delivery systems and ill-fitting categories...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
9
 
 
Talk Swedish to me, baby. NBC’s new summertime comedy plus, Welcome to Sweden, does so at length in most of its 10 episodes. The network sent all of them for review, and I kept watching until the supply was exhausted...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
8
 
 
As did Under the Dome at this time last year, CBS’s second big summertime splash opens with an impressive and involving first chapter... Extant, a futuristic, 13-episode drama starring Halle Berry as a very vexed astronaut, looks to be more firmly grounded...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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