DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

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LINDA DONOVAN

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KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

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GERALD JORDAN

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2015
Dec
20
 
 
... and her name is Jeannie Klisiewicz. She’s the Good Cheer assistant on Ellen, and Ellen DeGeneres dispatched her to surprise a big-hearted, hard-working second grade teacher in Leesburg, Va., not only with a little airtime on her favorite daytime talk show, but with a few presents, too...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
8
 
 
British comedy team Greg Haiste and Marie Lawrence have put together an hilarious spoof Star Wars trailer in the style of naturalist British director Ken Loach and his 1969 film Kes, complete with appropriately weird Yorkshire dialect...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
24
 
 
As part of a BBC special hosted by Graham Norton, producers rounded up nine Adele impersonators, supposedly to audition for a reality show. They’re a varied lot... including one extremely nervous woman introduced as Jenny...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
18
 
 
People waking up Wednesday morning to news that police had raided an apartment in the Paris suburbs, and killed two terrorists, were perhaps not surprised, if they had seen this Monday night introduction to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
15
 
 
Stephen Colbert pondered the blurry line between art and porn on TV after the recent $170 million sale for Modigliani’s painting “Nu Couche”, which depicts a nude woman lying on a couch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
17
 
 
Tuesday (Sept. 15) was Agatha Christie’s 125th birthday, which is as good a time as any to trot out TV shows featuring a couple of her more obscure sleuths, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
10
 
 
Death comes to Longmire in the first episode of Season 4, but Longmire itself was dead for a time when A&E decided a year ago its large audience was too old and too difficult to sell to advertisers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
12
 
 
Do not bet Heimo Korth your bottom dollar that the sun will come out tomorrow. Where Korth lives, the sun goes down in November and doesn’t come back until January...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post