DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2015
Jan
31
 
 

Saturday night at 9 ET, HBO presents Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen, which is his third TV special for the network, but the first one in his entire career where he’s doing standup. So why now, at age 88?...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
22
 
 

PASADENA, CA – Sunday’s FX portion of the Television Critics Association press tour was top-tier all the way: Billy Crystal, Louis C.K. and Denis Leary all showed up, touting their respective impressive FX series…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
16
 
 

PASADENA, CA – Chuck Lorre is about to lose one sitcom on CBS, with the imminent departure of Two and a Half Men. But that still leaves him with three – and Thursday, the prolific comedy creator was honored with an all-star, all-shows salute…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
15
 
 

PASADENA, CA – As traditional networks clamor for attention at the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour, Amazon has stolen the spotlight with three attention-demanding, attending-deserving moves…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
12
 
 

PASADENA, CA – James Corden, 36, appointed the next host of CBS’s The Late Late Show, appeared Monday for his inaugural Television Critics Association press conference – and made a strong first impression…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
11
 
 

PASADENA, CA – AMC’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour was highlighted by salutes to its first, and next, hot TV series: Mad Men and Better Call Saul…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
9
 
 

PASADENA, CA – Seven years ago, Tim Robbins appeared before the National Association of Broadcasters, begging them to do better, more meaningful work. Now he’s on HBO, walking the walk as part of the team presenting The Brink…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
8
 
 

PASADENA, CA – There’s no science to the Television Critics Association press tour. But Wednesday, as the multi-week press event began, science on TV was well represented…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
7
 
 

This Sunday, Showtime unveils Season 4 of Episodes, which is TV’s least appreciated sitcom. The writing is crisp, surprising and delightful, and the performances even more so…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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