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2015
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31
 
 
As we count down to the Super Bowl, it seems the high drama of “Deflategate” just won’t end..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
29
 
 
As the New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick tried to illustrate, all this kerfuffle over underinflated footballs can be explained through simple science: the weather made them do it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
22
 
 
Sterling Archer, animated star of FX's Archer was supposed to appear on Conan recently to promote the series’ upcoming sixth season, but pulled a last-minute switch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
14
 
 
Two years before Allison Williams was cast as Marnie in HBO’s Girls, and four full years before she donned green tights to star in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, she appeared in this fluidly filmed music video...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
5
 
 
ESPN's Stuart Scott passed away Sunday (1/4) after a long bout with cancer and testimonials to his breakthrough broadcasting style were many over this past weekend...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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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