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2015
Oct
27
 
 
Time may be running out on the dream of a Strike Back reunion. Okay, it was never all that likely that the stars of the recently concluded, ultra-macho Cinemax series, would somehow have a crossover reunion under the umbrella of their current NBC shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
27
 
 

ABC’s new Wicked City reminds us that if you’re going to build a show around the slaughter of pretty young women, you better have both a good reason and a good plan, or else might end up just unpleasant...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
25
 
 
The annual "Treehouse of Horrors" episode of The Simpsons (Sunday, Oct. 25 on Fox, 8 p.m. ET) raises a life-or-death question. Why is The Simpsons still alive? Because even when you're sitting there groaning "Oh, no, not The Simpsons again," you laugh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
24
 
 
Rachel Bloom thinks we need a reality check on at least two subjects, love and California, and she hopes Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can help...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
23
 
 
The new Supergirl that soars onto CBS Monday has left many TV geeks puzzled -- not about the show, but the destination. CBS? A superhero show on CBS? It seems startling. But it shouldn't...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
20
 
 
As someone who writes about television, I have to admit I wouldn’t have guessed that the hot-buzz TV ticket for fall would be the Republican presidential primary debates...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
18
 
 
When people talk about cool moves in television programming, the conversation will rarely include the word “Hallmark"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
15
 
 
While Rob Lowe’s character in the new Fox sitcom The Grinder may be more than slightly delusional, Lowe says his own life as he has passed the age of 50 has become, well, rather grounded...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
13
 
 
John Benjamin Hickey jokes that his role on Manhattan is both a great acting gig and a remedial college course...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
13
 
 
PBS’s hour-long tribute to Mary Tyler Moore Tuesday mostly focuses on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which I suppose it should. When you’re talking Mary Tyler Moore, however, there are those among us whose go-to image isn’t Mary Richards. It’s Laura Petrie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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