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2015
Nov
22
 
 
He’s bearded, bedraggled, has a firm moral compass and is almost three-and-a-half centuries removed from Mad Men’s times. That’s how Vincent Kartheiser has chosen to divest himself of smarmy, conniving ad man Pete Campbel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
21
 
 
For those who remain unaware of it, Crackle is neither a Rice Krispies wanna be nor the new sidekick of the longstanding Hershey brand candy bar...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
20
 
 
It’s been 28 TV seasons since the United States last knuckled under to an occupying foreign power...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
17
 
 
Two of the Big Four broadcast networks have put out detailed summations of their revamped midseason schedules while NBC is dribbling out information and CBS remains silent save for the biggest splash of them all -- Super Bowl 50...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
17
 
 
Producer Dick Wolf seemed to be on the verge of Hollywood extinction several years ago when NBC began separating itself from his longstanding Law & Order “brand” -- But if the wolf seemed at the door, the Wolf man himself declined to run scared...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
8
 
 
The Starz company line regarding Flesh and Bone is that its costs and logistics skewered an initial plan to make it a year-to-year series and cut it down to a one-shot eight-hour miniseries...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
7
 
 
Aziz Ansari’s new comedy series, Master of None, is a total misnomer in terms of what its star and co-creator have wrought...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
3
 
 
These are the further voyages of the once free enterprise known as television... the Star Trek franchise will be shown exclusively on its fledgling All Access streaming device after a one-episode launch on the musty old broadcast network....
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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