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2015
Nov
24
 
 
A key character — arguably the key character — was killed on a high-profile cable drama, the other night. “It was one of those deaths that was on point story-wise,” said the actor who played the ill-fated character... But enough about The Leftovers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
19
 
 
They say imitation is the sincerest form of TV — just look at all those sequels, prequels and spinoff-offs! — but that alone doesn’t explain how Gotham is so good, or how it has managed to stay that way...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
17
 
 
Survivor is arguably the most recognizable reality-competition program on U.S. TV — and yet it’s easy to forget the effect Survivor once had on the culture...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
16
 
 
Survivor has found a way not just to survive but thrive. The original stranded-on-a-desert-island competition series that popularized such catch phrases as, “The tribe has spoken,” is in its 15th year...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
4
 
 
The last time Donald Trump hosted Saturday Night Live, in 2004, he was Big Stuff, thanks to The Apprentice... He's hardly one to ever be caught at a loss for words, script or no script, and he's never met a soundbite he didn’t like...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
3
 
 
Frontline's eye-opening film lays bare some hard truths about a series of unsolved murders of Vietnamese-American journalists across the U.S. between 1981 and 1990...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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.

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