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2015
May
21
 
 

After a third of a century in late-night TV, David Letterman presented his last show last night (Wednesday, May 20), on the final day of the May ratings sweeps. And he went out with a great one…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
18
 
 

Was Sunday’s finale of AMC’s Mad Men a fitting end to a fabulous TV series? Absolutely. And not only was it satisfying, it was wickedly clever, and even a little twisted. I loved it…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
14
 
 

The CW, so pleased with last year’s development season, is introducing only one new series for fall. It’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and originally was developed for Showtime…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
13
 
 

CBS is unveiling only five new shows for fall, and saving two of those for November. One of them is the latest comic-book superhero spinoff. Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane! It’s… Supergirl…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
12
 
 

The Muppets are coming! The Muppets are coming! ABC made other announcements about its new fall schedule – but nothing else got me psyched like the return of Kermit and company…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
12
 
 

Last fall, Fox’s only successful new series was Gotham, which explains why the network is aggressively targeting young demos and genre fans next season. But for fall, the shows look quite promising…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
11
 
 

Once again, TVWW offers quick, bite-sized video samples of the new fall TV offerings, along with our own very first impressions. But this year, we show only the most intriguing ones. On NBC, that’s a short list…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
6
 
 

CBS’s The Good Wife is a TV rarity: a drama series that seems to get even better as it gets older. The Season 6 finale arrives Sunday – and today, I interview the show’s creators, Robert and Michelle King, on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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