DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Jul
29
 
 
Here's Jimmy Kimmel, during last night's monologue (Tuesday, July 28), giving his thoughts on the Minnesota dentist who allegedly illegally killed Cecil, a well-known favorite lion who had been lured off a Zimbabwe wildlife preserve...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
12
 
 
It’s the end of the season for Graham Norton and that means a new clip reel of his top 10 moments, including Seth MacFarlane doing “Cindyoke” — sitting alongside Cindy Lauper and singing her “True Colors” with the best of Family Guy’s Peter Griffin’s improv style...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
11
 
 
Maybe with the economy up the last five years, we’re doing better, more secure — and more inclined to get the bejesus scared out of us as a form of entertainment...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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