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2015
Jul
30
 
 
I come neither to praise Jon Stewart nor to bury him. Many have done the former, and Fox News seems only too happy to do the latter...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
13
 
 

What do The Americans, Louie, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield and Justified all have in common, other than that they all aired, and in some cases still do, on FX? They have never won an Emmy. Further, they have not even been nominated...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
6
 
 
Talent comes in different shapes and sizes. And guises. That’s hardly news, of course, but it explains a lot about how, even after 10 seasons, America’s Got Talent is still doing boffo biz in the summer ratings...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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