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2015
Sep
29
 
 
Tuesday is middle-aged Adonis night on Fox’s new fall schedule. So after John Stamos in Grandfathered comes Rob Lowe in the better rendered The Grinder...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
29
 
 
Aging playboy Jimmy Martino (John Stamos) is a self-idolizing, phony flatterer who runs an upscale Hollywood restaurant and polices any gray hairs as though they were weeds in a Tournament of Roses Parade float...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
26
 
 
Back during Don Johnson’s burst into stardom on NBC’s Miami Vice, ABC’s Dynasty also roamed the earth as the 1984-’85 TV season’s No. 1 prime-time series. Now they’re both back in ABC’s Dynasty-like Blood & Oil...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
26
 
 
What the real-life world really doesn’t need right now is another devastating terrorist attack on New York City or grossly incompetent screening of would-be FBI agents at the Quantico Academy. You’ll get both in ABC’s Quantico...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
24
 
 

Regarding Heroes Reborn, might there be the possibility of a historic class action suit on the part of viewers who end up suffering from whiplash, dizziness and overall head-hurt? Saying this NBC reboot is all over the place might qualify as the understatement of the millennium...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
24
 
 

Automatic weapons fire, screeching/smoking motor vehicles, flying fists and daring last-minute rescues are very much in The Player’s playbook. Darn, there’s dialogue, too...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
23
 
 

Morris Chestnut’s Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. strides through Miami with the same abundant confidence and swagger as Dwayne Johnson’s Spencer Strasmore does in HBO’s Ballers. They also share super-muscular torsos and serious medical issues that could someday punch them out...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
22
 
 
CBS’ Limitless is fairly quick on the heels of the 2011 film that starred Bradley Cooper as a stressed but empowered user of the super brain-boosting drug NZT...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
22
 
 
The Walt Disney Company has owned the rights to The Muppets since early 2004. So what took so long to turn Jim Henson’s timeless creations into the stars of a new weekly TV show?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
22
 
 
Chanel Oberlin has a mouth on her. And it spews hatred, racism, put-downs and self-entitlement that could do more harm to “impressionable” viewers than the recurring killings and other brutalities in Scream Queens...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now avaialble on Amazon.

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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