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2016
Feb
23
 
 
The Simpsons trundles along as history’s longest-running scripted series, 27 years... One of the reasons for the show’s success is that it stays up-to-the-minute...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
4
 
 
Bob Elliott (left in photo with Ray Goulding), half of the legendary, semi-absurdist comedy duo of Bob & Ray, died Tuesday (2/2) at the age of 92...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
19
 
 
Older, and maybe wiser, five of the stars of High School Musical will reconvene on the Disney Channel for the tenth anniversary celebration of the TV movie that reached 100 million viewers around the world in 2006, won a boatload of awards, and was performed by students in more than 2,000 U.S. schools in its first 15 months...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
14
 
 
...but you probably won’t find it in The X-Files, one of history’s greatest TV shows, though there are thrills, chills, and weirdness a-plenty. Scully and Mulder return Jan. 24 on Fox...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
11
 
 
The world lost a big one Sunday with the death of David Bowie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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