DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Oct
31
 
 
My Favorite Martian. Mork & Mindy. ALF. 3rd Rock From the Sun. And Saturday Night Live’s “The Coneheads.” Aliens from above have a long history of being played for laughs. TBS’ People of Earth takes this baton and wryly trots with it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
31
 
 
When Kevin Reilly was hired to run the Turner entertainment networks, he said he wanted something different. The new sitcom People of Earth, which debuts on TBS Monday at 9 p.m. ET, suggests his troops have gotten the message...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
31
 
 
On this day in 2010, AMC used the occasion of Halloween night to unveil The Walking Dead, its new drama series about a world suddenly overrun by zombies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
30
 
 
On this day in 1958, NBC's fledgling daytime game show, Concentration, was added to the network's prime-time lineup as a temporary replacement for Twenty-One...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
30
 
 
If you’re still glued to this Walking Dead-style election plastered across all network and cable news channels, our sympathy. Our concern. In the interest of distraction, courtesy of Huffpost Hill, TVWW presents this raccoon eating grapes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
29
 
 
The import series Brief Encounters proves again that while British actresses often seem as prim as their country’s reputation, they also love a chance to get naughty every so often...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
29
 
 
On this day in 1956, NBC introduced the evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
28
 
 
Today in 2005, Showtime debuted the anthology series, Masters of Horror, which showcased works by some of the horror genre's best-known writers and directors...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
28
 
 
In contrast to Vietnam War or Civil Rights protestors, the 1960s fighters in the women’s movement first had to convince some people there even was a problem...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
28
 
 
TVWW Update Hey, there, faithful readers! David Bianculli here, and after months in the hospital and recuperating, I'm back -- doing Bianculli's Best Bets, at least, on a weekly basis until I get fully up to speed. (Thanks, Eric, for filling the void, and so entertainingly, in my absence.) And what a week for a comeback, starting with postseason baseball on Fox Sports 1, and more faux presidential debate buffoonery on NBC's Saturday Night Live...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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