DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Dec
31
 
 
ABC is filled to the brim with mom, dad, and the kids sitcoms. On current-day Fox, though, they need not apply unless they’re cartoons...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
27
 
 
CBS’ partnership with the Kennedy Center Honors dates to their inception back in 1978... and its latest agreement should be applauded as one of those rare instances in which a broadcast network bows to class rather than big ratings...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
26
 
 
UpRoxx, has just released its fifth annual survey of the year’s Top 10 best new and overall TV programs. Your friendly content provider again is among the 59 critics contributing this year. Our respective lists are fairly in sync... but there are notable exceptions...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
23
 
 
’Tis the season to be generous. So today we offer a twofer -- classic ABC and CBS Christmas greetings from generations ago...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
15
 
 
The subscription streaming network known as Acorn TV makes for a solid investment if you’re a glutton for British programming...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
14
 
 
Fox’s mega-promoted follow-up to Empire can be semi-tolerable if you enjoy watching plausibility in the key of F and aren’t looking for any likable characters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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