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2016
Aug
31
 
 
This day in 2001 marked the broadcast of the last original episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
30
 
 
David’s had his ups and downs this summer with a recent illness and continues to be on the glowing upswing. (He sends his regards from the lounger.)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
30
 
 
Okay, Aya Cash agrees, clinical depression isn’t the classic raw material for television comedy. But then last season the funniest thing happened to Gretchen Cutler, Cash’s character on the FXX comedy You’re the Worst: She outed her clinical depression and the show got better...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
30
 
 
On this day in 1993, David Letterman stepped onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York to host the first episode of his CBS late-night talk show, Late Show with David Letterman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
29
 
 
On this day in 1967, Richard Kimble stopped running...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
29
 
 
HBO did one of two things Sunday with The Night Of: It either played us for suckers or set us up for another spin on a great thrill ride...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
28
 
 
Those following HBO’s The Night Of are probably fans of the miniseries’ art direction — artfully out-of-focus and unsaturated scenes that convey the brooding, complex mood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
28
 
 
Just last week — days ago, in fact — Oxford Dictionaries launched a worldwide online vote to determine the least popular word in the English language...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
28
 
 
On this day in 2005, HBO introduced the BBC/HBO-produced historical drama, Rome...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
27
 
 
On this day in 1992, Fox launched the situation comedy, Martin...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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