DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Sep
30
 
 
Woody Allen’s first TV series, Crisis In Six Scenes, is kind of a mess...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
30
 
 
TV’s latest time-travel series begins its limited present-day activities with a whopper. Only it’s completely true, according to latter day accounts...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
30
 
 
On this day in 1960, ABC introduced The Flintstones, TV's most popular Stone Age family...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
29
 
 
On this day in 1998, the WB introduced Felicity, which starred Keri Russell as a young California girl who impulsively upends her West Coast college plans to follow her high-school crush to New York...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
29
 
 
Netflix continues to do right by the Marvel universe with Luke Cage, whose 13 episodes drop on Friday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
28
 
 
On this day in 1991, ABC introduced the dramedy, The Commish...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
27
 
 
Steve Allen's first NBC show, broadcast on September 27, 1954, launched Tonight! into orbit, and it hasn't returned since...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
27
 
 

For rock ‘n’ roll-based television shows, the hits don’t seem to have kept on coming...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
26
 
 
The stars of a certain sitcom that’s been off the air for a while have been sending subtle messages via social media over the last few days...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
26
 
 
On this day in 1960, an estimated 70 million Americans tuned in to watch Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon take part in the first-ever televised presidential debate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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