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2017
Sep
19
 
 
Of all the shows premiering this fall, few are more anticipated than the return to NBC of Will & Grace...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
14
 
 
On this day in 1992, Hearts Afire, with John Ritter and Markie Post, debuted...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
5
 
 
On this date in 2006, Katie Couric made her debut as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
1
 
 
Elvis Presley appeared on The Steve Allen Show on this date in 1956 while crooning to someone special...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
26
 
 
Who knew you could order dinner and a show for home delivery? James Corden and Seth Rogen delivered to unsuspecting customers along with a catch: They could have the pizza they ordered or whatever was in pizza box #2, à la Let’s Make a Deal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
16
 
 
Despite the platinum-plated offerings of Fargo, Better Call Saul, and so many others, for some of us, sitcoms are still a preferred form of television. Drama is good. Comedy is essential...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
28
 
 
The completion of President Trump’s first overseas tour created many discussions and controversies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
19
 
 
On this day in 1977, the last episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
On this day in 1971 George C. Scott gave an Emmy-winning performance in Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Price...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
26
 
 
My So-Called Life, the critically acclaimed but viewer-deficient drama about teenage angst, had its season finale on this day in 1995...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post