DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Mar
22
 
 
The broadcast networks -- well, at least two of them -- lately have been flexing their social consciences. Not that this is a profitable enterprise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
14
 
 
The evidence builds against eccentric Larry Henderson (John Lithgow) in Trial & Error, a mockumentary spoof of the burgeoning “true crime” genre...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
11
 
 
Season 3 of American Crime looks like a very tough, if not an impossible sell. Which in its own way is commendable on the part of ABC but not exactly heartening news for the Disney-owned network’s sales force or stockholders...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
7
 
 
Season 5 of FX’s The Americans remains set in the 1980s, specifically George Orwell’s 1984 at this point...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
5
 
 
Old-line show biz hasn’t been this delectable since HBO went to town on Liberace in 2013’s Behind the Candelabra...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
5
 
 
They simultaneously hit Sundays shortly after NBC’s Timeless had its season and possibly series finale in late February...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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