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2017
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Old news: the new Doctor Who will be played by a female actor for the first time in the franchise’s history... More interesting thing, though, judging from fans’ response on Twitter and other social media sites, was not so much the announcement as the reaction...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Not much more can be said about Martin Landau that hasn’t been said by others, more eloquent and profound than anything I could say...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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To paraphrase Mark Twain, updated for modern times and the era of Modern Family, reports of Saturday Night Live’s death have been greatly exaggerated...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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There are just two things you need to know about the Emmys this year...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Several years ago, in a memorable exchange on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher and guest Seth MacFarlane were discussing the nature of actual war, as opposed to the sanitized version so often seen on the nightly news...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
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