DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

CANDACE KELLEY

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2017
Jan
16
 
 
Hard to top Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon for star power here at TCA17... The two no-nonsense Oscar-winners star in Feud: Bette & Joan...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
13
 
 
Not all network executives are ‘fraidy cats....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
12
 
 
Weird sells at TCA. Take Monday’s Showtime session featuring David Lynch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
22
 
 
When telling the story of young Cindy Loo Who, two guys in bow ties knew just what to do...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
1
 
 
In 1985, TV critics held the first Television Critics Awards. Only one of the winners showed up to accept his TCA Award that first year: Grant Tinker...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
12
 
 
Because he was the host of a reality show, I met and interviewed president elect Donald Trump on a few occasions. Here is what happened on one of them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
21
 
 
CANNES, France — If you think TV is already peaking in North America, brace yourselves for a world of content spilling over from the rest of the world...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
15
 
 
TVWW asked me to do something I don’t usually do as a TV critic—review a movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., so this request kinda makes sense. No. 1, it’s based on an old spy series from the ‘60s, and No. 2, I’m old enough to (barely) remember it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
22
 
 
Craig Ferguson, sporting a liberated, Mohawk-y ‘do, stood on his anchor desk and left us with a joyous, Proclaimers-like, jump-up-and-dance anthem. Would that CBS had given him a band ages ago, that was a stompin’ good way to go out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
28
 
 
Part of the fun in speaking with WKRP in Cincinnati creator Hugh Wilson for the long-awaited DVD release of his series was getting his backstory. I’m always curious about where TV storytellers come from and how they got into The Game...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Bill Brioux

Bill Brioux is the David Bianculli of Canada, except he keeps his white beard to himself. He currently contributes to the Toronto Star, The Canadian Press and blogs at brioux.tv, TV Feeds My Family.
 
 

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