DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Aug
2
 
 
Fox's Kevin Reilly talks about network ratings, American Idol, and how Glee plans to handle the death of actor Cory Monteith...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — "It's the gunshot that echoed around the world — but who pulled the trigger?"That's how the folks behind an upcoming documentary on the Kennedy assassination are hyping JFK: The Smoking Gun. The documentary premieres in November on the U.S. cable channel Reelz and on Discovery in Canada. Montreal-based Muse Entertainment — who produced the highly-rated 10-part miniseries The Kennedys — are also behind this venture.Executive producer Michael Prupas to
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
28
 
 
TV reporters attending the summer Television Critics Association press tour will have an opportunity Sunday to step back nearly 40 years, thanks in part to our intrepid Bill Brioux...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
27
 
 
Michael J. Fox says his Parkinson's will be as much a part of his new NBC TV show as it is a part of his life...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
27
 
 
BBC America celebrated the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who at the tony L.A. SoHo House in West Hollywood. Bill Brioux reports...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
6
 
 
"Are ya grindin'?" the Lone Ranger said to me. "Shut 'er down." Thus began my interview with Clayton Moore, TV's The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1957...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
23
 
 
Makers of TV shows must see these skillfully-animated viral videos much the same way series creators and producers in the '60s and '70s saw those great Mad magazine parodies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
16
 
 
Frank Bank passed away Saturday, one day after his 71st birthday. Bank, a native Californian, played Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on Leave it to Beaver...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
12
 
 
"If Jonathan Winters is ever accused of anything, he's got the perfect alibi," Jack Paar once told his audience. "He was someone else at the time."...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
9
 
 
Annette Funicello will endure as a cheerful icon of Disney innocence, but also as a brave example of dignity and hope. It's a legacy that will forever hold her banner high...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 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

 
 

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