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

 
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2016
Oct
28
 
 
TVWW Update Hey, there, faithful readers! David Bianculli here, and after months in the hospital and recuperating, I'm back -- doing Bianculli's Best Bets, at least, on a weekly basis until I get fully up to speed. (Thanks, Eric, for filling the void, and so entertainingly, in my absence.) And what a week for a comeback, starting with postseason baseball on Fox Sports 1, and more faux presidential debate buffoonery on NBC's Saturday Night Live...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
21
 
 

Dear, dear TVWW readers: I’m back, I’m recovering, and, to quote Monty Python, I’m not dead yet. Thanks for your patience, and your loyalty, while I’ve been healing, glacially but gratefully…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
20
 
 
TVWW Update — Flesh-eating zombies and a nuclear apocalypse are on the way this week. No, that’s not what’s in store for the third presidential debate on Wednesday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
14
 
 
TVWW Update 10/08/16 — Well, TVWW readers, this last week saw a mighty blowhard force threaten the U.S., stressing out millions that lay in its erratic, unpredictable path. Hurricane Matthew was also in the news...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
7
 
 
TVWW UPDATE 10/01/16 -- Well, TVWW readers, if you’re like us, you’re probably staggering after last week’s debate and your political hangover is pretty bad even though the election is still about 6 weeks off. No such maladies for David, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
24
 
 
TVWW Update -- We expect David to post his own hello to TVWW readers sometime very soon...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
17
 
 
TVWW Update: David continues to be on the upswing, TVWW readers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
3
 
 
TVWW Update: David continues to be kicking back in the lounger — and, hey, watching a heck of a lot of TV. Like the rest of us, he’s finding August TV viewing pretty sparse, so he’s been catching up...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jul
31
 
 
Dearest, most ardent, TVWW readers: We see you’ve noticed the program content keeps coming, but the Best Bets column continues to be conspicuously blank...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jul
24
 
 
We are so sorry, but BEST BETS continue to be offline. We will return soon with more picks for your nightly viewing. Thank you for your patience...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Bianculli

Founder / Editor

David Bianculli has been a TV critic since 1975, including a 14-year stint at the New York Daily News, and sees no reason to stop now. Currently, he's TV critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and is an occasional substitute host for that show. He's also an author and teaches TV and film history at New Jersey's Rowan University. His 2009 Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour', has been purchased for film rights and his latest, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific, is now available at Amazon. The paperback version will be released fall, 2017.

 
 

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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