DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

DAVID SICILIA

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2017
Aug
9
 
 
Jeff Garlin regaled, Wendi McClendon-Covey embraced ("You're gonna get a hug") and the kids were all right, too...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
9
 
 
Fox is giving Seth MacFarlane a big budget and lots of space to launch The Orville, by far his most visible TV role as problematic spacecraft captain Ed Mercer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
8
 
 
In a sea of disaffected TV teen daughters with 'tudes, The Middle’s Sue Heck is a fount of boundless optimism and pluck...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
6
 
 
Still proudly un-televised, the 33rd annual Television Critics Association awards show made a scene Saturday night from the moment host Kristin Chenoweth strode onstage in a coverup red robe and white hat...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
4
 
 
Steve Harvey defies ubiquitous. To say he's everywhere is to shortchange him. He somehow found time to appear late Thursday afternoon at NBC Universal's portion of the Television Critics Association press tour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
3
 
 
STUDIO CITY, CA -- May the force be . . . sorry, wrong space franchise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
3
 
 
NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt began his network's marquee panel with a bang Thursday at the Television Critics Association "press tour"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
2
 
 
Darkness prevails at the USA network, which formerly championed a “blue sky” approach that welcomed banter-laced, light-stepping dramas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
1
 
 
CBS put its best new shows forward Tuesday during the network's jammed one-day presentation on the TCA summer press tour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Beverly Hills, CA -- Incessant political reporter/commentator/moderator Robert Costa hit a hotel ballroom stage on another natural high late Monday morning...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.  For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 

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 now available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
 

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