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2017
Jun
3
 
 
It’s oftentimes said, usually by its practitioners, that comedy isn’t pretty...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
1
 
 
After a six-year run as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley is walking the plank -- to a full-time position at 60 Minutes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
24
 
 
Announced and scrapped twice, ABC’s “re-imagined” Dirty Dancing finally slides into prime-time on the closing night of the May “sweeps”...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
22
 
 
Well, that was really weird. Well, why would it be otherwise? Veteran fetishist David Lynch, who is directing all 18 new episodes again seems to be determinedly going nowhere -- and certainly nowhere fast.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
18
 
 
Follow the bouncing reboots. Earlier in the week, ABC officially became the new network of American Idol...Now The CW, intent on broadening its audience beyond 18-to-34-year-olds, is hoping to make a soapy splash with one of ABC’s onetime hits...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
17
 
 
The following favorable review of Downward Dog is not influenced by my surname, although you still might want to consider the source. After all, I was among a bare handful of TV critics who didn’t actively dislike ABC’s earlier talking creature sitcom, Imaginary Mary...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
17
 
 
No. 1 in total viewers for nine consecutive seasons and 14 of the last 15, CBS nonetheless is adding more newcomers to its fall schedule than any of its rivals...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
16
 
 
Third out of the box with its new season plans, struggling ABC has five newbies for this fall and a rebooted American Idol on its bench...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
15
 
 
All aglow with another win among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds -- its third in the last four seasons -- NBC again is adding just three new series to its latest fall lineup.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
15
 
 
Fox replicated NBC’s minimalist approach Monday by announcing just three new series this fall...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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