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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2016
Feb
23
 
 
The Simpsons trundles along as history’s longest-running scripted series, 27 years... One of the reasons for the show’s success is that it stays up-to-the-minute...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
4
 
 
Bob Elliott (left in photo with Ray Goulding), half of the legendary, semi-absurdist comedy duo of Bob & Ray, died Tuesday (2/2) at the age of 92...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
19
 
 
Older, and maybe wiser, five of the stars of High School Musical will reconvene on the Disney Channel for the tenth anniversary celebration of the TV movie that reached 100 million viewers around the world in 2006, won a boatload of awards, and was performed by students in more than 2,000 U.S. schools in its first 15 months...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
14
 
 
...but you probably won’t find it in The X-Files, one of history’s greatest TV shows, though there are thrills, chills, and weirdness a-plenty. Scully and Mulder return Jan. 24 on Fox...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
11
 
 
The world lost a big one Sunday with the death of David Bowie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
20
 
 
... and her name is Jeannie Klisiewicz. She’s the Good Cheer assistant on Ellen, and Ellen DeGeneres dispatched her to surprise a big-hearted, hard-working second grade teacher in Leesburg, Va., not only with a little airtime on her favorite daytime talk show, but with a few presents, too...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
8
 
 
British comedy team Greg Haiste and Marie Lawrence have put together an hilarious spoof Star Wars trailer in the style of naturalist British director Ken Loach and his 1969 film Kes, complete with appropriately weird Yorkshire dialect...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
24
 
 
As part of a BBC special hosted by Graham Norton, producers rounded up nine Adele impersonators, supposedly to audition for a reality show. They’re a varied lot... including one extremely nervous woman introduced as Jenny...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
18
 
 
People waking up Wednesday morning to news that police had raided an apartment in the Paris suburbs, and killed two terrorists, were perhaps not surprised, if they had seen this Monday night introduction to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
15
 
 
Stephen Colbert pondered the blurry line between art and porn on TV after the recent $170 million sale for Modigliani’s painting “Nu Couche”, which depicts a nude woman lying on a couch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Jonathan Storm

Jonathan Storm has watched television since he was 5 years old. He would wake up early, turn on the TV and watch the test patterns as he waited for The Modern Farmer to begin. Eventually, he put all that experience to good use, working as the TV critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 22 years before retiring in 2011. He’s still watching, and writing free-lance for The Inquirer and other outlets.
 
 

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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