DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2017
Mar
14
 
 
Every time you start to get annoyed at NBC’s new sitcom Trial & Error, you think how much the creators obviously love the immortal film My Cousin Vinny and you back off...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
11
 
 
To the credit of ABC and creator John Ridley, American Crime is still tackling the tough ones and not pretending any solution is easy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
8
 
 
Noah Hawley says one of his primary inspirations for writing the FX sci-fi series Legion was Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. But Jean Smart suggests she was more inspired by another classic rock band of that era: Blind Faith...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
8
 
 
Perhaps contrary to its title, the Syfy space drama The Expanse, in its own way, shrinks the universe...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
8
 
 
One of the best shows on television, WGN America’s Underground, resurfaces Wednesday night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
7
 
 
Since none of Joe Weisberg’s earliest concerns about The Americans turned out to be a problem, he sees no point in worrying now whether the show can stick the landing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
6
 
 
Robert Osborne showed us why television, more than any other medium, turned hosts into stars...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
5
 
 

When film icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford made their only movie together, it generated good copy that they didn’t like each other. The question now is whether that's worth eight hours of our contemporary live...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
5
 
 
Fans of time-travel television have their choice of two very different trips Sunday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
4
 
 
More than half a century after her death, Patsy Cline remains a north star to women artists in country music and beyond...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Hinckley

David Hinckley first grasped the power of television when, at the age of 8, he bullied his parents into buying a basset hound like Cleo on The People’s Choice. He named her Cleo. Somewhat more recently, he worked for 35 years at The New York Daily News, the last seven covering television.

 
 

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.

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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