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

 
 
 
 
 
2017
Aug
8
 
 

Credit Julie Klausner with staying the course. And amazingly enough, it’s working. Klausner’s Difficult People launches its third season Tuesday [Aug. 8] on the streaming service Hulu...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
6
 
 
The characters in Showtime’s Ray Donovan start their fifth season on a note of high optimism. You know that’s not gonna last...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
5
 
 

Those ubiquitous Seinfeld reruns are just one of many places you’ll find Jason Alexander these days. He'll be in the new animated children's series Kody Kapow on the Sprout channel, and later this fall on the new Audience Network comedy Hit the Road...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
4
 
 
Like most spoof shows, Amazon’s Comrade Detective may have a finite life span. But the new series offers some clever moments out of the gate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
1
 
 

Maybe the biggest surprise about USA’s dark new series The Sinner is that it isn’t based on a story from Scandinavia. Instead, it’s based on a story from Germany. Close enough...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Like most big stories, the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s was also a tragically large number of small stories, and director Cecilia Aldarondo has found a compelling one in Memories of A Penitent Heart...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
National Geographic’s Joel Sartore has photographed thousands of birds, animals, insect, fish, and other wildlife over the last quarter century. For a disturbing number of those species, Sartore’s photographs may soon be all we have left...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
30
 
 
For people who lived in New York in the mid-1970s, there has never been a more visceral example of homegrown terror than the Son of Sam case...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
28
 
 
If your sleep issue is that you don’t have enough nightmares, several episodes of HBO’s new Room 104 should be just the antidote you were looking for...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
28
 
 
June Foray was heard but not seen. Foray, who died Thursday in Los Angeles, just a few weeks short of her 100th birthday, provided the voices for hundreds of animated television and film characters over a career that spanned 10 decades...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (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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