DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

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LINDA DONOVAN

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KARLE DUNBAR

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

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CANDACE KELLEY

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2015
Oct
23
 
 
The new Supergirl that soars onto CBS Monday has left many TV geeks puzzled -- not about the show, but the destination. CBS? A superhero show on CBS? It seems startling. But it shouldn't...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
20
 
 
As someone who writes about television, I have to admit I wouldn’t have guessed that the hot-buzz TV ticket for fall would be the Republican presidential primary debates...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
18
 
 
When people talk about cool moves in television programming, the conversation will rarely include the word “Hallmark"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
15
 
 
While Rob Lowe’s character in the new Fox sitcom The Grinder may be more than slightly delusional, Lowe says his own life as he has passed the age of 50 has become, well, rather grounded...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
13
 
 
John Benjamin Hickey jokes that his role on Manhattan is both a great acting gig and a remedial college course...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
13
 
 
PBS’s hour-long tribute to Mary Tyler Moore Tuesday mostly focuses on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which I suppose it should. When you’re talking Mary Tyler Moore, however, there are those among us whose go-to image isn’t Mary Richards. It’s Laura Petrie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
13
 
 
Rachel Brosnahan apologizes for politely stabbing little pieces of her salad as she talks about starting her second year as Abby Isaacs on WGN America’s Manhattan. It’s been a busy day for Brosnahan. Actually, it’s been a busy couple of years...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
11
 
 
Ted Danson, who’s put on his parka and thermal underwear to join the second season of FX’s Fargo, has a simple suggestion for how viewers might orient themselves to the show’s sometimes-quirky world...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
11
 
 
Apparently a lot of Fargo fans have decided that if Noah Hawley could pull off the impossible by adapting their beloved movie into a TV series once, then maybe, heck, he could do it again...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
8
 
 
EDITOR'S NOTE: With this posting, we welcome yet another tenured TV writer to the TV Worth Watching family: DAVID HINCKLEY, former long-time TV and radio critic and critic at large for the New York Daily News...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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