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

 
 
 
 
 
2014
Jul
16
 
 

Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake last presented The Open in 2006, when the golfer known worldwide by one name – Tiger – won. This year is different. Royal Liverpool is surprisingly green, and Tiger is covered in rust...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
27
 
 
A rusty Tiger Woods is better than no Tiger Woods at all. For 109 days, golf fans have awaited word from on high. Will he return this year? Will he ever return? And those are just the network bosses...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
4
 
 
Documentary footage of the outspoken heavyweight is layered with a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Supreme Court, back when the champ refused to answer the draft...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Aug
29
 
 
Even with temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees in some places, the indisputable fact is that autumn is here. How so? College football season means that autumn is here...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Dec
15
 
 
College football reached the tipping point on bowls a few years ago. It’s now ridiculous, and it’s not just the funny names. It’s the numbing number of bowls...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
28
 
 
Television producers are introducing audiences to the fact that a growing segment of the U.S. population is multiracial families...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
26
 
 
Last Resort is a delicious serving of 21st century righteous indignation, with Andre Braugher as an outraged sub commander with nukes at his disposal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
26
 
 
Elementary, the latest incarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective Sherlock Holmes, has enough potential to move the needle to wow...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
27
 
 
The network that has broadcast the summer Olympics since 1988 is about to launch an ambitious plan to show every event in the upcoming London Olympic Games in real time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
18
 
 
Even though the setting is inescapably familiar, with a few stock-character church ladies thrown in for good measure, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland spin-off, The Soul Man, shows promise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Gerald Jordan

Gerald B. Jordan is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas. Earlier in his career, he was a respected, unusually well-dressed TV critic for the Kansas City Star.
 
 

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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