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High School Musical Redux
January 19, 2016  | By Jonathan Storm
 

Older, and maybe wiser, five of the stars of High School Musical will reconvene Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on the Disney Channel for the tenth anniversary celebration of the little TV movie that reached 100 million different viewers around the world in 2006 (before Internet streaming), won a boatload of awards, and was performed by students in more than 2,000 U.S. schools in its first 15 months. Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman, who have had their share of growing pains, will talk about the show. Zac Efron, who emerged as the biggest star, joins with a taped segment. Here’s the HSM’s big finale. (They look like such babies.) -- Jonathan Storm

 
 
 
 
 
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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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