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The author, professor and NPR guest host has highlighted network gold for nearly 30 years... he's been dealing with finding an answer to deadlines, detritus and overlapping duties for a long time, paid to watch TV for a living for nearly 40 years. "I've seen a shameful amount of TV," Bianculli says without a hint of remorse...
Guess who's listed on's list of "The 25 Best TV Bloggers Right Now"? It's no surprise to fans of TV Worth Watching...
(Atlantic City Weekly - By Daniel Aupperle) Life After Jimmy: TV critic David Bianculli on the second-season finale shocker of 'Boardwalk Empire' and its upcoming third season..."I'm still spinning about the way that it ended," Bianculli tells Atlantic City Weekly...
(from Archive of American Television) George Clooney and Smokehouse Pictures are set to produce a movie about Smothers Brothers Tom and Dick, in an adaptation of David Bianculli’s book, "Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." The film will follow the controversy surrounding the Smothers Brothers’ short-lived television variety show, which debuted in 1967 and was abruptly canceled by CBS in 1969...
(New Jersey Monthly - by Tom Wilk) Like a journey of a thousand miles that begins with a single step, the road to becoming a television critic starts with a solitary sentence. In David Bianculli’s case, it was an entry printed in his diary on December 3, 1960...

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