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2017
Mar
23
 
 
On this day in 1974, The Partridge Family's four-season run came to an end...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
22
 
 
This day in 1995 marked the debut of the Fox sci-fi series, Sliders...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
21
 
 
On this day in 1966, Ben Casey ended its six-season run on ABC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
20
 
 
On this day in 1988, NBC presented a telemovie based on the 1960 film, Inherit the Wind...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
19
 
 
On this day in 1977, the last episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
18
 
 
On this day in 1990, NBC presented the first night of the two-part miniseries, Phantom of the Opera...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
17
 
 
On this day in 1998, NBC introduced the sitcom, LateLine, starring comedian-turned-senator Al Franken...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
16
 
 
On this day in 2010, FX debuted the acclaimed series, Justified...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
15
 
 
This day in 1977 marked the debut of Three's Company...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
14
 
 
This day in 1968 marked the last original telecast of the ABC series, Batman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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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