2017
May
5
 
 
This day in 1988 marked the last telecast of Max Headroom on ABC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
4
 
 
This day in 1996 marked the final telecast of the NBC drama, Sisters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
3
 
 
On this day in 2000, Fox aired the season finale of Party of Five...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
2
 
 
This day in 1986 marked the final telecast of the ABC series, The Fall Guy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
1
 
 
This day in 2004 marked the last telecast of the CBS drama, The District...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
On this day in 1997, ABC's Ellen presented the first part of the groundbreaking two-parter, "The Puppy Episode"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
29
 
 
This day in 1996 marked the debut of TV Land...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
On this day in 1965, CBS presented the musical special, My Name is Barbra...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
27
 
 
This day in 1998 marked the final telecast of the CBS police drama, Brooklyn South...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
26
 
 
On this day in 1991, ABC launched the sitcom Dinosaurs...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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