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2016
Dec
1
 
 
In 1985, TV critics held the first Television Critics Awards. Only one of the winners showed up to accept his TCA Award that first year: Grant Tinker...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
12
 
 
Because he was the host of a reality show, I met and interviewed president elect Donald Trump on a few occasions. Here is what happened on one of them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
21
 
 
CANNES, France — If you think TV is already peaking in North America, brace yourselves for a world of content spilling over from the rest of the world...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
15
 
 
TVWW asked me to do something I don’t usually do as a TV critic—review a movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., so this request kinda makes sense. No. 1, it’s based on an old spy series from the ‘60s, and No. 2, I’m old enough to (barely) remember it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
22
 
 
Craig Ferguson, sporting a liberated, Mohawk-y ‘do, stood on his anchor desk and left us with a joyous, Proclaimers-like, jump-up-and-dance anthem. Would that CBS had given him a band ages ago, that was a stompin’ good way to go out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
28
 
 
Part of the fun in speaking with WKRP in Cincinnati creator Hugh Wilson for the long-awaited DVD release of his series was getting his backstory. I’m always curious about where TV storytellers come from and how they got into The Game...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
20
 
 
Born February 22, 1918, Dominick George "Don" Pardo joined the NBC Radio Network as an announcer in June of 1944 -- or, as Lorne Michaels once pointed out, "before I was born..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
12
 
 
Some entertainers, you really hope that when you meet them, you like them. The thing about Robin Williams was that, when you met him, you liked him even more. The surprise was how candid and unguarded he was...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
24
 
 
BEVERLY HILLS, CA —Downton Abbey is PBS’s Super Bowl. The BBC import draws the highest ratings on the public broadcaster, and network officials once again gave it red carpet treatment at press tour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
21
 
 
Host Terry Crews of Fox's Brooklyn Nine Nine showed he can sing as well as do shtick. “President Camacho” was joined by surprise guest co-host Miss Piggy, who seemed right at home in a room full of hambones...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Bill Brioux

Bill Brioux is the David Bianculli of Canada, except he keeps his white beard to himself. He currently contributes to the Toronto Star, The Canadian Press and blogs at brioux.tv, TV Feeds My Family.
 
 

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 avaialble on Amazon.

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

New From TVWW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grant Tinker: 1925-2016
By David Bianculli
 
 
 
 

Dispatches From TVWW

RIP Grant Tinker
By Ed Bark
 
 
 
 
Grant Tinker: An Appreciation
By Tom Brinkmoeller
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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