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2016
Jun
15
 
 
Broadcast television accomplished something quite remarkable Sunday night; something that proved there is still great life in the old “dinosaur” of media...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
8
 
 
What’s to become of broadcast television now that CBS’ The Good Wife has reached the end of its run? It’s an important question...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
7
 
 
La’Porsha for the win! Even at the last, American Idol can get me (and millions of others) caught up in the excitement of it all...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
29
 
 
It seems that every passing week this year brings word of the passing of yet another great television star of yesterday or not that long ago...Garry Shandling...The Waltons creator Earl Hamner Jr. And now Patty Duke...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
13
 
 
The overload of quality television shows no sign of waning anytime soon, even if critics are collapsing under the burden of it all and ordinary people are starting to push back...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
1
 
 
For as far back as I can remember, Grease has been “the word.” And yet, during Sunday night’s three-hour live production of that campy pop-culture classic, many other words came to mind: “Dazzling,” “thrilling,” “ground-breaking,”...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
16
 
 
We’re three weeks into the 2015-16 television season and so far the only single episode of any series that seems to have generated any talk at all is the sophomore season premiere of ABC’s superb family comedy black-ish...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
13
 
 
The passing of Martin Milner earlier this month (Sept 6) brings to mind thoughts about his best known work in the role of Officer Pete Malloy on the crime-drama classic Adam-12, which ran on NBC from 1968-1975...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
26
 
 
If space permitted, I would have titled this column A Fond Farewell to Dick Van Patten (And a Great Big Thank You for the Memories), because thinking about the man has brought back so much of the joy that I had watching broadcast TV in the late Seventies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
20
 
 
I can’t think of a better way for a new retro network to grab my attention with a marathon of The Mary Tyler Moore Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Martin

Ed Martin is a media critic whose columns appear at MediaVillage and The Huffington Post. He is the former senior editor of Inside Media and has also written for USA Today, Advertising Age, Broadcasting & Cable and TV Guide. The first five shows on Ed's all-time top-ten list are, in order, I Love Lucy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family and two from the BBC, Skins and Coupling. The remaining five shows are in constant flux, but they usually include Green Acres, The Twilight Zone and The Sopranos.
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: An advance copy of David’s upcoming book from Doubleday has just arrived! The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now available on Amazon for pre-order for its November 15th release. You can read some of the dustcover summary here, including: “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. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television,…he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the Western, the animated series and the variety show. David Bianculli's book is the first to date to examine, in depth and in detail and with a keen critical and historical sense, including exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.” —TVWW

 
 

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