DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

Social Media Manager

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

NOEL HOLSTON

GERALD JORDAN

JONATHAN STORM

DONNA J. PLESH

DAVID SICILIA

 
Sam's Club Mother's Day
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2015
May
21
 
 

After a third of a century in late-night TV, David Letterman presented his last show last night (Wednesday, May 20), on the final day of the May ratings sweeps. And he went out with a great one…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
18
 
 

Was Sunday’s finale of AMC’s Mad Men a fitting end to a fabulous TV series? Absolutely. And not only was it satisfying, it was wickedly clever, and even a little twisted. I loved it…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
14
 
 

The CW, so pleased with last year’s development season, is introducing only one new series for fall. It’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and originally was developed for Showtime…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
13
 
 

CBS is unveiling only five new shows for fall, and saving two of those for November. One of them is the latest comic-book superhero spinoff. Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane! It’s… Supergirl…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
12
 
 

The Muppets are coming! The Muppets are coming! ABC made other announcements about its new fall schedule – but nothing else got me psyched like the return of Kermit and company…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
12
 
 

Last fall, Fox’s only successful new series was Gotham, which explains why the network is aggressively targeting young demos and genre fans next season. But for fall, the shows look quite promising…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
11
 
 

Once again, TVWW offers quick, bite-sized video samples of the new fall TV offerings, along with our own very first impressions. But this year, we show only the most intriguing ones. On NBC, that’s a short list…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
6
 
 

CBS’s The Good Wife is a TV rarity: a drama series that seems to get even better as it gets older. The Season 6 finale arrives Sunday – and today, I interview the show’s creators, Robert and Michelle King, on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
27
 
 

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, hosted by Cecily Strong of Saturday Night Live, earned an A for democracy, a D as television, and other grades…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
23
 
 
This 1990 movie, based on a Stephen King story and directed by Rob Reiner, gave King another mainstream movie hit – and made a star of Kathy Bates, as the fan of a novelist (James Caan)  who ends up holding him captive after finding him in a car accident. One scene in this movie version became iconic, but I don’t intend to hammer home the point.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Bianculli

Founder / Editor

Behind David in the picture is the first TV owned by his father, Virgil Bianculli, a 1946 Raytheon. (The TV, not his father. His father was a 1923 Italian.) David Bianculli has been a TV critic since 1975, including a 14-year stint at the New York Daily News, and sees no reason to stop now. Currently, he's TV critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and is an occasional substitute host for that show. He also teaches TV and film history at New Jersey's Rowan University, and his most recent book, 2009's Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, has recently been purchased for film rights.  He's currently at work on another.

 
 
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