DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

Social Media Manager

Contributors

NOEL HOLSTON

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

JONATHAN STORM

DONNA J. PLESH

DAVID SICILIA

 
 
 
 
 
2015
Mar
1
 
 

Battle Creek, the new CBS cop series from Vince Gilligan and David Shore, isn’t like any of the network’s other crime shows. It’s lighter… and better…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
14
 
 

NBC celebrates 40 years of Saturday Night Live with a massive live TV special Sunday. It arrives seven months early, but it’s indeed something to celebrate – especially for me…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
12
 
 

To date, TV Worth Watching has actively backed only one Kickstarter campaign – LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow revival. Now there’s another: a long-simmering documentary on Kurt Vonnegut…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
4
 
 

Better Call Saul, AMC’s prequel series to its brilliant Breaking Bad, arrives Sunday and Monday with a two-part premiere. Like its mother ship, it’s a ride you owe it to yourself to take…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
31
 
 

Saturday night at 9 ET, HBO presents Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen, which is his third TV special for the network, but the first one in his entire career where he’s doing standup. So why now, at age 88?...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
22
 
 

PASADENA, CA – Sunday’s FX portion of the Television Critics Association press tour was top-tier all the way: Billy Crystal, Louis C.K. and Denis Leary all showed up, touting their respective impressive FX series…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
16
 
 

PASADENA, CA – Chuck Lorre is about to lose one sitcom on CBS, with the imminent departure of Two and a Half Men. But that still leaves him with three – and Thursday, the prolific comedy creator was honored with an all-star, all-shows salute…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
15
 
 

PASADENA, CA – As traditional networks clamor for attention at the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour, Amazon has stolen the spotlight with three attention-demanding, attending-deserving moves…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
12
 
 

PASADENA, CA – James Corden, 36, appointed the next host of CBS’s The Late Late Show, appeared Monday for his inaugural Television Critics Association press conference – and made a strong first impression…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
11
 
 

PASADENA, CA – AMC’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour was highlighted by salutes to its first, and next, hot TV series: Mad Men and Better Call Saul…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Dispatches From TVWW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bob Simon: 1941-2015
By Noel Holston
 
 
 
 

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