DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

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Contributors

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2017
Aug
18
 
 
Anybody still waiting for The Pivot to a “presidential” version of Donald Trump? Today’s Trump is pretty much a carbon copy of the guy who appeared before a hotel ballroom full of TV critics 10-and-a-half years ago...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
16
 
 
The rest of the cast oftentimes might just as well be cardboard cutouts. NBC’s Marlon, getting a belated late summer launch, is very much a vehicle for star and co-executive producer Marlon Wayans...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
15
 
 
Epix’s spanking new Get Shorty series comes from good bloodlines and has ample bloodletting amid its hard and soft toss one-liners...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
9
 
 
Jeff Garlin regaled, Wendi McClendon-Covey embraced ("You're gonna get a hug") and the kids were all right, too...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
9
 
 
Fox is giving Seth MacFarlane a big budget and lots of space to launch The Orville, by far his most visible TV role as problematic spacecraft captain Ed Mercer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
8
 
 
In a sea of disaffected TV teen daughters with 'tudes, The Middle’s Sue Heck is a fount of boundless optimism and pluck...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
6
 
 
Still proudly un-televised, the 33rd annual Television Critics Association awards show made a scene Saturday night from the moment host Kristin Chenoweth strode onstage in a coverup red robe and white hat...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
4
 
 
Steve Harvey defies ubiquitous. To say he's everywhere is to shortchange him. He somehow found time to appear late Thursday afternoon at NBC Universal's portion of the Television Critics Association press tour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
3
 
 
STUDIO CITY, CA -- May the force be . . . sorry, wrong space franchise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
3
 
 
NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt began his network's marquee panel with a bang Thursday at the Television Critics Association "press tour"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.  For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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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