DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

JIM DAVIS

Managing Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

CANDACE KELLEY

DAVID SICILIA

MONIQUE NAZARETH

JONATHAN STORM

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
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2013
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It seemed a bright idea at the time: Why not hold a 50th anniversary conference, bringing together as many scholars as possible to investigate and celebrate The Doctor?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
27
 
 
TV Worth Watching's UK correspondent Kim Akass reports on the epic scandal rocking the BBC as the shocked nation learns that late TV personality Jimmy Sevile is believed to have sexually abused more than 300 underage girls...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
13
 
 
Television turned London into a global media village, and the cities Opening and Closing Ceremonies shared moments that were beguiling, bonkers and utterly British...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
7
 
 
One of the key problems for television scholars is availability. Some shows live on only in memory, but not in tangible form like DVD. Other television producers have carefully orchestrated how their shows are preserved and marketed. And then, there's the digital age to consider...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jun
5
 
 
Why are we revisiting Borgen, the Danish political drama our newest contributor, Janet McCabe, reviewed back in April? Because for a VERY short time you can see all of Season 1 online and get in step with the new Season 2 episodes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
19
 
 
From across the pond, and our newest contributors, comes this enticing report about one of the best new shows the U.S. hasn't seen — yet. It's BBC Four’s The Bridge, a co-production between Denmark and Sweden...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
1
 
 
Kim Akass reports from England about the BBC's version of The Voice -- the one with Tom Jones as a judge, and a talent show that's making quite a splash on the other side of the pond...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
Janet McCabe reports that the popular Danish series Borgen - soon to be remade by NBC - is finding fans around the globe, thanks to drama packed with ambiguity and moral complexity...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
25
 
 
TV WORTH WATCHING guest columnist Kim Akass takes the occasion of the Season 5 premiere of AMC's Mad Men in the States, and its impending premiere Tuesday on Great Britain's Sky satellite network, to explain why she's mad as hell...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Akass & McCabe

Kim Akass has written extensively on US TV. She is one of the co-founding editors of the television journal Critical Studies in Television as well as (with Janet McCabe) series editor of ‘Reading Contemporary Television’ for IB Tauris.  She is webmistress of the TV studies website CSTonline and is currently researching the representation of motherhood in the media.

Janet McCabe is Honorary Research Fellow in TV Drama at Birkbeck, University of London, as well as Research Assistant (Critical Studies in Television) based at the University of Glamorgan. She has (along with Kim Akass) co-edited several collections, including Reading Sex and the City (2004) and Quality TV: American Television and Beyond (2007), with their latest collaboration, TV Betty Goes Global, published this November. She has written widely on feminism and television, and her book, The West Wing, for the TV Milestone Series, is forthcoming.

For more, visit the CST Online website.
 
 

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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