Best Buy Co, Inc.
Fandango Gift Cards
 
2016
Dec
4
 
 
On this day in 2009, TV Worth Watching founder David Bianculli came out of his legendary basement bunker to discuss his book Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
3
 
 
On this day in 1995, ABC presented a telefilm version of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
2
 
 
On this day in 2007, cable's Sci Fi channel (before it became SyFy) introduced a reimagined version of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
1
 
 
On this day in 2004, the fashion-themed reality competition show Project Runway made its debut on Bravo...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
30
 
 
On this day in 1971, the made-for-TV movie, "Brian’s Song," aired on ABC under its Movie of the Week umbrella...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
29
 
 
On this day in 1980, ABC debuted its adaptation of the Academy Award-winning coming-of-age film, Breaking Away...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
28
 
 
On this day in 1982, NBC presented a made-for-TV version of Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning true-life novel, The Executioner's Song...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
27
 
 
On this day in 1980, ABC introduced the sitcom Bosom Buddies, which served as the first significant role for actor Tom Hanks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
26
 
 
On this day in 1956, NBC debuted the game show, The Price is Right...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
25
 
 
This day in 2008 marked the final episode of The Shield on FX...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now avaialble on Amazon.

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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