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2017
Jan
21
 
 
On this day in 1990, ABC presented the telefilm Jekyll and Hyde, starring Michael Caine in the title roles...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
20
 
 
On this day in 2008, AMC introduced Breaking Bad...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
19
 
 
On this day in 1953, “Lucy Ricardo” gave birth to “Little Ricky” on I Love Lucy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
18
 
 
All in the Family spinoff The Jeffersons premiered today in 1975 on CBS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
17
 
 
On this day in 1984, the Supreme Court ruled that it was legal for individuals to record television shows on home video recording devices for later viewing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
16
 
 
This day in 1973 marked the final telecast of NBC's Bonanza...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
15
 
 
This day in 1981 marked the debut of NBC's Hill Street Blues, which stands alone as the most influential series of its decade...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
14
 
 
Today in 1952, NBC introduced the Today show, with host Dave Garroway...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
13
 
 
This day in 1996 marked the debut of AMC's first scripted series, Remember WENN...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
12
 
 
Batman premiered on this day in 1966, and ended the season a few months later with both the Wednesday and Thursday installments in the overall Top 10...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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