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2017
Feb
4
 
 
I haven’t seen a preview of this show – but since Fox is the official network showing the Super Bowl this year, I’m very curious about how this special intends to handle the most infamous Super Bowl halftime show of all. Well, maybe “handle” is the wrong word. But will this Fox special be sufficiently fair and balanced to recount the furor surrounding Janet Jackson’s unexpected unveiling at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004? Or, since CBS got in so much trouble for b
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
25
 
 

Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at age 80. She was a true TV icon, being the beloved star of not one classic TV series, but two…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
24
 
 
It’s for the return of a beloved and acclaimed HBO series, but this particular promo manages to be much more than a plug for an upcoming show. Video Worth Watch seldom presents promos in this spot, but this new, clever HBO ad absolutely deserves the attention, and the praise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
16
 
 

Season 1 of Netflix’s delightful new version of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events was unveiled Friday. I spoke with one of the show’s executive producers and directors, Barry Sonnenfeld of Men in Black and Pushing Daisies fame, to discuss the new remake…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
8
 
 

A superb CBS production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, presumed lost following its 1966 premiere, returns to TV tonight on TCM. Here’s the behind-the-scenes story, from those who found, restored, and scheduled the special, and from its surviving star, Hal Holbrook…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
5
 
 
SERIES RETURN: After a short and too-silent hiatus, Samantha Bee is back. And her voice was missed, so welcome her back tonight, with her sorely needed take on the current news, and the political and Twitter choices of President-Elect Donald Trump.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
30
 
 

Grant Tinker, the TV executive arguably most responsible for the evolution of quality TV, died Monday at age 90. His legacy lives on, but even though I haven’t spoken to him in years, I really, really miss him already…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
15
 
 

There’s a lot to celebrate around here. TVWW turned nine years old last week. I turn seven times that old today. And today also happens to be the official birth day of my new book, The Platinum Age of Television…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
10
 
 

Friday, Nov. 11, I return to NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross as a guest host. But today, the day before, I’m scheduled to show up as a guest guest – with Terry interviewing me about my new Platinum Age of Television book…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
4
 
 
TVWW Update – Once again, it’s David Bianculli, back in the saddle, serving up another dose of weekly Bianculli’s Best Bets, and happy to be doing so. (And very happy to be reconnecting with readers, too! Thanks for the kind words, for welcoming me back, and for being so properly appreciative of all the TVWW writers and editors who continue to keep things running around here. On to another week of TV recommendations, highlighted by the deciding games of this year’s World Series, featuring the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians…
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Bianculli

Founder / Editor

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's also an author and teaches TV and film history at New Jersey's Rowan University. His 2009 Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour', has been purchased for film rights. His latest, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific, is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV.

 
 
 
 

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