DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

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2012
Mar
9
 
 
New shows just keep on coming, even after the arrival of Smash, Awake, Luck, Life's Too Short and GCB. This midseason has plenty more on the way, and we've got the calendar, from this weekend's HBO Palin/McCain movie Game Change to May's House finale, and beyond...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
1
 
 
It's not quite the loss of a Beatle. But it's obviously up there in pop culture significance, considering how TV and other media played up Wednesday's news of the death of Davy Jones, star of TV touchstone The Monkees and the top-selling rock band of the same name...Some will scoff -- The Monkees were a manufactured group, their '60s show looks silly, et al. But Davy Jones' death seemed to strike a chord in baby boomers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
26
 
 
So I return after a couple of weeks away, just in time to see Hollywood saluting its best at the Oscars. But what's grabbed my attention instead? Hollywood (dis)honoring its worst...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
21
 
 
Flash Forward on DVD already? Yep. ABC Studios releases the first 10 episodes this week. Season 1/Part 1 hits shelves even before the "spring season" starts March 18 to complete what you and I would consider a full "season"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
10
 
 
Could you watch 500 episodes of The Simpsons in a row? As in 24/7 nonstop? That's what hardcore fans are doing in Hollywood, trying to beat the Guinness world record for TV viewing. The Simpsons Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge started Wednesday (Feb. 8) at 5 p.m. ET with 100 contenders, and two nights later, just 29 diehards were still in the mix watching episodes from Season 7. They'll need to keep going two more days to beat the record -- and they still won't be anywhere near 500. (Do the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
31
 
 
Are you getting psyched about the Super Bowl? Or are you getting psyched about Super Bowl commercials? The NFL's big clash sometimes seems less about pigskin than about advertising, as sponsors fight to stand out among the fusillade of spots coming at viewers on the most-watched program of the year. Here's some ratings perspective. Last year's NFL championship match between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers was seen by 111 million Americans, making it Nielsen's most-watched broad
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
21
 
 
If I tout a triple feature of Bela films, nobody's going to ask "Bela who?"...Eighty years after his first Hollywood splash, Bela Lugosi remains an icon, whether it's from Martin Landau's delirious tribute in Tim Burton's Ed Wood or Lugosi's eerie work in films like the three '30s chillers unreeling Sunday night (Feb. 22) on Turner Classic Movies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
14
 
 
Oh, to have been at this press tour session! Train wreck! It's already going down in TCA lore, says this fun report from our friend Ray Richmond in Deadline Hollywood on Univision's J.Lo/Marc Anthony appearance Saturday morning. The estranged couple had come back together to promote their new talent search series "¡Q'VIva! The Chosen", debuting Jan. 28 on Univision, before Television Critics Association writers gathered in Pasadena...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
9
 
 
You never know what you'll find at TVWW. Or where. So be sure to check out all the little nooks and crannies of this home page. (If you can find the cranny...)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
4
 
 
Yes, before she was TV's Jessica Fletcher -- even before she was on Broadway in Mame or Sweeney Todd -- Angela Lansbury was an MGM contract player, sharing both studio lot and screen time with Spencer Tracy and Judy Garland. Turner Classic Movies takes us back to that Hollywood "golden age" on Wednesday nights in January...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Diane Werts

Associate Editor
Diane Werts has been glued to the tube since she can remember, growing up in a household where the TV came on first thing in the morning and stayed on till bedtime and beyond. She worked for the USA Film Festival, then for The Dallas Morning News writing about everything from Shakespeare to macrame art to rock music (and has the hearing loss to prove it). She moved to New York's Newsday to edit their glossy TV magazine, then returned to writing about television, specializing in its stranger permutations. She's a past president of the Television Critics Association.
 
 
 
 

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