DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

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2010
Jan
19
 
 
Among this week's TV DVD releases: Damages, Weeds, Thirtysomething, Dallas, Defying Gravity...And a test for the two schools of DVD viewers/buyers -- those who never watch the bonus features, and those who wouldn't consider owning a set without extras...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
18
 
 
[Bianculli here: First, Diane Werts' FOR BETTER OR WERTS blog today covers a gaggle of new, and good, DVD releases. Also, one of our TV WORTH WATCHING contributors, Diane Holloway, just listed some of the shows on TV that made her happy. Now it's another contributor's turn -- and Tom Brinkmoeller intentionally surfs the fringes of the air waves...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
16
 
 
[Bianculli here -- DAVID Bianculli here, that is: I'm even more proud than usual to introduce the newest writer in our ever-expanding TV WORTH WATCHING stable: He's Mark Bianculli, my son. He grew up watching quality TV (how could he not?), was a TV critic for his college paper, and the same week I launched this website in 2007, he moved to Hollywood, hoping to write for television rather than about it. Until that happens, I've persuaded him to join us here...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
14
 
 
NBC just announced its post-Olympics prime time schedule, and dramas are back at 10 p.m. ET! (Yay!) And that makes room for Friday Night Lights. (Double yay!) But one of the new 10 p.m. arrivals is a reality show. (Back to single yay)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
13
 
 
After posting my own Conan-Jay blog yesterday on TV WORTH WATCHING, CNN.com called and asked me to do one for them. So I did, and it's been posted. Was Conan screwed - and if so, by whom? Is Conan doing the right thing? And will NBC reverse course, or is Jay Leno the "new" Tonight Show host -- again?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
12
 
 
Bill Carter of the New York Times, who wrote the authoritative "Late Shift" book about the previous late-night TV upheaval, has just written the latest chapter of an obvious sequel: Conan O'Brien has rejected NBC's offer to continue to host The Tonight Show, but in a 12:05 a.m. time slot...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
12
 
 
Beginning tonight at 8 ET on Fox, the ninth season of "American Idol" begins with a notable absence: from now on, no more Paula Abdul. What Fox announced yesterday, though, was a coming change of much more significant proportions: Simon Cowell will be leaving after this season, and launching his own talent-search series, an American variant of his British hit, "The X Factor", in fall 2011. And just like the latest Leno shuffle, this move has major TV implications...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
12
 
 
Tuesday is the day new TV disc releases drop -- and the day each week we plan to keep you posted on the latest DVD and Blu-ray goodies...The Simpsons gets its first-ever release on high-def Blu-ray Disc...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
12
 
 
And so the ping-pong game continues. Conan O'Brien just said he won't do The Tonight Show if it's pushed back after midnight ET .His statement addressed to the "People of Earth" contends he believes moving the show from "tonight" to the next day would "seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
11
 
 
NBC confirmed Sunday that it's canceling the prime-time Jay Leno Show, and moving the former "Tonight Show" host back to his old 11:35 p.m. time slot. But one question is, will Conan O'Brien stay with The Tonight Show, and with NBC? And another question is, or ought to be: Will Leno have the same drawing power when he returns, or, as a prime-time flop, is he now damaged goods?...