DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
2011
Jul
7
 
 
I'm really happy about this one. NBC has confirmed that James Spader, one of the many guest actors who appeared as candidates to replace Steve Carell's Michael Scott in the season finale of The Office, will join the cast next season. It's exactly what I hoped for when the episode was televised in May...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jul
6
 
 
Wednesday night at 10 ET on TNT, Men of a Certain Age presents its second-season finale, with Ray Romano's Joe competing in the qualifying round for golf's Seniors Tour. Meanwhile, today on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, I talk to Ray Romano about his excellent drama series, his life and his career. Just some middle-aged guys sitting around talking -- just like on his TV show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jul
6
 
 
NBC completes the quinfecta (is there such a word?) as all five broadcast networks have now announced their fall 2011 premiere dates. The network is introducing six new series. Up All Night and Free Agents launch before Nielsen's official season start (the week of Sept. 19), while Grimm won't arrive until late October. Here's NBC's rollout...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jul
6
 
 
[Did PBS's An American Family, in one generation, and CBS's Survivor, in another, lead us all, like lemmings, over a cliff from which there is no return? TVWW contributor Tom Brinkmoeller asks the question -- and connects the dots... -- DB] Several thoughts on being the first lemming into the abyss...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jul
5
 
 
It's all we can do here at TVWW not to turn into a nonstop Turner Classic Movies website. The film-focused and ad-free channel continues to be that good. And on Tuesday and Thursday nights in July, TCM digs deep into the archives of cinema for another of its fun and fascinating Race and Hollywood festivals -- Arab Images on Film...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jul
5
 
 
Watching the movies Conan O'Brien selected as TCM's guest programmer July 4 was a treat in itself: two James Cagney films, Paddy Chayefsky's classic Network, the Marx Brothers' equally classic Duck Soup. Just as much fun, though, was what he shared about them with TCM host Robert Osborne...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jul
2
 
 
The adoption, on July 4, 1776, of the Declaration of Independence will be remembered widely and enthusiastically this weekend. Two TV-related anniversaries this summer, though, are likely to receive almost no attention -- the 30th anniversary of MTV, and the 70th anniversary of commercial television itself...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jul
2
 
 
Summer means sunny days on the beach, excursions to the Cherry Bowl Drive-In, and, of course, plenty of TV time! Sometimes we'll check out new shows, but more often than not, we're watching new seasons of old favorites. Here's a look at five shows we're watching this summer...