Earle Marsh, veteran television historian, describes Sid Caesar's status unequivocally: "He's probably the first television-bred comic TV genius," Marsh says bluntly. "He really didn't have an…
" 'The Ernie Kovacs Show' was the first to use TV as a medium all of its own, not as a carryover from radio," says author Tim Brooks. "His camera tricks, that odd Nairobi Trio, the techno tricks…
The 1960s TV saw such upheaval and change it could be discussed in four separate chunks: pre-1963, post-John. F. Kennedy assassination, pre-Vietnam, postwar protests.
Carl Reiner started out too smart for his own good. "They kept skipping me a grade in school," Reiner recalls of his childhood in the Bronx. He got so far ahead of himself, he says, "I started to…
Both TV Land's Tom Hill and small-screen historian Tim Brooks rave about "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis."
"I Love Lucy" may have given birth to the sitcom but the genre didn't truly come of age until the 1970s. The smiley face decade gave rise to an amazing number of classic comedies as the screwball…
When it comes time to name classic shows of the 1970s, "WKRP in Cincinnati" seems to always be left off the list.
Through most of the 1950s and '60s, television programmers believed the best way to success was to serve up the least objectionable programming. Don't rock the boat too much, they figured, and large…
Lorraine Bracco holds a trump card in this year's Emmy game. But Sarah Jessica Parker is throwing the dice.
Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, the titular stars of "Will & Grace," have been added to the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards presenters list.
Amy Brenneman and "ER" doc Michael Michele have been tapped as presenters for next month's Primetime Emmy kudocast.