Even when you can't remember the name of an actor in a favorite sitcom from your childhood, chances are you can still hum the theme song. As composer Jonathan Wolff ("Seinfeld") explains: "A unique…
Despite lackluster ratings, the slapstick laffer "NewsRadio" managed to receive enough critical support to stick around for most of the late 1990s.
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…
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…
We asked showrunner Rob Burnett to devise two nights of programming, using any program from the beginning of television.
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.
When approached to throw together 500 or so words on the state of television comedy today, I was apprehensive; persons who are foolhardy enough to prognosticate on such things often come off sounding…
Both TV Land's Tom Hill and small-screen historian Tim Brooks rave about "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis."
When it comes time to name classic shows of the 1970s, "WKRP in Cincinnati" seems to always be left off the list.
TV in the 1950s often existed as little more than radio with pictures: flickering video visits with stars made popular elsewhere. But certain shows and performers created programming so unique they…