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.
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…
Should TV Land programmers schedule "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" followed by "The Odd Couple" or is it better the other way around? Is "I Love Lucy" better suited with "All in the Family" than "The…
"In the beginning, God created 'Lucy.' Everything else came from that." This bit of hyperbole from author and TV historian Bart Andrews is not far from the truth. Certainly "I Love Lucy," the 1951-57…
Despite lackluster ratings, the slapstick laffer "NewsRadio" managed to receive enough critical support to stick around for most of the late 1990s.
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.