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A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown

by Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Half a century after viewers first watched a father and son walking to the local fishing hole, whistling a simple, yet unforgettable, tune, The Andy Griffith Show remains one of the most popular sitcoms in the...


Andre Bazin's New Media

by André|Andrew, Dudley Bazin

André Bazin's writings on cinema are among the most influential reflections on the medium ever written. Even so, his critical interests ranged widely and encompassed the "new media" of the 1950s, including...


Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live

by James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade.

When first published to celebrate the 30th...


The Untold History of Television

by Kathleen Olmstead

The Untold History of Television provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have both defined and changed the pop culture landscape. Go behind the scenes to explore the...


The Boys of Saturday Night

by Scott Young

Since its first radio broadcast in November 1931, Hockey Night in Canada has been a Canadian tradition. In The Boys of Saturday Night, author Scott Young, a veteran sportscaster and journalist, dives into the...


Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN'S Q&A and Booknotes

by Brian Lamb & C-SPAN

For the last 25 years, Sunday nights at 8pm on C-SPAN has been appointment television for many Americans. During that time, host Brian Lamb has invited people to his Capitol Hill studio for hour-long conversations...


Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community

by Saul Austerlitz

A carefully curated tour through TV comedy series, this mixtape of fondly remembered shows surveys the genealogy of the form, the larger trends in its history, the best of what the genre has accomplished, and...


Science Fiction Television

by J. P. Telotte

The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual...


Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle

by Carlen Lavigne, Steven Gil & William Proctor

Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, examines multiple definitions of television remakes, from reboots (like Charlie’s Angels) to adaptations (The Walking Dead) and sequels...


Native Americans on Network TV: Stereotypes, Myths, and the "Good Indian"

by Michael Ray FitzGerald

This book argues that the US is a great colonial power and that this is clearly evident in network television’s treatment of minorities and colonized peoples. This book argues that televised representations...


A Companion to Reality Television

by Laurie Ouellette

International in scope and more comprehensive than existing collections, A Companion to Reality Television presents a complete guide to the study of reality, factual and nonfiction television entertainment,...


From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels: Leaders in Science Fiction Television

by Kimberly Yost

Drawing upon her background in Organizational Leadership, the author looks at the various representations of leadership in science fiction programs of the last 50 years. She examines how the various leaders...


The HBO Effect

by Dean J. DeFino

No advertisers to please, no censors to placate, no commercial interruptions every eleven minutes, demanding cliffhangers to draw viewers back after the commercial breaks: HBO has re-written the rules of television;...


The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York: Inside the Cafes, Clubs, and Neighborhoods of HBO's Girls

by Judy Gelman & Peter Zheutlin

Visit Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna’s favorite haunts in The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York.

More than just a travel guide, The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York delivers an in-depth look at Girls...


Television Introductions: Narrated TV Program Openings since 1949

by Vincent Terrace

Since the beginning of network television, many shows have been preceded by an opening announcement or a theme song that served various purposes. In Television Introductions: Narrated TV Program Openings, Vincent...


African American Viewers and the Black Situation Comedy: Situating Racial Humor

by Robin R. Means Coleman

Providing new insight into key debates over race and representation in the media, this ethnographic study explores the ways in which African Americans have been depicted in Black situation comedies-from 1950's...


Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming

by Cynthia J. Miller & A. Bowdoin Van Riper

This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media,...


Hollywood TV: The Studio System in the Fifties

by Christopher Anderson

The 1950s was one of the most turbulent periods in the history of motion pictures and television. During the decade, as Hollywood's most powerful studios and independent producers shifted into TV production,...


Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die¿An Unofficial Companion

by Graeme Burk & Robert Smith?

Presenting the top 50 stories from the first 50 years of the popular science fiction series, this is a go-to guide for getting started or renewing interest in Doctor Who. Ever since its premiere on November...


Love You to Death Season 4: The Unofficial Companion to the Vampire Diaries

by Heather Vee, Crissy Calhoun & Julie Plec

The fan-favorite Love You to Death books return with an essential guide to the fourth season of the CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries. The season four companion delves headlong into the twists and turns of...