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Looking for Carrascolendas: From a Child's World to Award-Winning Television

by Aida Barrera

If your childhood friends were Agapito, the bombastic, bilingual lion; Campamocha, the fix-it man; Caracoles, the restaurant owner; Uncle Andy, the shoe seller; Berta and Dyana, the life-size dolls; and Señorita...


Reading between Designs: Visual Imagery and the Generation of Meaning in The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Doctor Who

by Piers D. Britton & Simon J. Barker

From the alien worlds of Star Trek to the realistic operating room of ER, the design of sets and costumes contributes not only to the look and mood of television shows, but even more importantly to the creation...


Drugs, Thugs, and Divas: Telenovelas and Narco-Dramas in Latin America

by O. Hugo Benavides

Soap opera speaks a universal language, presenting characters and plots that resonate far beyond the culture that creates them. Latin American soap operas-telenovelas-have found enthusiastic audiences throughout...


What Women Watched: Daytime Television in the 1950s

by Marsha F. Cassidy

In this pathfinding book, based on original archival research, Marsha F. Cassidy offers the first thorough analysis of daytime television's earliest and most significant women's genres, appraising from a feminist...


Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Television's Longest Running Comedy

Here We Go Again: My Life In Television

by Betty White

A MEMOIR OF BETTY WHITE’S FIRST FIVE DECADES ON TELEVISION—AS IRREVERENT AND IRRESISTIBLE AS THE BELOVED ACTRESS HERSELF

BETTY WHITE first appeared on television in 1949 and has gone on to have one of the...


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...


Movies and TV: The New York Public Library Book of Answers

by Melinda Corey, Diane Corey & George Ochoa

If you're a movie or television fan - how many of these questions can you answer?

  • What was the last picture show in The Last Picture Show?
  • Where was the stagecoach headed in Stagecoach?
  • What was the name...

  • Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

    by David Bianculli

    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever...


    A Source Book in Theatrical History

    by A. M. Nagler

    A rich resource for students of theater and theater historians, this volume features an annotated collection of more than 300 unusually interesting and detailed articles. Passages by contemporary observers from...


    Star Trek 101: A Practical Guide to Who, What, Where, and Why

    by Terry J. Erdmann

    In the future, a heroic captain and his crew explore the Galaxy in a really fast spacecraft. The crew's standing orders are:

    "...to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to...


    Star Trek: The Magic of Tribbles

    by Terry J. Erdmann, Gary Hutzel & Paula M. Block

    Originally conceived of more than thirty-five years ago, these dimunitive creatures have become stars in their own right. With uncanny grace and ease they have won hearts and upstaged stars.

    They are tribbles....


    Dramatic Story Structure: A Primer for Screenwriters

    by Edward J. Fink

    A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into...


    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...


    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...


    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,...


    The Tudors: It's Good to Be King

    by Michael Hirst

    The Tudors is an intimate, delicious, and daring drama revealing the early years of Henry VIII, an idealistic, lustful tyrant torn between bedding wives and mistresses and conquering Europe. This is not the...


    Breaking Bad: I Am the Danger

    by Running Press

    The most volatile and exciting moments from the hit series with memorable quotes and images from all five seasons.


    Entourage: A Lifestyle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

    by HBO

    Get the inside scoop on the HBO hit comedy, Entourage, and learn what really happens when you make it big in Hollywood. If you don't know whether the following statements are true or false you need this book....