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Television Introductions

by Vincent Terrace

Since the beginning of network television, many shows have been preceded by an announcement or theme song that served various purposes. In the 1950s and ’60s, it was common for announcers to declare that a...


by Paul Arras

Since coming to an end at the pinnacle of its popularity, Seinfeld’s story continues. The show’s enduring appeal has helped earn its creators billions of dollars and counting. Many of the most popular and...

The Greatest Cult Television Shows of All Time

by Christopher J. Olson & CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Reaching back to the beginnings of television, The Greatest Cult Television Shows offers readers a fun and accessible look at the 100 most significant cult television series of all time, compiled in a single...

Monty Python's Flying Circus

by Darl Larsen

In 1969, the BBC aired the first episode of a new comedy series titled Monty Python's Flying Circus, and the rest, as they say, is history. An instant success, the show ran until 1974, producing a total of 45...

Who Is The Doctor 2

by Graeme Burk & Robert Smith?

Travel with the Doctor in this essential companion for the modern Doctor Who era

Since its return to British television in 2005, through its 50th anniversary in 2013, to its historic casting of actress Jodie...

Monsters of the Week

by Emily Todd VanDerWerff, Zack Handlen, Patrick Leger & Chris Carter

In Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files, TV critics Zack Handlen and Emily Todd VanDerWerff look back at exactly what made the long-running cult series so groundbreaking. Packed...

Truly, Madly, Deadly

by Becca Wilcott

Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion is at once an introductory guide to the first two seasons of HBO's immensely popular vampire series True Blood, and an all-in-one treasure tomb for the...

Saving the World

by Lynnette Porter, Susan Janic, Jeffrey Miller & Lynnette Porter, David Lavery, and Hillary Robson et al.

"Save the Cheerleader, Save the World." With that immediately memorable mantra, Heroes became the top-rated new series of fall 2006. Featuring such archetypal characters as one with a split personality, one...

Love You to Death: Season 4

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 each...

Love You to Death

by Crissy Calhoun

Go deep into the heart of Mystic Falls with this episode-by-episode look at the first season of The Vampire Diaries Premiering in the thick of the vampire craze, The Vampire Diaries has proven itself to be much...

House That Hugh Laurie Built, The

by Paul Challen, Frank Davey & Jon Lachonis and Amy J. Johnston

At the centre of the critically acclaimed Fox drama House, British actor Hugh Laurie has become the focus of fans across North America, Britain, and Australia. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a...

Finding Lost - Seasons One & Two

by Nikki Stafford, Sky Gilbert & edited by Ann Rauhala

The first book in the critically acclaimed, bestselling Finding Lost series brings you an analysis of seasons 1 and 2 in one volume. If you're feeling as lost as the castaways on the show, Finding Lost is the...

Finding Lost - Season Three

by Nikki Stafford, Sam Weller & Brian Harvey

The second instalment in the critically acclaimed, bestselling Finding Lost series "Stafford brings the symbolism, themes, and mythology to the forefront, so that casual viewers and devoted fans have a better...

Finding Lost - Season Six

by Derek McCormack & Barbara Barnett

?"Nikki Stafford is a godsend to Lost enthusiasts in particular and TV lovers in general. I've written about TV for several years, and have always valued her opinion and insights on all things television." -...

Finding Lost - Season Four

by Jens Pulver and Erich Krauss & Gordon Warme, M.D.

"The Finding Lost series is quite simply the best Lost resource for fans. Not only is the information concise and complete, Nikki Stafford's commentary is insightful, relevant, and entertaining. No matter how...

Finding Lost - Season Five

by Nikki Stafford, Tim Hornbaker & Joey Comeau

Nikki Stafford is a godsend to Lost enthusiasts in particular and TV lovers in general. I've written about TV for several years, and have always valued her opinion and insights on all things television. - Amanda...

Don't Stop Believin'

by Erin Balser, Josh Levine, Brian Joseph Davis & Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner et al.

The kids in McKinley High School's glee club, New Directions, might not be the most popular, but Glee is unquestionably a runaway hit. Since its premiere in May 2009, Glee has exploded as one of the most popular...

Chasing Zebras

by Asher Ghaffar, Michael Bartlett and Tony Roberts & Barbara Barnett

"I look for zebras because other doctors have ruled out all the horses." - Dr. Gregory House Medical students are taught that when they hear hoofbeats, they should think horses, not zebras, but Dr. House's unique...

Bite Me!

by Nikki Stafford & Martin Hunter

It's been 10 years since Buffy Summers first walked into the Sunnydale High library and came face-to-face with her Watcher, who told her she was the Chosen One who would save the world from vampires. In the...

A Dream Given Form

by Ensley F. Guffey & K. Dale Koontz

The only comprehensive critical guide to the beloved sci-fi phenomenon

A Dream Given Form provides an accessible, comprehensive, and critical look at Babylon 5, one of the most groundbreaking series of all time....