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

by Tom Shales

WHEN A YOUNG WRITER named Lorne Michaels talked NBC executives into taking a chance on a new weekend late-night comedy series, nobody really knew what to expect-not even Michaels. But Saturday Night Live, launched...


Life on Mars: From Manchester to New York

by Stephen Lacey & Ruth McElroy

This is the first full-length academic study of Life on Mars (and its successor, Ashes to Ashes), and seeks to account for the series' innovative form and popular appeal. Paying attention to issues of genre...


Sh-Boom!: The Explosion of Rock 'n' Roll (1953-1968)

by Clay Cole

There was a small sliver of time between Be-Bop and Hip-Hop, when a new generation of teenagers created rock 'n' roll. Clay Cole was one of those teenagers he was the host of his own Saturday night, pop music...


Television Westerns: Six Decades of Sagebrush Sheriffs, Scalawags, and Sidewinders

by Alvin H. Marill

This volume looks at the Western as it was represented from the beginning of television, encompassing all manifestations of the Western, including such series as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and The Wild, Wild West, as...


South Park FAQ: All That's Left to Know About The Who, What, Where, When and #%$ of America's Favorite Mountain Town

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...


"I'll Be There for You": Talking About Friends

by Warren Littlefield

A behind-the-scenes look at Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time—a wide-ranging interview with the cast and creators, excerpted from Top of the Rock, by former NBC President of Entertainment...


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...


Television Talk: A History of the TV Talk Show

by Bernard M. Timberg, Horace Newcomb & Robert J. Erler

Flip through the channels at any hour of the day or night, and a television talk show is almost certainly on. Whether it offers late-night entertainment with David Letterman, share-your-pain empathy with Oprah...


The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History

by Julie Taddeo

Featuring ordinary people, celebrities, game shows, hidden cameras, everyday situations, and humorous or dramatic situations, reality TV is one of the fastest growing and important popular culture trends of...


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...


Science Fiction TV

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...


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...


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...


The Sports Film: Games People Play

by Bruce Babington

After covering the genre's early history and theorizing its general characteristics, this volume then focuses on specific instances of sports films, such as the biopic, the sports history film, the documentary,...


Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy: Nothing in Moderation

by Andrew Horton

Among the pioneers of television, Ernie Kovacs was one of the most original and imaginative comedians. His zany, irreverent, and surprising humor not only entertained audiences throughout the 1950s and early...


Realer Than Reel: Global Directions in Documentary

by David Hogarth

Television and globalization have transformed the traditional documentary almost beyond recognition, converting what was once a film genre devoted to public service and education into a popular televisual commodity...


The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States: Revolution or Evolution?

by Megan Mullen

In 1971, the Sloan Commission on Cable Communications likened the ongoing developments in cable television to the first uses of movable type and the invention of the telephone. Cable's proponents in the late...


Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of Ally McBeal

by Greg M. Smith

During its five-year run from 1997 to 2002, the popular TV show Ally McBeal engaged viewers in debates over what it means to be a woman or a man in the modern workplace; how romance factors into the therapeutic...


Brought to You By: Postwar Television Advertising and the American Dream

by Lawrence R. Samuel

This book is a history of how television advertising rose to become a defining force in American culture in the two decades after World War II.