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The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time

by Martin Gitlin

Since the advent of network television, situation comedies have been a staple of prime-time programming. In this book, Martin Gitlin has assembled the top 70 sitcoms in television history. The rankings were...


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...


A Research Guide to Film and Television Music in the United States

by H. Stephen Wright, Jeannie Gayle Pool & Leonard Maltin

This volume addresses the difficulties scholars encounter when conducting research on film and television music, providing a detailed taxonomy of film music primary sources and explaining how to find and interpret...


Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References

by Darl Larsen

Known for its outrageous humor, occasionally controversial content, and often silly spirit, Monty Python's Flying Circus poked fun at nearly everything. Indeed, many of the allusions and references in the program...


Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

by Jerry Roberts

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors cites every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well...


BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse

by Chris McDonnell, Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Lisa Hanawalt

Netflix?s BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated comedy series in recent memory. Set in an off-kilter, cynically spun rendering of modern-day Hollywood, the show follows...


Television Series of the 2000s

by Vincent Terrace

In the first decade of the new millennium, the four major networks struggled to hold their own as cable channels and unscripted shows began to dominate the television landscape. Network powerhouses like 24,...


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....


Star Trek

by M. Keith Booker

First airing in 1966, with a promise to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” Star Trek would eventually become a bona fide phenomenon. Week after week, viewers of the series tuned in to watch Captain...


The Twilight Zone

by Kenneth Reynolds

From 1959 to 1964, a chilling new anthology series held audiences captive with tales of horror, delight, and mystery. Rod Serling changed the face of television with The Twilight Zone, a groundbreaking series...


Mayberry 101

by Neal Brower

On October 3, 1960, The Andy Griffith Show began its eight-year reign as one of the top-ten television shows in the country. Now, almost 50 years later, the original 249 episodes still remain among the most...


How to Do Accents

by Jan Haydn Rowles & Edda Sharpe

This unique book offers a complete course in how to do any accent and also gives you the tools to navigate your way through a specific accent. Using solid technical know-how, clear practical steps, real-life...


Star Trek: The Book of Lists

by Chip Carter

Spanning the epic science fiction franchise’s fifty-one-year history, a breathtaking collection of the most compelling Star Trek facts and trivia, including events from both on and off-screen, available in...


Television Series of the 1980s

by Vincent Terrace

Television screens in the 1980s reflected some of the most memorable programs of all time. In that decade, such critically acclaimed shows as Cheers, The Golden Girls, Hill Street Blues, Newhart, and St. Elsewhere...


The Making of the Potterverse: A Month-By-Month Look at Harry's First 10 Years

by Edward Gross

The media phenomenon that is Harry Potter—from the 1997 U.K. publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to the upcoming theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—is expertly...


Secrets of the Olympic Ceremonies

by Myles Garcia

Everything you always wanted to know about Olympic rituals and ceremonies but were too afraid to ask. Untold stories of Olympic intrigue and chicanery woven with secrets and behind-the-scene buzz of how these...


Television Series of the 1970s

by Vincent Terrace

Television of the 1970s reflected the shifting attitudes of the nation, as more shows attempted to represent social changes across the country. Edgier programs like All in the Family and M*A*S*H pushed the boundaries...


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia

by Nancy Holder & Lisa Clancy

A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show’s twentieth anniversary.

From its debut in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a...


Doctor Who: The Whoniverse

by Justin Richards & George Mann

Complete with full-color illustrations, maps, charts, and artifacts, the definitive, essential companion to the Doctor’s world—and many more.

Doctor Who: The Whoniverse is a never-before-seen history of the...


Television Series of the 1960s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details

by Vincent Terrace

This book profiles characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows of the 1960s. Each entry includes personal details that were revealed during each show’s run: names, addresses,...