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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...


The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television

by Albert Moran & Chris Keating

The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television provides essential facts and information concerning the Australian radio and television industry. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory...


The A to Z of African-American Television

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks

From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters, this work covers it all. There are entries on all different genres and performers. Additionally, information can be found on general issues, ranging from...


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...


Backstage at the Tonight Show: From Johnny Carson to Jay Leno

by Don Sweeney & Ed McMahon

This book is a collection of celebrity vignettes and anecdotes from the peak years of the Tonight Show, and includes behind-the-scenes looks at more than two dozen celebrities, including Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby,...


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...


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...


Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair

by Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan

The official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria by award-winning creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin.

Airing in the Downton Abbey slot on PBS/Masterpiece last January, Victoria...


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...


Movies Made for Television: 2005-2009

by Alvin H. Marill & Ron Simon

Supplementing Movies Made for Television: 1964-2004, this new volume contains entries on an additional 400 television films and mini-series produced between 2005 and 2009. Each entry includes extensive production...


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...


Monk: The Official Episode Guide

by Terry J. Erdmann & Paula M. Block

This is the official episode guide to the USA Network hit television series Monk, starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Shalhoub.

Monk is one of the most popular series currently on television. Fans have come...


African Research & Development (R&D) Africa

by Verdiana Grace Masanja

Results of all Research Projects in 2007 to 2010 under NUR-SIDA Collaboration University of Rwanda (UR) through its Research Directorate has been funding its staff to carry out research projects in many areas....


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...


The World of Poldark

by Emma Marriott

The World of Poldark explores the characters, the compelling stories and the era that Winston Graham's Poldark novels- and the television series - set out to recreate, the England that Ross Poldark returned...