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

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...

  • 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...


    Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: An Insider's Guide to PBS's #1 Weekly Show

    by Marsha Bemko & Mark L Walberg

    An all-access pass to America's first (and favorite) reality television program -- boasting over ten million viewers each week -- Antiques Roadshow!

    If you're a fan of PBS's top-rated Antiques Roadshow, you've...


    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...


    Love, Peace, and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments

    by Ericka Blount Danois

    (Book). Love, Peace, and Soul tells the story of the television phenomenon known as Soul Train , a show created in the land of bell bottoms, afros, and soul power; a show that became the touchstone of the Baby...


    Doctor Who FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Most Famous Time Lord in the Universe

    News and Journalism in the UK

    by McNair

    This is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland, which examines the past and the...


    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...


    Historical Dictionary 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...


    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,...


    All The Emperor's Men: Kurosawa's Pearl Harbor

    by Hiroshi Tasogawa

    (Applause Books). When 20th Century Fox planned its blockbuster portrayal of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, it looked to Akira Kurosawa a man whose mastery of the cinema led to his nickname "the Emperor" to...


    An Askew View 2: The Films of Kevin Smith - Revised and Updated Edition

    by John Kenneth Muir

    (Applause Books). In the year 2002, An Askew View: The Films of Kevin Smith was the first book to gaze at the cinema of one of New Jersey's favorite sons, the independent and controversial auteur of Clerks (1994),...


    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...


    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...


    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...