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

by Alvin H. Marill Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

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...


Historical Dictionary of African American Television

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks & Anne Burford-Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 03, 2014)

This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including:

  • chronology;
  • introductory essay
  • appendixes
  • bibliography
  • over...


Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television

by Laura Mattoon D'Amore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television, Laura Mattoon D’Amore brings together a collection of essays that examine the disparate portrayals of beauty and brains in...


Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition: Cultural Contexts in Monty Python

by Tomasz Dobrogoszcz & Terry Jones Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

This short collection of essays looks at the television show and films produced by the Monty Python troupe from a number of perspectives:

  • Gender studies
  • Post-structuralism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Cultural studies


Talking Dirty on Sex and the City: Romance, Intimacy, Friendship

by Beatriz Oria Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2014)

Sex and the City (1998-2004) was one of the most popular programs on HBO, spawned two successful feature films in 2008 and 2010, and continues to do well in syndication. This book explores how Sex and the City...


The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues

by Jason Barr & Camille D. G. Mustachio Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

The BBC television series Doctor Who has been a cherished cornerstone of science fiction for five decades. This edited collection provides critical analyses of the series, connecting popular culture and academia...


Joss Whedon's Dollhouse: Confounding Purpose, Confusing Identity

by Sherry Ginn, Alyson R. Buckman & Heather M. Porter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 08, 2014)

This collection of essays contextualizes Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse as a postmodern investigation into what makes us human and as an examination of how technology invariably transforms our identity and perhaps...


Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation: Fifty Years of Storytelling

by Marcus K. Harmes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Doctor Who is one of the most enduring British programs over the last 50 years and its success has translated to the U.S., where it has been shown for decades, first on PBS stations and currently on BBC America....


Heroines of Film and Television: Portrayals in Popular Culture

by Bob Batchelor, Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones & Suzy D’Enbeau et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

Despite the increasing variety of heroic women portrayed in film, television, and other popular culture channels, much of the understanding of heroines has been limited to females as versions of male heroes...


Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice

by Sean Zwagerman, Diana Solomon, Paul Matthew St. Pierre & Anne Higgins et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 27, 2014)

Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice brings together leading researchers from Canada, the United States, and Europe in an interdisciplinary collection of essays to chart the future of critical inquiry...


The Untold History Of Television

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (April 22, 2014)

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...


The Boys Of Saturday Night

by Scott Young HarperCollins Publishers (April 08, 2014)

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, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, Ryan Lizardi & Heather Marcovitch et al. Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

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 WallFlower Press (March 14, 2014)

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,...


Famous Robots and Cyborgs

by Dan Roberts Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a high-octane voyage through the history of our metallic friends and foes. Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and foibles of a plethora of fictional...


Dangerously Funny

by David Bianculli Touchstone (December 01, 2009)

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever...


A Source Book in Theatrical History

by A. M. Nagler Dover Publications (April 09, 2013)

A rich resource for students of theater and theater historians, this volume features an annotated collection of more than 300 unusually interesting and detailed articles. Passages by contemporary observers from...


From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels: Leaders in Science Fiction Television

by Kimberly Yost Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2013)

Drawing upon her background in Organizational Leadership, the author looks at the various representations of leadership in science fiction programs of the last 50 years. She examines how the various leaders...


Television Introductions: Narrated TV Program Openings since 1949

by Vincent Terrace Scarecrow Press (November 07, 2013)

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...


Saturday Night Live and American TV

by Nick Marx, Matt Sienkiewicz & Ron Becker Indiana University Press (October 02, 2013)

For over 35 years, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" has greeted late night-TV viewers looking for the best in sketch comedy and popular music. SNL is the variety show that launched the careers of a...


The ABC Movie of the Week: Big Movies for the Small Screen

by Michael McKenna Scarecrow Press (August 22, 2013)

This book looks at the cultural impact of the ABC Movie of the Week, the first weekly movies series made for television, which began in 1969 and ran for six years. Films that debuted on the program include Brian’s...


Popular Culture and the Future of Politics: Cultural Studies and the Tao of South Park

by Ted Gournelos Lexington Books (September 30, 2009)

Popular Culture and the Future of Politics examines changes in popular culture and political culture in the United States, particularly in terms of progressive change. Because it provides overviews of theory...


All Due Respect . . . The Sopranos Changes Everything: A Chapter From The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall

by Alan Sepinwall Gallery Books (June 25, 2013)

"The Sopranos is the one [show] that made the world realize something special was happening on television. It rewrote the rules and made TV a better, happier place for thinking viewers, even as it was telling...


MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom

by Letizia Guglielmo Scarecrow Press (May 30, 2013)

In MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, contributors from a variety of backgrounds and expertise offer potent essays about the MTV programs 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, and...


Season Finale

by Susanne Daniels & Cynthia Littleton HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In the mid-1990s, two major Hollywood studios, Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures, each launched their own broadcast television network with the hope of becoming the fifth major player in an industry long dominated...


Reading Mystery Science Theater 3000: Critical Approaches

by Shelley S. Rees Scarecrow Press (April 26, 2013)

First broadcast in the not too distant past on a television station in Minnesota, Mystery Science Theater 3000 soon grew out of its humble beginnings and found a new home on cable television. This simple show...


Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And all the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic

by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2013)

In this “fast-paced and charming…absorbing cultural history” (Publishers Weekly), Jennifer Keishin Armstrong presents an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the making of a classic and groundbreaking TV...


Downton Abbey

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (June 05, 2012)

The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture.

Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey brings to life...


Breaking Bad

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (July 10, 2012)

The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture.

Critically acclaimed for its writing, acting,...


The Walking Dead

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (January 31, 2012)

The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture.

Based on the wildly popular comic by Robert Kirkman,...


The Wire

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (December 06, 2011)

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.

David Simon’s The Wire, hands down,...


Freaks And Geeks

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (December 06, 2011)

The Untold History of Television provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of those groundbreaking shows that have both defined and changed the pop culture landscape.

A short-lived cult classic, Freaks...


Mad Men

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (December 06, 2011)

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.

Beloved by fans and critics alike,...


True Blood

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (January 31, 2012)

The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture.

Based on Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire...


Friday Night Lights

by Kathleen Olmstead HarperCollins Publishers (December 06, 2011)

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.

Honest, compelling and full of heart,...


The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change

by Alan Sepinwall Gallery Books (February 19, 2013)

A phenomenal account, newly updated, of how twelve innovative television dramas transformed the medium and the culture at large, featuring Sepinwall?s take on the finales of Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

In The Revolution...


The O.C.: A Critical Understanding

by Lori B. Bindig & Andrea M. Bergstrom Lexington Books (October 25, 2012)

The O.C.: A Critical Understanding, by Lori Bindig and Andrea M. Bergstrom, is a feminist cultural studies analysis of the hit television series The O.C. (2003-2007). The show is examined in terms of five ideological...


Up Till Now

by William Shatner & David Fisher Macmillan Audio (May 12, 2008)

After almost sixty years as an actor, William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world. And it seems as if Shatner is everywhere. In Up Till Now, Shatner sits down with readers and...


The Andy Cohen Diaries

by Andy Cohen Macmillan Audio (November 10, 2014)

A year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon Andy Cohen, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words

As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has...


Leonard

by William Shatner & David Fisher Macmillan Audio (February 15, 2016)

"Shatner narrates his story with touching reverence for a dear friend...Shatner's authentic performance moves the story along with humor and sincerity, making the anecdotes all the more interesting and touching."...


Maggie Smith: A Biography

by Michael Coveney & Sian Thomas Macmillan Audio (December 28, 2015)

This perfect gift audiobook for fans of Downton Abbey will take them behind the scenes of the Grand Dame who brings the Dowager Countess to life.

No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism...


Melissa Explains It All

by Melissa Joan Hart Macmillan Audio (October 28, 2013)

Melissa Joan Hart explained it all?from dating to bullies?in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more television viewers as Sabrina, the Teenage...


Up Till Now

by William Shatner & David Fisher Macmillan Audio (May 12, 2008)

This is the story of William Shatner's half-century career and private life. The audio will take readers from the streets of Montreal to regional theatre, where Shatner was once called upon to replace Christopher...


I'll Be Back Right After This

by Pat O'Brien Macmillan Audio (August 18, 2014)

Pat O'Brien was a skinny South Dakota kid with long hair, a rock and roll band, divorced parents and an alcoholic father. In all the familiar ways, he was on the road to nowhere until a professor, who envisioned...


Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid

by Nige Tassell Arena Sport (September 06, 2018)

Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid chronicles the author’s decade-long obsession with televised sport during his teenage years in the1980s. Charting similar waters to Nick Hornby’s classic Fever Pitch, but...


The Science of TV’s the Big Bang Theory

by Dave Zobel Ecw Press (April 30, 2015)

Reveals the hard facts behind the laughter on TV?s most popular sitcom

The highest-rated scripted show on TV, The Big Bang Theory often features Sheldon, Howard, Leonard, and Raj wisecracking about scientific...


Spotted

by Crissy Calhoun & David Donnell Ecw Press (August 31, 2009)

Best friends, boyfriends, high school and haute couture - Gossip Girl has gone from a guilty pleasure to becoming the show everyone is talking about, from Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair, from gossip columnists...


Saving the World

by Lynnette Porter, Susan Janic, Jeffrey Miller & Lynnette Porter, David Lavery, and Hillary Robson et al. Ecw Press (September 30, 2007)

"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...


Once Bitten

by Nikki Stafford & Jay Carter Brown Ecw Press (November 14, 2004)

He was a drunkard who was turned into a vampire in 1756, and became known as the most vicious of his kind for the next 150 years. In 1899 he was re-ensouled by a gypsy looking for revenge, and with his conscience...


Love You to Death: Season 4

by Heather Vee, Crissy Calhoun & Julie Plec Ecw Press (January 08, 2015)

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...