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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...

House That Hugh Laurie Built, The

by Paul Challen, Frank Davey & Jon Lachonis and Amy J. Johnston Ecw Press (October 31, 2007)

At the centre of the critically acclaimed Fox drama House, British actor Hugh Laurie has become the focus of fans across North America, Britain, and Australia. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a...

Truly, Madly, Deadly

by Becca Wilcott Ecw Press (June 01, 2010)

Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion is at once an introductory guide to the first two seasons of HBO's immensely popular vampire series True Blood, and an all-in-one treasure tomb for the...

Love to Love You Bradys

by Ted Nichelson, Theodore Nichelson, Susan Olsen, Lisa Sutton, Mark Weisleder & Susan Olsen et al. Ecw Press (September 01, 2009)

After decades under lock and key, Hollywood's best kept secret is about to be revealed. Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour is an in-depth look at the most disastrous offering...

Nocturnal Admissions

by Rj Gulliver, Rj Gulliver, Julia Smith, and Sue Johanson, John Manasso & Julie Smith et al. Ecw Press (March 01, 2002)

A witty and irreverent look at the collision of two dangerous subjects - live television and sex. "Sue, I have a question about vaginal odour." The young woman on the phone sounds earnest. On the television...

They Don't Wanna Wait

by Richard Crouse Ecw Press (October 01, 1999)

Not since that famous Beverly Hills area code was etched into our minds has teen life been given such loving attention. TV's newest hit, Dawson's Creek is a smart, articulate, sexy program that's taken the Archies...

Finding Lost - Seasons One & Two

by Nikki Stafford, Sky Gilbert & edited by Ann Rauhala Ecw Press (September 05, 2006)

The first book in the critically acclaimed, bestselling Finding Lost series brings you an analysis of seasons 1 and 2 in one volume. If you're feeling as lost as the castaways on the show, Finding Lost is the...

Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone

by Stewart T. Stanyard, Stewart T. Stanyard, Foreword by Neil Gaiman & edited by Ann Rauhala Ecw Press (April 01, 2007)

?In the chronicles of television's history, Rod Serling's Twilight Zone is considered by far the medium's quintessential creation. The CBS series that debuted in 1959 and aired for 156 episodes offered black-and-white...


by Vince Russo & Nikki Stafford Ecw Press (April 01, 2002)

Star Trek fans - Trekkers - are the single most devoted group of fans in the world. Star Trek has taken our world and transplanted it to another century, showing us just how ludicrous some of our societal restrictions...

Love You to Death

by Crissy Calhoun Ecw Press (September 01, 2010)

Go deep into the heart of Mystic Falls with this episode-by-episode look at the first season of The Vampire Diaries Premiering in the thick of the vampire craze, The Vampire Diaries has proven itself to be much...

Bite Me!

by Nikki Stafford & Martin Hunter Ecw Press (December 01, 2007)

It's been 10 years since Buffy Summers first walked into the Sunnydale High library and came face-to-face with her Watcher, who told her she was the Chosen One who would save the world from vampires. In the...

Finding Lost - Season Six

by Derek McCormack & Barbara Barnett Ecw Press (October 31, 2010)

?"Nikki Stafford is a godsend to Lost enthusiasts in particular and TV lovers in general. I've written about TV for several years, and have always valued her opinion and insights on all things television." -...

Frak You!

by Jo Storm & Laura Moisin Ecw Press (October 01, 2007)

Time Magazine named Battlestar Galactica "The Best Show of the Year" in 2005. Newsweek called it "indisputably, hands-down and without question, the best show on television." And USA Today proclaimed, "You don't...

Once Bitten

by Nikki Stafford & Jay Carter Brown Ecw Press (November 15, 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...

Bedside Manners

by Neil Peart Ecw Press (August 01, 1997)

Hungry fans can finally satisfy their craving for information about ER the most popular show on network television - and George Clooney, the gorgeous and irresistibly charming star. Bedside Manners will be required...


by Crissy Calhoun & David Donnell Ecw Press (September 01, 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...

How Xena Changed My Life

by Nikki Stafford, ed., Emily Schultz & Nikki Stafford Ecw Press (April 01, 2002)

Personal stories of how television's toughest warrior and her sidekick affected viewers. She first roared onto the scene in 1995, the warrior princess with the dark past, as a guest character on Hercules. In...

Lost Ate My Life

by Amy J. Johnston, Jon Lachonis, Nikki Stafford & Jon Lachonis and Amy J. Johnston et al. Ecw Press (October 31, 2008)

?"Lost Ate my Life!" is not the authors' self-referential statement. Instead, it is the collective cry of the hardened fan base for ABC's pop-culture phenomenon. The book has two central ideas: first, that the...

Where There's Smoke ...

by William Davis, Gil Adamson & Jonathan Bennett Ecw Press (October 01, 2011)

One of the most iconic villains in the history of television, the enigmatic Cigarette Smoking Man fascinated legions of fans of the 1990s' hit TV series, The X-Files. Best known as "Cancerman," he was voted...

Crash Into Me

by Robyn Burnett & Gordon j.h. Leenders Ecw Press (October 01, 2002)

A new spin on the concept of teen alienation. Roswell is an intense, intelligent drama inviting the question: what if aliens survived the famous U.F.O. crash of 1947? Based on the popular book series Roswell...

Inside The West Wing

by Paul Challen & Neil Peart Ecw Press (September 01, 2001)

For anyone who's ever wished the American president's name was Bartlet ?Since bursting onto the airwaves in 1999, The West Wing has emerged as one of North America's favourite TV shows - and for good reason....

Down The Tube

by Bill Brownstein & Neil Peart Ecw Press (September 01, 2001)

A couch potato's downward spiral. Imagine yourself at home on your couch, contractually obligated to remain in front of your satellite-rigged television for a period of seven days, at the end of which you will...

Finding Lost - Season Three

by Nikki Stafford, Sam Weller & Brian Harvey Ecw Press (October 31, 2007)

The second instalment in the critically acclaimed, bestselling Finding Lost series "Stafford brings the symbolism, themes, and mythology to the forefront, so that casual viewers and devoted fans have a better...

Uncovering Alias

by Nikki Stafford & Robyn Burnett Ecw Press (October 07, 2004)

TV Guide has called it "one of TV's most enjoyably escapist hours ever." Its star, Jennifer Garner, has gone from a relative unknown to a huge superstar. Since it premiered in September 2001 it has consistently...

Approaching the Possible

by Jo Storm & Nikki Stafford Ecw Press (December 06, 2005)

Stargate SG-1 has been a television hit for eight years (an almost unheard-of run in science-fiction television), with a ninth in production, and boasts a devoted and vocal online community. Based on the feature...

Finding Lost - Season Four

by Jens Pulver and Erich Krauss & Gordon Warme, M.D. Ecw Press (April 01, 2009)

"The Finding Lost series is quite simply the best Lost resource for fans. Not only is the information concise and complete, Nikki Stafford's commentary is insightful, relevant, and entertaining. No matter how...

Kings of Madison Avenue

by Jesse McLean & Alison Appelbe Ecw Press (September 01, 2009)

"'Mad Men' beguiles like a Christmas catalog of all the forbidden vices ? a sleek, hard-boiled drama with a soft, satirical core." - New York Times "The year's best new show." - Time Magazine "If this is the...

Chasing Zebras

by Asher Ghaffar, Michael Bartlett and Tony Roberts & Barbara Barnett Ecw Press (September 01, 2010)

"I look for zebras because other doctors have ruled out all the horses." - Dr. Gregory House Medical students are taught that when they hear hoofbeats, they should think horses, not zebras, but Dr. House's unique...

Finding Lost - Season Five

by Nikki Stafford, Tim Hornbaker & Joey Comeau Ecw Press (November 01, 2009)

Nikki Stafford is a godsend to Lost enthusiasts in particular and TV lovers in general. I've written about TV for several years, and have always valued her opinion and insights on all things television. - Amanda...

Jerry Seinfeld

by Josh Levine & Cary Fagan Ecw Press (October 01, 1993)

Jerry Seinfeld is the master of observational humour. Pointing at the small absurdities of daily life, Seinfeld makes his audience laugh with recognition. For many years a stand-up comic, Seinfeld was also the...

Saving the World

by Lynnette Porter, Susan Janic, Jeffrey Miller & Lynnette Porter, David Lavery, and Hillary Robson et al. Ecw Press (October 01, 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...

Don't Stop Believin'

by Erin Balser, Josh Levine, Brian Joseph Davis & Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner et al. Ecw Press (September 01, 2010)

The kids in McKinley High School's glee club, New Directions, might not be the most popular, but Glee is unquestionably a runaway hit. Since its premiere in May 2009, Glee has exploded as one of the most popular...

The Dick Van Dyke Show

by Ginny Weissman St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

In the history of television, there are very few shows that can truly be called "classics." The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of those few--and for the first time, authors Weissman and Sanders have succeed in capturing...

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...

The Daily Show and Rhetoric: Arguments, Issues, and Strategies

by Trischa Goodnow, Stephanie M. Purtle, Josh Compton & Aaron Hess et al. Lexington Books (March 31, 2011)

The Daily Show and Rhetoric approaches the popular program from a scholarly, rhetorical perspective to uncover the rhetorical nature of the show. Using a variety of rhetorical methods, the book, taken as a whole,...

Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests

by James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2014)

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...

Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital

by James N. Gilmore & Matthias Stork Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2014)

This collection of essays explores the developing relationship between superheroes and various forms of media, examining how the superhero genre, which was once limited primarily to a single medium (comic books/graphic...

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

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture

by Eva Illouz Columbia University Press (November 05, 2003)

-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

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...

As It Happened

by William S. Paley Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

As it Happened is a landmark memoir, the first of its kind by a giant of the communications media. It is the intimate and straightforward story of an original, the life and growth of an extraordinary man and...

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 & Catherine Bailey Kyle 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...