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Quality TV [electronic resource] : contemporary American television and beyond / edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass.

Contributor(s): McCabe, Janet (Janet Elizabeth) | Akass, Kim.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xx, 292 p.).ISBN: 9781435691780 (electronic bk.); 1435691784 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Television -- United States | Television programs -- United States -- History and criticism | Television broadcasting -- United States | Popular culture -- United States | T�el�evision -- �Etats-Unis | T�el�evision -- �Emissions -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire et critique | Culture populaire -- �Etats-Unis | PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- Reference | Televisie | Televisiestations | Verenigde Staten | Fernsehkritik -- USA -- Kongressbericht | Fernsehprogramm -- USA -- Kongressbericht | Fernsehen -- USA -- Kongressbericht | Fernsehsendung | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Quality TV.DDC classification: 791.45097309051 Other classification: 05.36 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface / Robert J. Thompson -- Introduction: Debating quality / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- 'Quality TV' on show / Karen Fricker -- Is quality television any good? generic distinctions, evaluations and the troubling matter of critical judgement / Sarah Cardwell -- Quality TV: a US TV critic's perspective / David Bianculli -- Quality TV drama: estimations and influences through time and space / Robin Nelson -- As seen on TV: women's rights and quality television / Ashley Sayeau -- Sex, swearing and respectability: courting controversy, HBO's original programming and producing quality TV / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- Quality control: The daily show, the Peabody and brand discipline / Jimmie L. Reeves, Mark C. Rogers and Michael M. Epstein -- Inside American television drama: quality is not what is produced but what it produces / Peter Dunne -- Quality US TV: a buyer's perspective / Dermot Horan -- CSI: crime scene investigation: Quality, the fifth channel and 'America's finest' / Ian Goode -- The problem of quality television: television schedules, audience demographics and cultural policy in New Zealand / Geoff Lealand -- HBO and the concept of quality TV / Jane Feuer -- Seeing and knowing: reflexivity and quality / Jonathan Bignell -- Quality and creativity in TV: the work of television storytellers / M�aire Messenger Davies -- Mark Lawson talks to David Chaase / Mark Lawson -- Writing music for quality TV: an interview with W.G. 'Snuffy' Walden / Peter Kaye -- Read any good television lately? television companion books and quality TV / David Lavery -- Lost in transition: from post-network to post-television / Roberta Pearson.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-286) and index.

Preface / Robert J. Thompson -- Introduction: Debating quality / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- 'Quality TV' on show / Karen Fricker -- Is quality television any good? generic distinctions, evaluations and the troubling matter of critical judgement / Sarah Cardwell -- Quality TV: a US TV critic's perspective / David Bianculli -- Quality TV drama: estimations and influences through time and space / Robin Nelson -- As seen on TV: women's rights and quality television / Ashley Sayeau -- Sex, swearing and respectability: courting controversy, HBO's original programming and producing quality TV / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- Quality control: The daily show, the Peabody and brand discipline / Jimmie L. Reeves, Mark C. Rogers and Michael M. Epstein -- Inside American television drama: quality is not what is produced but what it produces / Peter Dunne -- Quality US TV: a buyer's perspective / Dermot Horan -- CSI: crime scene investigation: Quality, the fifth channel and 'America's finest' / Ian Goode -- The problem of quality television: television schedules, audience demographics and cultural policy in New Zealand / Geoff Lealand -- HBO and the concept of quality TV / Jane Feuer -- Seeing and knowing: reflexivity and quality / Jonathan Bignell -- Quality and creativity in TV: the work of television storytellers / M�aire Messenger Davies -- Mark Lawson talks to David Chaase / Mark Lawson -- Writing music for quality TV: an interview with W.G. 'Snuffy' Walden / Peter Kaye -- Read any good television lately? television companion books and quality TV / David Lavery -- Lost in transition: from post-network to post-television / Roberta Pearson.

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