Celebrating 75 Years

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TV Milestones Series

Series Editors: Barry Keith Grant, Brock University; Jeannette Sloniowski, Brock University
TV Milestones Series is a distinct series of short monographs written in a critical but accessible and lively manner. Each book offers a comprehensive account of a particular television show, placing it in the context of the history of television and broader cultural history, as well as discussing representative episodes of the show in detail. The titles are suitable for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

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The Killing

John Alberti

Examines a landmark television series in its feminist rewriting of the noir police procedural.

Paperback
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342121
eBOOK
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342138

The X-Files

Theresa L. Geller

A social and cultural analysis of The X-Files focusing on the genres the program employed in its interrogation of American history, politics, and identity.

Paperback
Available December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339428
eBOOK
Available December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339435

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Joanne Morreale

Considers the influence of The Dick Van Dyke Show on television sitcom history.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340318
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340325

Father Knows Best

Mary R. Desjardins

A historical and analytical examination of the iconic 1950s television and radio family sitcom.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339473
eBOOK
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339480

Maverick

Dennis Broe

Demonstrates how Maverick, "The Legend of the West," fractured, altered, or undermined nearly every Western code and myth.

Paperback
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814339169
eBOOK
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814339176

Have Gun—Will Travel

Gaylyn Studlar

Analyzes the TV Western Have Gun—Will Travel through a close reading of episodes and production history.

Paperback
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339763
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339770

Knots Landing

Nick Salvato

Examines Knots Landing in its industrial and political contexts and from fresh aesthetic and theoretical perspectives.

Paperback
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814340332
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814340349

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Ken Feil

Examines the reception, formal strategies, production history, and ideological underpinnings of the groundbreaking comedy-variety show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.

Paperback
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338223
eBOOK
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338230

24

John McCullough

A comprehensive overview of the innovative primetime drama 24.

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338674
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338681

Batman

Matt Yockey

Offers a fresh understanding of the persistent popularity and ongoing value of the original Batman series.

Paperback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338179
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338186

The L Word

Margaret T. McFadden

Explores representational strategies in the groundbreaking series The L Word.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338247
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338254

The Wire

Sherryl Vint

Analyzes how The Wire repurposed television drama for political critique.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814335901
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814335932

The Sopranos

Gary R. Edgerton

Surveys the commercial importance, originality, and cultural relevance of the groundbreaking HBO series The Sopranos.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814334065
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338520

The West Wing

Janet McCabe

Explores how the award-winning NBC drama offered a space for vibrant conversation about U.S. politics, identity, and culture.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334362
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338094

The Donna Reed Show

Joanne Morreale

Analyzes The Donna Reed Show, which aired from 1958 to 1966, as a key moment of cultural transition.

Paperback
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780814335086
eBOOK
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780814338087

Deadwood

Ina Rae Hark

Considers the HBO series Deadwood in the context of the television Western genre and the intersection of capital and violence in American history.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334492
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336601

Gilligan's Island

Walter Metz

An analysis of the under-studied sitcom Gilligan’s Island that addresses key questions about American social life in the 1960s.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814333723
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336472

The Fugitive

David Pierson

A social, cultural, historical, and institutional analysis of the classic original series The Fugitive.

Paperback
Published: November 2011
ISBN: 9780814334294
eBOOK
Published: November 2011
ISBN: 9780814336106

Hogan's Heroes

Robert R. Shandley

Analyzes the unique satirical social and political commentary offered by Hogan’s Heroes during a volatile period in American history.

Paperback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814334164
eBOOK
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814336007

Dark Shadows

Harry M. Benshoff

Explores the cultural, industrial, formal, and generic contexts of the television soap opera Dark Shadows as a precursor to today’s popular gothic media franchises.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814334393
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814336328

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