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TV Milestones Series

Series Editor: Barry Keith Grant, 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.

Advisory Editors: Robert J. Burgoyne, University of St. Andrews; Caren J. Deming, University of Arizona; Patricia B. Erens, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Peter X. Feng, University of Delaware; Lucy Fischer, University of Pittsburgh; Frances Gateward, Howard University; Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware; Walter Metz, Southern Illinois University.

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Mad Men

Gary R. Edgerton

A captivating and analytical compendium to the hit show - and its creation, story, and impact on contemporary media and popular culture.

Paperback
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814345467
$19.99
eBOOK
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814345474

Parks and Recreation

Holly Willson Holladay

"Treat yo’ self" to this captivating analysis of critically acclaimed, fan-favorite television series Parks and Recreation.

Paperback
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814347881
$19.99
eBOOK
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814347898

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kendall R. Phillips

Revisiting a televised narrative that focused not on the monster, but on the monster hunter.

Paperback
Published: August 2022
ISBN: 9780814349045
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2022
ISBN: 9780814349052

The Good Place

Erin Giannini

A light take on the darkly comic show The Good Place and its lasting impact on American television culture.

Paperback
Published: August 2022
ISBN: 9780814348659
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2022
ISBN: 9780814348666

The Outer Limits

Joanne Morreale

Provides a history and criticism of an important disrupting force in early science-fiction television programming.

Paperback
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347454
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347461

The Americans

Linda Mizejewski

Explores The Americans as a groundbreaking series that brilliantly merged the spy genre and domestic melodrama.

Paperback
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814347430
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814347447

Hawaii Five-O

Brian Faucette

A lively examination of the classic 1960s American crime show.

Paperback
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814344323
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814344330

Breaking Bad

Christopher Sharrett

Captivating analysis of the acclaimed TV series and its portrait of societal decline.

Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814342565
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814342558

Homicide: Life on the Street

Lisa Doris Alexander

Analysis of race, racism, and the criminal justice system on Homicide: Life on the Street.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348673
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348680

Batman: The Animated Series

Joe Sutliff Sanders

A deep dive into the wildly successful 1990s animated series Batman.

Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814345405
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814345412

The Golden Girls

Kate Browne

A feminist approach to America’s four best friends.

Paperback
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814345641
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814345658

Twin Peaks

Julie Grossman and Will Scheibel

Examines Twin Peaks’s history and representations of female trauma and agency.

Paperback
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814346228
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814346235

The Twilight Zone

Barry Keith Grant

Fascinating overview and analysis of Rod Serling’s original The Twilight Zone.

Paperback
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814345788
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814345795

Treme

Jaimey Fisher

Explores the urban context of post-Katrina New Orleans with which the TV show engages.

Paperback
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814341513
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814341520

The Killing

John Alberti

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

Paperback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342121
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339428
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
$19.99
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
$19.99
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
$19.99
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
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339770

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