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

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: McCabe, Janet, Akass, Kim.
Format: Book
Published: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Table of 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 / Máire Messenger Davies
  • Mark Lawson talks to David Chase / 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.