The PopCult Bookshelf
Three of the most intriguing reference books on the history of television are back in print, and available at reasonable prices. Lee Goldberg’s Unsold Television Pilots 1955-1989, The Best TV Shows That Never Were, and TELEVISION FAST FORWARD (Sequels and Remakes of Cancelled Series) were just reissued last week by the author’s own “Adventures in Television” label.
Author Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar & two-time Shamus Award nominee and the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the fifteen Monk mysteries, “The Walk,” “King City,” “Watch Me Die,” and the internationally bestselling Fox & O’Hare books co-written with Janet Evanovich. He’s also written and/or produced scores of TV shows, including “Diagnosis Murder,” “SeaQuest,” “Monk,” and “The Glades.” As an international television consultant, he has advised networks and studios in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, China, Sweden, and the Netherlands on the creation, writing and production of episodic television series.
He is also a huge television nerd, and we are all richer because of it.
Unsold Television Pilots 1955-1989
by Lee Goldberg
Adventures in Television
$27.99 (paperback) $4.99 (ebook)
This is one huge, exhaustively-researched book that reveals all of the details behind thousands of TV series ideas that were developed and rejected by the networks from the dawn of television to 1989.
The book was an instant, national sensation when it was first published in 1990, winning enthusiastic critical acclaim and enormous media attention, including on-air praise from TV legend Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” and was adapted into two hour-long specials, “The Greatest Shows You Never Saw” on CBS and “The Best TV Shows That Never Were” on ABC.
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