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Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV

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"There has arguably never been a more powerful force in network television than NBC's 'Must See TV' — a programming lineup that made Thursday night the high point of the average television viewer's week. Now in this riveting autobiographical tale from former NBC executive Littlefield, fans of long-running and wildly popular NBC programs such as Seinfeld, Friends, ER, and Frasier finally get all the juicy, behind-the-scenes details about their favorite shows. This audio edition is skillfully narrated by the soft-spoken Bob Balaban — who himself enjoyed great success in the era playing the recurring role of NBC executive Russell Dalrymple on Seinfeld. Part of Balaban's mastery of Littlefield's prose comes from experience: the narrator played Littlefield in The Late Shift, a film that dramatized the rivalry between late night television hosts Jay Leno and David Letterman. This time around, however, Balaban opts for less of an impersonation of Littlefield and more of a straightforward reading. The result is a remarkable and captivating account of what's required to create a television series, and in turn, make that series into a network staple. A Doubleday hardcover." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Warren Littlefield is the former NBC President of Entertainment. Previous to that, he was the NBC comedy executive who developed such hit shows as The Cosby Show, Golden Girls, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  He currently runs his own television production company.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449009413
Subtitle:
Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Author:
Pearson, T. R.
Author:
Littlefield, Warren
Author:
Balaban, Bob
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Subject:
non-fiction;history;television
Subject:
non-fiction;history;nbc;television
Edition Description:
Seven CD
Publication Date:
20120501
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.93 x 5.09 x 1.1 in 0.52 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Media Studies
Audio Books » Nonfiction
Audio Books » World Affairs
Business » History and Biographies

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Product details pages Random House Audio - English 9780449009413 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "There has arguably never been a more powerful force in network television than NBC's 'Must See TV' — a programming lineup that made Thursday night the high point of the average television viewer's week. Now in this riveting autobiographical tale from former NBC executive Littlefield, fans of long-running and wildly popular NBC programs such as Seinfeld, Friends, ER, and Frasier finally get all the juicy, behind-the-scenes details about their favorite shows. This audio edition is skillfully narrated by the soft-spoken Bob Balaban — who himself enjoyed great success in the era playing the recurring role of NBC executive Russell Dalrymple on Seinfeld. Part of Balaban's mastery of Littlefield's prose comes from experience: the narrator played Littlefield in The Late Shift, a film that dramatized the rivalry between late night television hosts Jay Leno and David Letterman. This time around, however, Balaban opts for less of an impersonation of Littlefield and more of a straightforward reading. The result is a remarkable and captivating account of what's required to create a television series, and in turn, make that series into a network staple. A Doubleday hardcover." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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