Peggy Lee loves to watch television so much that she has no time for anything else, but one day when the television stops working, her dog Mr. Barkley shows her some of the other fun things they can do.
When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to findhim while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father
"Writing clever ""as-seen-on-TV"" ads for her inventions, 11-year-old Annie Brown steps out of the shadow of her perfect best friend to audition for a local web show, with unexpected results. 15,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook."
Having won the title of "Planet's Funniest Kid Comic," Jamie Grimm meets with a pair of television executives who suggest the idea of a program starring Jamie and his oddball friends, a production that is challenged by Jamie's limited acting skills. Simultaneous eBook.
"Nikki is in the spotlight. A reality TV crew will follow her and her friends for the whole month of March as they record their hit song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki and her friends go?"
Provides the true story of the young genius who, while plowing his fields in Idaho, came up with the idea of television and carried it out by successfully transmitting the fist image over the airwaves; later battling with, and winning a lawsuit against RCA, who tried to take credit for his invention. Simultaneous.
Eleven-year-old Jermaine's quest for fame as the creator of a reality television show based on her less-than-exciting family and friends teaches her important lessons about unbridled ambition, selfishness, and the upside of ordinary
While reenacting Robert Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic in 1912 for a game show, a group of daring television contestants must retrace his every step in order to win the prize--and not end up with the same results as the doomed Scott party.
Excited about his prospects of becoming a commercial star for Doggy Yums Dog Food, Hotdog gets ready for his big audition, but when he sees a little boy eating a tasty ice-cream cone, Hotdog is easily distracted and doesn't know if he will be able to stay focused on the task at hand.
Stealing her mother's credit card and running away from her difficult life to Los Angeles, 15-year-old Anna discovers that B-list show business is less exciting than imagined before engrossing herself in a research project about the murderous Manson girls. Simultaneous eBook.
When musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, completely freezes up on television, he is forced to hide out in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where he spends the summer working with his aunt and cousin at Piney Pete's Pancake Palace, the perfect place to remain anonymous until he meets Cecilia, a girl who can't seem to help blurting out whatever's on her mind.
Reluctantly auditioning for a new reality show in the hope of winning a scholarship to one of America's finest culinary schools, 16-year-old Sophie, the daughter of Italian-Greek restaurateurs, finds herself in a drama-charged environment of cutthroat celebrity judges and compelling rivals who challenge her resolve to stay true to herself.
Supporting her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister after the Collapse destroys the economy and her dreams of attending college, Amy, desperate for a job, reluctantly participates in a new reality television show and finds her circumstances subjected to network manipulations, intrusive hidden cameras and life-threatening technology. By the Nebula Award-winning author of Beggars in Spain.
While filming Fashion Week in the Bahamas for their reality television show, sisters Paige and Erin Forrester both experience romance problems, while their friend Fran faces cancer and Mollie awaits her baby's arrival
Collects all three adventures of Katniss and the District 12 team, as they compete in the annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts of Panem against one another
With everyone around her telling her what to do when her television show comes to an end, Kaitlin Burke escapes into the Hollywood party scene with two of its most notorious partiers, but as things get out of control and her reputation takes a hit, Kaitlin realizes that she must return to those who love her in order get her life and career back on track.
Meet all the most important characters from the entire history of Doctor Who, including every Doctor and companion. Packed with fascinating facts and statistics for characters from the Abzorbaloff to the Zygons, and with large cut-out poses and stunningstills from the program, this is the ultimate compendium of Doctor Who characters
Compiles lists, facts and Q&A sections in a highly engaging, infographic fan reference that identifies such lesser-known details as the previous owners of the Millennium Falcon and the Jedi who were directly trained by Yoda. Movie tie-in.
A leading cultural journalist traces the rise of the female show runner and how women have become an integral part of television, sharing the stories of such boundary-breaking producers as Roseanne Barr, Diane English, and Tina Fey
A celebration of the popular television series points out all the bloopers, errors, equipment oddities, and picayune plot discrepancies in the program's 1992-1993 season, as well as trivia questions, fun facts, and memorable lines. Original.
First airing in 1966, with a promise to "boldly go where no man has gone before," Star Trek would eventually become a bona fide phenomenon. Week after week, viewers of the series tuned in to watch Captain Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew of the USS Enterprise as they conducted their five-year mission in space. Their mission was cut short by a corporate monolith that demanded higher ratings, but Star Trek lived on in syndication, ultimately becoming a multibillion-dollar media franchise. With merchandise spin-offs, feature films, and several television iterations--from The Next Generation to Discovery--Star Trek is a firmly established part of the American cultural landscape. In Star Trek: A Cultural History, M. Keith Booker offers an intriguing account of the series from its original run to its far-reaching impact on society. By placing the Star Trek franchise within the context of American history and popular culture, the author explores how the series engaged with political and social issues such as the Vietnam War, race, gender, and the advancement of technology. While this book emphasizes the original series, it also addresses the significance of subsequent programs, as well as the numerous films and extensive array of novels, comic books, and merchandise that have been produced in the decades since. A show that originally resonated with science fiction fans, Star Trek has also intrigued the general public due to its engaging characters, exciting plotlines, and vision of a better future. It is those exact elements that allowed Star Trek to go from simply a good show to the massive media franchise it is today. Star Trek: A Cultural History will appeal to scholars of media, television, and popular culture, as well as to fans of the show.
Building a huge following for her magazine column, Kait, a woman who prefers to focus on her career after two failed marriages, teams up with producer Zack to launch a television series with a colorful cast and crew, each marked by private eccentricities, heartaches and secrets.
The executive producer of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from its almost accidental birth through five decades of in-depth reporting by talented producers and beloved correspondents, including Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft and others.
Featuring interviews with cast and crew members, an unauthorized chronicle of the story behind the making of two of the biggest cult television series includes coverage of how they were successfully spun from a failed movie, the network battle for their control and how their productions and storylines continue to influence television today. TV tie-in.
A young television producer lands in a deadly, tangled web of corruption and cover-up in Washington, D.C., when she investigates the disappearance of a beautiful Georgetown lawyer. A first novel. (suspense).
A reality show contestant reenacting a historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia and Europe, Paulina Rostakova is coerced into a scripted romance with a fellow contestant that takes a detour into reality as they begin to fall in love. By the New York Times best-selling author of Daring in a Blue Dress. Original.
An in-depth examination of the history of television traces the evolution of shows through classic TV genres, including the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the western, the animated series and the late night talk show.
The TV critic for New York Magazine and editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com and the TV critic for HitFix.com team up to identify and rank the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history, each of which are accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Once a shoestring operation built on plywood sets and Australian rules football, ESPN has evolved into a media colossus. A genius for cross-promotion and its near-mystical rapport with its viewers empower the network to set agendas and create superstars, to curate sports history even as it mainstreams the latest cultural trends. Travis Vogan teams archival research and interviews with an all-star cast to pen the definitive account of how ESPN turned X's and O's into billions of $$$. Vogan's institutional and cultural history focuses on the network since 1998, the year it launched a high-motor effort to craft its brand and grow audiences across media platforms. As he shows, innovative properties like SportsCentury, ESPN The Magazine , and 30 for 30 built the network's cultural caché. This credibility, in turn, propelled ESPN's transformation into an entity that lapped its run-of-the-mill competitors and helped fulfill its self-proclaimed status as the "Worldwide Leader in Sports." Ambitious and long overdue, ESPN: The Making of a Sports Media Empire offers an inside look at how the network changed an industry and reshaped the very way we live as sports fans.
A fast-paced oral history of a definitive era in television pays tribute to the producers, actors and programs that established new understandings of broadcast networking, sharing insider perspectives on how NBC subsequently lost its dominant standing. 100,000 first printing.
Reluctantly agreeing to allow his gang to appear in a reality television cop show that promises a lucrative payout and legal protection, luckless thief John Dortmunder and his partner, Kelp, devise a secondary plot to deceive case-cracking television viewers. By a three-time Edgar Award winner.
A debut mystery by the Emmy-winning television host finds celebrity chef Billy Blessing struggling to clear his name by solving the murder of his producer, who has been poisoned while eating a dish from Billy's four-star restaurant.
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