Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed.

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About the Book

This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945.

About the Author(s)

Vincent Terrace has worked as a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions (an independent film and television producing company for which he has created a projected television series called “April’s Dream”). He has written more than 30 books, many about television and radio.

Bibliographic Details

Vincent Terrace
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11 in 3 vols.)
Pages: 1330
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6477-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8641-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


• Volume 1 •

Preface   1

The Encyclopedia, A–Ha   3

(entries 1–3882)

• Volume 2 •

The Encyclopedia, He–Q   443

(entries 3883–7597)

• Volume 3 •

The Encyclopedia, R–Z   871

(entries 7598–10567)

Name Index   1217

Book Reviews & Awards

Reviews of the first edition: “practically everything you ever wanted to know about television shows has been brought together in this set…a useful and entertaining work”—Booklist; “monumental…a treasure trove…recommended”—Choice; “Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit…highly recommended for all libraries”—ARBA; “well-written and well-researched…indispensable and well worth the price”—Reference Reviews; “it will be a while before anybody tops Vincent Terrace’s latest volume on the TV industry…recommended”—SPERDVAC Radiogram; “the most complete such directory ever published…especially useful…a host of details”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “a most marvelous update…a rare gem worth possessing, and a fine addition to any library.”—tvparty.com. Reviews of the second edition: “new and updated entries add character background and storyline development information, and included are announcer-spoken openings”—Reference & Research Book News; “there are aspects not covered in other books…an important addition”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly.