Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries, 1936–2020

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About the Book

In 1936, as television networks CBS, DuMont, and NBC experimented with new ways to provide entertainment, NBC deviated from the traditional method of single experimental programs to broadcast the first multi-part program, Love Nest, over a three-episode arc. This would come to be known as a miniseries. Although the term was not coined until 1954, several other such miniseries were broadcast, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Women in Wartime.

In the mid–1960s the concept was developed into a genre that still exists. While the major broadcast networks pioneered the idea, it quickly became popular with cable and streaming services. This encyclopedic source contains a detailed history of 878 TV miniseries broadcast from 1936 to 2020, complete with casts, networks, credits, episode count and detailed plot information.

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 two projected televisions series: April’s Dream and April and May: Ghost Hunters (both starring actress-ventriloquist April Brucker). He has also written more than 50 books, about television and radio.

Bibliographic Details

Vincent Terrace
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 254
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8735-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4542-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
The Encyclopedia 3
Index 219