Publisher : McFarland
Release Date : 2021-05-12
ISBN 13 : 1476643725
Total Pages : 404 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (664 users downloads)
Last Book Review Television Movies of the 21st Century by Vincent Terrace :
Download or read book Television Movies of the 21st Century written by Vincent Terrace and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-05-12 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the major broadcast networks, the heyday of made-for-TV movies was 20th Century programming like The ABC Movie of the Week and NBC Sunday Night at the Movies. But with changing economic times and the race for ratings, the networks gradually dropped made-for-TV movies while basic cable embraced the format, especially the Hallmark Channel (with its numerous Christmas-themed movies) and the Syfy Channel (with its array of shark attack movies and other things that go bump in the night). From the waning days of the broadcast networks to the influx of basic cable TV movies, this encyclopedia covers 1,370 films produced during the period 2000-2020. For each film entry, the reader is presented with an informative storyline, cast and character lists, technical credits (producer, director, writer), air dates, and networks. It covers the networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, Ion, and NBC) and such basic cable channels as ABC Family, Disney, Fox Family, Freeform, Hallmark, INSP, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Syfy, TBS and TNT. There is also an appendix of "Announced but Never Produced" TV movies and a performer's index.