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Celebrating twenty years of groundbreaking scholarship, this series offers a wide variety of volumes about American television programming. The series includes books about individual shows, specific genres, creators and producers, and the history of the medium. Interview collections, anthologies, and newly updated classics, such as the widely course-adopted Watching TV, are also included in the series. Books in the series have won honors such as the Popular Culture Association Board of Governors Award and the Theatre Historical Society of America’s Outstanding Book of the Year Award.

Since its founding, the series has expanded its field of interest to include works on other subjects in American popular culture and mass entertainment as well, including vaudeville, comics, movies, and radio broadcasting. We welcome proposals addressing all issues in television and popular culture, including the impacts of Netflix, Amazon, web streaming and web series, commercials (or the lack thereof), comics, and graphic novels.

Cover for the book: Gladiators in Suits

Gladiators in SuitsRace, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Scandal


Cover for the book: Becoming

BecomingGenre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal




Cover for the book: Black Male Frames

Black Male FramesAfrican Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003


Cover for the book: Screwball Television

Screwball TelevisionCritical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls




Cover for the book: Bigger than Ben-Hur

Bigger than Ben-HurThe Book, Its Adaptations, and Their Audiences


Cover for the book: Watching TV

Watching TVEight Decades of American Television, Third Edition