By Shawn Shimpach
Combining an exhilarating method along high-interest case studies, Television in Transition offers scholars of tv a consultant to a medium that has weathered the demanding situations of first-run syndication, a multi-channel universe, netlets, significant media conglomerates, deregulation, and globalization--all within the area of 20 years.
- Examines a go back in tv programming to motion narratives with person (super) heroes meant to navigate this new, foreign, multi-channel universe
- Explores how tv programming "translates" to new spatial geographies: diversified countries, cultures, broadcast platforms; and diverse codecs, distribution retailers, and monitor sizes
- Looks on the price of a program's "afterlife," the ongoing flow, repackaging and repurposing of programming past its preliminary iteration
- Blends institutional and textual analyses in case studies of Highlander: The sequence, Smallville, 24, and Doctor Who