Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Authors: Stephen Tropiano, Holly Van Buren
TV Finales FAQ is the first book devoted exclusively to television's most memorable series finales. From Mary Richards' heartfelt goodbye to the WJM-TV newsroom in the classic finale of The Mary Tyler Moore Show to the puzzling conclusion of the enigmatic adventure series, Lost, to the tumultuous final hours in the life of Breaking Bad's Walter White, TV Finales FAQ takes an up close, insightful, and entertaining look at the most memorable final episodes of television's most popular prime time, daytime, and late night series.
Crafting the final episode to a long-running television series can be challenging for producers and writers who want to remain faithful to the show's characters and history, yet, at the same time, satisfy the high expectations of its loyal fan base. TV Finales FAQ offers television viewers the inside story on the creation, broadcast, and aftermath of the most famous (and infamous) final episodes of over 50 television series from the 1960s through the present day.
The books features such shows as Dexter, Roseanne, Will & Grace, The Office, The Sopranos, and some classic talk and late-night programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and many others.
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“TV Finales FAQ is a must read for fans of the medium that will likely bring back memories of countless beloved and much missed programs that helped to shape popular culture.” – popcultureguy-don.blogspot.com
“With ratings figures and behind-the-scenes insight into the making of these final episodes, this is more than just a celebration of greatest hits, greatest misses, big ambitious swings, and failed experiments...it's a glimpse into the relationships we form with characters and fictional worlds, and what bringing them to a close means to each viewer. This is a walk down Memory Lane and an ode to great storytelling all at once. What fun.” – San Francisco Book Review
“TV Finales FAQ is entertaining and informative, especially for those who have had a long and deep relationship with the medium. The historical overview Tropiano and Van Buren have compiled is an important addition to any TV-watcher's library, and will be a boon for purveyors of trivia.” – Cinema Sentries
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