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Kings of Madison AvenueKings of Madison Avenue: The Unofficial Guide to Mad Men
Jesse McLean
This companion to the wildly popular television series includes: an in-depth episode guide of the first two seasons of the show, information about the books and films referenced in the show, detailed contextualization of the major historical moments and social issues of the early 1960s, and fun chapters on how to party like a mad man and an organized tour of the NYC landmarks shown in the series. Softcover, 231 pp. $19.95.

Nicholas Mirzoeff
Nicholas Mirzoeff situates Seinfeld as an expression of Clinton-era America, from its consistently ironic take on social life and its fixation on how to describe it, to the changing culture of sexuality and ethnicity. In the spirit of Seinfeld itself, this is a reflective, funny and occasionally digressive account of what it is to watch television. Softcover, 132 pp. $21.95.

The League of GentlemenThe League of Gentlemen

Leon Hunt
Part sitcom, part sketch show, and all hillarious, The League of Gentleman is one of British television's most innovative and enduring comedy series. Leon Hunt's entertaining and illuminating study offers the most sustained analysis of the series, tracing the League's evolution from fringe theatre to radio to television. Softcover, 154 pp. $21.95.

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Steven Cohan
This insightful study of CSI introduces the show, its main characters and stand-out features, such as the role of science, the distinctive use of colour, and the unexpected, often bizarre crimes. Cohan makes a case for the series' classic status, arguing that it has been responsible for the 21st century reinvention of the cop show in a fresh multi-faceted setting while also offering a more intellectual model of detection. Softcover, 159 pp. $21.95.

The Complete X-FilesThe Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, the Myths, and the Movies

Matt Hurwitz & Chris Knowles
The X-Files is more than just a groundbreaking film and television series -- it is an international cultural phenomenon, which has been by turns terrifying, thrilling, thought provoking, and oftentimes hilarious. The Complete X-Files is the definitive document of the making-of and mythology behind this ground-breaking television series. In addition to exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, this book brings together hundreds of previously unpublished photographs giving you a behind-the-scenes view of the making of The X-Files. Softcover, 245 pp. $57.50.

Screen Adaptations: Charles Dickens' Great ExpectationsScreen Adaptations: Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
Brian McFarlane & Imeld Whelehan
Dickens has been immensely popular with filmmakers and Great Expectations has an unusual hold on the popular imagination. This book addresses in detail the numerous adaptations with particular emphasis on the two television serials and four film versions including David Lean's celebrated 1946 classic. A fascinating study that is written from both a literature and film perspective. Softcover, $21.95.

Ugly Betty: The BookUgly Betty: The Book

Ann Donahue
Designed to resemble fictional fashion bible Mode magazine, Ugly Betty: The Book offers insider interviews with the cast and creative team as well as a comprehensive episode guide. Plus! Features include: how to win friends at work, your style horoscope, Hilda's quick 'n' easy makeup tips, how to diva up your office space, and complete access to every character's style! Hardcover, 150 pp. $27.00.

Seven UpSeven Up

Stella Bruzzi
Seven Up began as a 1964 World in Action special about the lives of twenty children from across British society - public schoolboys to working-class girls from London's East End. Stella Bruzzi's illuminating study is the first comprehensive account of the series. It traces Seven Up's origins and production history up to 49 Up, places it within the context of the history of British documentary, and provides in-depth analysis of the programmes themselves. Interwoven into Bruzzi's account are invaluable insights from creator Michael Apted, as well as two of the "children" - Nick and Bruce. Softcover, 126 pp. $23.95.

Hogfather: The Illustrated ScreenplayHogfather: The Illustrated Screenplay

Vadim Jean & Terry Pratchett
From the novel written by Terry Pratchett, written and directed by Vadim Jean and produced by Rod Brown and Ian Sharples of the Mob Film Company, this lavishly illustrated volume contains the complete final script for Hogfather, Sky One's sumptuous Bafta-winning two-part live-action/CGI film, as well as character sketches, production drawings, blueprints, film grabs and stills. Softcover, 254 pp. $25.95.

Cylons in AmericaCylons in America

C.W. Marshall & Tiffany Potter
Cylons in America presents an edgy, stimulating, and sometimes witty collection of critical studies of Battlestar Gallactica, examining the series' place within popular culture and its engagement with contemporary American society. For anyone wishing to explore the many worlds of Battlestar Gallactica, Cylons in America provides the perfect point of departure. Softcover, 278 pp. $30.95.

Inside InsideInside Inside
James Lipton
A revealing behind-the-scenes portrait of the award-winning TV show Inside the Actor's Studio and its creator and host, James Lipton. Softcover, 492 pp. $16.50.


24: The Ultimate Guide24: The Ultimate Guide
Michael Goldman
24: The Ultimate Guide provides a unique insight into Jack Bauer's life. Discover all there is to know about Jack and the demons lurking beneath his seemingly calm exterior that enable him to be so ruthless in the pursuit of his goals. This ultimate guide features amazing photography and in-depth information about Jack's family, CTU and its staff, members of the US Government and military, and the top-secret assignments that have kept audiences on the edge of their seats for six seasons. Hardcover, 141 pp. $29.99.

Fawlty TowersFawlty Towers
Graham McCann
In this witty and thoroughly researched biography, Graham McCann, Britain's best-loved entertainment writer, examines each of the unpredictable elements - the demented brilliance of John Cleese, his creative partnership with Connie Booth, Basil and Sybil's classic 'trapped relationship', and the weekly procession of colourful guest characters - that added up to an immortal sitcom, beloved all over the world, even in Barcelona. Softcover, 336 pp. $16.95.

American Idol: Singer's AdvantageAmerican Idol: Singer's Advantage
The Ultimate Voice Training Program

Seth Riggs
Learn to sing with the world's greatest vocal coach, Seth Riggs! Singer's Advantage comes with one instructional DVD, seven instructional CDs, and a comprehensive companion workbook. Separate versions for men and for women. Audio CD, $58.99.

The Sopranos: The BookThe Sopranos: The Book

Brett Martin
The Sopranos: The Book is the behind-the-scenes story of the making of a revolutionary television program. With unprecedented access to the set, this full-color volume offers the final word on how this original and deeply affecting world was brought to life, beginning with show creator David Chase's own New Jersey childhood and ending with the massive production that will be remembered as a turning point in television and pop culture history. Softcover, 190 pp. $26.95.

Reading 24: TV Against the ClockReading 24: TV Against the Clock

Edited by Stteven Peacock
Reading 24 is the first book to bring together critical discussions of 24 from a wide range of perspectives. Entertaining and illuminating, the book looks in detail at the creative and controversial features of 24. It considers such matters as 24's stylistic innovations, its engagement in post 9/11 with the "War on Terror," and its masking of identities. The pioneering spirit of the show is matched by the original arguments on display here, celebrating and censuring 24 - TV on the edge. Softcover, 240 pp. $19.95.

Blame Canada! Blame Canada! South Park and Contemporary Culture

Toni Johnson-Woods
In Blame Canada!, pop culture scholar Toni Johnson-Woods looks at South Park's history and origins, and traces its success over the years. There are chapters on how South Park has been portrayed in the media, the vibrant fan community, the marketing of the show, as well as chapters on politics, religion, and stereotyping. Blame Canada! is an accessible book that places South Park in a tradition of fearless and often foul-mouthed satire. Softcover, $24.95.

Dimension Behind the Twilight ZoneDimension Behind the Twilight Zone

Stewart T. Stanyard
Submitted for your perusal, from the creator of The Twilight Zone Archives, comes Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone, a backstage glimpse through time and space into the history and making of Rod Serling's classic television series, The Twilight Zone. You are invited to explore a portion of the archives collection, with over 350 original behind-the-scenes production photographs shot during the filming of the show. The book also features tributes from several creative Hollywood personalities, and five informative and analytical chapters by the author. Softcover, 291 pp. $24.95.

Little Britain: The Complete Scripts and Stuff: Series ThreeLittle Britain: The Complete Scripts and Stuff: Series Three

Matt Lucas & David Walliams
In this, the third series of Little Britain, familiar characters such as Dafydd, Marjorie Dawes, Emily and Florence, Sebastian and Vicky Pollard are joined by Dudley Punt and Ting Tong Macadangdang, the mail-order Thai bride who's got more than most girls; frequently disgraced MP Sir Norman Fry; Bubble DeVere's arch rival Desiree and Mrs Emery, who has "a bit of a problem downstairs." This slightly overpriced script includes never-seen-before photographs and exclusive new material by Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Hardcover, 255 pp. $37.95.

Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear ByReading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By

David Lavery
In Reading Deadwood, an international cast of authoritative contributors assess Deadwood's many facets: it's profane language, its characters, its place in the western genre, its relationship to serial fiction, prostitution, the making of American civil society, the opening credits, and much more. Episode and character guides complete the book -- the Deadwood companion for fans and students to swear by. Softcover, 258 pp. $21.95.

Tales from Dog River: The Complete Corner Gas GuideTales from Dog River: The Complete Corner Gas Guide
Michele Sponagle
Ever wondered what Hank does for a living, why we've never seen Wanda's son, which Corner Gas star is superstitious, or how to make your own chili cheese dogs at home? The answers are all here. Packed with information even the most ardent fan doesn't know, Tales from Dog River also reveals secrets about the making of the show, including filming flubs, inside jokes, memorable quotes, cast bios, trivia, and much more. Softcover, 211 pp. $28.00.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm: The BookCurb Your Enthusiasm: The Book

Deidre Dolan
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book is complete with stories about Larry David's childhood, his roots as a stand-up comic, and his various writing jobs before the breakthrough of Seinfeld. Readers will enjoy dating stories from his bachelor years, discover how he met his future wife Laurie David, and learn why Cheryl Hines was picked to play his TV wife. Ever wonder if there's a story behind the creation of Krazee-Eyez Killa's infamous rap? There is, and it's in this book, along with the tale of the ordinary afternoon lunch where the idea for Curb Your Enthusiasm was first formed. Perhaps best of all, fans can finally see Larry David's original scene outlines - just a few sentences from which the actors improvise - which eventually evolve into the carefully edited comedy that we see on air. Hardcover, 208 pp. $39.00.

24: Behind the Scenes24: Behind the Scenes
Jon Cassar
With a fine cast of recurring actors, a growing slate of guest stars and the show's unforgettable star, Kiefer Sutherland, who portrays the tenacious Jack Bauer, 24 is one of television's best-loved programs broadcast today. Included in this first-time photo book are over 200 color and black-and-white photographs, most never before published, capturing the work, adrenaline, and good times behind the scenes. Softcover, 165 pp. $39.95.

Getting LostGetting Lost
Orson Scott Card
From the moment of its lauch, Lost broke new ground, delighting fans and critics alike. Thanks to the show's unbelievable plot twists and brilliant writing, millions of people find themselves Lost every week. Getting Lost takes on this television phenomenon, exploring every part of the mysterious island and the survivors living on it. From Hurley's place in the island hierarchy to how Lost is like the classic story Canterbury Tales, from the complicated love stories to how this just may be the same island Gilligan washed up on years ago, Getting Lost leaves no mystery unsolved. Softcover, 260 pp. $24.95.

Reading Desperate HousewivesReading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence
Janet McCabe & Kim Akass
Reading Desperate Housewives offers a critical response to one of the most talked about shows on contemporary television. Leading scholars and writers dissect the appeal of Desperate Housewives, tapping into early reactions and controversy. They consider the American sex wars, contemporary feminism, Republican politics and the rise of the Right, gender and feminity, motherhood and marriage - and that Vanity Fair shoot. The book includes an episode guide, tracing all those goings-on beyond that white picket fence. Softcover, 247 pp. $21.95.

Reading Stargate SG-1Reading Stargate SG-1

Stan Beeler & Lisa Dickinson
In 1997, the series Stargate SG-1 first aired on American cable television and over the course of nine seasons (!) has developed its own unique mythological superstructure. The series' concerns range from ancienct cultures and contemporary politics, to aliens and advanced technologies, all given life with award-winning special effects and anchorred by the central icon of the Stargate.
Written for both fans and scholars, the book includes an episode guide to the first eight seasons of SG-1 and to the first season of Stargate: Atlantis, as well as a glossary of terms. Softcover, 286 pp. $19.95.

Monk: The Official Episode GuideMonk: The Official Episode Guide
Terry Erdmann & Paula Block
This is the official episode guide to the USA Network hit television series Monk, starring two-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub. Erdmann and Block were granted exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes secrets, and total access to the scripts and sets to bring a comprehensive look at one of today's most brilliant defective detectives. This is the ultimate book for fans of Monk. Softcover, 213 pp. $26.95.

Reading the L WordReading the L Word: Outing Contemporary Television
Kim Akass & Janice McCabe
The L Word captured international attention when it first appeared on American screens in January 2004. Reading The L Word is the first book about this television phenomenon, bringing together leading academics, feminist critics, scholars and award winning-winning journalists to discuss The L Word. Also included are a complete episode guide and a series of interviews with actors Katherine Moennig, Erin Daniels and the writer Guinevere Turner. Softcover, 247 pp. $19.95.

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