Adventures on Prime Time: The Television Programs of Stephen J. Cannell


This volume breaks new ground in television studies as the first booklength study of an individual televisionmaker. Thompson examines the work of Stephen J. Cannell, one of television's most prolific and successful producers. Thompson uses theories of film authorship, revised to take into account the polyauthorial nature of the medium, for application to television texts and provides close analysis of Cannell's programs including individual episodes of The Rockford Files, The A-Team, The Greatest American Hero and Hunter.

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