Jim Colucci is a freelance entertainment writer whose work has appeared in such publications as TV Guide, Inside TV, Quick & Simple, InTouch, The Advocate, Next and CBS’ Watch! magazine, where he served as a Deputy Editor. Since 2008, he has covered television and other entertainment media in his popular blog, Must Hear TV. He has appeared as a TV expert and historian on such shows as CNN’s History of the Sitcom and Reelz’s continuing series, Behind Closed Doors.
For over ten years, Jim also delivered a weekly on-air version of “Must Hear TV” as a correspondent for “The Frank DeCaro Show” on Sirius XM radio. In the fall of 2004, Time Inc. released Jim’s official, authorized companion book to one of NBC’s biggest comedy hits, titled Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored. His second TV book, The Q Guide to The Golden Girls, was released by Alyson Books in September, 2006. His third book, Golden Girls Forever, released in April 2016 by HarperDesign, a division of HarperCollins, became a New York Times best-seller.
In November, 2021, Rizzoli/Universe released All in the Family: The Show That Changed Television, featuring the remembrances of TV legend Norman Lear plus dozens of All in the Family‘s stars, writers, producers, directors, crew and guest stars, and an introduction by Jimmy Kimmel. (Click the book title to order on Amazon.com.)
In television, Jim co-created an original animated pilot for the Disney Channel, and contributed comic material to four annual Oscar-themed comedy specials airing on Comedy Central, hosted by his husband, Frank DeCaro of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. In 2010, Jim and Frank’s comedic music video with Fredrick Ford, “Betty White Lines,” went “viral,” and was featured on The Today Show and CNN’s Showbiz Tonight.
Always a fan of classic TV, Jim frequently conducts day-long, in-depth, on-camera interviews with legendary figures from American TV history for the Academy of Television Arts & Science’s “Archive of American Television” project. Interviewees have included Jayne Meadows, Arthur Rankin, Rue McClanahan, Cloris Leachman, Phylicia Rashad, Tyne Daly, Barbara Feldon, Sam Waterston, James Lipton, Chuck Barris, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jeffrey Tambor, and Bernie Kopell.
Jim has written for entertainment media since his days as the Film Editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian, the college newspaper at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with degrees in economics/marketing and computer science from the Wharton School of Business and the Moore School of Engineering.
Originally from Wayne, New Jersey, he now lives in Los Angeles with Frank and their mischievous Boston terrier, Gabby.
The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more.
They were four women of a certain age, living together under one roof in Miami—smart and strong Dorothy, airhead Rose, man-hungry belle Blanche, and smart-mouthed matriarch Sophia. They were the Golden Girls, and for seven seasons, this hilarious quartet enchanted millions of viewers with their witty banter, verve, sass, and love, and reaffirmed the power of friendship and family.
Over thirty years after it first aired, The Golden Girls has become a cult classic, thanks to fan fiction, arts and crafts, podcasts, hundreds of fan blogs and websites, and syndication. Now, Golden Girls Forever pays homage to this wildly popular, acclaimed, and award-winning sitcom. Drawing on interviews with the show’s creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members, Jim Colucci paints a comprehensive portrait of the Girls both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes.
Illustrated with hundreds of photos, including stills from the show and a treasure trove of never-before-seen and newly rediscovered photos, Golden Girls Forever includes:
• Girls and Their Guests: short profiles of the show’s most famous guest stars
• Why I Love the Girls: Lance Bass, Wendi McLendon Covey, Laverne Cox, Ross Mathews, Perez Hilton, Zachary Quinto, Chris Colfer, Jason Collins, and many, many other celebrities share their love of the Girls
• Exclusive interviews with Betty White, Rue McClanahan and the famously private Bea Arthur, and fan-favorite actors who appeared on the show
• Harvey Fierstein’s tribute to his close friend, Estelle Getty
Bursting with fun facts, anecdotes, reminiscences, and insights, Golden Girls Forever is the ultimate companion to the show for fans old and new.
All in the Family creator Norman Lear takes fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom on the occasion of its 50th anniversary year.
Television was changed forever in 1971 with the premiere of All in the Family. Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor), his wife Edith (Jean Stapleton), daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers), and son-in-law Mike “Meathead” Stivic (Rob Reiner) instantly became—and half a century later still are—four of the most iconic characters in television.
Here, Norman Lear shares his take on fifty episodes that exemplify why All in the Family remains as funny and relevant as ever. Its boundary-pushing approach to hot-button topics is examined with commentary from its costars, writers, directors, and guest stars. With previously unseen notes from Lear, script pages, production designs, and a foreword by superfan Jimmy Kimmel, this book is the ultimate companion to this seminal series and a must for fans of television comedy.
The official guide to the NBC series, Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored gives fans a window into all of the hilarious secrets that go into the creation of this brilliant, groundbreaking and beloved TV show.
In-depth interviews with the creators and crew reveal how the show goes from concept to script to screen each week, season to season. The cast share favorite moments, talk about the evolution of their characters, and discuss their individual roads to Will & Grace.
There’s also plenty of scoop on high profile guest stars, recurring characters, and other interesting personalities who’ve dated, dumped, crossed, or otherwise shared airtime with the ensemble.
A lavishly illustrated episode guide discloses lost scenes, last-minute line changes, and other juicy details. Packed with stunning pictures, great lines, and on-screen moments that warrant re-living again and again. Every fan will want this book to display on their perfectly appointed coffee tables.
Finally, the gay and straight worlds can speak the same language!
Get the inside scoop, go behind the scenes, learn fun facts and mind-numbing trivia, in these must-have, must-share new volumes. Our experts—near obsessive in their quest for knowledge—provide sparkling insight in five different categories: Pop Culture, Lifestyle, Love & Sex, Travel & Leisure, and Pride & History.
With their decidedly queer eye, The Q Guides give you all the stuff you need to know to be in the know.
THE Q GUIDE TO THE GOLDEN GIRLS
Four elderly women sharing a house in Florida. An unlikely set-up for a television comedy, much less a classic in the making. But that’s exactly what happened with The Golden Girls. Now, learn the back story of how this fan favorite came to run for seven seasons, and why it lives on forever on DVD and in the hearts of the millions of viewers who still tune in daily to reruns.
Inside you’ll get:–Casting secrets!–Conversations with Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan!–The Top 10 Reasons Why Gays Love the “Girls”!–The Q-Friendliest Episodes!–Hunky & Campy Guest Star Alerts!–Celebrity Surveys!
Featuring exclusive interviews with the creators, stars, writers, producers, and guest actors, The Q Guide to The Golden Girls is perfect for reading alone or sharing with friends. They’ll thank you for being one.