Television Criticism presents an original treatment of television criticism with a foundational approach to the nature of criticism. Readers gain an understanding of the business of television and production, a background in creating television style and are presented with in-depth chapters on storytelling, narrative theories, and television genres. The author also includes chapters on the interaction of rhetoric and cultural studies theories, representation, and postmodernism. This book presents new and comprehensive guidelines for analysis and criticism, and it has a sample critique of the television program Parenthood. This updated second edition reflects the changes in the ways television is viewed and the impact of the Internet on television.