An Online Journal About Television Texts


The founding editors announce the establishment of an online, refereed, scholarly journal devoted to the study of individual television texts: series, shows, seasons. All three of us have published edited collections on television and even written about the process, but we sense, too, that it has become increasingly difficult to find presses willing to take on such projects. As an online journal with minimal production costs and no size limits, Series/Season/Show will have no such reservations. We will publish state-of-the-art and timely scholarly and critical writing about television.

SSS # 1 (forthcoming)

SSS # 2 (forthcoming)

SSS # 3 (forthcoming)

Byers,  Howard,  Lavery, Founding Editors

Series/Season/Show will publish special issues, each with its own editor/editors, offering collections of essays on individual television shows (any genre), a TV series (Rescue Me, Breaking Bad, Torchwood . . .), or a single season of a television show/series (Season Five of The Wire, Season Two of LOST . . .). Proposals dealing with both current and past television are welcome, and we especially encourage the development of issues (in English) devoted to television from around the world.

We encourage your proposals, which will be carefully reviewed—by the founding editors, by the issue editor(s), by the SSS board—at each stage of development. Write us ( with queries, inquiries, and proposals. Visit our website at

Go here to see a list of prominent television series.

Michele Byers is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Graduate Coordinator of Women and Gender Studies at Saint Mary's University. She has published extensively in the area of television studies, including on shows such as The O.C., Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex and the City, Degrassi, Dexter, Arrested Development, Roseanne, Beverly Hills, 90210, Part of 5, Buffy, Ready or Not, and She has edited or co-edited the books Growing Up Degrassi: Television, Identity and Youth Cultures and Dear Angela: Remembering My So-Called Life (with David Lavery), and The CSI Effect (with Val Johnson). Her new work focuses on the production of ethnicities in popular culture, with a particular emphasis on the Jewish Princess. Douglas L. Howard is currently Assistant Academic Chair and an Associate Professor in the English Department at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY. His publications include articles, essays, and book chapters in Literature and Theology,, The Chronicle of Higher Education, This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos, The Gothic Other: Racial and Social Constructions in the Literary Imagination (co-editor and contributor), Reading The Sopranos, Reading Deadwood, Reading 24, and Milton in Popular Culture, and Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television (editor). David Lavery is professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University and the author/editor/co-editor of numerous essays and books, including volumes on such television series as Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Lost, Deadwood, Seinfeld, My So-Called Life, Heroes, and Battlestar Galactica. He co-edits the e-journal Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association and is one of the founding editors of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies of Small Screen Fictions. He has lectured around the world on the subject of television.