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Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Be On the Lookout For New

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Be On the Lookout For New

This is the week where in TV land, 2013 gets into high gear. The annual International CES happens in Las Vegas, with more than 150,000 people expected, while TV critics across the country travel to Los Angeles for their annual winter meet with programmers. As this pair of events gets underway, here's a collection of ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: The Kudos of 2012

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: The Kudos of 2012

What made this year of television notable, one way or another, notable for me? Let's count a few of the ways... Best ongoing broadcast TV series: Modern Family (ABC) Everything about this comedy gets smarter, more inventive and truer to life season after season. The comedy standard-setter and breaker for this still ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: What I Learned From 2012:The Nutshell

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: What I Learned From 2012:The Nutshell

We could fill many columns with extensive analysis on the assortment of memorable developments from the TV scene this year, but let’s boil it down to just one over what you should take away from 2012. The takeaways below, for sure, come from one vantage point, and you're welcome to accept them, or create your own. Feel ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Pre-Olympic Box Score

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Pre-Olympic Box Score

Less than a month before NBC's latest multichannel Summer Olympics exercise from London, it remains anyone's guess how these games, with thousands of coverage hours spread across more NBC Universal-owned channels, will turn out in viewership. What you can conclude at this point, and we'll do so in parlance of scoring a ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Give More Airtime to Broadway

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Give More Airtime to Broadway

Just six million people caught The Tony Awards earlier this month on CBS, continuing the downward rating funk of this jewel on the entertainment awards scene. Of the big four annual network TV award ceremonies – the other three being the Academy, Emmy and Grammy Awards – the Tonys, year-in and year-out, land on the ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Tide Turning on VC, Incubators for TV?

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Tide Turning on VC, Incubators for TV?

For about a decade, I've advocated that venture capitalists and angel investors doing a brilliant job making investments in Web and mobile start-ups do likewise for the next generation of TV content and technology. Think of how far a billion or two a year, from a community spending upwards of $30 billion annually on many ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Observations From The Passing Parade… “So” Edition

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Observations From The Passing Parade… “So” Edition

***So unfortunate (and understandable) HBO pulled the plug on Luck, three episodes into filming of its second season, due to the furor over three horses injured (two first season, one two weeks ago) and euthanized. Wanted this drama to succeed so bad, because it showcased the world of horse racing in a unique way, and for ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Bring on the Money and the Mob

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Bring on the Money and the Mob

Remember the game show 1 vs. 100, where one contestant played against 100 people for a cash jackpot? As the lone contestant built up his/her end of the jackpot (through incredibly inane multiple-choice questions) host Bob Saget (later Carrie Ann Inaba) would call for a decision to play on with this question: Do you want the ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Time to Cut the Space Waste

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Time to Cut the Space Waste

There's a lot of people out there out to create the next generation of television, a fair chunk of them through new TV networks. Witness the more than 100 channel proposals Comcast worked through to come up with four, all independently-owned and operated by people or organizations of color, going on their cable systems ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Comcast Brings Diversity On

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Comcast Brings Diversity On

The journey to the outcome went longer than anticipated, but at last, Comcast has chosen the first players in its new assortment of independently-owned channels cleared among cable affiliates nationwide. The lucky quartet selected for national carriage, in order of their launch dates: BabyFirst Americas, a Latino-centric ...