Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum hosts and produces Tomorrow Will Be Televised, the radio program all about TV. The program runs live Mondays and Fridays at 3 p.m. Eastern time, noon Pacific on BlogTalk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com), with replays at www.blogtalkradio.com/televised.

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: The Superstation That Can Finally Be Super

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When superstations were created in the late 1970s, a trio of then-independent broadcasters let outside entities use cable operators and satellite transmission to build a national viewing constituency. Atlanta-based WTBS-TV was first out of the gate and, under Ted Turner, became the leader of this pack. WOR-TV was the New York City-based entrant, distributed by […]

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: House of Smart

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Some time from now, we may remember February 1, 2013 as opening day of a new TV era – and not for the reason immediately coming to mind right now. For some, Netflix’s premiere of House Of Cards last Friday is memorable as the first major scripted TV series commissioned by a Web site to gain superlative […]

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Be On the Lookout For New

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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

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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 young century. Honorable mention: The Good […]