Facetime: Network Upfronts in Full Swing

This week, across New York City, tv networks presented the best of their talent, programming and execs to advertisers in a bid to the fall lineup. Samantha Bee got laughs from the crowd at Turner’s upfront, while Chicago Fire’s Taylor Kinney impressed at the EW party. Check out the rest below.

1

People and EW

(L. to r.) Entertainment Weekly editor Henry Goldblatt, Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney and People and EW editorial director Jess Cagle celebrate at the People and EW 2016 upfront party. 

2

NBCUniversal

(L. to r.) NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer, NBCU advertising sales and client partnerships chairman Linda Yaccarino and NBCU International Group and NBCU Telemundo Enterprises chairman Cesar Conde catch up at NBCU’s presentation. 

3

Fox

Mark Burnett (l.), producer of Fox dating series Coupled, and show host Terrence Jenkins pause for a photo at the network’s upfront.

4

Turner

TruTV development and original programming svp Marissa Ronca and truTV president and head of programming Chris Linn arrive at Turner’s upfront. 

5

Turner

TBS late-night star Samantha Bee entertained the Turner crowd.

6

Daily Mail

(L. to r.) DailyMail.com CEO and publisher Martin Clarke, DailyMail.com editor-at-large Piers Morgan, CEO and founder of Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel and Snapchat content vp Nick Bell attend The DailyMail.com/Elite Daily newfront presentation in New York.

7

Turner

(L. to r.) Actor Breckin Meyer of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken; Christina Miller, president, gm of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang; and Rob Sorcher, Cartoon Network evp and chief content officer, attend Turner’s upfront. 

This story first appeared in the May 23, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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