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Buyers Enthusiastic About Fall TV Prospects

With the first day of Upfronts Week on the books, there’s a palpable sense that the networks have come a long way toward redeeming themselves after last year’s lousy development slate.

Sci-Fi, Comedy Dominate Fox’s Fall Schedule

The boys are crashing Fox’s Tuesday night comedy block, as Seth MacFarlane’s first live-action comedy, Dads, and the Andy Samberg cop caper Brooklyn Nine-Nine will set the table for the female-friendly franchise New Girl and sophomore series The Mindy Project.

NBC Picks Up 5 New Series for 2013-14

NBC has begun piling on the series orders for the 2013-14 campaign, picking up three new comedies and a pair of dramas.

NBC Plots Comedy-Driven Revival

NBC on Monday returned to its Radio City upfront stomping grounds, laying out a 2012-13 prime-time schedule designed to tickle viewers’ funny bones. But before the network could get the ball rolling on its comedy-heavy slate, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt had some sobering news for 30 Rock fans.

Buoyed by ‘The Voice,’ ‘Smash’ Inches Closer to a Renewal

A stellar performance from The Voice and an all-but-idle CBS helped give NBC a decisive ratings victory on Monday night.