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