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Topic: 2012-13 Upfront

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far)

From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

CBS Upfront: Sales Pitch or Victory Lap?

Les is more as Moonves screens new drama series

CBS on Wednesday kicked off its 2012-13 upfront presentation with what amounted to a victory lap, as executives went to novel (and sometimes gonzo) efforts to celebrate the network’s ratings…

No Major Surprises as CBS Unveils Fall Lineup

Network plots four new series, shifts ‘Two and a Half Men’ to Thursdays

As befits its status as the most-watched television network on the dial, CBS is also the most stable. While its rivals scramble to fill holes and put out fires, CBS…

Turner Unveils a Slew of Scripted Series

Cable org will sell ads on comedy site 'Funny or Die'

It's crime time again at TNT. Turner held its annual upfront breakfast at the Hammerstein ballroom this morning, unveiling new shows for TNT, a ton of new products for TBS…

Kimmel Skewers ABC Rivals in Traditional Upfront Bit

Chat show host cracks that annual sales pitch is 'bullshit'

In what has become a snarky rite of spring, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday afternoon affectionately skewered his network, before turning his sights on the competition. Speaking at the…

ABC Shakes Up Prime Time

Big shifts, lots of laughs in 2012-13 schedule

Fans of hit ABC series like Revenge and Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 will need to rearrange their fall social calendars, as Emily Thorne and the comely sociopath…

Oops!...Fox Did It Again

Network bolsters schedule with Britney, Demi and Mindy

It was perhaps the worst kept secret in the business, but when Simon Cowell on Monday afternoon introduced Britney Spears as one of The X Factor’s new celebrity judges, the…

NBC Plots Comedy-Driven Revival

Peacock schedules four nights of sitcoms

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…

NBC Announces Fall Schedule

Peacock bulks up on ‘The Voice,’ comedy

NBC has doubled down on its franchise musical-competition series and scripted comedy, planning fall and spring cycles of The Voice and sprinkling sitcoms across four nights.  In a Sunday conference call,…

Boning Up on the Upfront: A Cheat Sheet for the 2012-13 Bazaar

An advance look at TV’s annual pitch to the ad world

On the eve of the annual spectacle known as Upfront Week, broadcasters can take comfort in the knowledge that the four-day dog and pony show will lead to some $9.2…

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