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Topic: 2014-15 Upfront

5 Time Slot Brawls to Watch This Fall

Plus, Spanish-language nets serve up new music competition shows

With radically altered prime-time lineups at ABC and Fox, football on Thursday at CBS, and an NBC slate without its Thursday comedy block, the season is shaping up to be…

Jackie de Crinis Returns From Paradise to Take On USA’s Wider Development Mission

Goes well beyond original scripted dramas

   Specs Who Jackie de Crinis New gig Evp, original programming, USA Network  Old gig Senior programming executive, USA Network Age 49  In a recent interview with Adweek, chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment Bonnie Hammer said USA Network…

The More Things Change: What's Old Is New Again at the CW

Flash is a go, Carrie skips off into the sunset, Star-Crossed falls, and Tomorrow People is yesterday's news

There are few surprises on the CW's upfront schedule, besides virgins. It's a good time for the network's comic-book-heavy prime-time lineup: Arrow will be joined by spinoff The Flash in…

CBS Puts Football on Thursday, Joel McHale May Go to Late Late

No more Crazy Ones, Hostages or Intelligence

UPDATE: CBS's Les Moonves, talking to Bloomberg denies... everything, really, saying that there are a lot of people throwing hats in the ring for Craig Ferguson's old gig. And that CBS…

NCM Inks Deals With Shazam, Maker Studios

Also buying out the competition

National CineMedia revealed intriguing partnerships with Shazam and Maker Studios today at its upfront event near Lincoln Square in New York. The moves underscore how the cinema ads network increasingly…

Turner Upfront Slate Tries for Younger Viewers, Even Male/Female Split

Deal with Comcast includes dynamic ads

Without Steve Koonin at the helm for the first time in years, Turner is giving the floor to head of programming Michael Wright this morning. The networks are shifting focus,…

ABC Dips a Toe Into the Programmatic Pool

Partnership with FreeWheel furthers the cause of automated buying

While it executed all the expected dance moves, screening cut-downs of its fall series before letting late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel off the leash for his annual Friar’s Club roast of…

Telemundo Boosts World Cup Rights, New President in Upfront Presentation

New series include Los Miserables

NBCUniversal's Telemundo is taking a victory lap for its World Cup acquisition back in 2011 during the upfront this season. Sitting in the driver's seat during that lap is newly…

Univision Gives Simon Cowell Show La Banda the Go-Ahead

Network upfront features dancing Steve Mandela, Carlos Santana

Univision has green-lit a new series from American Idol/X Factor/America's Got Talent producer Simon Cowell entitled La Banda, out to find "the best band in the world," as Cowell told…

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block

Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

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