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The 10 Most Memorable Moments From This Year’s Upfronts

Which network was the funniest, and which had the best Hamilton parody?

That's a wrap on upfronts week, where the networks were unusually cordial to one another—well, except for Jimmy Kimmel—as they banded together to attack a common foe: digital video companies. But…

Kiefer Sutherland's New Series Gives ABC's Muted Upfront Pitch an Explosive Finish

Designated Survivor looks like a hit

The key to planning a big event like a broadcast upfront presentation is that if you start big and end big, everything else in between ultimately doesn't matter that much. That's…

Jimmy Kimmel Proves He’s Still the King of Upfront Week

Compares ABC to an 'enormous paper shredder'

Despite a strong set from Seth Meyers during NBCUniversal's upfront on Monday, fellow late night host Jimmy Kimmel proved this afternoon why his annual roast on ABC's upfront stage is…

ABC Study Makes the Best Case Yet That TV Advertising Is Still Superior to Digital

Network unveils findings during upfront

For the past two and a half weeks, digital video players and networks have been engaged in a war of words and stats (some of them dubiously parsed) to bolster…

ABC's New President Makes Her Mark With Major Schedule Changes for Fall

TGIT gets its first non-Shonda Rhimes show

For her first fall schedule, new ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey proved she's not afraid to shake things up in an attempt to reverse ABC's slide to fourth place among…

Guide to Broadcast TV’s Renewals and Cancellations

A roundup of which shows will make it to next season

With broadcast upfront week rapidly approaching, the five broadcast networks are putting the finishing touches on their fall schedules by making final decisions on which of their current shows will…

What's Keeping Broadcast Presidents Up at Night as They Plan Pitches to Advertisers?

Rebuilding lineups and plugging holes

It all comes down to this. The broadcast upfronts are just days away, which means it's crunch time for the network presidents. They and their top execs will be spending…

ABC's Ben Sherwood Says Network's 'All-Inclusive' Programming Reflects Its Diverse Audience

Calls Shonda Rhimes 'Our Elvis' at Vegas conference

Ben Sherwood says ABC's programming reflects diversity not simply because it's good business to do so but "because it's right." Sherwood, the president of the Disney-ABC TV group, was the keynote…

Meet 5 Prime-Time TV Schedulers Whose Decisions Will Make or Break the Next Season

Their boldest moves ahead of the upfront

Kelly Kahl has been scheduling CBS' prime-time programming for two decades, but he knows that his job still remains a mystery to most people. "Scheduling is a weird thing: You…

How the NBA's TV Partners Have Cashed In On the Warriors' Historic Season

Kobe's farewell bumped to ESPN2 as Golden State goes for 73rd win

It seemed like an easy call for ESPN. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant playing in the final game of his storied 20-year career in front of the only fan base…

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