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Jay-Z Does Full Set at Adult Swim Upfront But no mention of development deal

Big fans of details-oriented upfronts who aren't particularly enthusiastic about a party, in which Jay-Z shows up to perform a set that includes nearly every one of his hits, would…

May 19, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

Koonin Electric as Turner Suffers Upfront Blackout Entertainment chief’s jokes keep fannies in seats

A power surge at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom Wednesday morning threatened to put the kibosh on Turner’s upfront presentation, but a quick-thinking programming executive saved the day. Moments after Conan O’Brien…

May 18, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

CBS Changes Every Night of the Week All three CSI franchises make the cut

CBS, the most-watched network, will introduce five new shows this fall (three dramas, two sitcoms), with changes impacting every evening of the week.  All three members of the CSI franchise, surprisingly,…

May 18, 2011, 9:41 AM EDT

Kimmel Skewers ABC in Upfront Bit It’s what he does, people

Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday evening trotted out his now-familiar shtick for media buyers, taking jabs at home network ABC with a monologue that neatly skewered the very underpinnings of broadcast…

May 17, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT

ESPN Laughs It Up Seth Meyers delivers the punch lines

Seth Meyers on Tuesday made his second upfront appearance in as many days, taking the stage at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square to lend a comic touch to…

May 17, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

ABC to Add 13 New Series Expands to a second night of comedies

Mirroring NBC, ABC will expand to a second night of comedies, with new Tuesday scripted half-hours Last Man Standing and Man Up leading into the returns of the live Dancing…

May 17, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

Trump to Self: 'You're Fired!' The Donald ends Presidential charade at NBC upfront

Donald Trump on Monday hopped out of the clown car and onto the stage at NBC’s 2011-12 upfront presentation, ending his curious flirtation with the GOP in front of a…

May 16, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

NBC to Offer Six New Series for Fall Changes on four nights of the week

NBC will introduce six new series this fall, three sitcoms and three dramas, with changes on four nights of the week (with Tuesday, Saturday and football-populated Sunday remaining intact).  The…

May 15, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT

ABC to Add 12 New Series in 2011-12 Five sitcoms and seven new dramas on tap

ABC, which will not officially announce its fall schedule until Tuesday, has confirmed the addition of 12 new series (five sitcoms and seven dramas), and has added Shark Tank and…

May 15, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

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