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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…

May 15, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

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…

May 15, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

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…

May 14, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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…

May 14, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

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,…

May 13, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

A+E Networks Throws Elbows Upfront presentation features jabs at rival nets

A+E Networks owns History, A&E and Lifetime and clearly feels like it's about time it got some respect. At a blowout presentation at Lincoln Center in New York, the network's ad…

May 10, 2012, 6:40 AM EDT

YouTube Commits $200 Million in Marketing Support to Channels Upfront features Jay-Z, Neon Trees, Flo Rida

YouTube's "brandcast" event (please don't call it a NewFront) started off with a bang and ended with vp, global head of content Robert Kyncl pledging some $200 million in marketing…

May 3, 2012, 6:21 AM EDT

Highlights From Adweek's NexTech @DCNF Topics included future of TV, state of Web publishing, naps at AOL

Arianna Huffington talked about reducing stress, getting more sleep and the problem with men. Greg Rivera of Xbox Advertising talked about a not-so-far-away future when kids will get to star…

May 2, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT

NBC Boosts Digital Initiatives at NewFront Daily Candy and Style partnership is the centerpiece of event

NBCUniversal is certainly getting its mileage out of Joel McHale's contracts: a day after the Community star briefly performed at the E! upfront (on which network he hosts The Soup), he…

May 2, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT

Catch Me If You Can CBS’ Les Moonves predicts a decisive upfront win

While upfront negotiations aren’t likely to begin until the end of the month, Les Moonves believes the outcome is a fait accompli.  Speaking to investors Tuesday afternoon during CBS Corp.’s first-quarter…

May 1, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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