The 5 Buzziest Television Trends That Defined This Year's Upfronts

From digital disruption to Kiefer Sutherland

The annual broadcast upfronts week has wrapped, as the networks spent four days wooing buyers with their new schedules, lots of impressive-sounding stats (some figures were more accurate than others) and, most importantly, open bars and buffets. And while each company made distinctive pitches in an effort to grab the biggest slice of the upfront pie, several universal themes emerged from the week—and not just that everyone had the same idea to incorporate Hamilton (the Broadway musical was mentioned during four different events and inspired three musical numbers).

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