Inside the Most Disruptive Upfronts Week in a Decade

From Disney to Fox to WarnerMedia, most presenters have undergone a drastic overhaul since last year

For the past decade, upfronts week has had the same rhythm to it: While each network’s slate of new shows changed, buyers still pretty much knew what to expect at every presentation. But not this time: After a wild year of mergers, spinoffs and #MeToo-related exits, the majority of the companies involved in upfront week will look—and sound—completely different than when buyers assembled in New York last May.

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This story first appeared in the May 13, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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