NBC Touts Event Programming, and Dolly Parton, at Its Upfront

The most promising new programs have been saved for midseason

One day after unveiling its 2015-16 schedule, NBC didn't waste any time getting down to business at its upfront presentation. Back at Radio City Music Hall this year after last year's NFL Draft forced it to relocate to the Javits Center, the network celebrated what looks to be its second consecutive win in adults 18-49 (thanks in large part to the Super Bowl, which put NBC ahead of no. 2 CBS) and tried to assure advertisers and media buyers that it has the goods to go for a third victory next season.

Noting that last year's upfront event went on for 17 minutes before airing any footage of NBC's new shows, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt dove right in, spotlighting what the network feels is its best shot at a fall hit: drama Blindspot, which will air Mondays at 10 after The Voice.



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