Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Mike in New York: TV's Annual Upfronts Week
I'm back in New York for the annual TV network dog-and-pony show known as the upfronts. This week the networks show off their fall schedules and new shows to advertisers, and everyone's in a good mood because nothing's been canceled yet.
On Monday, NBC and Fox both hit the stages (NBC at Radio City Music Hall, Fox at the Beacon Theatre) -- and so far, shows that look the most promising include NBC's "Revolution" and Fox's "The Following," "Ben and Kate" and "The Mindy Project."
At NBC, the stars of "Smash" performed two numbers (see below), while at Fox the big reveal was the long-rumored addition of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as judges on "The X-Factor" (above).
Read my coverage for TV Guide Magazine:
Network Q&A: Fox's Kevin Reilly on His Fall Schedule
Network Q&A: NBC's Bob Greenblatt on His Fall Schedule