Another week in New York for the annual network upfronts -- when the big dogs pimp their new TV wares to advertisers -- ended over a week ago. And as I wrote for Indiewire, the big story of the year was broadcast networks acting, well, like broadcast networks again.
It feels like a rather antiquated practice, yet the broadcast networks still pull in around $9 billion annually -- so it's still a pretty big deal. We don't obsess about the schedules quite as much as we used to, but it's still a fun part of the pomp and circumstance. The networks still put on a show for advertisers -- including Adult Swim's annual late-night Wednesday event, which this year featured Nicki Minaj (above). More highlights from the week:
James Corden does a "Hamilton" parody at the CBS upfront.
Priyanka Chopra opens the ABC upfront.
CBS gives us a sneak peek of the new "Star Trek" series' logo.
Fitz and the Tantrums performs at The CW upfront.
Mariah Carey makes a grand entrance at the NBC upfront.
Kiefer Sutherland introduces his new series "Designated Survivor" at the ABC upfront.
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey introduces Jimmy Kimmel.
Fox jabs at CBS, notes that "Gotham's" new villain was "Lex Moonves."
NBC Universal stars at the upfront pose behind Kate McKinnon (as Ellen DeGeneres), parodying Ellen's Oscar selfie.
At the Fox upfront, Homer Simpson reminds us that "The Simpsons" will hit an astounding 600 episodes next year.
The "Downward Dog" looms over ABC stars.
"Hamilton" was hot this upfront. Jimmy Fallon did his own parody as well.
Rachel Bloom and Gina Rodriguez on stage at the CW upfront.
Stephen Colbert at Carnegie Hall for CBS' upfront.
The cast of "Empire" performs at Fox's upfront.
The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" offer up "Star Trek" suggestions to new CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller.
"Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist hits The CW stage with stars of "Arrow," "The Flash" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."