TV Upfronts 2017: THR's Guide to Presentations and Parties

Drake - Getty - H 2016
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Drake - Getty - H 2016

It's about that time of year: the annual television network upfronts for Madison Avenue ad buyers. New York will play host to dozens of parties and presentations from May 15-18. Here is The Hollywood Reporter's list of the major events thrown by networks and agencies during this year's festivities. (All times are East Coast.)

The below list is subject to change pending a potential WGA strike. 



For the second time, NBCUniversal will combine broadcast and cable events in one massive presentation. This includes NBC, Syfy, Bravo, USA Network, MSNBC, Oxygen, E! and Telemundo, among others. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave.; 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 15. 


Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway; 4 p.m., Monday, May 15. Party to follow at Wollman Rink in Central Park.


Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., 8:15 a.m. breakfast, 9:15 a.m. presentation, Tuesday, May 16.


Lyric Theatre, 214 W. 43rd St. (between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue), 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 16.


David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, 132 W. 65th St. 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 16.


Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza; doors at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. presentation, Wednesday, May 17.

National CineMedia Networks

AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theater, 1998 Broadway (between 67th Street and 68th Street). Noon-2 p.m., Wednesday, May 17.


Press breakfast, Studio 19, 51 W. 52nd St., 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 17. That will be followed by the formal network upfront presentation with Leslie Moonves. CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller will sit out this year's upfront presentation after suffering a heart attack. Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Avenue; 4 p.m. Reception to follow at the Plaza Hotel off 5th Avenue and Central Park South.

Adult Swim

Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 17. Invitation-only party featuring a performance by Drake.

The CW

New York City Center, 131 West 55th St. (between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue); 11 a.m., Thursday, May 18. Followed by private afterparty, location under wraps.



Private party at Beauty and Essex, 146 Essex St., 9:30 p.m., Sunday, May 14. New York's DJ Soul will spin.


Upfronts dinner at Peter Luger, 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 16.


Jane Hotel, 113 Jane St., 8 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday, May 16.

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Editor's note: This post has been updated to reflect that Kimmel will no longer appear at ABC's upfront.