TV Upfronts: THR's Guide to Presentations and Parties

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It's 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 16-19. 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.)


For the first time, NBCUniversal will combine broadcast and cable events in one massive presentation. Includes NBC, Syfy, Bravo, USA Network, E! and Telemundo, among others. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave.; 11 a.m., Monday, May 16. 

Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway; 4 p.m., Monday, May 16. Party to follow at Wollman Rink.

NBCUniversal Telemundo
Press breakfast at the Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 7th floor, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 12. There will also be an after-party featuring Jennifer Lopez in private concert at the Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th St., 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 16. 

Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St.; 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, May 17.

Lyric Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 17. Lunch reception to follow at Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, noon.

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, 132 W. 65th St. 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. New entertainment president Channing Dungey host her first presentation to advertisers. In keeping with tradition, Jimmy Kimmel will participate, though it's unclear if he'll open the presentation as in previous years.

Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza; doors at 9:30 a.m. for 10:15 a.m. presentation, Wednesday, May 18.

National CineMedia Networks
AMC Lincoln Square Theater, 1998 Broadway (between 67th and 68th Street). Noon-2 p.m., Wednesday, May 18.

Press breakfast, Studio 19, 51 W. 52nd St., 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 18. After meeting the press, new entertainment president Glenn Geller will take the stage for the first time at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Avenue; 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 18. 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 18. Invitation-only party featuring a performance Nicki Minaj.

The CW
New York City Center, 131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues); 11 a.m., Thursday, May 19. Followed by private afterparty, location under wraps.


Annual Upfronts Kick-Off Reception. Tao Downtown, 92 9th Ave., 9:30 p.m., Sunday, May 15. New York's DJ Soul will spin at the private party co-hosted by Delta.

Upfronts Cocktail Party, the Skylark, 11 p.m.-2 a.m., the Skylark, Monday, May 16. Upfronts dinner at Peter Lugers, 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 17.

ICM Partners
Colicchio & Sons, 85 10th Ave., 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. Private.

The Gordon Bar at 60 Thompson St.; 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 17.

Cannibal, 113 East 29th St. (between Park and Lexington); 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 17.

Private party, 10 p.m., Monday, May 16. Location kept under wraps.

Slate, 54 West 21st St., 9 p.m.

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