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NBCUniversal Says Peacock Has Secured $500M in Up-Front Commitments

Peacock may still lag behind some of its competitors in terms of paid subscribers, but NBCUniversal wants to make it known that it is very much a player in the video advertising

Upfronts: TV Studio Chiefs Sound Off on Which Canceled Series They’re Trying to Sell Elsewhere and Unsettling Trends

Juggling rising production costs and declining series orders with a new year-round development cycle, no one had to be more nimble during the recent broadcast upfronts than those in the seats…

TV’s Upfronts Pitch for Advertisers: Shift More Spending to Digital

It wasn’t all that long ago that the finale of every upfront presentation was the reveal of the network primetime schedule. What show would get the coveted post-Friends time slot on NBC? Would…

Fall TV 2021: See the Full Broadcast Primetime Schedule

A show’s spot on a network’s primetime schedule doesn’t necessarily make or break it anymore. The multitude of ways in which people can watch a series after its initial airdate — and the…

CW Fall 2021 Schedule: Saturday Night’s All Right for Unscripted

The CW is opening up a seventh night of programming in the fall, but don’t expect to see any high-profile scripted series on Saturdays. The network, which made the surprise move to expand…

‘Waltons’ Movie, ‘Scooby Doo’ Reunion Spoof Set at The CW

The CW is getting into the holiday movie business by resurrecting a beloved title from TV’s past: The Waltons. Original movie The Waltons’ Homecoming is one of three specials the network…

‘Rebel,’ ‘Clarice’ and More of the Biggest Surprises From the Broadcast Networks

The bulk of the renewals, cancellations and new series pickups are in, and the five broadcast networks largely played it safe by greenlighting what you’d expect them to: extensions of well-known…

‘All American’ Spinoff, DC Drama ‘Naomi’ Score Series Pickups at The CW

The CW has given the green light to two scripted series to join its 2021-22 slate: a spinoff of its drama All American and Naomi, based on a DC Comics title. A remake of The 4400 and…

‘TV’s Top 5’: ‘Master of None’ Boss on Season 3’s Big Changes; Upfronts Wrap

Welcome to Episode 120 of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the…

Four Takeaways From the Big 4 Networks’ Upfront Presentations

What a difference a year (and a global pandemic) makes. For the Big Four broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — May’s annual upfront presentations used to mean a focus on the fall…

CBS Fall 2021 Schedule: ‘Survivor’ Returns, ‘NCIS’ Gets New Home

CBS is relighting the Survivor torches for the 2021-22 season. After a year off the network’s schedule amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the 41st edition of the competition series is set…

CBS Chief Kelly Kahl on Franchise Building, ‘CSI’ Revival and Playing to Strengths

CBS has built its success of the past two decades largely on the back of its procedural franchises, including NCIS and CSI, and the network is doubling down on that strategy for the…