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  • 24Emmy
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    TV Upfronts 2015 Schedule: Presentations, Parties & Karaoke

    by Nellie Andreeva    May 1, 2015 10:19am

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    Trips to the upfronts in New York may still be on hold for many producers and actors while the networks are deciding the fate of their pilots or shows, but here is what awaits those who make the cross-country schlep. There are a few changes from last year, like NBC’s upfront presentation returning to the Radio City Music Hall after giving Seth Meyers a lot of fodder with their Javits Center location last year “in the heart of New York’s historical Stabbing District,” as he put it. (NBC’s cable siblings are staying at the Javits for their event.)

    Most faces are the same, some at new places — like Kevin Reilly presenting for Turner on Wednesday after years stumping for Fox on Mondays. And pack your pasties — Miley Cyrus will headline Adult Swim’s upfront party.

    Here is a list of the upfront festivities, including 20-year-old traditions like Sunday midnight karaoke, WME dinner and CBS press breakfast.

    SUNDAY, MAY 10

    9 PM: 20th TV Private Reception for producers and talent
    The Skylark, 200 W 39th Street

    9:30 PM: UTA Upfronts Party
    Tao Downtown, 92 9th Ave (at 16th St.)
    New York’s DJ Soul will spin at the private party co-hosted by Delta Air Lines.

    11:59 PM: Midnight Kick-Off Karaoke
    MK Karaoke, 11 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor

    MONDAY, MAY 11

    11 AM: NBC Upfront Presentation
    Radio City Music Hall

    4 PM: Fox Upfront Presentation

    The Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway
    Followed by Post-Party, Wollman Rink, Central Park & 59th Street

    6 PM: Azteca America Upfront
    Best Buy Theatre, Time Square, 1515 Broadway

    7 PM: Estrella TV Upfront Event (surprise performer)
    Bryant Park Grill, 25 W 40th St

    9 PM: NBC Private After-Party
    Del Posto Ristorante, 85 10th Avenue

    9 PM: Innovative Artists’ 2015 TV Season Party
    Slate, 54 West 21st Street (Between 5th and 6th Ave)

    10 PM: CAA Private Party
    Location not disclosed

    11 PM: WME Upfronts Cocktail Party
    Catch Roof, 21 9th Ave

    TUESDAY, MAY 12

    9:15 AM: ESPN Upfront (with breakfast at 8:15 PM)
    Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th Street

    11 AM: Univision Upfront Presentation
    The Lyric Theatre, 213 W 42nd St

    4 PM: ABC Upfront Presentation, featuring Jimmy Kimmel
    Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, 132 West 65th Street

    6 PM: Telemundo & NBC Universo Upfront Presentation
    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall at Time Warner Center, Broadway at 60th Street

    8 PM: ICM Partners Private Upfronts Dinner
    Colicchio & Sons, 85 10th Avenue

    8:30 PM: WME Upfronts Private Dinner for clients and studio executives
    Peter Luger Steakhouse, 178 Broadway, Brooklyn

    9 PM: Gersh Upfronts Party
    Gansevoort Park Avenue at Asellina, 420 Park Ave S. @ 29 St.

    9 PM: Verve Upfront Party
    The Cannibal, 113 E 29th St (Between Park and Lex)

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

    8:30AM: CBS Press Breakfast
    Studio 19 at Blackrock (51 West 52nd Street)

    9 AM: ESPN Deportes Upfront
    Hearst Tower, 300 W. 57th St.

    10 AM: Turner Upfront Presentation
    The Theater at Madison Square Garden

    12:15 PM: Turner Press Reception & Lunch 
    Tao Downtown 369 West 16 Street

    12:30 PM: National CineMedia (NCM) Upfront Event
    AMC Lincoln Square,1998 Broadway, lunch will be served immediately following the presentation

     

    4 PM: CBS Upfront Presentation
    Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th Street and 7th Ave)
    Reception to follow at The Tent at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park, West 62nd Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.

    9 PM: Adult Swim Party – performance by Miley Cyrus
    Terminal 5, 610 W 56 St.

    THURSDAY, MAY 14

    11 AM: The CW Upfront
    New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street

    4 PM: NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront Presentation, After party to follow
    Javits Center North Hall, 39th Street at 11th Ave

    7 PM: The CW Private After Party
    Location not disclosed

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    KyleBailey
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    Yay Upfonts! 

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    NBC Picks Up Dramas ‘Blindspot’, ‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Heartbreaker’ To Series

    by Nellie Andreeva   May 1, 2015 2:30pm

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    NBC, the first broadcast network to present its 2015-16 lineup on May 11, has been one step ahead this pilot season — making the first pilot order to drama Warrior, and being the first network to give pilots nods to begin staffing, dramas The Player (formerly Endgame), Blindspot and Heartbreaker (formerly Heart Matters). Now NBC has become the first network to pick up pilots to series for next season — Blindspot, Heartbreaker and Chicago Fire spinoff, Chicago Med, which had been fully expected to go to series, likely for midseason when fellow spinoff Chicago PD launched successfully.

    The only mild surprise in the first NBC series pickups is that they featured three of the four dramas that had been considered locks for a series order following the staffing permissions earlier this week, leaving out The Player.

    However, for those who have followed closely the NBC-Sony TV upfront dynamic, this should not be such a shocker. Two years ago, when NBC made the bulk of their pilot orders, one title was conspicuously missing, NBC’s highest-testing drama pilot in 10 years The Blacklist. It was picked up later in a complex deal between NBC and Sony TV that reportedly included a small stake in the show for NBC, a Monday 10 PM slot for The Blacklist as well as series pickups of two other Sony TV pilots, The Night Shift and Welcome To The Family, and a renewal of Community.

    The Player, which comes from the same production company as The Blacklist, Davis Entertainment, also has been flying high, and is currently staffing in anticipation of a series order. If history is any indication, its pickup may again be a part of intense negotiations between NBC and Sony that may again involve ownership, The Night Shift as well as another drama pilot the independent studio has at NBC, Game of Silence. The Night Shift‘s chances got complicated today by the pickup of two new medical shows, procedural Chicago Med and soapy drama Heartbreaker starring Melissa George.

    The Chicago Med pickup gives Dick Wolf four drama series on NBC next season, three in the Chicago Fire franchise plus Law & Order: SVU. The order for Blindspot also brings the number of broadcast series produced by Greg Berlanti for next season to 4, including Arrow, The Flash and the Arrow-Flash spinoff. He also has pilot Supergirl in strong consideration at CBS and freshman series The Mysteries Of Laura in renewal contention at NBC.

    Blindspot, from Warner Bros. TV, had been a standout at NBC from the get-go. The conspiracy/mystery drama, written and executive produced by Martin Gero, got early attention by landing two of the most heavily pursued actors this pilot season, Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton.  

    Heartbreaker and Chicago Med both hail from NBC’s sibling Universal Television, Heartbreaker, written by Jill Gordon and produced by Amy Brenneman, was a favorite script back in January. And Chicago Med, from, Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, sealed its pickup with a strong ratings showing for the planted spinoff episode of Chicago Fire featuring the medical drama’s cast, led by Oliver Platt and S. Epatha Merkerson. Here are details about NBC’s newly picked up drama series:

    BLINDSPOT”

    From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. There’s one that’s very clear, however: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.

    The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson.

    Martin Gero serves as writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and director Mark Pellington (pilot) also executive produce. “Blindspot” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.

    “CHICAGO MED”

    Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling “Chicago” franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.

    The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta.

    Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas serve as writers and executive producers. Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and director Joe Chappelle (pilot) also executive produce. “Chicago Med” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

    HEARTBREAKER”

    Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, “The Slap”), an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that’s a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights.

    The cast includes Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy, Maya Erskine, J. Louis Mills and Joshua Leonard.

    Jill Gordon serves as writer and executive producer. Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling and director Robbie Duncan McNeill also executive produce. “Heartbreaker” is produced by Universal Television.

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    Somnambulist
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    These all sound really, really bad or ho-hum but what else is new?

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    Predictions for what shows will be cancelled:

    ABC- Agent Carter, American Crime, Cristela, Forever, Galavant, Resurrection 
    CBS- Battle Creek, CSI, CSI Cyber, Stalker
    Fox- The Following, Weird Loners
    NBC- About a Boy, AD, American Odyssey, Constantine, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, One Big Happy, State of Affairs

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    Speaking of predictions…

    I think Fox gives The Mindy Project 14 episodes (assuming it has 66) to get it to a syndication-safe 80, and airs it Sunday nights at 9:30 (with The Last Man on Earth taking over the spot midseason).

    I also have a feeling Bones is going to be given a Fringe-style “13 episodes to get everything wrapped up” order; Fox can air it on Wednesdays until American Idol starts up again (and it will) in January.

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    Speaking of predictions…

    I think Fox gives The Mindy Project 14 episodes (assuming it has 66) to get it to a syndication-safe 80, and airs it Sunday nights at 9:30 (with The Last Man on Earth taking over the spot midseason).

    They’re not going to waste the Family Guy lead in on Mindy.

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    Predictions for what shows will be cancelled:

    ABC- Agent Carter, American Crime, Cristela, Forever, Galavant, Resurrection 
    CBS- Battle Creek, CSI, CSI Cyber, Stalker
    Fox- The Following, Weird Loners
    NBC- About a Boy, AD, American Odyssey, Constantine, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, One Big Happy, State of Affairs

    i think there is a case to be made for One Big Happy getting a second season, much like Undateable did. I think NBC will likely keep those two shows paired together. 

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    You think Cristela will be canceled? !

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    Blindspot sounds exactly like The Blacklist.

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    Speaking of predictions…

    I think Fox gives The Mindy Project 14 episodes (assuming it has 66) to get it to a syndication-safe 80, and airs it Sunday nights at 9:30 (with The Last Man on Earth taking over the spot midseason).

    I also have a feeling Bones is going to be given a Fringe-style “13 episodes to get everything wrapped up” order; Fox can air it on Wednesdays until American Idol starts up again (and it will) in January.

    Mindy is going to get a final 22. 88 has always been the magic syndication number, and it’s not like tons of networks are after Mindy. My guess is it’s moved to Fridays. I agree that Bones is going to get a final 13.

    [quote=”themeparks4life”]Predictions for what shows will be cancelled:

    ABC- Agent Carter, American Crime, Cristela, Forever, Galavant, Resurrection 
    CBS- Battle Creek, CSI, CSI Cyber, Stalker
    Fox- The Following, Weird Loners
    NBC- About a Boy, AD, American Odyssey, Constantine, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, One Big Happy, State of Affairs

    i think there is a case to be made for One Big Happy getting a second season, much like Undateable did. I think NBC will likely keep those two shows paired together. [/quote]

    Perhaps, but it went fractional last week. If NBC decides to renew one freshman to avoid having a bomb season, it’ll be AD.

    You think Cristela will be canceled? !

    It’s ABC’s lowest rated comedy even with the Friday downgrade factored in. It’s a goner. 

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    iZombie has been renewed and Supergirl has been picked up by CBS- no surprises there. The biggest surprise is that Fox has cancelled The Mindy Project:

    http://deadline.com/2015/05/mindy-project-hulu-pickup-2-seasons-1201421385/

    This is the first show in 7 years to have 66 episodes and not get picked up for a fourth season. 

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    24Emmy
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    ^ Hulu needs the programming and buzz. Good move if they pull the trigger.

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    Uh what.  That is truly shocking.  TV by the Numbers even gave it “100%” probability of renewal.

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    I will be very interested to see whether or not Person of Interest gets renewed or not next week.   I have heard it can go either way at this point.  The finale left it at a very open ended place and it feels there is still more story to tell.  That is probably the show I am most interested in seeing what happens, and then probably Nashville.

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