Upfronts 2019


Upfronts 2019: The renewals

There’s been a string of series renewals by the big four networks and The CW ahead of and during this week’s Upfronts. Shows earning all-important second seasons include NBC’s New Amsterdam; ABC’s A Million Little Things, Schooled, Single Parents, The Conners and The Rookie; CBS’s God Friended Me, Magnum P.I. and The Neighborhood; and The […]

Upfronts 2019: All 35 pick-ups broken down

  This year’s Upfronts have so far yielded 35 series pick-ups across the big four networks and The CW. TBI has broken out the dramas and comedies ordered across ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW, along with the studios and producers attached.  Overall, ABC Studios has 6 pick-ups, while 20th Century Fox Television has 8 bringing […]

Black Friday cancellations: ‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘Murphy Brown’ axed

US broadcasters have pulled the plug on a number of shows as part of its annual ‘Black Friday’ cull ahead of this week’s Upfronts presentations.  Some of the most high-profile cancellations come from Fox, which is retooling its brand following the Disney acquisition, which closed in March. The broadcaster has canned a number of programmes, […]

Canada’s Rogers Media cancels June Upfront

Canada’s Rogers Media, owner of Citytv and Sportsnet, has cancelled its Upfront event next month to focus on customised agency presentations. The business, which revealed its change of plans on Thursday (9 May), said pulling out of the 4 June event at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre was a “difficult, but fiscally responsible decision”. “The traditional […]