2013 TV Upfronts

2013 TV Upfronts: What’s Staying and What’s Going

By Staff Writer
In June 13, 2013

What are the TV Upfronts?

TV Upfronts are the start of an important period for TV ad salespeople and the time of year Media Planners, like me, get to see what shows are being cancelled and the new shows that will be debuting. The major broadcast TV Upfronts occur in New York City and include clips of the new shows premiering in the fall, musical numbers, comedic performances and network star appearances.

A total of 51 new shows were the highlight of this year’s TV Upfronts for the five major broadcast stations (NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC and The CW). Of those 51, 29 will be new dramas and 22 will be comedies. This fall, televisions across the US will be filled with foreign formats (think Downton Abbey), movie remakes (Bad Teacher and some Marvel Comics) and the television spin off of The Avengers (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

Some shocking cancellations and series endings were also presented at this year’s TV Upfronts. Don’t Trust the B—in Apartment 23, CSI: New York, Fringe, and The Office will all be missing from this fall season premier line up. Some returning shows include Fox’s newest hit The Following; Grey’s Anatomy entering its 10th season; 60 Minutes entering its 46th season; The Big Bang Theory, Bones, Castle and of course my personal Wednesday night favorite Modern Family.

Seems as though viewers are finally getting reality show fatigue, Dancing with the Stars will be returning but is dropping down to one night a week and American Idol has steadily had decreasing ratings the past few years. I can honestly say that this I am okay with.

Click here to see the full list from the 2013 TV Upfronts.

What shows are you excited to see? What shows are you upset to see go? We would love to hear your thoughts.

Staff Writer

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