Upfronts Preview: What You Need to Know
Before the frenzy begins in New York, though, we thought we'd give you a few things to think about. Based on what we've seen and heard, and the realities of the season that's about to end, here are a few questions to keep in mind as the upfronts approach.
That seems like a distinct possibility, particularly given the fact that "Monday Night Football" is cable-bound and nothing the network has tried there since January has really caught fire. Unless you count the flameout of "Emily's Reasons Why Not."
Can Aaron Sorkin and
Maybe, but probably not as much as
NBC has already picked up "The Black Donnellys" from Oscar-winning
The biggest weapon NBC will unleash this fall, though, is the return of the
Is the sitcom still dead?
Probably not, thanks to a mini-revival this year at the hands of "My Name Is Earl," "
Following on the success of "Earl" and others, the networks ordered about two dozen single-camera
ABC was the most aggressive in developing comedies this spring, ordering a whopping 17 pilots as it tries to bring some of the same buzz to its laffers as it has for its dramas.
Just what the heck is
A lot like a mash-up of the current WB and UPN lineups, if the pre-upfront scuttlebutt is to be believed.
The Hollywood trade papers are reporting that CW executives aren't too thrilled with their drama pilots. If that's true, then the door could be open a little for shows like "Everwood" and
As it stands, UPN's "