From Campaign US: Five broadcast networks, five presentations and endless promises and exaggerations. You guessed it — it was network upfront presentation week, where sometimes unwarranted boasting results in advertising dollars spent. Before we get to the real scoop, let’s look at some stats.
Twenty new network series will be introduced next fall, 12 dramas and eight sitcoms. That’s the fewest new network series in the fall since at least the formation of Fox in 1985. CBS is the most aggressive with six new series, followed by five for ABC, four for Fox, three for NBC and two for The CW. Mirroring last season, over a dozen new series are waiting in the wings for midseason.
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