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In Case You Missed Them: 8 More Upfront Stories

April 15, 2016
Recent stories from the New York Upfronts: (top) Freeform and Cadent; (second row) Azteca America and Bounce TV; (third row) TV One and Crackle; (bottom) BET and MTV.

Recent stories from the New York Upfronts: (top) Freeform and Cadent; (second row) Azteca America and Bounce TV; (third row) TV One and Crackle; (bottom) BET and MTV.


NEW YORK, April 25, 2016 — Catch up with my coverage of the New York Upfronts from the last three weeks with these links:

April 8, Freeform: Disney’s Youthful Freeform Slots Late-Night ‘Later Bitches’

April 12, Cadent Network: Cadent Upfront Explores New Frontiers In TV Media Buying

April 13, Azteca America: Azteca America Upfront Highlights New Shows, Digital Initiatives

April 13, Bounce TV: Bounce Upfront Vows More Originals For African-Americans

April 14, TV One: On Eve of Upfront, TV One Makes Deal For ‘Empire’ Reruns

April 20, Crackle: ‘Break-Free Advertising’ Initiative Is Centerpiece Of Crackle’s Upfront Push

April 20, BET: Digital Relaunch Takes Center Stage At BET Upfront

April 21, MTV: MTV And New Management Team Announce 14 New Shows

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From ‘Sharknado’ to Trump: This Week’s TV Blogs

July 24, 2015
This week's MediaPost TV blogs covered "The Jim Gaffigan Show," "Sharknado 3," MTV's "White People," Caitlyn Jenner's new show "I Am Cait" and the always fascinating Donald Trump. Links below.

This week’s MediaPost TV blogs covered “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Sharknado 3,” MTV’s “White People,” Caitlyn Jenner’s new show “I Am Cait” and the always fascinating Donald Trump. Links below.

NEW YORK, July 24, 2015 — Not bad for a week in midsummer: This week’s TV blog topics ran the gamut from “Sharknado” to Donald Trump. In between: A look at Jim Gaffigan’s new TV Land sitcom, an assessment of Caitlyn Jenner’s new transgender reality series on E!, and a much-deserved dismissal of MTV’s dreary (and lame-brained) “documentary” on race, “White People.” Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, with these links:

Monday, July 20: Father Doesn’t Know Best: Gaffigan’s A Befuddled Dad In TV Land Sitcom

Tuesday, July 21: Not Again! Plumbing The Many Mysteries Of ‘Sharknado 3’

Wednesday, July 22: MTV Race Doc Called ‘White People’ Accomplishes Nothing

Thursday, July 23: Here Comes ‘Cait’: Kardashians Upstaged By Jenner Juggernaut

Friday, July 24: Even Without An Actual Show, Trump’s Still A Reality TV Star

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All 27 of My 2015 TV Upfront Stories, Curated

May 17, 2015
27 Pictures, 27 Stories: All of my Media Post stories from the 2015 TV Upfronts in New York — links below.

27 Pictures, 27 Stories: All of my Media Post stories from the 2015 TV Upfronts in New York — links below.


NEW YORK, May 17, 2015 — It was an upfront season to remember — programming presentations all over New York City from TV networks and on-line content providers stretching from Feb. 26 (Nickelodeon) to May 14 (NBC Cable). Here, in one place: All of my 27 stories for on the 2015 Upfront/Newfront season:

Feb. 26: Nick Kicks Off Upfront Season With A Big Production Promise

March 4: At Upfront, Formerly All-Male Spike Pushes Female Audience Growth

March 11: Fun And Games: At Upfront, GSN Has Good Time Stressing Originals

March 31: NBC Cable Nets Prance Into Upfront Season With New Shows

April 1: Discovery’s Upfront Strategy: Global Reach, ‘Personal’ Presentations

April 3: CMT’s Upfront Message: We’re Country To The Core

April 7: USA Network’s Upfront Theme: Heroes And Donny Deutsch, Too

April 9: New Pop Network Identifies Target Viewer As ‘Modern Grownup’

April 22: At Uptown Upfront, MTV Screams For Advertiser Attention

April 23: Arts Channel Ovation Unveils Bold Program Slate For Upfront Season

April 24: BET Wows Audience With Persuasive Upfront Show

April 27: BuzzFeed NewFront Pitches Virtues Of Short-Form Video Sharing

April 28: At NewFront, Yahoo Pins Hopes On Network TV-Style Programs

April 29: ‘Seinfeld’ Deal Dominates Hulu Upfront

May 1: Outdoor Channel Upfront Pitches Vast Reach Of Networks, Sites

May 1: A&E Upfront Goes Epic With ‘War And Peace’ Miniseries, ‘Roots’ Reboot

May 4: ‘Traditional’ Upfront Season Gives Way To Anything-Goes ‘Content’ Bazaar

May 8: Why Doing Away With Upfronts Would Be A PR Disaster

May 8: Screenvision Predicts Growth Of In-Theater Ads, Launches Ad-Targeting Tool

May 11: NBC’s 3-Pronged Plan For Fall: Stars, Live Events, Complex Dramas

May 12: Fox Fall Plan Addresses Tuesday Comedy Woes

May 12: ESPN Creates Programming, Ad Sales Synergies With ‘GMA’ on ABC

May 12: Univision Upfront: Bill Clinton Touts Hispanic Viewing Power, Net Promotes Novelas, Soccer Package

May 13: At Upfront, Turner’s Reilly Vows TNT, TBS Makeovers

May 13: CNN Adds Non-News Programming To Strong News Lineup

May 15: NBC Cable Stresses Reach, Scale Of TV Portfolio

May 15: Juvenile Seat-Saving Must Cease, And Other Upfront Observations

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