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Television Network Upfronts 2014: Dates, Times, Addresses, Party List

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Television Network 2014 Upfronts Schedule and Parties. The schedule, the cities, street addresses, times, dates, and party list for 2014 Upfronts have been released for the North American television industry. The upfronts will take part in New York City. The TV networks taking part in these upfronts are UTA, ESPN, Discovery, Telemundo,  NBC, Fox, Univision, ABC, CBS, The CW, and other networks.

The 2014 Upfronts schedule:

SUNDAY, MAY 11

9 PM: 20th Television Private Reception for producers and talent
The Skylark, 200 W 39th Street

9:30 PM: UTA Upfronts Party
Tao Downtown, 92 9th Ave (at 16th St.)

MONDAY, MAY 12

11 AM: NBC Upfront Presentation
Javits Center North Hall, 39th Street at 11th Ave

4 PM: Fox Upfront Presentation
The Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway
Post-Party, Wollman Rink, Central Park & 59th Street

5:45 PM: NUVOtv Upfront Presentation, with NUVOtv Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lopez
Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street

9 PM: NBC Private After-Party
Del Posto Ristorante, 85 10th Avenue

10 PM: CAA Private Party
Location not disclosed

11 PM: WME Late Night Party
Gilded Lily, 408 W. 15th St

TUESDAY, MAY 13

9 AM: ESPN Upfront
Minskoff Theatre, 1515 Broadway Ave

11 AM: Univision Upfront Presentation
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St

3 PM: Discovery U.S. Hispanic Upfront
Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway @ 36th Street (complimentary transportation from the Univision venue)

4 PM: ABC Upfront Presentation – Roast by Jimmy Kimmel
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, 132 West 65th Street

6:30 PM: Telemundo Upfront Presentation
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall at Time Warner Center, Broadway at 60th Street
VIP After party to follow immediately

7:30 PM: ABC Private Party with EW
Location not disclosed

8 PM: ICM Partners private Upfronts Dinner
Colicchio & Sons, 85 10th Avenue

8:30 PM: WME Upfronts Dinner for clients and studio executives
Peter Luger Steakhouse, 178 Broadway, Brooklyn

9 PM: Gersh Upfronts Party
Asellina Ristorante, 420 Park Ave S. @ 29 St.

9 PM: Innovative Artists’ 2014 TV Season Party
Four At Yotel, 570 10th Ave (at West 42nd Street)

9 PM: Verve Upfront Party
The Cannibal, 113 E 29th St

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14

9 AM: ESPN Deportes Upfront
Hearst Tower, 300 W. 57th St. (top floor)

10 AM: TNT/TBS Upfront Presentation
The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Followed by

11:45 TNT/TBS Reception, 12:15-1:30 PM Lunch
Ai Fiori, 400 Fifth Avenue (inside Langham Hotel)

12 PM: MundoFox Upfront Luncheon
Paramount Hotel, 235 W 46th St

12:30 PM: NCM Media Networks Upfront
AMC Lincoln Square — hosted by Frank Caliendo
1998 Broadway, Lunch immediately following

4 PM: CBS Upfront Presentation
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave.
Reception to follow at The Tent at Lincoln Center
Damrosch Park, West 62nd Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves

9 PM: Adult Swim Upfront Presentation – performance by Outkast
Terminal 5, 610 W 56 St.

THURSDAY, MAY 15

11 AM: The CW Upfront
New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street

4 PM: NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront Presentation, After party to follow
Javits Center North Hall, 39th Street at 11th Ave

7 PM: The CW Private After Party
Location not disclosed

We previously published these 2014 Upfront articles:

Television Network Upfronts 2014: Schedule, Cities, & Dates

On Upfronts:

In the North American television industry, an upfront is a meeting hosted at the start of important advertising sales periods by television network executives, attended by the press and major advertisers. It is so named because of its main purpose, to allow marketers to buy television commercial airtime “up front”, or several months before the television season begins.

In the United States, the major broadcast networks’ upfronts occur in New York City during the third week of May, the last full week of that month’s sweeps period. The networks announce their fall primetime schedules, including tentative launch dates (i.e., fall or midseason) for new television programming, which may be “picked up” the week before. The programming announcements themselves are usually augmented with clips from the new television series, extravagant musical numbers, comedic scenes, and appearances by network stars, and take place at grand venues such as Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall or Carnegie Hall. It is also the time when it is announced (by virtue of not being on the fall schedule) which shows are cancelled for the next season. In recent years, the networks have mostly revealed this information to the public a few days before the actual presentation. Most cable networks present earlier in the spring since they usually program for the summer months; press attention to these announcements is usually much lighter.

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Source: Deadline

 

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