TNT and TBS Upfront 2012: Boldly Going Where Other Networks Already Went

Squeezed in between a week of high-profile broadcast network upfronts, Turner's cablers launched themselves into the TV conversation by hosting their big event at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom this morning. TNT's biggest new property is, of course, the campy Dallas remake, while TBS is clearly trying to move past their former "We saved Conan and bought the rights to Family Guy repeats!" image and instead focusing on the future, now claiming, "We saved Cougar Town and bought the rights to The Big Bang Theory repeats!" After excited executives talked shop about shows currently in development (not particularly worth noting) and sampling their new series, Conan O'Brien came out to do a bit about television bigwigs and their imaginary Craigslist postings. It was underwhelming, but he snuck in a few funny jokes about Turner having their upfronts at 9 AM next to Penn Station while this afternoon's CBS upfronts will be at li'l ol' Carnegie Hall, and managed to keep the tired NBC jabs to a minimum. And on the bright side, his set was a lot funnier than anything else previewed for the network.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

by Ethan Alter March 26, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hey -- who elected her Vice President?

Today's TWoP News: Friday, September 14, 2012

by Samantha Rullo September 14, 2012 4:59 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, September 14, 2012

Oh great, another relationship with a very limited expiration date.

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

by Kaitlin Reilly August 7, 2012 1:14 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The contestants have finally been announced for RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, and there's about a billion reasons why this competition excites us way more than any of those Idol-lookalikes. Most of those reasons have to do with the excess of glitter.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, June 7, 2012

by Samantha Rullo June 7, 2012 3:50 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Looks like TV's biggest nerds are having their dreams come true.

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