The Network Upfronts: What Went Down
Last week, we learned which shows were renewed or axed, while receiving a glimpse into what the networks have in store for us this fall at their respective upfronts.
Here are some highlights from each network's presentation ...
FOX - MONDAY
They said it: "Terminator has completed its run." - Fox president Kevin Reilly
Best talent stunt: The Glee cast performed a new arrangement of "Somebody to Love" live on stage at New York City Center.
Most intriguing new-show trailer: Glee and Sons of Tucson (tie).
ABC - TUESDAY
They said it: "They've both signed on. I can't say whether or not they'll both be there." - ABC president Steve McPherson addressing the future of Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight, whose characters were both left in limbo on May 14's Grey's Anatomy finale
Best talent stunt: Jimmy Kimmel doing a live bit about the upfronts where he stated, "These new fall shows we're so excited about? We're gonna cancel 90 percent of them."
Most intriguing new-show: V, starring Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell (pictured), Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk and, well, a bunch of flesh-eating alien reptiles
NBC - TUESDAY
They said it: "Joel McHale is a star in the way that Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin and Amy Poehler are stars." - NBC president Ben Silverman
Best talent stunt: None
Most intriguing new-show trailer: Community, starring Joel McHale
CBS - WEDNESDAY
They said it: "There's a difference between the model being broken and not being able to find any hit shows for years." - CBS boss Les Moonves
Best talent stunt: LL Cool J rapping and/or Barney Stinson humping Nina Tassler
Most intriguing new show: Accidentally On Purpose, starring Jenna Elfman
CW - THURSDAY
They said it: "I want us to see them together, but at the same time, the reason they're so good is they can't be together." – Leighton Meester on Chuck and Blair
Best talent stunt: Ed Westwick in character as Bass Industries CEO Chuck Bass, teenage billionaire, pitching the ad buyers on the CW's merits
Most intriguing new show: Vampire Diaries, starring Ian Somerhalder (below)