The Network Upfronts: What Went Down

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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 ...


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).


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

Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans


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


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


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)

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore

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