Though most of the major Network TV Upfronts don’t take place until May, we’ve already had several readers ask when and where this year’s events will take place so we wanted to share the 2012 schedule.
The Upfronts are annual presentations where the TV networks reveal their fall line-ups to advertisers. They also bring the biggest stars of their biggest shows out on stage to really impress the reporters. Though there is no public access to these events, they can still be a perfect opportunity to meet celebrities as they are arriving or leaving.
Check out some tips for meeting celebs at the Upfronts here.
Below is the schedule of this year’s Upfronts. Stay tuned for more information about the exact venues for each event as more information becomes available.
Also, feel free to use this post as an Open Thread to discuss where and how to meet celebs during the 2012 TV Network Upfronts in the comments below!
|March 1, 2012||The Hub||New York||Evening|
|March 7, 2012||BBC America||Los Angeles||Evening|
|March 8, 2012||Fox News Channel||Los Angeles||5pm|
|March 8, 2012||The Hub||Chicago||Evening|
|March 13, 2012||Disney Channel||New York||Evening|
|March 14, 2012||Crown Media Family Networks||New York||Lunch|
|March 14, 2012||Nickelodeon||New York||Late Afternoon|
|March 15, 2012||NBC News/MSNBC||New York||Lunch|
|March 15, 2012||The Hub||West Hollywood||Evening|
|March 19, 2012||ABC Family||New York||Afternoon|
|March 20, 2012||TV One||New York||Lunch|
|March 20, 2012||Scripps Network||Boston||Afternoon|
|March 20, 2012||IFC||New York||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|March 21, 2012||GSN||New York||Morning|
|March 21, 2012||Fox News Channel||Chicago||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|March 22, 2012||AMC||New York||Evening|
|March 22, 2012||Discovery Communications||Chicago||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|March 27, 2012||Scripps Network||Detroit||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|March 27, 2012||Nickelodeon||Los Angeles||Morning|
|March 27, 2012||nuvoTV||Los Angeles||Evening|
|March 28, 2012||Cartoon Network||New York||Late Afternoon|
|March 29, 2012||Scripps Network||Minneapolis||Afternoon|
|March 29, 2012||BBC America||Chicago||Evening|
|March 29, 2012||CNBC||New York||Evening|
|April 3, 2012||Scripps Networks||Dallas||Afternoon|
|April 4, 2012||Bravo||New York||Evening|
|April 5, 2012||Discovery Communications||New York||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|April 12, 2012||BET Networks||Los Angeles||Lunch|
|April 16, 2012||BET Networks||Chicago||Lunch|
|April 17, 2012||nuvoTV||Chicago||Evening|
|April 18, 2012||BET Networks||New York||Evening|
|April 18, 2012||Scripps Networks||Chicago||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|April 18, 2012||Style Network||New York||Breakfast|
|April 19, 2012||Discovery Communications||LA||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|April 19, 2012||Hulu NewFront||New York||Morning|
|April 19, 2012||Bravo||Dallas||Evening|
|April 19, 2012||BBC America||New York||Evening|
|April 19, 2012||Nickelodeon||Chicago||Morning|
|April 23, 2012||Scripps Networks||New York||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|April 24, 2012||Microsoft Advertising Digital Showcase||New York||Morning|
|April 24, 2012||AOL Digital Content NewFront||New York||Late Afternoon|
|April 24, 2012||Syfy||New York||Evening|
|April 24, 2012||nuvoTV||New York||Evening|
|April 25, 2012||It happens on Yahoo!||New York|
|April 25, 2012||Bravo||Chicago||Evening|
|April 25, 2012||Oxygen||New York||Evening|
|April 26, 2012||Digitas NewFront||New York||Afternoon|
|April 26, 2012||Big Content: From Video to Bloggers to Blockbusters||New York|
|April 26, 2012||MTV||New York||Late Afternoon|
|April 30, 2012||Scripps Networks||Atlanta||Afternoon|
|April 30, 2012||E!||New York||Evening|
|May 2, 2012||Google/YouTube||New York||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|May 3, 2012||Scripps Networks||Los Angeles||Late Afternoon/Evening|
|May 9, 2012||A&E Networks||New York||Evening|
|May 14, 2012||NBC-TV||New York||Morning|
|May 14, 2012||Fox-TV||New York||Afternoon|
|May 14, 2012||Azteca America||New York||Evening|
|May 15, 2012||ESPN||New York||Morning|
|May 15, 2012||Univision||New York||Morning|
|May 15, 2012||ABC-TV||New York||Afternoon|
|May 15, 2012||Discovery U.S. Hispanic||New York||Afternoon|
|May 15, 2012||Telemundo||New York||Evening|
|May 16, 2012||Turner Broadcasting||New York||Morning|
|May 16, 2012||NCM Media Networks||New York||Afternoon|
|May 16, 2012||Fox Hispanic Media||New York||Afternoon|
|May 16, 2012||CBS-TV||New York||Afternoon|
|May 16, 2012||V-ME||New York||Afternoon|
|May 16, 2012||Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más||New York||Evening|
|May 17, 2012||The CW||New York||Morning|
|May 17, 2012||USA Network||New York||Evening|
UPDATE: Below are the locations where this year’s major Upfront Presentations will be held:
Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave.; 11 a.m., May 14
Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway; 4 p.m., May 14
Post-show party following the presentation set for Wollman Rink in Central Park.
Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway; 9:30 a.m., May 15
Sage Steele & Mike Greenberg will host the breakfast and presentation featuring appearances from the sports network’s personalities.
New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 West 42nd St.; 11 a.m., May 15
Reception to follow at Cipriani, 89 East 42nd St.
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, 132 W. 65th St.; 4 p.m., May 15
In keeping with tradition, Jimmy Kimmel will roast his network — among others.
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th St.; 6 p.m., May 15
Cocktail reception to follow at the Edison Ballroom.
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th St.; 9:30 a.m., May 16
Lunch reception to follow, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Del Posto, 85 10th Ave.
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave.; 4 p.m., May 16
Reception to follow at the Tent at Lincoln Center.
Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd St.; 9 p.m., May 16
Performance by rapper T.I.
New York City Center, 131 West 55th St.; 10:30 a.m., May 17
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway; 2:45 p.m., May 17
The cable network’s first presentation will feature performances by Jennifer Hudson and Mark Ronson.
You can also find information about some of the talent agencies holding parties, and where they will be held, during the Upfronts at THR.
Thanks to Maria for sharing the above photo with Ian Somerhalder taken outside last year’s CW Upfront Presentation!