UPDATED: 2013 Network TV Upfront Presentations Schedule

It’s almost time for the annual Network TV Upfront Presentations which is also one of the best opportunities to meet celebs in NYC.

The Upfronts are annual presentations where the TV networks reveal their fall line-ups to advertisers. They also bring their biggest stars to really impress 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 and pick up our NYC Field Guide for even more info!

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 2013 TV Network Upfronts in the comments below!


March 27, 2013 Participant Media New York 11:00 am Museum of Art & Design
March 28, 2013 FX Networks New York 9:00 am Cipriani
March 28, 2013 BBC America Chicago Evening
April 2, 2013 Bravo Press New York Breakfast
April 3, 2013 Weather Channel New York 8:30 am Mandarin Oriental
April 3, 2013 Bravo New York 6:30 pm Stage 37
April 3, 2013 Fox News Channel Minneapolis 12 Noon
April 4, 2013 Discovery Networks New York Late Afternoon
April 9, 2013 GSN New York 9:00 am Sony Club
April 10, 2013 Syfy New York Evening
April 11, 2013 IFC New York 7:00 pm Roseland Ballroom
April 15, 2013 Scripps Networks Atlanta Lunch
April 16, 2013 BET New York 7:00 pm
April 16, 2013 mun2 New York Skylight Modern
April 17, 2013 AMC New York Evening
April 18, 2013 mun2 Los Angeles TBD
April 18, 2013 BBC America New York Evening
April 23, 2013 Media Magazine Outfront New York All Day
April 23, 2013 Scripps Networks New York Late Afternoon
April 23, 2013 E! Entertainment New York Evening, The Grand, Manhattan Center
April 24, 2013 NBC Universal Digital Showcase New York Evening
April 24, 2013 Screenvision New York 6:00 pm Ziegfeld Theatre
April 25, 2013 MTV New York Beacon Theater
April 26, 2013 Fox News Channel Detroit Afternoon
April 29, 2013 Scripps Networks Dallas Late Afternoon/Evening
April 29, 2013 Wall Street Journal New York 9:00 am
April 29, 2013 The Weather Company New York 11:30 am
April 29, 2013 Microsoft Advertising New York 2:00 pm
April 29, 2013 Yahoo! New York 6:00 pm Best Buy Theater
April 30, 2013 Hulu New York 9:00 am
April 30, 2013 Digital Broadcasting Group New York 11:30 am
April 30, 2013 AOL New York 2:00 pm Moynihan Station
April 30, 2013 CBS Interactive New York 6:00 pm
May 1, 2013 Blip New York 11:30 am
May 1, 2013 Conde Nast Entertainment New York 2:00 pm
May 1, 2013 Google New York 6:00 pm Pier 36
May 2. 2013 Disney Interactive New York 8:00 am
May 2,2013 Digitas New York 2:00 pm
May 2, 2013 Scripps Networks Los Angeles Late Afternoon/Evening
May 2, 2013 CNNE New York TBD
May 2, 2013 VEVO New York 6:00 pm
May 2, 2013 FOX News Channel Atlanta Evening
May 3, 2013 Alloy Digital New York 8:00 am
May 3, 2013 Crackle at Sony Pictures Television New York 11:30 am
May 3, 2013 Buzzmedia New York 2:00 pm
May 3, 2013 Zynga New York 6:00 pm
May 8, 2013 A&E Networks New York Late Afternoon/Evening
May 13, 2013 NBC-TV New York 11:00 am Radio City Music Hall
May 13, 2013 FOX-TV New York 4:00 pm Beacon Theatre
May 14, 2013 ESPN New York 9:30 am Best Buy Theater
May 14, 2013 Univision New York 11:00 am New Amsterdam Theater
May 14, 2013 Discovery US Hispanics New York 3:00 pm Gotham Hall
May 14, 2013 ABC-TV New York 4:00 pm Avery Fisher Hall
May 14, 2013 Telemundo New York 6:00 pm Time Warner Center
May 15, 2013 Turner Broadcasting New York 10:00 am Hammerstein Ballroom
May 15, 2013 Fox Hispanic Media New York 12: 00 pm Alice Tully Hall
May 15, 2013 NCM Media Networks New York 12:30 pm AMC Loews Lincoln Square
May 15, 2013 ESPN Deportes New York Evening/5:30pm Joseph Urban Theater
May 15, 2013 Tr3s New York 6:30 pm
May 15, 2013 CBS New York 4:00 pm Carnegie Hall
May 15, 2013 NUVOtv New York 6:30 pm Edison Ballroom
May 16, 2013 THE CW New York 11:00 am New York City Center
May 16, 2013 USA Network New York 4:00 pm Pier 36

UPDATE (4/29): Added locations for this year’s major upfronts (including NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW, etc) to the chart above. Below are details for some of associated parties too.

May 12: UTA party at Marquee, 289 10th Ave., 9:30 p.m., attended by a few hundred actors, writers, producers, agents and execs.

May 12: ICM Partners party at The Arlington Club, 1032 Lexington Ave.

May 13 Fox post-show party following the presentation at Wollman Rink in Central Park.

May 14: WME Peter Luger, 178 Broadway; 8:30 p.m.

May 15: Turner (TNT/TBS) lunch reception at 11:30 a.m. at Del Posto, 85 10th Ave.

May 15: Adult Swim is holding an event at the Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd St at 9:00 p.m. with a performance by Kanye West.

May 16: USA will hold a lunch for the press with Graceland cast at the Fat Radish, 17 Orchard St., 1 p.m.

Sources: AdAge, MediaBizBloggers, THR Photo: OLV Upfronts 2012


    • I have previously Attended Last Year Fox Upfronts and Usually its the same place and it highly recommended to be there as early as you can… Since they wont start coming till Like 4pm to the After Party

      • What is the normal location for the FOX upfronts as well as the after party? What time would you advise getting there? Which would I have more luck at the after party or the upfronts? Did ou meet anyone? Thanks sorry for all the questions

        • Central Park at Wolman Rink.. Since people like Demi Lovato is gonna be there I would Recommend 12 the latest for a good spot since you will be waiting a while… If you would like to talk more about the Fox After Party Hit me up on Twitter @TechnaDeschanel.. And Yes I did meet a Lot of People at the After Party.. I’m a Star Seeker and tend to go after stars all the time

  1. Does anyone know anything about the ABC Family Upfronts…? does anyone know when the “Pretty Little Liars” in gonna come to New York?

  2. Does anyone know if shows from Showtime go to the CBS upfront? I know SHO is owned by CBS so was curious if they fit into the picture somewhere and also if anyone from past years has met cast members from SHO, yes I’m talking Homeland lol.

  3. Anyone have any information of the location of the CW after party? and what time to show up for the upfronts in the AM, maybe if you went last year to the actual upfronts?

      • Thanks! I only went to where the after party was last year and that was an interesting time but looks like there’s no information so far on where it’ll be this year so I was looking maybe to head to the actual upfronts.
        Thanks for your info πŸ™‚

  4. yeah that link is one of the sources I used (link in post) and they will update location as they become available, I’ll update the post above when it looks like everything is finalized, thanks

  5. That ad age link that Allie posted above has more details for AMC, etc too I will update this post when I can but in the meantime that link has more info.

  6. Hey it says the FOX upfronts are at the Beacon theatre at 4 PM. I was told the after party is usually at the Wolfman rink in central park, will the after party definitly be there again and what time will the after party start sinc e it says the upfronts start at 4. thanks. also any news on abc family upfropntts

    • The After Party For Fox is like always Central Park for like the last few years…but it best to get anyone from Fox at the After Party vs the Beacon since like they jam pack security on it

    • ABC isn’t having a public upfront and for some of their shows they said they won’t be making any decisions until July. JULY! They want to see how their summer series go before the decide on their bubble shows.

    • According to Kristin Dos Santos’s tweets, she is going to the upfronts and is expecting to interview Josh Holloway on Wednesday.

  7. Ran into Jarrod and Brandi from Storage Wars today just walking around NYC. She said hi. He was either pissed off or just didn’t hear me. They were in town for A&E up fronts.

  8. I was wondering I am going to the nbc upfront on Monday what part of radio city music hall do fans wait by to see the actors come in???

    • I tried to get into the fox afterparty too but they had no more room so sorry think your out of luck there I was going to go to that upfront but don’t know if its worth it because if they already have a fan afterparty, then they may not stop for fans outside but I’m not sure really anyways GOOD LUCK

  9. Hey does anyone have any advice for the fox after party? I’m dying to meet people like Demi Lovato and heard Fifth Harmony is performing. Does anyone know if it’s open to the public or a good time/good spot to go is if we’re just going to have to catch them coming in? Thanks!

  10. Just asking again if anyone has any information on where the CW after party is this year… I know last year it was at Colicchio & Sons but wondering if its there or somewhere else this year.
    Would love -any- info if anyone’s got it πŸ™‚


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