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NBC sets upfront week plans

Leno, Conan, Fallon, The Roots to perform

NBC has finalized its upfront week plans, scheduling a comedy showcase for May 19.

Event, set to be held at the Town Hall venue in midtown Manhattan, will include performances by NBC comedy stars including Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. Fallon’s “Late Night” house band, the Roots, will provide the music.

Jerry Seinfeld is expected to join either the comedy showcase or NBC’s earlier “infront” presentation.

Peacock had said it would likely still have some sort of presence during upfront week — and Tuesday, May 19, repped the only real opening for the network. Fox is throwing a party the previous night, while CBS is planning an event following its upfront presentation the next day. May 21was nixed because of its proximity to the long Memorial Day weekend.

Because the CW, which threw a Tuesday night upfront/party last year, has moved to later in the week, that freed up May 19. For logistical reasons, however, the Peacock was unable to confirm the event until now.

ABC holds its upfront presentation earlier in the day, but it won’t conflict with the NBC show.

The comedy night comes a year after NBC threw its “NBC Experience” carnival in place of an upfront presentation; that event was widely panned.

Like last year, Peacock plans to hold upfront meetings — which it dubs its “infront” — a few weeks early, starting May 4 in New York.

NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios co-chair Ben Silverman, NBC Entertainment prexy Angela Bromstad, alternative topper Paul Telegdy and sales chief Mike Pilot are all in line to present at the infront meetings, which are also taking place May 5 in New York, May 7 in Chicago and May 12 in Los Angeles.

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