Some giddy, others gloomy about fall
As the network upfront presentations drew to an end last week, the bubbly flowed madly in some camps, and wounds were licked in others.The mood overall coming out of the week was jubilant compared to recent years, as the nets found plenty of reason to celebrate this time out. The top reason: A recovering ad marketplace promises the return of 30-second riches to broadcasters. Also, the networks are coming off a season where they each uncovered a good-to-strong ratings performer: “Glee” (Fox), “Modern Family” (ABC), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS), “Parenthood” (NBC) and “The Vampire Diaries” (CW). Here’s a roundup of this season’s upfront winners and losers: WINNERS Chuck Lorre and Shonda Rhimes: It’s impressive when any producer has two shows on the air at the same time, but these two are about to join the uber-exclusive threesome club (whose membership includes president Jerry Bruckheimer).
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