Streaming Rules, Dick Wolf Doesn’t Sleep and 8 Other Things We Learned From 2021 Upfronts

See you (in person?) next year

Another Upfront Week (plus a few days) has come and gone. While the broadcast TV schedule mostly resembled a pre-COVID year (thought not for The CW, which skipped the event entirely in favor of a single press call on Tuesday), we were all still stuck in our t-shirts and sweatpants sitting in front of our computer which we’ve done for the past 16 months.

During the 2021 event, we found out that broadcast TV really loves its crime procedurals (as does Dick Wolf’s bank account), streaming is now welcomed in as a begrudging roommate and Jimmy Kimmel can provide more laughs in seven minutes than NBC will this fall.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • • Twitter: @tonymaglio

Reid Nakamura

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Tim Baysinger

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