With questions from fans beginning, and the renewals last week of Supernatural, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries I figured it was time to get this calender out.
Although most renewal and cancellation announcements for current broadcast TV primetime shows for the 2013-14 season will happen prior to these dates (usually by the Friday of the week before), the broadcast network upfront events are the final date on which each network’s 2013 Fall schedules will be revealed.
So, you’ll know no later than these dates* about the fate of your favorite broadcast primetime shows.
2013 Broadcast Network Upfront Meetings
|May 13, 2013||NBC||New York||Morning|
|May 13, 2013||FOX||New York||Afternoon|
|May 14, 2013||Univision||New York||Morning|
|May 14, 2013||ABC||New York||Afternoon|
|May 15, 2013||CBS||New York||Afternoon|
|May 16, 2013||The CW||New York||Morning|
Cable networks also have advertising upfront events spread throughout March, April and May, and while they often announce new shows at them they aren’t typically “the day all renewals and cancellations are finally revealed” as are the broadcast events.
*in very rare instances, announcements do come after these dates. The Rules Of Engagement renewal wasn’t announced until after the CBS upfront event last Spring, presumably because the deal wrangling took too long, and in a completely freakish move, CBS canceled Unforgettable at their upfront and then un-canceled it well after their upfront.