The upfronts serve as a scorecard for the major agencies’ television departments. Here is our count for agency packages on the 39 new scripted primetime series ordered by the broadcast networks for the 2012/2013 season. Most of the agency totals include shared packages. Obviously, this is a very narrow snapshot of the TV agency landscape by omitting unscripted shows, returning series, and cable. We will start to expand our scorecard into those areas beginning next year.
The Neighbors, How To Live With Your Parents, Malibu Country, Last Resort, Mistresses, 666 Park Ave, Made In Jersey, Golden Boy, Vegas, Ben & Kate, The Following, Go On, The New Normal, Chicago Fire, Revolution, Hannibal, Infamous, Beauty & The Beast, Cult, Emily Owens, MD
Malibu Country, Zero Hour, Nashville, Friend Me, Made In Jersey, Elementary, Goodwin Games, The Mob Doctor, The New Normal, Save Me, Animal Practice, Guys With Kids, Hannibal, Beauty & The Beast, Family Tools, Crossbones** (*CAA’s tally may go up to 17 because agency is in negotiations for a piece of the package on comedy How To Live With Your Parents, ** CAA is packaging involvement is through financing, UTA has full package on the show in the traditional sense)
Red Widow, Mistresses, Elementary, Friend Me, Emily Owens MD, Mindy, Goodwin Games, Save Me, Animal Practice, Next Caller, Do No Harm, Crossbones
Family Tools, Revolution, Infamous, 1600 Penn, The Mob Doctor
Vision Art/Scott Schwartz – 1 full package (comedy)
NOTE: There are no packages on the CW’s Arrow and The Carrie Diaries, both of which involve auspices from multiple agencies.
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