Yesterday NBC’s “Experience” upfront was held in NYC with a few announcements that haven’t already been made by NBCU’s mini upfront last month. NBC’s usual Radio City Music Hall extravaganza was replaced by a party that featured multimedia options for NBC Universal properties. Highlights included Ryan Seacrest’s new reality dating series “Momma’s Boys,” where overprotective moms find brides for their sons. The Olympic Games were hyped for August. Other shows included a Knight Rider remake, dramas "Crusoe" and "My Own Worst Enemy." Comedy import "Kath & Kim" was on the slate. Also see our related story about Jimmy Fallon replacing Conan O’Brien in 2009.
According to E! Online and other sources, here’s what’s floating out there until the lineups are officially presented by the nets:
The CW: “Reaper” may return midseason. Pussycat Dolls, Beauty and the Geek and Aliens in America have been canceled.
“90210” has been picked up, with special guest appearances by Jennie Garth and likely Tori Spelling.
“Stylista,” a new reality series from Tyra Banks and Ken Mok, has been picked up. Contestants compete for an editorial job at Elle magazine.
“Surviving the Filthy Rich” has also been picked up.
Returning series: Gossip Girl, Smallville, Supernatural, One Tree Hill, Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, America’s Next Top Model.
ABC: Boston Legal will return. Women’s Murder Club has been cut. “Eli Stone” will get picked up and may possibly move into Boston Legal’s spot on Tuesday. Miss/Guided is likely to be picked up, said E! Online.
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Unit” and vampire drama “Moonlight” are likely to return. Couple-swapping "Swingtown" will be on the slate as well. Also, possibly “Game Show in My Head,” a reality competition from Ashton Kutcher. New comedies include "Worst Week" and “Project Gary,” starring Jay Mohr as a newly-divorced dad. New dramas include Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Eleventh Hour” and “The Mentalist”; "The Ex List" and murder mystery “Harper’s Island.”
Fox: J.J. Abrams’ pilot “Fringe,” has been picked up. It will feature weekly investigations a la The X Files.
Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” will premiere midseason.
A new animated series, “Sit Down, Shut Up,” from Mitch Hurwitz has also been picked up. Based on a live-action Australian sitcom, it revolves around the lives of seven high school teachers in the Northeast and will be voiced by the likes of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Henry Winkler.
Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) has been asked to direct the two-hour backdoor pilot for Ronald D. Moore’s new space-exploration drama, “Virtuality.”
“Back to You” and “New Amsterdam” have been cut. “‘Til Death” will return.