The Upfronts

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At the network upfronts, advertisers and the rest of us learned the fate of shows like 'Once and Again'

James Poniewozik spent last week at the broadcast network "upfronts", where the nets unveil their fall schedules, mainly for the delectation of ad buyers, to whom they try to pre-sell advertising "up front." Read his daily dispatches below:

Monday: Introduction
Out Front of the Upfronts

Tuesday: NBC
Kickin' it Down a Notch

Wednesday: ABC and The WB
Of Regis-cide and the Prodigal Buffy

Thursday: CBS
Hope 'Walker' Dies Before My Network Gets Old

Friday: UPN and Fox