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NBC Goes All Out With Massive Stage Production As Fox Opts For Pre-Taped Presentation On Day 1 Of Upfronts

NBC Goes All Out With Massive Stage Production As Fox Opts For Pre-Taped Presentation On Day 1 Of Upfronts

Like the time-traveler hero in NBC’s new drama Quantum Leap, we were transported to two different times with the two presentations on the first day of the upfronts.

NBC took us back to pre-Covid 2019, pulling out all the stops with an elaborate production at Radio City Music Hall, including an energetic, elaborately choreographed number promoting Bravocon that featured dozens of performers and Bravo stars to rival a top Broadway show. There were a ton of presenters, with Kelly Clarkson performing to open the show and Miley Cyrus singing a medley to close it out.

Several hours later, Fox served a throwback to the virtual upfront events of 2020 and 2021 with a pre-taped presentation that included CEO Charlie Collier going on a tour of the Fox lot. Moving from Fox’s longtime upfront home, the 2,300-seat Beacon Theater, to Skylight on Vesey — the former site of the New York Mercantile Exchange,

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