TV upfront season begins with good news for stand-ups

This week the TV networks present their "upfront" fall programming for advertisers, and already, a few stand-up comedians know they’ll have primetime work awaiting them. Fox already has ordered the animated series "Sit Down, Shut Up," from Arrested Development’s Mitch Hurwitz, which features among its voices Maria Bamford and Nick Kroll (as well as Cheri Oteri, Will Forte, Tom Kenny, Jason Bateman and Will Arnett).

The upfronts schedule has NBC presenting today, ABC and The CW on Tuesday, CBS and Turner on Wednesday, Fox on Thursday. (THR)

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