At TV's Upfronts, a Hint of the Future Amid a Lot of the Same-Old

Perry appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Photograph by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Later this week, for roughly the one-millionth time since the advent of television, a network executive will stand on stage in New York in front of a room full of potential advertisers to hype the latest, greatest thing in entertainment. And then he will proceed to introduce a new sitcom starring Matthew Perry.

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