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This Year's Upfront Is About Second Chances Deadline

This year's upfront presentations have been about second chances, with some previously rejected projects getting to see the light, writes Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.

"Of the four new scripted series showcased at the Turner upfront presentation [Wednesday], three had been previously developed at other networks,” Andreeva writes. “That includes David Baldacci/Shane Brennan’s TNT drama 'King And Maxwell,' which was at CBS; Howard Gordon/Jeffrey Nachmanoff’s TNT drama 'Legends,' which was at NBC; and Bill Lawrence/Greg Malins TBS comedy 'Ground Floor,' which was at CBS."

At CBS, the network unveiled "We Are Men," a comedy that was written years ago by Rob Greenberg. CBS had asked him to convert it to multicamera, but he didn't. It finally was picked up as a single-camera comedy last summer, according to his original vision.

Another project that received a second chance is "The Goldbergs," which was set up at Fox last year but then ended up at ABC.