Upfronts Week Begins: ‘Hollywood Reporter’ Steals Jeff Gaspin’s Jokes; Charlie Sheen Holds Out on Contract

Advertisers are already buying spots for the Super Bowl (on FOX this year), which “bodes well” for the rest of the market. [NYT]

FOX will make American Idol a bit shorter; Glee will fill the precious post-Super Bowl slot. [LAT]

The Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd snuck into a tech run-through of NBC’s upfront at the Hilton and leaked the network’s schedule and some of NBC entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin’s jokes. NBC has banned THR from covering the remainder of its upfront. [THR/Deadline]

Charlie Sheen makes just under $1 million for every episode of Two and Half Men, but he’s not sure if that’s enough to lock him in to two more years with the show. [LAT]

Action dramas and relationship comedies are big at NBC. [LAT]

Live-action comedy is FOX’s bet. Plus, FOX entertainment president Kevin Reilly’s favorite metaphor. [Deadline]

NBC’s fall primetime schedule and trailers. [THR]

FOX’s fall primetime schedule. [LAT]

CBS will not share its lineup until Wednedsay, but it is slowly announcing which dramas it has ordered for the fall. [NYT]