For seemingly forever, the William Morris Agency used to kick off upfronts with its ne-plus-ultra party Monday night after NBC unveiled its primetime schedule at Radio City Music Hall. For a long time WMA held it at the 21 Club, then the Four Seasons. Last year it was at MOMA. This year, it’s nowhere. I hear WMA cancelled it back in the fall because it didn’t seem appropriate with the economy in the dumpster. (Long sigh.) In fact, none of the major Hollywood agencies are having bashes, substituting small private dinners instead. (Endeavor ‘s clients-only supper at Peter Lugar’s is still on.) CBS isn’t taking over the Tavern On The Green; this year the after-party is at Terminal Five. ABC is downsizing its party to just media buyers. And NBC did away with its announcements and party altogether in favor of just a comedy showcase. But one tradition that never dies will be the into-the-wee-hours carousing at the St Regis and Regency hotel bars. Thank god. So here is the shortened upfront schedule for now:

MONDAY, MAY 18th
4:00pm – FBC Announcement, New York City Center (130 West 56th Street)
After party: Wollman Rink (830 5th Ave)

TUESDAY, MAY 19th
3:00pm – ABC Announcement, Lincoln Center (132 W 65th St)
9:00pm – NBC Night of Comedy, Town Hall (123 W 43rd St)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th
10:00am – Turner Announcement, Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th St)
4:00pm – CBS Announcement, Carnegie Hall (881 7th Ave)
After party: Terminal Five (610 W 56th St)

THURSDAY, MAY 21st
11:00am – CW Announcement, Madison Square Garden Theatre (7th Av/32nd St)
After party: Gramercy Park Hotel (2 Lexington Ave)