Now that the damn thing is over, a few observations looking back at the summer 2011 TCA tour:
- Pauley Perrette is not the star with the highest Q score in television, I don’t care what David Poltrack says.
- CBS should have had Ashton Kutcher at press tour, that would have been the session of the summer.
- More critics are going to write about how the Lifetime Network had a cash bar this summer than write about any of the Lifetime shows paneled at press tour. Hell, even PBS served drinks after their session on Prohibition!
- Davy Jones is incredibly short.
- Harry Belafonte is incredibly eloquent.
- The cast of Rizzoli & Isles are way more fun than their show.
- CBS always treated Flashpoint like a red-headed step child.
- American Horror Story is going to give many people nightmares this fall.
- MSNBC’s Chris Matthews still has a lot of Hardball left in him.
- Critics are going to miss Peter Tolan and Denis Leary’s press tour antics even more than they miss their FX series, Rescue Me.
- The grotto at the Playboy Mansion needs to be drained and fumigated.
- The hashtag TCAs11 looks like a random security password.
- Cake on a stick is apparently all the rage in Hollywood.
- Paul McCartney is one thoughtful, charming Beatles person.
- Conan O’Brien? Completely forgotten.
Here are 10 more things I learned at this summer’s TCA press tour, as posted over at toronto.com.