BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Saturday is the 30th annual TCA Awards but you can hand out one award now–CBS wins for Best Press Tour Party Venue. Critics have been shuttled to the Pacific Design Centre before, but always to an event space on an upper floor. The sweeping outdoor plaza level provided plenty of space for

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–There are opportunities to ham it up and mug on cameras down on the TCA press tour. Shockingly, I take advantage of all of them. One that is always fun is being invited to join my ol’ pal Marc Berman on his TV Media Insights videocasts. I sat in for a couple of them

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Whoa, Canada. Relax! ABC loves Rookie Blue. Honest! ABC officials back peddled Tuesday afternoon on earlier reports the U.S. broadcaster was not ordering future episodes of the five-year-old series. Credit Canadian colleague Amber Dowling (read her now at The TV Junkies) with getting to ABC entertainment president Paul Lee Tuesday morning with the

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Soccer???? What the hell is that?? Are you ready for some football?? That was the message Sunday as NBC presented its Sunday Night Football panel. Al Michaels and Cris Collingsworth were in the house and were quick to give the boot to commie kick ball. Real footballs have pointy ends and NFLers don’t

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Just like Godfather 2, Sharknado 2: The Second One is even better than the original. The movie, which debuts July 30 on Syfy and Space, was screened for critics Monday night, projected outside on the wall over the pool at the Beverly Hilton. The network did a nice job dressing the pool area

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–This already seems like it happened a week ago–time flies on press tour–but here’s my Canadian Press  take on Katherine Heigl’s tense NBC press conference Sunday. The former Grey’s Anatomy star squirmed through her session for the fall drama State of Affairs after reporters started quizzing her on her rep as a set diva.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Look for more cowbell when NBC presents Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in Peter Pan Live. NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt made the casting announcement Sunday morning at the executive session of his network’s portion of the TCA press tour. NBC had great success last Christmas with their first Broadway re-do, The Sound of

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Vince Gilligan is one of the reigning heroes of press tour. The Breaking Bad EP and showrunner is still taking bows and picking up award nominations for one of the best series finales ever. So why did he and fellow producer Peter Gould spend much of their TCA session Friday downplaying expectations on