TCA press tour


Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I had a close encounter with Carrie Fisher. Actually it wasn’t so long ago; it was the summer of 2010. Far away? It was at the Beverly Hilton, in the main ballroom. Fisher was at that summer’s TCA press tour, chauffeured in by HBO to promote their airing of her

Starting Friday you can get Love from Netflix. No, not that kind of love, you beast. Love, a new comedy from comedy kingpin Judd Apatow and sketch comedian Paul Rust. The series stars Rust along with Gillian Jacobs from Community as mis-matched lovebirds Gus and Mickey. Jacobs is fearless in the role and plays Mickey as more of

With the winter TCA press tour days away, networks in the US and Canada have been bombarding reporters with screeners. This being the age of “Too much TV,” according to FX boss John Landgraf, the screeners are arriving in more and more elaborate packages. Getting noticed has become Job One for PR departments. If content

Some entertainers, you really hope that when you meet them, you like them. They’ve made you smile on TV or film and you hope for that same experience in a scrum or a press conference. The thing about Robin Williams was that, when you met him, you liked him even more. The surprise was how

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

Bones‘ creator Hanson (middle) flanked by stars Deschanel and Boreanaz So there I was last week, hobnobbing at L.A.’s SoHo Club with a room full of famous Fox folk, when who do I spot but Hart Hanson.I had a great chat with the Canadian-raised creator and showrunner of Bones a year earlier when we both

Clark Gregg (second from right) & cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–With the summer Television Critics Association press tour now officially over, which show emerges as the one to beat next fall?Among the network offerings, its probably the one with the most buzz heading into the press sessions, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Critics