ATX Television Festival Announces Virtual Lineup For 2020

ATX Television Festival Announces Virtual Lineup For 2020

So much has changed since we first shared programming news for Season 9 of the ATX Television Festival. Although we won’t be able to celebrate in person this year, the ATX team has assembled an impressive virtual festival!

ATX TV… from the Couch! takes place June 5-7, featuring conversations about current TV faves, cast reunions, industry panels and more.

Here are some of this year’s highlights:

  • Scrubs reunion with creator Bill Lawrence, and cast members Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley and Judy Reyes.
  • Cougar Town reunion with stars Busy Philipps and Christa Miller.
  • “Celebrating Authentic Stories,” a conversation about celebrating and continuing the push for positive Latinx representation. Panelists include Gloria Calderón Kellett (One Day at a Time), Tanya Saracho (Vida), Steven Canals (Pose), and Ilana Peña (Diary of a Future President).
  • An early look at the summer premiere of Freeform’s The Bold Type. A conversation will follow with showrunner/executive producer Wendy Straker-Hauser, and cast members Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy.
  • A conversation with NBC’s New Amsterdam about using fiction to navigate important conversations about health and healthcare access in underserved communities, and how recent storylines around heart health and rural & urban hospital care are particularly relevant in the time of COVID-19. Featuring director/executive producer Peter Horton, writer/executive producer David Foster, writer/consulting producer Erika Green Swafford, and stars Ryan Eggold and Jocko Sims.
  • A panel with The CW’s Nancy Drew celebrating the 90th anniversary of the literary icon. Featuring creator/executive producer Noga Landau, showrunner/executive producer Melinda Hsu Taylor, and stars Kennedy McCann and Scott Wolf.
  • An exclusive first look at new Starz drama P-Valley from creator/showrunner Katori Hall. A conversation about adapting Hall’s play Pussy Valley for the small screen and what to expect from Season 1 will follow.

More programming will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event, but you can visit ATX TV … From the Couch! for the lineup so far.

The event will be free to access on ATX’s official YouTube channel, and viewers can donate to select organizations providing COVID-19 relief in the US.

Register now and for all the latest news, visit the official site of the ATX Television Festival.

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