ATX TV Festival Celebrates Season 11 With Stellar In-Person Lineup

Following two seasons of virtual programming, the ATX TV Festival is back in person this year for Season 11. For those who are ready to return to Austin for four days of TV camp fun, here’s the lineup of reunions, screenings and panels.


Parenthood – appearing on the panel are Jason Katims (Creator/Showrunner), David Hudgins (EP/Writer), Lawrence Trilling (EP/Director), and cast members Dax Shepard, Erika Christensen, Joy Bryant, Mae Whitman, Peter Krause, Craig T. Nelson and Monica Potter. Additional panelists TBA.

Scrubs – panel includes Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Neil Flynn, Christa Miller and Bill Lawrence.

Justified Creative Team – Graham Yost (Creator/EP), Michael Dinner (EP/Director), Sarah Timberman (EP), Taylor Elmore (Writer/Producer), Fred Golan (Writer/Producer), Dave Andron (Writer/Producer), Chris Provenzano (Writer/Producer), Benjamin Cavell (Writer/Producer), Gary Lennon (Writer/Producer), Ingrid Escajeda (Writer/Producer), VJ Boyd (Writer/Producer), Wendy Calhoun (Writer/Producer).


Angelyne – Showrunner/EP Allison Miller and EP/Star Emmy Rossum discuss the upcoming Peacock limited series about the infamous LA billboard icon.

Baron and Toluca – the premiere of the independent pilot from Roswell co-stars Majandra Delfino and Brendan Fehr, which was crowdfunded via IndieGogo and produced during the pandemic. A panel following the screening includes Delfino and Fehr along with cast members Arthur Martinez, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Micah Fowler and David Walton.

Dark Winds (Opening night screening) – world premiere of the upcoming AMC psychological thriller, followed by a panel with Graham Roland (Creator/EP), Vince Calandra (Showrunner/EP), Chris Eyre (Director/EP), Zahn McClarnon (EP/Star), and cast members Kiowa Gordon and Jessica Matten.

Evil – the Season 3 premiere of the Paramount+ series, followed by a panel with cast members Katja Herbers, Mike Colter and Aasif Mandvi.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin – world premiere screening of the Lifetime limited series, based on the Flowers in the Attic prequel novel, Garden of Shadows, by Andrew Neiderman. Panelists include Paul Sciarrotta (EP), Jennie Snyder Urman (EP), and cast members Jemima Rooper, Kelsey Grammer, Alana Boden and Hannah Dodd. Additional panelists TBA.

I Love That For You – a screening and panel conversation for the upcoming Showtime comedy inspired by co-creator/star Vanessa Bayer’s own story of overcoming childhood leukemia. Panelists include Bayer, Jeremy Beiler (Co-Creator) andJessi Klein (Showrunner). Additional panelists TBA.

Rutherford Falls – screening a Season 2 episode of the Peacock series followed by a panel conversation with Sierra Teller Ornelas (Co-Creator/Showrunner/Writer/EP), Ed Helms (Co-Creator/EP/Star), Jana Schmieding (Writer/Star), and cast members Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh and Dustin Milligan.

Somebody Feed Phil – a special screening and conversation with Emmy award-winning creator and host Phil Rosenthal about Season 5 of his hit Netflix docuseries.

Tom Swift – a screening and conversation for the upcoming Nancy Drew spin-off from the CW. Panelists TBA.


ATX Award in Television eXcellence: Lesli Linka Glatter – this year’s award goes to the Emmy-nominated Director/Producer and current president of the Director’s Guild of America. Glatter will appear at the festival for an in-depth conversation about her career and working on iconic TV series like Homeland, Mad Men, The West Wing, ER and Twin Peaks.

Breakthrough Award: Sydney Sweeney – in its second year, the Euphoria and The White Lotus actor is being recognized for making “a substantial and unique imprint on the current moment in TV, and whose work exemplifies the emotional, entertaining, and artistic possibilities of the medium.” Sweeney will discuss her breakthrough performances in a one-on-one conversation.

CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS Live Podcast Episode – a special live episode of the Friday Night Lights podcast hosted by friends and co-stars Stacey Oristano and Derek Phillips, featuring special FNL guests.

Comedy Showrunners – panel conversation with Phil Augusta Jackson (Creator/Showrunner/EP/Writer, NBC’s Grand Crew), Robin Thede (Creator/Showrunner/Writer/EP/Star, HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show), Sierra Teller Ornelas (Co-creator/Showrunner/EP/Writer, Peacock’s Rutherford Falls) and Tracey Wigfield (Creator/Showrunner/EP/Writer, Peacock’s Saved by the Bell). Additional panelists TBA.

Dangerous Women – conversation looking at the “complicated villains, unconventional heroes, rule-breakers, and everything in between who continue to push the boundaries of TV storytelling and redefine who/what a leading woman can be.” Panelists include Lesli Linka Glatter (HBO Max’s Love and Death) and Valerie Armstrong (Creator/Writer/EP, Kevin Can F**k Himself). Additional panelists TBA.

Funny AF, presented by Universal Studio Group – a conversation featuring the stars and creatives behind the studio’s slate of critically-acclaimed comedies. Panelists TBA.

Monarch – a first-look conversation about FOX’s upcoming country music drama with Melissa London Hilfers (Creator/EP), Adam Anders (Executive Music Producer) and Beth Ditto (Cast/Singer-songwriter), diving into the series’ original music.

Powerful TV, presented by the Television Academy – a panel conversation highlighting TV’s ability to expand understanding, empathy and community. Panelists TBA.

Queer for Fear – Shudder presents a first-look panel for the upcoming original docuseries with Bryan Fuller. Additional panelists TBA.

Reinventing The Watercooler (or How to Get and Keep an Audience) – a conversation featuring TV executives and creatives on the reinvention of the watercooler show. Panelists TBA.

Station Eleven – a conversation with the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed HBO Max series based on the best-selling novel by Emily St. John Mandel. Panelists include Patrick Somerville (Creator/Showrunner/EP), Ruth Ammon (Production Designer), Jeanie Bacharach (Casting Director), Liza Richardson (Music Supervisor ), Helen Huang (Costume Designer), and Steve Cosens (Cinematographer).

The Last Note – music supervisors Maggie Phillips (The Dropout, The Great), Jen Malone (Euphoria, Yellowjackets) and Liza Richardson (Station Eleven, Watchmen) about “the precarious art of choosing the final musical cue of an episode, and their work in crafting some of the most memorable soundtracks and needle drops of the past year in TV.”

What is Popular Culture? – an exploration of TV’s relationship to pop culture, and the evolving concept of pop culture. Panelists TBA.

Check back between now and the start of the festival for more Season 11 programming additions.

Buy your passes here. And if you aren’t able to make it to Austin this year, there is a virtual pass option that gives you livestream access to select events, including the Scrubs and Parenthood reunions.

For our coverage of previous seasons and other news about Season 11, visit our ATX TV Festival hub.

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