TCA

The Television Critics Association represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada. The members reach tens of millions of consumers each week, and are considered experts within the industry, representing their employers as moderators, panelists, radio/TV guests and more.

  • Let’s Go Luna By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/13/18 – The PBS KIDS program LET’S GO LUNA! was featured at a Summer 2018 Television Critics Association Press Tour panel taking place on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Present were series creator Joe Murray; cultural anthropologist Erik Messal; and Vice President of Children’s Programming Linda Simensky.  The ...
  • Happy Together Episode Brings Together Real-Life Father-and-Son Duo in Episode Airing Tomorrow By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/28/18 – Happy Together is ostensibly a comedy about a happily married, 30-something couple looking to re-energize their lives by bringing a young pop star into their lives in the form of a client looking for refuge from the paparazzi.  But when the cast and producers sat ...
  • “Legacies” Brings Vampires Back to Your Lineup By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/24/18 – Nearly a decade ago, “The Vampire Diaries” began a saga that, ironically enough, won’t die. Now its newest spinoff, “Legacies” lurks on your television, starting tomorrow. Paul Hewitt, creator Julie Plec, and stars Danielle Rose Russell and Matt Davis joined an informal Television Critics Association discussion ...
  • My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Season 4: The Madness Begins Tomorrow By Valerie Milano “My Crazy Ex Girlfriend”, which ends its run with a hilarious final season on CW starting tomorrow, has been a hit with a certain demographic from the start. The unique, Golden-Globe winning musical comedy has caught on in a way that hasn’t really been seen, or understood, since “Glee” catapulted into the national ...
  • Murphy Brown Reboot Premieres Tonight By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/27/18 – As the world hinges on the upheaval of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, one of the most prominent feminist figures of television, Murphy Brown, makes her return to network TV Thursday night. In its heyday, Murphy Brown ruffled more than a few conservative feathers as she carved ...
  • Rachel Brosnahan Enjoying the Peak of Her Career By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/14/18 – In the midst of finding out there will be a second season of the popular “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Rachel Brosnahan has announced she will be executive producing her own project.  The series “Femme” will be based on the short film of the same name; ...
  • American Horror Story: Apocalypse Terrorizes FX With World’s End, Starting Today By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/12/18 – As a longtime television critic, I’m granted access to the best, behind-the scenes cast and character information from the most high-profile programming in television.  American Horror Story: Apocalypse did not disappoint—the hotly anticipated season 8 premiere, tonight on FX, kicked off with a late summer ...
  • Ozark Returns With Highly Anticipated Season 2 By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/31/18 – The second season of Jason Bateman’s Netflix drama “Ozark,” which earned itself a divided reputation among both critics and audiences last season, returns tonight—only this time around, the consensus is stronger.  And for good reason; Ozark is only getting better. It’s a highly anticipated event—in spite ...
  • The Innocents Premieres on Netflix By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/24/18 – “The Innocents,” Netflix’s ambitious shapeshifter romance, premiered last night.  And it was everything it promised.  At a Television Critics Association Press Tour Event, a panel of cast and crew sat down with TCA members.  Comedian, actress, and writer Nicole Byer; Percelle Ascott (“Harry”); Sorcha Groundsell ...
  • Betty White: First Lady of Television Premieres on PBS  By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/19/18 – To hear Betty White tell it in her own words, an entire television career just fell, rather graciously, into her lap.  To hear her peers in Hollywood tell it, she’s put in the years, blood, sweat and tears, and deserves the respect to ...
  • Summer Television Critics Association: All eyes on Les Moonves by Marc Berman To stay or not to stay? The future of Les Moonves was on the forefront at the Summer TCA. Normally the highlight of any Summer Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour are the new TV show panels, where each broadcast network tries to spin the attributes of a pending show that you know will probably ...
  • NBC Closes TCA With Promises and Remakes By: Nathan Wildes Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/8/18 The TCA summer session came to a close on Wednesday at the Beverly Hilton with NBC’s presentation of a few new things and a couple old favorites. Things opened up with comedienne Amy Poehler’s first foray into sitcom producing. I Feel Bad is another sitcom about imperfect people ...
  • The CW Network Brings Out Its Best at TCA By Nathan Wildes Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/6/18 – CW’s presentation to the collected media of the Television Critics Association consisted of shows about to debut and one of its best on its way out.  CW’s ever-consistent dependence on superheroes and supernatural characters is now wrapped in the prevailing theme of the entire TCA event: ...
  • FRONTLINE’S “The Facebook Dilemma” is Coming in the Fall! By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/5/18 – FRONTLINE (PBS) believes that serious times need serious journalists.  A FRONTLINE panel to discuss “The Facebook Dilemma” was convened on Tuesday, July 31st for the Summer 2018 Press Tours taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Present were Roger McNamee, Facebook investor and venture capitalist; Dana Priest, Washington Post journalist and ...
  • THT Exclusive: Raelle Tucker – Sacred Lies Creator By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/3/18 – The Facebook Watch executive panel was convened on Wednesday, July 25th at the 2018 TCA Summer Press Tours held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Present were Fidji Simo, Vice President of Product, and Ricky Van Veen, Head of Global Creative Strategy.  Both were attending the ...
  • BET Networks Launches THE BOBBY BROWN STORY By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/2/18 – On Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th BET Networks will delve into the unpredictable and captivating life of Bobby Brown in THE BOBBY BROWN STORY, which picks up where the 2017 series THE NEW EDITION STORY left off.  With a career that spans decades — from the R&B supergroup New Edition ...
  • KCET Wins 11 L.A. Area Emmy Awards, Garners Most of Any Broadcast Station THT SUPPORTS PUBLIC BROADCASTING – Congratulations KCET! August 1, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) –  KCET received 11 awards at the 70th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presented by the Los Angeles Television Academy. Nominated for the most of any station in the region, the network’s honorees for KCET original programming include two awards each ...
  • The Hunt For The Trump Tapes at TCA By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/29/18 – Comedian Tom Arnold’s controversial and timely new show THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES was featured at an A+E Viceland panel convened during the 2018 TCA Summer Press Tours taking place on Thursday, July 26th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Present on the panel were Marc Liepis, Vice President of ...
  • Starz TCA Lineup Summer Tour 2018 STARZ ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR “VIDA” SEASON TWO AND DROPS NEW “AMERICA TO ME” KEY ART AND OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR “WARRIORS OF LIBERTY CITY”  Beverly Hills, Calif. – July 28, 2018 – Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer 2018 Press Tour, Starz announced Roberta Colindrez (“I Love Dick,” “The Deuce”) will be joining the cast of “Vida” as a new series ...
  • Starz announcements at TCA Summer 2018 STARZ RELEASES EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE OF “POWER” CREATOR COURTNEY KEMP’S SIT DOWN WITH KENDRICK LAMAR IN ADVANCE OF HIS GUEST APPEARANCE ON THE SERIES SUNDAY, JULY 29 “POWER” RANKS AS THE HIGHEST RATED PREMIUM CABLE SERIES OF THE SUMMER AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND AFRICAN AMERICAN AUDIENCES SEASON FIVE EPISODE STREAMS UP 90% Beverly Hills, Calif. – July 28, 2018 – Today at the Television Critics Association ...
  • Facebook Watch Executive Panel Summer TCA 2018 Press Tour By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/27/18 – The Facebook Watch executive panel was convened on Wednesday, July 25th at the 2018 TCA Summer Press Tours held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Present were Fidji Simo, Vice President of Product, and Ricky Van Veen, Head of Global Creative Strategy. Both were attending the ...
  • David Tennant Joins Voice Cast of Rooster Teeth Animated Series “gen:LOCK” Los Angeles, California – July 27, 2018 –  At the Television Critics Association (TCA) tour, during the Rooster Teeth panel, Burnie Burns, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Rooster Teeth, announced the addition of David Tennant (Dr. Who, Jessica Jones, Broadchurch) to the gen:LOCK voice cast. In gen:LOCK, Earth’s last free society is on the ...
  • MR. MERCEDES Set to Launch Second Season in August on the Audience Network By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/29/18 – The second season of the critically-acclaimed series MR. MERCEDES based upon the 2014 Stephen King novel was discussed at a 2018 TCA Summer Press Tour panel taking place on Friday, July 27th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Present were Jack Bender, series director and executive producer, along with talents Breeda Wool ...
  • Sony Crackle and Rob Riggles SONY CRACKLE RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES ‘ROB RIGGLE’S SKI MASTER ACADEMY’ PREMIERING THURSDAY, AUGUST 23  CULVER CITY, Calif. – July 27, 2018 – Sony Crackle unveiled the official trailer and key art from the upcoming original comedy “Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy.” The eight-episode summer series will debut on Thursday, August 23, with a special advance debut on Amazon Fire ...
  • HBO News at TCA Summer 2018 By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/26/18 – HBO convened its executive session on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at the 2018 TCA Summer Press Tours taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Present was Casey Bloys, HBO President of Programming, who immediately opened the floor for audience questions. Bloys said that the DEADWOOD movie had been greenlit.  ...
  • The Great American Read: Still Looking For Our Nation’s Best-Loved Book! “The more that you read, the more things you will know./The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”–Dr. Seuss, I CAN READ WITH MY EYES SHUT! By Valerie Milano Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/24/18 – On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 the two-hour kick-off episode of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ produced by PBS and hosted by Meredith Vieira ...
  • SUGAR TOWN Set to Air in August on Investigation Discovery By Valerie Milano Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/29/18 – Was it suicide, or murder? The question may be more like, “Did the baby change its own diapers?” when police brutality takes center stage down South according to Investigation Discovery’s new two-hour documentary SUGAR TOWN set in New Iberia, Louisiana. The racial divide in New Iberia that predates ...
  • Hallmark’s Garage Sale Mysteries By Valerie Milano Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/23/18 – The GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES with Lori Loughlin Continue on the Hallmark Channel This August! Lori Loughlin of FULL HOUSE fame stars in the American/Canadian film series GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES airing on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in the US, Bravo in Canada, and Channel 5 in the UK.  The series is executive produced by Loughlin ...
  • Moët & Chandon – Official Champagne of the 2018 ESPY Awards Red Carpet Show Live! July 19, 2018, Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) – The iconic French Champagne house, Moët & Chandon, hosted a Twitter Livestream throughout the carpet event last night, while a roster of presenters, nominees, and notables joined Moët to celebrate the evening, led by Danica Patrick, the show’s first-ever female host. Winner of the Best Championship Performance, Nick Foles, presenters Ciara and ...
  • Real Housewives’ Stephanie Hollman Encourages People to Join Bone Marrow Registry Dallas, TX July 15, 2018 (The Hollywood Times) – The Real Housewives of Dallas’ Stephanie Hollman was in Dallas yesterday (Norbuck Park) supporting DKMS, an international profit that recruits people to join the bone marrow registry and matches blood cancer patients with their lifesaving donors. Raising awareness for DKMS and the bone marrow registry is a personal passion ...
  • THE GRAND HUSTLE Heats Up the Summer By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/29/18 – Grammy Award-winning rapper, actor, and entrepreneur Tip “T.I.” Harris brought the art of the hustle to BET Networks in partnership with Grand Hustle Productions on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 with the ferocious new reality competition called THE GRAND HUSTLE.  Sixteen business-minded men and women are now vying for the chance of a ...
  • SUGAR TOWN Set to Air in August on Investigation Discovery By Valerie Milano Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/8/18 – Was it suicide, or murder?  The question may be more like, “Did the baby change its own diapers?” when police brutality takes center stage down South according to Investigation Discovery’s new two-hour documentary SUGAR TOWN set in New Iberia, Louisiana. The racial divide in New Iberia that predates the American ...
  • SHARP OBJECTS Debuts on HBO By Valerie Milano Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/26/18 – SHARP OBJECTS is a new eight-part HBO mini-series based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name that launched on Sunday, July 8th, 2018.  The episodes are titled “Vanish,” “Dirt,” “Fix,” “Ripe,” “Closer,” “Cherry,” “Falling,” and “Milk.” The psychological thriller was created by Marti Noxon and directed by Jean-Marc ...
  • GLOW Kicks Off Season 2 with a Day of Celebration at Muscle Beach By Nathan Wildes Venice, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/3/2018 — The stars of GLOW were out and proud to kick-off the release of their second season at a launch party on Muscle Beach in Venice, CA.  This sisterhood of an ensemble cast glowed about working together, their writers who manage to balance the story lines of ...
  • Tweets & Consequences By Susan Bredau Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) May 29, 2018 – To say that Roseanne Barr has had “a bad day” is an understatement of epic proportion. One Tweet by Barr, which doesn’t bear repeating here, led to another in which Wanda Sykes Tweeted her resignation as supervising producer of the newly-revived “Roseanne”, which then ...
  • PBS Brings Out BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY “My beauty is my curse.”–Hedy Lamarr  By Valerie Milano Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/8/18 – Hollywood’s own Hedy Lamarr, once one of the world’s most beautiful women, will be profiled on the new PBS segment of AMERICAN MASTERS in the first co-production with Susan Sarandon’s new company Reframed Pictures.  Lamarr’s beauty, upon which the figures of Snow White and Catwoman were based, ...
  • Katie Couric to Host AMERICA INSIDE OUT on the NGC By: Valerie MIlano Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 4/11/2018 – “Don’t say anything. Play along. Keep your head down.”– AIO interview subjects on workplace inequities. Series premieres on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 on the National Geographic Channel. We are living in one of the most divisive eras in modern American history. Inspired by her personal journey making the ...
  • Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 on A+E By: Valerie Milano Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 3/21/2018 “The investigator stands in the shoes of the victim.”–Marcia Clark A+E is leading the “reality revolution” with remarkable shows like MARCIA CLARK INVESTIGATES THE FIRST 48. The quest for truth always resonates with American audiences! Though these aren’t always the easiest stories to tell, they remain some of ...
  • WACO Launches on the New Paramount Network By Valerie Milano Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/22/18 – Paramount discussed the launch of their new cable network and true crime series WACO at a panel convened on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.  Kevin Kay introduced Keith Cox, President of Development and Production for Paramount Network, TV Land, and CMT; talents Taylor Kitsch, ...
  • Naya Rivera wore Borgioni to the TCA Panel Naya Rivera wore Borgioni earrings and ear cuff onstage during the YouTube portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on January 13, 2018 in Pasadena, California. Borgioni earrings and ear cuff: Created by mother-daughter duo Rhonda and Tiffany Bartolacci, Borgioni Private Collection is a brand that fuses bohemian vintage with medieval rock-n-roll. Named after the family matriarch, Emily Rose Borgioni Bartolacci, and inspired ...
  • The Assassination of Versace on ACS By Valerie Milano Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/7/18 – THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, one of the new TV season’s must-sees, was discussed at length by a distinguished panel of executives and talents at the 2018 FX TCA Winter Press Tour taking place on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.  The nine-episode limited ...
  • Showtime Holds Executive Session at the 2018 TCA Winter Press Tours By Valerie Milano Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/9/18 – Johanna Fuentes, head of PR, introduced the Showtime executive session taking place at the Winter TCA Press Tours held at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday, January 6th, 2018.  Present was David Nevins, Showtime President and CEO. David noted how quickly everything in television was changing.  “That word ...
  • SHOWTIME® SETS SEASON THREE PREMIERE DATE FOR POWERHOUSE DRAMA BILLIONS  ON SUNDAY MARCH 25 AT 10 PM ET/PT LOS ANGELES – January 6, 2018 – SHOWTIME has announced that the third season of the hit drama series BILLIONS will premiere on Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  Starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, BILLIONS is the network’s No. 2 drama series ...
  • Disney Merger Discussed at TCA'S FOX Executive Session By Valerie Milano Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/5/17 – The FOX Network held an executive session on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at the TCA Winter Press Tour taking place at the luxurious Langham Hotel in Pasadena.  Below is a summary of this session. Jean Guerin, head of communications at FOX, welcomed the audience members and wished them a Happy ...
  • A Busy January for THT We are in Los Angeles for the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour tomorrow, followed by the annual NAMM conference in Anaheim on January 25 and the AVN’s in Las Vegas. For sponsorship information, contact Susan Bredau at susanbredau.htimes@gmail.com
  • THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/1/17 – Starz’ THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE will premiere again on Sunday, November 5th at 9 p.m.  Executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, TGE will feature two parallel storylines written, directed, and executive produced by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz.  Kerrigan and Seimetz served as writers, directors, and executive producers on Season 1 of the ...
  • FLINT Depicts Real-Life Drama on Lifetime By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/22/17 – This fall Lifetime will dig into the Flint, Michigan water crisis, shining a light on three women who became the unlikely heroes to lead the charge in holding the local government accountable for poisoning its residents.  FLINT stars Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah; SAG Award winner Betsy Brandt; ...
  • Edgar Allan Poe to be Profiled on PBS in Time for Halloween “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”–Edgar Allan Poe By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/22/17 – Halloween is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than a new show about Edgar Allan Poe?  The long-running PBS series AMERICAN MASTERS will launch a one-hour documentary called “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive” at 9 p.m. on Monday, October 30th.  The ...
  • BERLIN STATION Enters Its Second Season By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/18/17 – BERLIN STATION is an American espionage drama starring Richard Armitage as an American CIA agent who is stationed in (you guessed it!) Berlin.  A ten-episode first season premiered on Epix on October 16th, 2016.  On November 17th, 2016, Epix renewed BERLIN STATION for a ten-episode second season that premiered on ...
  • LIAR To Debut on SundanceTV on September 27th –By Valerie Milano West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/20/17 – Having just endured an intense four-day stint of voir dire at LA’s Airport Courthouse in connection with a criminal case, this reporter well knows how elusive the lines between truth and falsehood can be in society at large.  Outside the courtroom, how do we decide ...
  • Generation Excellent AMERICAN MASTERS – “Richard Linklater – Dream Is Destiny” on PBS “I don’t really care what the budget is. Hopefully you have enough to tell the story you’re trying to tell.”  Richard Linklater By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/2/17 – The latest installment of American Masters was Friday night’s profile on Richard Linklater; a  ...
  • Hope For Humanity First In Human on Discovery “The NIH is the largest funder of medical research in the world. So I think this is just a remarkable use of our tax dollars to have created an institution like this.” John Hoffman By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/11/17 – Discovery Channel premiered its new three part documentary ...
  • Coon and Maxior Carrie Coon wore Maxior white topaz earrings to accept the award for ‘Individual Achievement in Drama’ for ‘The Leftovers’ and ‘Fargo’ at the 33rd Annual Television Critics Association Awards on August 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.     Maxior:    Contemporary and connected with what is happening in the world, without sacrificing the classic values of fine jewelry, Maxior brings in its DNA the confidence of ...
  • The Television Critics Association Announces 2017 TCA Awards Winners Hulu’s Acclaimed Dystopian Thriller THE HANDMAID’S TALE Takes Home Top Honors for Best Achievement In Drama and Program Of The Year Other Winners Include THIS IS US, ATLANTA, SPEECHLESS, BIG LITTLE LIES, and LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH, as well as SEINFELD & Trailblazing Documentarian Ken Burns Actress Carrie Coon Makes TCA History The Evening was Emceed ...
  • Announcing Cobra Kai from YouTube Red ​Today, YouTube ​is ​announced Cobra Kai, an all-new series coming to YouTube Red in 2018 that re-teams Ralph Macchio and William Zabka in their star-making roles from the iconic film franchise, The Karate Kid. The 10-episode, half-hour series reimagines one of Hollywood’s most popular tales of rivalry and redemption. Cobra Kai stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will join Susanne Daniels, ...
  • Samantha Bee Goes FULL FRONTAL on TBS –By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/26/17 – TBS’ FULL FRONTAL, a late-night talk and news satire program, premiered on February 8th, 2016.  It is hosted by comedian Samantha Bee, a former correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW for 12 years. FULL FRONTAL’s second season began on February 15th, 2017.  It airs on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. EST. At the time of ...
  • WILL Power —By Valerie Milano Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/23/17 – “We are at war–and our only weapons are words!”  Thus speaks playwright William Shakespeare in the new TNT costume drama WILL that aired on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 9|8c and will run in this time slot for a total of ten episodes. It’s 1589, a time of ...
  • Sundance TV Announces New Six-Part Series "Liar" Starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd “Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit to either.”  (Aesop) By Valerie Milano Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/7/17 – Acclaimed actors Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd star in a compelling emotional six-part thriller from Two Brothers Pictures.  “Liar” started shooting in November 2016 and is being produced in ...
  • Nicole Kidman Joins Elisabeth Moss in Sundance TV's "Top of the Lake: China Girl"– By Valerie Milano Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/11/17 – Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl” starring Nicole Kidman and Elisabeth Moss will enter its six-part second season on Sundance TV this September.  This part of the series premiered as special events at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and will follow up the gripping 2013 ...
  • THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2017 TCA AWARD NOMINEES     North America’s Top TV Critics Vote to Determine the Best Programming of the 2016-2017 Season, Choosing from an Unprecedented Roster of Nominees that Includes Donald Glover’s Comedy-Drama Series ‘Atlanta’, Sci-Fi Favorite ‘Stranger Things’, the Dystopian Opus ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, the Generation-Spanning Drama ‘This Is Us’, & More  Featured Categories Include Honors for News & Information, Youth, ...
  • Pepin’s Recipe for Success – American Masters PBS – Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft Friday night American Masters on PBS kicked off its 31st season with a profile on the the life of French master chef, Jacques Pepin
  • THE AMERICANS Approaches Its Cross-Cultural Climax The present political climate in the United States will no doubt attract new viewers for the old episodes of THE AMERICANS!
  • NOVA, the “Holocaust Escape Tunnel” Rolls Up Its Sleeves  With its Wednesday night premier of Holocaust Escape Tunnel Nova took a proactive role in making news rather than just researching and reporting i
  • PBS Unveils It’s Latest Installment of American Experience – The Great War American Experience: The Great War on PBS
  • PBS – Executive Session with Paula Kerger By Valerie Milano Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/16/17 – The PBS mission has been the same since it’s inception. To provide a service and bring hard news and quality entertainment over-the-air to communities poorly served by for-profit-only broadcast goliaths like CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX. So, it would make sense that questions about politics and ...
  • THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS During Black History Month First feature documentary on the author/activist features exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and others Year-long #InspiringWomanPBS online campaign launches today at   pbs.org/americanmasters (PASADENA – January 15, 2017) Distinctly referred to as “a redwood ...
  • FREEFORM ANNOUNCES SEASON 2 OF BREAKOUT HIT ‘BEYOND’ January 10, 2017 LINEAR AND DIGITAL BINGE-VIEWING LAUNCH OF ‘BEYOND’ AMASSES OVER 14 MILLION MULTIPLATFORM VIEWS IN FIRST SEVEN DAYS; OVER 25% BINGE ENTIRE 10-EPISODE SEASON IN FIRST SITTING  In celebration of viewership that has gone above and “beyond,” Freeform has given a second season order to its newest hit series “Beyond.” Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform, surprised ...
  • ABC AND FREEFORM WILL BE LIVE STREAMING FROM THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION WINTER PRESS TOUR WHITE CARPET ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10   January 10, 2016 QUICK TAKE   For the first time ever, fans will get a sneak peek as you watch your favorite Disney|ABC Television Group stars walk the white carpet LIVE from the Television Critics Association event on Tuesday, January 10. Beginning at 4:45 p.m. PST / 7:45 p.m. EST, catch your favorite Freeform stars live from the white ...
  • Today at the Television Critics Association press tour, Hulu announced: – A new content licensing agreement with The Disney-ABC Television Group for the exclusive subscription streaming video-on-demand rights to Golden Globe® and Emmy-Nominated Series hit comedy series, black-ish.  –           http://hulu.com/press/shows/hulu-lands-exclusive-subscription-streaming-rights-to-golden-globe-and-emmy-nominated-series-black-ish – The Golden Girls, will make their streaming debut on Hulu. The complete library of one of the most popular sitcoms of all time will become ...
  • Hulu at the TCA today Today at the Television Critics Association press tour, Hulu announced a new content licensing agreement with The Disney-ABC Television Group for the exclusive subscription streaming video-on-demand rights to Golden Globe® and Emmy-Nominated Series hit comedy series, black-ish.  HULU LANDS EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIPTION STREAMING RIGHTS TO GOLDEN GLOBE® AND EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES BLACK-ISH SANTA MONICA, CA (January 7, 2017) – ...
  • We Had a Dream PBS – Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/16/16 – With eerie timing, PBS premiered its four part series PBS Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise on Tuesday night November 15, 2016. Current events cast a shadow that couldn’t be more ironic or scarifying. ...
  • Situation Cosmos PEOPLE OF EARTH on TBS  “It’s a very sincere effort at making a character comedy that has cool, interesting, sci-fi elements to it.” Greg Daniels  By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/2/16 – TBS stepped outside the box with its new half hour Comedy/Sci-Fi series People of Earth. Premiering Halloween night in the Monday 08:30 ...
  • BLAND WITH A PLAN Man With a Plan on CBS “The network seems to be really behind the show, and I’m really proud of that.” Matt LeBlanc By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/25/16 – Monday night, CBS premiered its latest makeweight sit-com Man with A Plan, which stars Friends alum Matt LeBlanc; and considering the puzzling breakout success ...
  • Fox Does The Time Warp Again… The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Fox  “As you can imagine, when we announced that we were doing this, there was a tremendous backlash from fans… That all loosened up and all became more interesting to them when Tim signed on. His validation and also as an actor just gave them something to look forward to.” ...
  • Network: CBS  TCA Wrap Up “We achieved double-digit CPM increases and healthy gains in total volume.  In fact, this was one of the strongest upfront markets we’ve seen in years, not only for CBS, but for all of network television.  And as many of you have reported, a significant amount of dollars flowed back to broadcast TV this year.” Glenn ...
  • Network: Tru TV TCA Wrap Up “ truTV is the only cable network in the Top 30 to deliver three consecutive quarters of growth in prime among adults 18 34”  Chris Linn By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 – Exec de Jour’ – Chris Linn (President) Tagline: “Way More Fun” Mission: Delivering more comedy to a younger “more desirable” audience. Franchise shows: ...
  • Network: TURNER NETWORKS TCA Wrap Up “I think we’ve really taken the lead position on television with limited commercial interruption” Kevin Reilly By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 – Exec de Jour’ – Kevin Reilly (President) Tagline: “We’re Comedy” Mission: Extending the broadcast ecosystem. Broadcast lineup slanted towards edgy comedy, both original and syndicated. Franchise players: Conan O’Brien, Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee* ...
  • Network: STARZ TCA Wrap Up “We’re in the process of merging with Lionsgate. Together I believe we’ll be a one of a kind entertainment powerhouse and talent magnet.” Chris Albrecht By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 – Exec de Jour’: Chris Albrecht (CEO) Tagline: “Obsessable” Mission: Focus on stories that resonate with underserved audiences and projects with passionate fandoms. Franchise Series: Black ...
  • Network: POP TCA Wrap Up “We have probably the strongest development pipeline we’ve ever had. And as you heard, we announced last week, we have a new head of programming, Justin Rosenblatt, who will be joining us in about a month from the CW.” Brad Schwartz Exec de Jour’ – Brad Schwartz Tagline: “We’re Fans Too” Mission: Differentiating its brand with premium content ...
  • Network: PBS TCA Wrap Up “We are mindful that millions of Americans do not have access to cable or broadband in their homes. And we are committed to using our many platforms to bring more people in essential conversations.” Paula Kerger By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 – Exec de Jour’ – Paula Kerger (President, CEO) Tagline: “We’re PBS” Mission: To ...
  • Network: National Geographic Channel TCA Wrap Up “We are taking epic, audacious programming swings with much bigger budgets aimed at a broader audience; developed and produced with literally the very best storytellers in the world.” Courteney Monroe By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 – Exec de Jour’ – Courteney Monroe (CEO of National Geographic Television Networks) Tagline: Live Curious Mission: To become the ...
  • Network: NBC TCA Wrap Up “In terms of the traditional September-to-May season, we were #1 for 2013-14 and 2014-15, as you already know. And while CBS narrowly beat us with the Super Bowl this season, we would have been #1 if the game was factored out.” Bob Greenblatt By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 – Exec de Jour’ – ...
  • Network: EPIX TCA wrap Up “We were the first premium network to offer viewers the ability to watch on television, on demand, and online. We were profitable in our first year of existence and remain profitable today.”  Mark Greenberg   By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 – Exec de Jour’:  Mark Greenberg (President and CEO) Tagline: “We Get Big Movies” Mission: Epix ...