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.

  • 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 ...
  • 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) 7/8/18 – 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 ...
  • 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 ...