ATX Television Festival’s virtual edition programming revealed
While the physical version of the event has been cancelled due to global events, ATX Television Festival will continue through a virtual edition entitled “ATX TV…From The Couch!,” which has unveiled its first wave of programming including The Bold Type, New Amsterdam and P-Valley, according to Deadline.
The virtual edition marks the first time the festival has not been held in person, but will still include industry-forward panels with showrunners and executives, sneak previews of upcoming series and fun events including TV trivia and a music showcase. ATX TV…From The Couch! is going to be free to access via the festival’s official YouTube channel, with the option for viewers to donate to select organizations providing COVID-19 relief regionally and nationally.
The programming line-up is set to include panel conversations with the cast and creators of Freeform’s The Bold Type, as well as a special sneak peak at the fifth season premiere on June 11, NBC’s New Amsterdam, in which they will discuss using fiction to navigate important conversations about health and healthcare access in undeserved communities, and The CW’s Nancy Drew, which is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the creation of the titular teen sleuth.
Latinx content creators will get the spotlight with “Celebrating Authentic Stories,” a conversation with panelists Gloria Calerón Kellett (One Day at a Time), Tanya Saracho (Vida), Steven Canals (Pose) and Ilana Peña (Diary of a Future President) about celebrating and continuing the push for positive Latinx representation on screen and how those in the industry can amplify the community’s voices.
Other special events set to appear at the festival include an exclusive first look at Starz’s upcoming drama P-Valley, along with a conversation with the creative minds behind the series and the cast, and a Scrubs reunion with creator Bill Lawrence and stars Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley and Judy Reyes, as well as a Cougar Town reunion with Busy Philipps and Christa Miller.
ATX TV…From The Couch is set to be held from June 5-7.
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