ATX Television Festival 2018

June 7-10, 2018

Founded in 2012, ATX Television Festival has quickly distinguished itself among Austin’s admittedly overcrowded festival calendar. So what is it? It’s not a fan fest, exactly – though ATX attendees are an especially ardent bunch, lining up hours in advance to catch reunions of their favorite shows like The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, and Battlestar Galactica. It’s not an industry event, even if it does attract top talent to talk about their craft. And it’s not an upfronts presentation – which isn’t to say that networks and cable alike don’t see the value in debuting new shows and and sneaking episodes to the enthusiastic ATX crowd. So what is it? Mostly just a whole lot of fun.

ATX TV Fest: How Roku Is Changing How We Watch TV
ATX TV Fest: The Future of Roku
Will the streaming box disappear, only to be more ubiquitous?

June 22, 2018

ATX TV Fest: <i>Felicity</i> Reunion
ATX TV Fest: Felicity Reunion
Team Felicity reconnects 20 years after cult WB show's debut

June 11, 2018

How TV Talks About Abortion
ATX TV Fest: Her Body, Her Choice: TV's Abortion Dilemma
Showrunners wonder why shows avoid stories about a common experience

June 11, 2018

<i>You</i> Puts a New Lens on Toxic Masculinity
ATX TV Fest: You
Lifetime screens pilot of its newest stalker drama

June 11, 2018

<i>Crashing</i> Into <i>High Maintenance</i> at the ATX Television Festival
ATX TV Fest Panel: Crashing/High Maintenance
Two comedies take double billing, but nothing beats the socks!

June 10, 2018

<i>Thirtysomething</i> Reunites Thirtysomething Years Later
ATX TV Fest: Thirtysomething Reunion
Cast and crew celebrate the groundbreaking precursor to peak TV's best

June 10, 2018

<i>Better Call Saul</i> to ATX Television Fest
ATX TV Fest: Better Call Saul
Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk get into flashback mode

June 10, 2018

<i>Queen Sugar</i> Sweetens Up ATX Television
ATX TV Fest: Queen Sugar
Q&A with showrunner and cast delves into creating on-set diversity

June 10, 2018

ATX TV Fest Panel: Awkward & Amusing: A Look at Contemporary British Comedies
ATX TV Fest Panel: British Comedies
TV veteran Ben Farrell explains how the UK comedy sausage gets made

June 10, 2018

Queerphobic Rhetoric Disrupts ATX TV Fest Panel
ATX TV Fest Panel: Breaking Down the Binary
One man's repeated hate speech left attendees conflicted

June 10, 2018

Big Money, But Who Pays? The Cost of Emerging TV Studios
ATX TV Fest Panel: Emerging Studios
TV budgets get bigger, but so do network and streamer demands

June 9, 2018

ATX TV Fest Gives Fans a Glimpse at <i>Castle Rock</i>
ATX TV Fest: Stephen King's Castle Rock
Q&A with creators confirms: this show will make you uncomfortable

June 9, 2018

PHOTOS: ATX Television Festival Red Carpet at Paramount Theatre 2018
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Fri., June 8, 2018

ATX Television Festival: <i>Sharp Objects</i> World Premiere
ATX TV Fest: Sharp Objects
New Gillian Flynn adaptation opens 2018 fest

June 8, 2018

Rhea Butcher Talks ATX Television Festival
Q&A: Rhea Butcher
The other half of Take My Wife on TV representation

June 7, 2018

Kat Candler Moves to TV With <i>Queen Sugar</i>
Kat Candler Moves to TV With Queen Sugar
OWN’s breakout hit comes to ATX Television Festival

June 7, 2018

Cameron Esposito Asks Us to <i>Take My Wife</i>
Cameron Esposito Asks Us to Take My Wife
Happily streaming ever after at the ATX Television Festival

June 7, 2018

David X. Cohen Brings <i>Futurama</i> Back to the Future
David X. Cohen Brings Futurama Back to the Future
ATX Television Festival brings some of the cult show's voice actors together for a table read

June 7, 2018

Amy Adams Coming to ATX Television Fest
Amy Adams Coming to ATX Television Fest
Plus NatGeo and Shondaland confirmed for small screen celebration

April 18, 2018

<i>Felicity</i> Comes to ATX Television
Felicity Comes to ATX Television
TV fest reunites cast of beloved show, plus Mayans, more

April 3, 2018

David Simon Turns on ATX Television
David Simon Turns on ATX Television
The Wire creator confirmed, plus Queen Sugar team

Feb. 6, 2018

The Austin Film Festival Calendar
The Austin Film Festival Calendar
Plan out your 2018 Fest schedule

Jan. 25, 2018

Previous ATX Television Festival coverage:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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