"...The fourth season of the Emmy-nominated documentary series Pioneers of Television returns to PBS tonight with a new slate of topics, ranging from the beloved doctors and nurses who have graced our television screens to a new look at comedy. This season looks at television comedy a few ways, this time, in two episodes...."
"...Fox’s breakout drama Empire conquered the battle for audience eyeballs and utterly dominated the online pop culture conversation for the duration of its winter run. No surprise then that the ATX Television Festival would want a piece of the pie..."
"...The rumors were out there, thanks to some loose lips at a cocktail party I attended last year, so when Paul Saucido, the VJ Host of Sonido Boombox sent the word last week that he was laid off from ME Television, I wasn't surprised -- sad, but not surprised...."
"...Further cementing the River City's reputation as one gigantic, year-round festival, this summer will see the birth of ATX, "the first festival devoted to television's history and future."..."
"...If White House communications director Toby Ziegler was an instrument, what instrument would he be? Richard Schiff paused for a moment at The West Wing reunion at the ATX Television Festival. “An oboe.” Only when the rest of the orchestra goes quiet can you hear its importance...."
"...It’s not quite necromancy, but the ATX Television Festival does have a remarkable way of reviving interest in long-departed shows. Now, 10 years after it shuffled off this mortal coil and cathode ray tube TVs everywhere, Queer as Folk will be feted at the festival in June, with its creators and select cast coming together for a special reunion event...."
"...Fans who attended last year’s gender-flipped Dawson's Creek table read at ATX Television Fest may have known what was in store for The O.C. panel, but for the rest of us, the casting was a hilarious surprise...."
"...If anyone’s surprised that Denis Leary is getting a retrospective at this week’s ATX Television Festival, it’s probably Denis Leary. He said, “Unless there’s a funny story to be told, or something to be used as a writer or an actor, I don’t normally dwell on the past..."
"...As the quality and quantity of television grows, the ways for a show to succeed has also increased. On Saturday, the ATX Television Festival hosted a panel to debate the merits of the devoted niche vs..."
"...Are vampires ever not trending? FX will test audience appetite for bloodsuckers with new series The Strain this July, but ATX Television Festival attendees get to cast an early vote: The premiere will anchor the fest's closing night programming...."
"...Austin is too small to contain a rumor like the one about Connie Wodlinger's departure from Music and Entertainment Television (ME TV). That rumor hit the street weeks ago and today, those rumors became official..."
"...Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito, partners in life and comedy, are headed back to Austin for the seventh season of ATX Television Festival. The pair have a busy couple of days ahead of them, with a special retrospective screening and a panel on small screen LGBTQ representation...."
"...Time to relive those college years: no, not yours (well, maybe yours), as ATX Television Festival has just annouced a very special reunion of the cast and creatives of Felicity...."
"...At least, almost everyone on Thursday’s Fandom Rising panel at ATX TV Fest had a Shatner story. Turns out, William Shatner, of Star Trek fame, is also a serious television fan and quite outspoken on social media...."
"...Now that we’re all binge watchers, ATX Television Festival’s dribble-dribble release of its 2015 lineup is hell on the nerves: We wanna know, and we wanna know now! Well, today we know a little bit more than we did yesterday...."
"...If you don't remember the 2000s, there's always ABC's Austin-centric mockumentary My Generation to remind you. And if you missed My Generation, then luckily the ATX Television Festival is on hand to re-run the experience...."
"...A sizable crowd anticipated Television on Fun Fun Fun Fest’s Orange stage Saturday night, minus the hipster kids waiting for a chance at a prime spot for Deerhunter next, and no wonder. The NYC innovators tour Europe far more than their own country, and rarely – if ever – perform in Texas...."
"...From the producers who took us through the formative years of television drama in episodes on the Western, local kids TV, science fiction, and crime drama, the PBS documentary series The Pioneers of Television returns for more time-travel through the electronic hearth of our TV sets in Season 3...."
"...ATX Television Festival scored big when it announced the premiere of HBO's adaptation of Sharp Objects, the latest onscreen conversion of a work by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Now the star/executive producer, five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, has booked her ticket and will be flying to Austin for the opening night screening...."
"...You might be tempted to file MTV’s now-cancelled Sweet/Vicious under “gone too soon,” but judging by the diehard crowd that assembled for ATX Television Festival’s Saturday panel, the fanbase isn’t ready to let this one go...."
"...It'll be cold in June in Austin, with the announcement that the ATX Television Festival will open with a screening of the premiere of FX's new show Snowfall. Plus, get ready for an insight into the future of TV with a panel featuring broadcast, basic cable, premium, and streaming network presidents, from NBC to HBO...."
"...Time to drag yourself away from the idiot box: The ATX Television Festival has confirmed the lineup for its long-awaited Boy Meets World reunion, plus a rare screening of Richard Linklater's 2004 pilot for HBO, $5.15/Hr...."
"...Maybe you've heard of the elevator pitch? That's when you luck into sharing a 6x8 box with an industry exec and suddenly you've only got seven floors to sell your idea and kickstart a career. No, the ATX Television Festival Pitch Competition doesn't re-create the closed quarters, but 90 seconds is all you're gonna get to get your foot in the door...."
"...The bees start to communicate with Jacob and as he enters their society, he begins to move through the past and future. With bee television now implanted in his brain, he journeys back and forth between his birth home in Garden of Eden, Kansas; the bomb site of the first nuclear explosion, which occurred on his birthday, July 16, 1945 (coincidentally the movie opens in Austin on July 16); the cavernous Land of the Dead where he learns that he is Fat Boy, the first A-bomb who has been instructed by the bees to seek vengeance for the dead; and modern Iraq in the midst of the U.S..."
"...Ever wished you could attend the Pawnee harvest festival? Well, the ATX Television Festival can’t promise Li'l Sebastian, but the celebration of episodic entertainment is holding a special themed community screening of Parks and Recreation as part of the next wave of announcements...."
"...ATX Television Festival announced a round of panelists, mostly people who are not actually being announced, because they are surprises. I find the best kind of secrets are the kind you announce, or else how will people know you have a secret?..."
"...For those of us who have been unable to stop streaming Gilmore Girls on Netflix, it's like our wildest dreams have come true. The ATX Television Fest announced today that Amy Sherman Palladino (the show's creator), Lauren Graham, and Alexis Bledel will reunite to celebrate the joys of Stars Hollow...."
"...The ATX Television Festival is a one-size-fits-all fest. It’s roomy enough to accommodate fans of cutting-edge comedy, dramas that met the axe too soon, and the occasional insipid TGIF anchor..."
"...Generous news from the folks at ATX Television Festival: They'll be making some of their biggest events open to the public. Fans of Friday Night Lights, Boy Meets World and everything AMC screens, start RSVPing now...."
"...Be still my tv teen angst heart. The ATX Television Festival just announced the first round of guests for 2013, and it includes cast reunions for My So-Called Life, Party of Five, and Boy Meets World..."
"...When Bill Lawrence tells you that network television as we know it will be dead within five years, you better believe it...."
"...The ATX Television Festival celebrated its opening night Thursday with a star-studded red carpet walked by the likes of Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights). Read more about the 2014 ATX Television Festival...."
"...ATX Television Festival founders Emily Gipson (l) and Caitlin McFarland walk the red carpet at the 2013 ATX Television Festival at the State Theater on Thursday, June 6. For more on the fest, see "Play It Again, Sam."..."
"...Her trips through TV land were trips I took with her. What would I do without Moser's TV Eye? How would I navigate that surprising, maddening, and sometimes brilliant medium called television? Then I remembered: I'm the new "TV Eye" writer..."
"...Speaking of perverse, she may be the only person enjoying Austin's new burst of suffocating heat. "I like 'vile sweatbox'," she grinned in the ATX Television Festival press room..."
"...Aside from a SXSW appearance a couple of years ago, Parker hasn’t visited Austin much of late, although he claims he played the Cactus sometime in the 1990s. He’s touring behind his fourth disc for Bloodshot Records, Imaginary Television, a concept album of a different sort...."
"...When Sharon Ross was a graduate student in the Radio-Television-Film program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, it took her awhile to convince some of her professors that there was more to TV than police dramas or BBC fare. Not only did she watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess, but she decided to write her dissertation on these supernatural women and the fans who loved them, explaining along the way why the series were worthy of critical study..."
"...Television was busy last week. The death of John F..."
"...When the ATX Television Festival returns this weekend (starting tonight, Thu., June 8), fans, creators, stars, and industry folks descend on the town to talk turkey (get that script to someone who matters), reunite with old friends (Commander Adama and President Roslin), catch a look at upcoming series premieres (see "Quick Picks" for more), and say goodbye to beloved friends (kudos The Leftovers, you went out well). As FX's Fargo and Legion creator (and part-time Austin resident) Noah Hawley said, "This festival coincides with the elevated nature of television as a medium..."
"...Recently, there have been more than a few hot takes on whether we have finally reached the saturation point on this new Golden Age of television. Is it possible that there is too much content on the small screen? I don't know about that, but there does seem to be a new show on some odd channel every week or so..."
"...The Breaking Bad episode was supposed to be just that – a single episode – but when the wildly successful television drama came to an end in 2013, Gilligan decided he was not done...."
"...That was just one of the takeaways from Saturday night’s ATX Television Festival Paramount Theatre reunion of cast and crew from Battlestar Galactica, the Aughties Syfy Channel show that proved a reboot of a pre-existing IP could be fodder for groundbreaking artistic reinvention...."
"...It was a surreal enough moment, as the TV veteran told the audience Friday at the ATX Television Festival panel Shifting Landscapes: The Effect of 9/11 on Storytelling. The Jersey shoreline was filling in for Miami, but even 70 miles away they could see the smoke billowing up from the scar in the world’s psyche that would become known as Ground Zero...."
"...One good way to stay on point: get a showrunner who can translate the magic between a comic book writer and artist to a television production and writing team. Bendis talked about some of the challenges inherent with that..."
"...What a fine time to be alive for fans of serialized television. As DVRs swell with unwatched gold and a relentless schedule of year-round programming has premieres happening nearly every week on some format or another, it's no wonder that each year, the ATX Television Festival grows by leaps and bounds..."
"...With an unreleased album's worth of new songs under their belts, don't expect Television to perfunctorily trot out 1977 landmark Marquee Moon at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Aside from an Australian date where the definitive NYC art-punk quartet performed the LP debut in toto, Television's recent overseas shows have drawn heavily on non-Moon material..."
"...Dear Editor, The article "Tempest in the PACT Teapot" [News, Feb. 8], by Wells Dunbar, is biased. First, the public-access television producers are branded "wild, woolly," "restless," and "rambunctious." Their words are nothing more than "vitriol" and "gripes." Alex Jones is labeled a "mascot … invariably blowing hot air." On the other hand, Public Access Community Television General Manager Garry Wilkison and Executive Director Linda Litowsky are described in neutral terms, except Litowsky's actions are described with the euphemism "unorthodox." Second, Wells Dunbar confuses the concepts of "request" and "demand." The article says, "Papatonis, via e-mail, demanded to know why his show never aired." And it says, "Citing the possibility of litigation, Litowsky declined to discuss her request for an apology." Actually, Papatonis did not "demand" to know why his show never aired..."
"...ATX Television Festival 2018, June 7-10. Tickets and info at www.atxfestival.com...."
"...ATX Television Festival 2018, June 7-10. Tickets and info at www.atxfestival.com...."
"...Most of the apprehension is centered on the departure of actor/comedian Mike Epps, who played the hilariously troubled Uncle Julius. Of course, as shown all over ABC’s recent programming, Epps – who’s likely readying for a massive star-turn as Richard Pryor in the upcoming Bill Condon-directed biopic – will lead a network television adaptation of John Hughes’ Uncle Buck...."