ATX Season 9 Update


These last few weeks have been incredibly challenging and continue to be full of uncertainties. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 crisis. 

Perhaps now more than ever, we believe that TV is a powerful medium for change and empathy. We are committed to our mission of fully serving and fostering our community at all times. For this reason, and to ensure the ongoing safety of all, this year we will not be having a physical festival in Austin, but instead we will be celebrating Television where we all enjoy it, the couch! We are excited to announce that ATX Television Festival Season 9 will be a virtual weekend (June 5 – 7, 2020) where we can still come together and celebrate our love of TV and its ever evolving forms, especially during times like these. We’re calling it “ATX TV…from the Couch!”

This will be a television experience unlike anything we’ve done before, and we are emboldened by the possibilities we are discussing with our panelists and partners. We are confident we can continue to have great conversations, showcase new and old favorite series, and interact with our incredible community…with a lot of fun surprises along the way. The one thing we know is that talking about TV from the place where we watch it…our living rooms…simply makes sense. 

While we are sad not to be coming together physically this summer, we are excited to experience #TVTogether virtually for Season 9, and return live and in person for Season 10 (June 10 – 13, 2021). We’ll have more information for y’all in the coming weeks about our virtual TV Camp for Grown Ups as it will be making its way to your small screens soon.

Stay tuned and stay safe, 

Caitlin and Emily
Co-Founders, ATX Television Festival


What are my options for my Season 9 Credential?

If you purchased a Season 9 Festival Badge or Wristband, you have the below options. Please keep in mind that you’ll need to choose one (1) of the three (3) options below by June 1, 2020 in order to claim.

  • Transfer your Badge or Wristband to Season 10 (June 10 – 13, 2021).
  • Transfer your Badge or Wristband to Season 11 (June 9 – 12, 2022).
  • Support the festival! Contribute the price of your Badge or Wristband to our year-round operations and overhead in exchange for a Festival Returner Discount code that allows you to buy a Season 10 Festival Badge at the lowest price available ($135).

Can you refund my Season 9 Badge?

ATX has a long standing policy of all sales being final with no refunds.

As a live event, all sales contribute to the year-round operations and overhead of the event, and therefore refunds are not possible. You can take a look at our policy and Terms & Conditions HERE, as well as on our Buy A Badge page.

Why would I contribute my Season 9 Badge?

We’re a small business, and like many others, surviving and recovering from this pandemic will be difficult. Support in any shape is noticed, appreciated, and makes a great deal of difference. If you’re able and interested, you can support us by contributing the price of your Badge or Wristband to Season 9. This would mean not transferring your credential to a future date, and in exchange you will receive a Festival Returner Discount, allowing you to purchase a Season 10 Festival Badge for $135 (valid through July 2, 2020).

Will anything be happening for Season 9?

YES! ATX Season 9 will still take place over part of our original festival dates (June 5 – 7, 2020), only now we’ll be hosting a virtual festival, called “ATX TV…from the Couch!

What makes more sense than talking TV from the place where you watch it… your own living room?  Stay tuned for details on our full line-up and where to tune in. You can also subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media for updates as they’re announced.

What’s happening to all the Season 9 Programming?

We’re working with individuals and partners now to roll over as much Season 9 programming as possible to Season 10 (2021). So far, that list includes: 

  • Parenthood Reunion & Script Reading
  • Scrubs Reunion
  • Cougar Town Reunion
  • Justified Writers Room Reunion
  • Oz Retrospective
  • L.A. Confidential Pilot Screening

You can check out our Season 10 Programming (so far) HERE.

What if I don’t remember or know my Purchase Confirmation Code or Date?

No problem! Please contact our ticketing partners at, who will be happy to help you recover that information.

Need more info? Send us an email at
Due to a high volume of emails, please allow 48 hours for a response from the ATX TV Festival staff.