ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR SEASON 9, INCLUDING REUNIONS FOR COMEDIES “SCRUBS” AND “COUGAR TOWN”

February 6th, 2020

ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR SEASON 9,
 INCLUDING REUNIONS FOR COMEDIES “SCRUBS” AND “COUGAR TOWN” 

Season 9 to also include Panels and Screenings featuring
The CW’s “Nancy Drew,”
TBS Original “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” 
and Comedy Central’s “The Other Two” and “Drunk History”
 

ATX Television Festival has announced additional programming for year nine of the festival, which will take place June 4-7, 2020, in Austin, Texas.  

ATX Season 9 will include reunions for two beloved comedies from creator/director/executive producer  Bill Lawrence: “Scrubs,” and “Cougar Town,” which was co-created by Kevin Biegel (“Enlisted”). Lawrence will join “Scrubs” cast members Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Neil Flynn and Christa Miller for a reunion panel celebrating 10 years since the series finale. 

In addition, “Cougar Town” co-creators/executive producers Lawrence and Biegel will join cast members Josh Hopkins, Christa Miller, Ian Gomez, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Brian Van Holt, and Robert Clendenin to celebrate five years since the Cul-De-Sac Crew aired their final episode. 

Season 9 will feature a panel for The CW’s freshman drama “Nancy Drew,” which has already been renewed for a second season, and follows the iconic character (as played by Kennedy McMann) as she makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery. Panelists will be announced at a later date. 

TBS original “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” will host a panel at ATX this June, in which the series’ creatives will discuss the process of blending current events and comedy to produce a weekly, late-night news satire show in an era of particularly charged politics. Panelists will be announced at a later date.

The festival will also feature a screening of Comedy Central’s “The Other Two,” followed by a Q&A with cast and creatives. The critically-acclaimed comedy from creators Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider (“Saturday Night Live”) returns for it’s second season later this year, and follows two floundering millennial siblings who must grapple with their 13-year-old brother’s overnight fame. Panelists will be announced at a later date.

Comedy Central’s award-winning series “Drunk History” will also return to ATX for a fourth year, featuring a conversation with creator, executive producer, host, and actor Derek Waters, who will be joined by special guests. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date.

Previously Announced Programming includes: 

  • “Parenthood” 10 Year Reunion & Script Reading with cast & creatives
  • “Justified” Writers Room Reunion
  • “Oz” Retrospective with Tom Fontana, Dean Winters, and Lee Tergesen
  • “L.A. Confidential” Unaired Pilot Screening and Q&A
  • “Female Forward” Panel with NBC Entertainment Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta
  • Returning panelists Gloria Calderon Kellett (“One Day at a Time”), Tanya Saracho (“Vida”), Meredith Averill (“Locke & Key”), and Lauren Whitney (President, Television, Spyglass Media Group)

Badges and Day Wristbands for Season 9 are available now. For the latest developments and information on how to attend, visit the ATX Television Festival official site atxfestival.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

For co-promotion, please tag @ATXFestival #ATXTVs9 on Twitter.

Panelist appearances/schedules are based on availability and are not guaranteed. All Programming and Events are subject to change.

About ATX Television Festival 

ATX’s focus is the celebration of the television medium – looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Our festival consists of events in which attendees can interact with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite shows to the small screen. We have all the functionality of a traditional film festival – spotlighting classic shows, never-aired pilots, cancelled too soon series, cult favorites, current hits and premieres of new series.  In addition, we feature episodic screenings and Q&As with series cast and creators, topical panel discussions, parties, live music, meet-ups, social media events and “super-secret happy hours.” ATX’s goal is to serve both fans and industry professionals equally, by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV as one community.

ATX’s podcast The TV Campfire features one-on-one conversations with some of TV’s top creatives, and panel conversations recorded live at the festival. All episodes can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and at atvxp.com/podcasts. 

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PRESS CONTACTS:
Lauren Kelcher Stevenson // ATX@sunshinesachs.com