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Alternatino with Arturo Castro
Alternatino with Arturo Castro continues Comedy Central’s legacy of culturally relevant sketch comedy using modern Latino identity (misconceptions and all) as a fresh filter for cultural commentary about daily life and the zeitgeist, all rooted in Castro’s personal experience.
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Archer
Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship. An important question arises as they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates and vicious bounty hunters: how do they survive each other? Welcome to the space-tastic world of Archer: 1999.
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ATX Awardee: Phylicia Rashad in Conversation
As a place where fans and industry come together to watch, talk, and love TV as one community, ATX began honoring an individual each year whose body of work encompasses the standards of the festival: thought-provoking, lasting, genuine, expansive - and ultimately - entertaining. This year we are honored to present our "Award in Television eXcellence" to legendary actress Phylicia Rashad (David Makes Man, The Cosby Show), followed by conversation that is both a one-of-a-kind look back and forward at her ongoing and remarkable career.
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ATX Trivia Night with Geeks Who Drink
Get ready for another awesome night of Geeks Who Drink TV Trivia! Team up with friends - new and old - and test your TV knowledge. We've got fantastic prizes and special surprise guests planned, and a cash bar and snacks available for purchase! PLEASE NOTE: This event is NOT eligible for Fast Pass reservations. All badgeholders and Thursday wristbands welcome. RSVP coming soon.
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ATX TV Karaoke Party
We can’t wait for you to join us at the newest event to join the ATX TV Festival – the TV Theme Song Karaoke Party! ATX has teamed up with Austin’s Permanent RCRD Studios and The TV Dudes Podcast to bring attendees an awesome night of karaoke, sing-a-longs, and more! Sign up to belt out your favorite TV tunes, play some games, and sing along with your fellow ATX Attendees as they take to the stage! Wanna dress up as your favorite TV show characters? YAS. We’ll be doing that too! We’ve got fantastic prizes, special surprise guest singers, and a cash bar and snacks available for purchase! Come close out the festival in a place where everybody knows your name and we’re always glad you came! Open to ATX Badgeholders and Saturday Wristbands, and remember to RSVP!
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Atypical
A discussion with the cast & executive producers of Atypical, which focuses on the life of 18-year-old Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), who is on the autism spectrum.
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Better With Age: Growing Older on TV presented by Hollywood Health & Society
As the spectrum of inclusivity on TV grows, so has the number of shows exploring later-in-life narratives. Never before has there been such an array of characters who redefine what life is like after sixty-five. From series that center on the senior experience, to characters who are part of a multi-generational story, to unpredictable yet relatable solo journeys -- join the writers and actors behind these fully-formed, authentic characters for a timeless discussion about aging onscreen.
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Bless This Mess
Join us for a screening of BLESS THIS MESS followed by a Q&A conversation with the creatives & cast including co-creator/ executive producer, director and star Lake Bell, director Anya Adams, and cast member Pam Grier! BLESS THIS MESS is a single-camera comedy that follows newlyweds Rio (Lake Bell) and Mike (Dax Shepard) as they make the decision to move from big city New York to rural Nebraska. After dropping everything (including their jobs and overbearing mother-in-law) to make the move from skyscrapers to farmhouses, they soon realize that the simpler life isn't as easy as they planned. Rio and Mike must now learn how to weather the storm as they are faced with unexpected challenges in their new life as farmers.
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Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health on TV
TV series broaching stories of mental health and mental illness are on the rise, from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and PTSD. By exploring everything from diagnosis and treatment, to daily ups-and-downs, they’re bringing to light what often goes unsaid: the journey towards mental health is universal. Join the writers from a few of TV’s bravest, smartest, weirdest, kindest, most challenging series for an honest discussion about destigmatizing the conversation around mental illness, and breaking open the incredibly un-universal notion of ‘normal.’
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Broken News: How VICE News Tonight on HBO Wants to Reclaim the Next Generation of TV viewers
Since inception in 2016, VICE News Tonight on HBO has dismantled the status quo for nightly news. With the youngest audience in cable news and 5 Emmy wins and 15 nominations in less than two years, the show has fast become a destination for younger audiences craving more than the maelstrom of 24-hour rolling television, soundbites and talking heads.But as news media at large wrestles with its relationship to younger viewers, and with the 2020 presidential race around the corner, are television networks at risk of failing in their duty to inform America’s young electorate? And how do broadcasters reach millenials and Gen Z when their trust in the news media is declining? This panel will explore how VICE News Tonight is engaging the next generation of news consumers, the mechanics behind reaching youth and how networks can defy convention to captivate young viewers successfully in an age of unprecedented media disruption.
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Casting Anthologies presented by the Casting Society of America
While the original Twilight Zone (1959) helped popularize the format, the anthology series has taken on new life with the success of series like True Detective, Fargo, and Black Mirror. It's unique style of contained storytelling has attracted everyone from "movie stars," to fresh faces, to troupes of familiar players looking for variety onscreen. In this conversation, join the Casting Directors behind these dynamic short-form series as they discuss the unique intricacies and challenges associated with casting both episodic and serial anthologies.
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Class Ceiling
A look into the depictions of classes in America, and TV’s relationship to the ever-changing definition of the working/middle classes.
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