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Mythology
When people think about “mythology” in a TV series, they often think “supernatural” — but it’s not just the sci-fi genre that needs a rule book. Whether a series is set in an alternate time period, a certain socioeconomic level, or a new world of immortal beings, both genre and non-genre writers/producers/creators face a plethora of pros and cons related to creating their worlds. Listen as they discuss anecdotes related to mythologies that have both helped and hurt a series.
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Nomads
In order to earn much-needed cash, a group of young adults backpacking around the world agree to assist the CIA in secret missions.
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Once Upon a Time
The inhabitants of Storybrooke brace themselves for the end when Greg and Tamara detonate the trigger Regina had placed within the curse, with the annihilation of the town and its residents imminent; and Mr. Gold mourns the loss of his son, Bae/Neal. Meanwhile, back in Neverland of the past, Hook discovers his connection to a young Bae after he rescues him from the sea and soon realizes that the Lost Boys are in hot pursuit of the boy, on the Season Finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
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Parenthood: the Panel
Recently renewed for its fifth season, Parenthood has stolen the hearts of viewers and industry alike. Some said it was doomed with a large cast and focus on family, but it has proven its fans are just as rabid (if not, more heartfelt) than “larger” mega-shows. Come hear writers, producers, and actors show-and-tell you where the show’s heart comes from. Bring Kleenex.
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Party Of Five
It's Charlie and Kirsten's wedding day, but he is unsure, and asks to postpone a few months. With pressure from her family, Kirsten gives him an ultimatum of now or never. Will they make it to the alter? Meanwhile, Bailey struggles with seeing his best friend and ex-girlfriend (and potential love of his life) together. Claudia plays mediator between the various family members, while Julia disappear with Justin and a bottle of champagne.
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Perception
FBI Agent Kate Moretti works with Daniel Pierce to determine the mental competency of a man being retried for murder. But the trial takes shocking and unexpected turn when new findings leave everyone questioning if the person standing trial is the same person he was six years ago. Meanwhile. Moretti is unpleasantly surprised to discover that her new boss is also her soon-to-be-ex-husband (guest star Scott Wolf).
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Pitch Competition
The finals are here! After narrowing it down from hundreds of applicants, the judges are ready to hear our finalists pitch live, and name the first ever ATX Television Pitch Competition Winner! Come join us as our ten finalists each get 3 minutes to give their best pitch. The winner will receive a development meeting with one of our judges, and a chance to pitch to one of our network partners. Who knows, one of the shows you hear today you could be watching in your living room next year!
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Pitch...Pilot...Pick-Up
On average, a single studio or network hears 400 pitches, from that they buy 55 scripts, then order 10 to shoot as pilots, and end with 4 picked up to series. It’s cut throat. Some series have incredible pitches and not-so-great pilots, or amazing pilot episodes that just don’t quite transition to a full series. Come hear creators and studio executives discuss the beginning stages of a TV series from the pitch, to filming the pilot, to finally waiting on pins and needles to hear if a pilot was given a shot to make it into your living rooms..
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The Riches
Wayne begins work at his new job at Hugh's law firm, where his first assignment is to fire the current head of the department. Meanwhile, Dahlia insists on registering the kids at a rich private school despite the fact that there are currently no openings. Elsewhere, Dale uses his influence over Tammy, Cael's girlfriend, to track down the Malloys.
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Royal Pains
As Hank resumes a full work schedule after recovering from major neurosurgery, he treats a new Hamptonite (guest star Liza Lapira), whose upcoming hospital fundraiser may be jeopardizing her health. Jeremiah returns to the Hamptons to help HankMed meet overwhelming demand. Evan gets more than he bargained for when he pursues a potential new retainer client (guest star Frances Conroy). And Divya gets some unexpected news that will change the HankMed family forever
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Scandal
With the identity of the mole now closer than ever, Olivia and her team are in very real danger. Meanwhile, the latest White House scandal pushes Cyrus to his limits, on the Season Finale of “Scandal.”
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