Category Archives: Summer TV Press Tour

The Excesses of Press Tour

It was a session for a Starz documentary called “America to Me,” covering an academic year at a suburban Chicago high school and how issues of race and privilege affect education. And on the panel, one of its articulate subjects, a spoken word artist named Charles Donalson III couldn’t get over the opulent setting of [...]

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At TCA: Promotion Beyond the Call of Duty

Bob Odenkirk was not scheduled to stop into AMC’s session at the TV Critics Association summer press tour Sunday, but he did so in part to show his devotion to the show. He pulled down his pants to show a “Better Call Saul” season 6 (temporary) tattoo on his left butt cheek. It was off-putting [...]

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Stonewalling is His Prerogative

The success of BET’s 2017 docudrama “The New Edition Story” got the network motivated to make the sequel, “The Bobby Brown Story” which premieres Sept. 4 and 5. Brown, 49, was an adviser on the project which stars Woody McClain in the title role and Gabrielle Dennis as his wife Whitney Houston. It was odd [...]

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It Takes Tom Arnold to Take Down Trump

It takes a clown to take down another. That’s the basis of Tom Arnold’s ambitious “The Hunt for Trump Tapes” coming to Viceland Sept. 18. Arnold seems to know how ridiculous his premise may seem: that the fate of the country is in the hands of the goofy “True Lies” and “Soul Plane” costar. But [...]

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Report from TCA: ‘Deadwood’ is a Go

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — At a time when reboots are now a solid part of TV schedules, HBO’s Quentin Schaffer opened the TV Critics Association summer press tour here Wednesday by pointing out, “We’ve been asked a ‘Deadwood’ question for eleven consecutive years.” Critics took the bait and made the first question of the two [...]

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