Twice a year, the television critics of America make a mad dash to southern California to attend the TCA Press Tour, an event which gives these scribes the opportunity to meet and greet with TV's elite as the various networks perform what's best described as a dog and pony show, trotting out the latest and greatest (and otherwise) programs that will be gracing the airwaves.
Some in the industry would tell you that the tour is an archaic institution that has little or no place in today's entertainment industry, but I'm here to tell you otherwise. The TCA tour is, as one of my colleagues once said, the great equalizer amongst TV critics, allowing sites like Bullz-Eye, AfterElton, and HitFix to have the same access to the stars of the fall season's new series as writers from Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, and Time Magazine. Not a bad deal, eh?
Join Bullz-Eye's Will Harris as he traverses the worlds of cable, broadcast, and even public television through his two-week stay in Pasadena, California, mingling with the stars and sitting in on panels dedicated to new series and returning favorites.
It's a rough job, but someone's got to do it.
To see more of Will's TCA Summer Press Tour coverage, head over to Premium Hollywood!