The Tribeca TV Festival is starting on September 12th this year and running through September 15th. Now in its third year, the lineup includes new shows, former favorites, and talks with the creators and stars from some of this year’s biggest shows and limited-series. The festival takes place at Regal Battery Park right here in New York City and there’s something for everyone.
Attendees can celebrate the 25th anniversary celebration of “Friends” with two episodes curated by executive producers Marta Kaufman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright, and all three will participate in a post-screening conversation. The event will close with the series finale of Amazon Prime Video’s “Transparent.” The popular Tribeca Talks series will feature conversations with Hasan Minhaj and James Spader, and Tribeca will host an exclusive, sneak-preview of Freeform’s “Party of Five” pilot episode in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
There will also be several series premieres that fans won’t want to miss. Starz’ true crime docu-series “Leavenworth,” from executive producer Steven Soderbergh, is on the list, along with “Godfather of Harlem” starring Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker, Vincent D’Onofrio and Giancarlo Esposito.
Attendees should also look for the screening of “First Wives Club,” a modern television remake of the classic 1996 revenge comedy from BET+. One of the big premieres is Hulu’s “Looking for Alaska,” the limited series based on the book by John Green, and CBS is hosting a screening of the new series “Evil.”
Another big premiere is AMC’s docu-series “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America” featuring executive producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter. The CW’s Riverdale spin-off “Katy Keene” starring Lucy Hale is also hosting a special screening, and there’s a first look at season three of HBO’s “Room 104.” The other big events include the season two premiere of ABC’s “Bless This Mess” starring Lake Bell and Dax Shephard, and the season three return of Amazon’s “Goliath” starring Billy Bob Thornton.
“We’re returning this year with a lineup that highlights the ever-changing ways audiences consume television. Featuring selections from classic cable networks, to premium cable, to streaming entertainment, the Festival will always highlight the best storytelling in the medium,” said Paula Weinstein, EVP of Tribeca Enterprises.
“This year’s Tribeca TV Festival program, like TV itself, has something for everyone. We are bringing channel surfing to the big screen, as our audiences can experience- in just 4 days- the full spectrum of episodic storytelling; and we hope, discover their new favorite show along the way,” said Cara Cusumano, Tribeca’s Festival Director.
Previous Tribeca TV Festival programming included anniversary celebrations for “Law & Order: SVU,” “Shark Tank,” “The Real Housewives of New York City,” plus programming that included a surprise world premiere screening of “Will & Grace’s” reboot, a conversation with Tracey Ullman and Meryl Streep after screening “Tracey Ullman’s Show,” and more.
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