Television Critics Association Press Tour Continues at Pasadena's Langham Huntington Hotel

Published : Saturday, January 6, 2018 | 7:01 PM

Television Critics Association Press Tour Underway

More than 200 television journalists and critics have gathered for the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) semiannual Press Tour, which began last Thursday and continues through January 17 at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

The premier January event for TV features 14 days of panels, set visits and receptions spotlighting new and returning shows from several broadcast, cable, and streaming content providers.

The winter press tour will highlight the TV industry’s biggest issues for 2018 which are likely to alter the medium’s landscape in the coming months, AdWeek said.

AdWeek also enumerated the seven biggest questions about the future of TV that the winter Press Tour will likely tackle over the next two weeks, including what will happen to 21st Century Fox TV properties that Disney says it will buy and those it will not buy; how sexual harassment scandals would continue to reshape TV; will ABC be able to successfully revive American idol; will Hulu continue its momentum when “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns; would Paramount Network give USA and TNT a run for their money; how big would NBC’s lead be this season with the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics; and finally, could anyone compete with Netflix.

Netflix won’t be at the Press Tour again, AdWeek says, but the streaming site, which plans to spend about $8 billion on original content in 2018, will be on everyone’s mind as the networks gather in Pasadena.

The TCA represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the U.S. and Canada. TCA members reach tens of millions of consumers each week and are considered experts within the industry, representing their employers as moderators, panelists, or radio and TV guests and artists.

To learn more about the TCA, visit www.tvcritics.org.

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