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TCA members come out for press tour shindigs

TV Critics Assn. members didn’t have to travel far for CBS, NBC and ABC’s summer press tour shindigs.

Once lavish, three-day-per-network affairs, the network portions of TCA press tour have downsized over the years to rushed, single-day presentations. The nets (except Fox, which sent crix to Santa Monica’s Pacific Pier Park on Monday night) also opted this time out to keep their evening event with execs and stars on the Beverly Hilton campus.

CBS erected a tent on top of the parking lot once devoted to the now-vacant Robinsons-May department store next door; NBC similarly threw its big event on top of the Hilton’s garage.

ABC, meanwhile, decked out one of the BevHilton ballrooms for its soiree.

New and returning network stars hit the events; at ABC, no one could miss “Shaq Vs.” star Shaquille O’Neal for his sheer height; similarly, crix couldn’t get enough of knockout “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara.

NBC’s party was abuzz as White House crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi, now stars of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of D.C.,” showed up. The Peacock party also wasn’t short on Jimmys (Fallon or Smits) and Jeffs (Peacock execs Zucker and Gaspin).

Eye also shared its party with corporate siblings Showtime and the CW; “Nikita” star Maggie Q kept reporters glued to their tape recorders.

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