Hugh Laurie plays elder statesman

Having been cooped for days at Pasadena’s Langham Hotel, TV Critics Assn. members were finally let off campus Tuesday night to drink, dine and dish with Fox and FX execs and talent.

As Fox Entertainment chairman Peter Rice and prexy Kevin Reilly held court at Pasadena’s Villa Sorriso with journos, “Fringe” exec producer J.J. Abrams discussed his show’s move to Fridays and also took questions about his Fox pilot “Alcatraz.”

“House” star Hugh Laurie made another appearance at the party (now as the elder statesman of Fox series stars), while “Glee” thesps Jane Lynch and Cory Monteith made the rounds (discussing the show’s upcoming Super Bowl episode along the way). Cast members from new Fox series “Terra Nova,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Traffic Light” and “Breaking In” also joined the festivities.

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