PBS kicks off confab, which launches Jan. 4
The winter Television Critics Assn. tour is set for Jan. 4-15 at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.PBS will kickstart the events during the first two days before NBC and its cable brethren move into the ballroom Jan. 6-7. Fox will come aboard Jan. 8. Disney/ABC is signed up for Jan. 9-10 followed by CBS Jan. 11. The CW and Showtime will share Jan. 12. Three days of cable (Jan. 13-15) will close out the proceedings, with FX tentatively offering the last presentation. With many new shows launching in midseason, winter TCA gives nets a chance to tout their wares to critics, reporters and bloggers who fly in from around the country. Among the high-profile series beginning in January and February are HBO’s horse racing drama “Luck” and NBC’s drama “Smash,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Broadway play.