Hundreds of reporters — and the producers and stars looking to court them — will descend on Pasadena this week for the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
The two-week tour, which runs Jan. 9-23, will offer wall-to-wall panels featuring midseason wares from both broadcast and cable.
4. HBO’s The Normal Heart. Part of HBO’s impressive lineup that also includes Girls and gay-themed Jonathan Groff comedy Looking, Glee and American Horror Story boss Ryan Murphy will share the TCA stage with stars Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch and Julia Roberts to preview his adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play of the same name. Murphy is famous for dropping nuggets of news and journalists will be hoping Thursday is no different. (HBO/Jan. 9)