Originally posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
The SCAD’s aTVFest will feature some big TV names promoting shows such as Kim Cattrell (“Sex and the City”), Malcolm Jamal-Warner (“The Resident”) and Eric McCormick (“Will & Grace”).
It will run Thursday Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29.
Cattrall is starring in a mid-season show on Fox called “Filthy Rich.” The summary: When Eugene Monreaux, the patriarch of a wealthy Southern family famed for creating a Christian television network, allegedly dies in a plane crash, he leaves his wife, Margaret (Cattrell), to take charge of the family business. She will receive an Icon Award.
Eric McCormick, who is concluding his second run on “Will & Grace,” will receive the Impact Award.
Tom Payne (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) is now on Fox’s new show “Prodigal Son” where he plays a criminal psychologist who knows how killers think and how their minds work. His father, by the way, was a serial killer.
There will be “In Conversation” panels with Jamal-Warner and others including McCormick, Hunter Schafer ( “Euphoria”) , Miss J Alexander (”America’s Next Top Model”) and both “Grown-ish” costume designer Michelle Cole and actress Yara Shahidi.
Shafer is receiving a Discovery Award and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” is getting the Rising Star Cast Award.
Entertainment Weekly is the media partner and helped curate the programming.
Here is the list of all the shows represented over three days:
- 68 Whiskey (Paramount Network) with actors Sam Keeley, Jeremy Tardy, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Beth Reisgraf and Executive Producer/Director Michael Lehman.
- Animation Domination (FOX) with Executive Producers Julie Scully, Mike Scully, Danny Smith and character artist Mike Cassidy.
- Awkwafina is Nora from Queens (Comedy Central) with actor BD Wong.
- The Baker and the Beauty (ABC) with actors Victor Rasuk, Nathalie Kelley, Carlos Gómez, Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Vidal, David Del Rio, Belissa Escobedo and Michelle Veintimilla.
- Cherish the Day (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) with actors Alano Miller, Xosha Roquemore and Director Blitz Bazawule.
- Council of Dads (NBC, shot in Savannah) with actors Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael O’Neill, J August Richards, Clive Standen, Michelle Weaver and Co-creators/Showrunners Anthony “Tony” Phelan and Joan Rater.
- Deputy (FOX) with actors Brian Van Holt, Danielle Moné Truitt, annd Executive Producer Kimberly Ann Harrison.
- Filthy Rich (FOX) with actors Kim Cattrall, Melia Kreiling, Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Benjamin Levy Aguilar, Mark L. Young, Olivia Macklin, and executive producers Tate Taylor and Abe Sylvia.
- For Life (ABC) with actors Joy Bryant, Nicholas Pinnock, and Executive Producers Doug Robinson, Hank Steinberg, Isaac Wright Jr.
- Legacies (The CW, shot in metro Atlanta) with actors Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Matthew Davis, Quincy Fouse, Chris Lee, Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shahghasemi and Peyton Alex Smith.
- Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (NBC) with actors Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Michael Imperioli and Showrunner/Writer/Executive Producer Barry O’Brien.
- Mixed-ish (ABC) with actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tika Sumpter, Arica Himmel and Executive Producer/Co-Creator Peter Saji.
- New Amsterdam (NBC) with actor Tyler Labine and showrunner David Schulner.
- October Faction (Netflix) with actors Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie, and Maxim Roy.
- Prodigal Son (FOX) with actors Tom Payne, Keiko Agena, Frank Harts, Aurora Perrineau, and Halston Sage.
- Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) with actors Heather Hemmens, Jeanine Mason, Michael Trevino, Nathan Dean and Executive Producer/creator Carina Adly MacKenzie.
- Strike Back (Cinemax) with actor Warren Brown, director Bill Eagles, military technical advisor Paul Biddiss and writer/showrunner/Executive Producer Jack Lothian.
- VIDA (STARZ) with actors Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez.
- Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC) with actors Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart and Producer/Choreographer Mandy Moore. (Sadly, no Lauren Graham, Peter Gallagher or Mary Steenburgen.)
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