'Thirtysomething,' 'The Comeback' Reunions and 'This Is Us' Panel Added to ATX Lineup

Other reunions at the Austin-based festival include 'Designing Women' and 'Northern Exposure.'
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This Is Us is getting ready to take Austin by storm.

The hit NBC drama will host a panel at the sixth annual ATX Television Festival, set for June 8-11.

Stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia will be joined by NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, creator and showrunner Dan Fogelman, and executive producer Ken Olin. 

Additionally, Olin will take part in a reunion for the beloved ABC drama thirtysomething at the festival, where he will be joined by fellow stars Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, and David Clennon. The reunion marks the 30th anniversary of the adult drama's 1987 launch on ABC. The show ran for four seasons and won more than a dozen Emmys, including best drama series.

The cast of Lisa Kudrow's acclaimed HBO comedy The Comeback will also reunite at ATX. Kudrow, who also co-created and exec produced the half-hour, will be joined by co-creator and exec producer Michael Patrick King; castmember and exec producer Dan Bucatinsky; and castmember Laura Silverman. Additional cast will be announced at a later date. 

Canceled in 2005 after one season, The Comeback went on to achieve cult status and was resurrected by HBO for a second season in 2014.

Other panel additions include the screening of two yet-to-be-determined Fox pilots and a special reading of the unproduced pilot The Housewives, co-written by Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and June Diane Raphael and featuring a special guest cast. Raphael, a first-time panelist, will also take part in the previously announced panel for her Netflix comedy Grace & Frankie.

Other previously announced ATX panels include reunions for Designing Women and Northern Exposure, an Alias writers room reunion and a special Parks and Recreation screening.

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