12:00pm PT by Kate Stanhope
'Girls,' 'The Americans,' Network Presidents Panels Added to ATX Lineup
The ATX Television Festival is solidifying its lineup.
Girls, The Americans, Fear the Walking Dead, Fargo, The Leftovers, Playing House and The Mick are several of the latest scripted series headed to Austin for the sixth annual festival, which will take place June 8-11.
For the first time in the festival's history, ATX will host a networks president panel, featuring NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, Hulu head of content Craig Erwich, HBO programming president Casey Bloys, FX president of original programming Nick Grad and Showtime programming president Gary Levine. The panel will cover topics such as branding, audience growth, the changing models of picking up and distributing series, and creating series for TV's ever changing landscape.
Several upcoming series will also screen at ATX, including John Singleton's FX drama Snowfall, Mark Duplass' HBO anthology Room 104, AMC's Western The Son, Freeform's Bella Thorne starrer Famous in Love and magazine drama The Bold Type, the Farrelly brothers' AT&T Audience network comedy Loudermilk and truTV's Andrea Savage-led half-hour I'm Sorry.
The ABC drama October Road will reunite at the festival, joining previously announced ATX reunions for The Comeback, Designing Women, Northern Exposure and thirtysomething as well as the writers of Alias, among others.
ATX is also pushing into unscripted with a panel on the history of MTV's reality series, featuring exec producers from The Real World, Road Rules, The Challenge, Jersey Shore, The Hills and Teen Mom. TruTV will also present its new game show Talk Show the Game Show.
Other shows headed to ATX include This Is Us, Grace and Frankie and I'll Have What He's Having.