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The Simpsons are invading Texas.
The fourth annual ATX Television Festival has added a panel focused on the history of the long-running animated series with producers James L. Brooks, Al Jean, Matt Selman and David Silverman. Brooks has been named the festival’s second annual achievement in television excellence award recipient, and will also take part in a conversation looking back on his entire career hosted by Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal.
Another Fox comedy hit, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will get the panel treatment with co-creator Dan Goor and cast members Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero. In preparation of its June 4 Season 3 premiere, NBC’s Hannibal will host a panel with creator Bryan Fuller.
Kevin Williamson, who is already set for the Dawson’s Creek writers’ reunion, will also present a special pilot script reading for the coming-of-age drama.
In addition to the previously announced Playing House panel, USA will screen the Season 5 premiere of Suits and the series premiere of Complications, the new drama from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. Nix will also be in attendance with cast members Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl) and Beth Riesgraf (Leverage).
In honor of Amy Sherman Palladino, who will take part in the Gilmore Girls reunion, the festival will host a special screening of her ABC Family critical darling Bunheads as part of the “canceled too soon” series. A special 25th anniversary screening of HBO’s Dream On, co-created by panelist Marta Kauffman (Friends), has also been added to the lineup.
The sessions join previously announced reunions for Gilmore Girls, Queer as Folk, Journeyman, Boomtown andthe writers of Dawson’s Creek, as well as panels for Justified, Wayward Pines, Playing House, The Fosters, Drunk History, Power and Boy Meets Girl Meets World.
The ATX Festival runs June 4-7 in Austin, TX. Additional details about the festival can be found at www.atxfestival.com.
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