TNT and TBS are heading to SXSW, and they’re bringing with them stars and producers of such series as TNT’s Falling Skies and new dramas The Last Ship and Legends, as well as TBS’s late-night series The Pete Holmes Show. On Monday, March 10, the networks will stage two panels during the annual music, film and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas.
That night, TNT will hold a special First Look Watch Party for The Last Ship, giving SXSW attendees the opportunity to catch the entire first episode of the action-packed series from executive producer Michael Bay (Transformers). Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) and Adam Baldwin (Chuck, Firefly) are scheduled to appear at the Watch Party.
TBS will kick off the panel presentations with The Pete Holmes Show Makes It Weird at 3:30 p.m. Host Pete Holmes will be joined by producers Nick Bernstein and Oren Brimer and head writer Karen Kilgariff for a panel discussion on what it takes to create a late-night series. At 5 p.m., TNT will present The New Golden Age of Drama on TV, a discussion about the resurgence in quality television dramas, with executive producers behind the network’s hit series Falling Skies and the upcoming series The Last Ship and Legends. Both panels will feature extensive video clips from the shows.
For more scheduling info at SXSW visit: http://www.tntdrama.com