Turner takes the stage at #TCA19

With a presentation featuring HLN’s “Crime and Justice” presentation, truTV's At Home with Amy Sedaris, Tacoma FD and TBS’s Miracle Workers and The Misery Index, Turner highlighted some its most anticipated new and returning shows at the #TCA19 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena.

Members of The Critic’s Association were given a first look at HLN’s crime and investigation focused primetime slate in 2019. Hill Harper (“How It Really Happened with Hill Harper”), B.D. Wong (“Something’s Killing Me with B.D. Wong”) and Donnie Wahlberg, host of HLN’s upcoming six-episode “Very Scary People,” took the stage to discuss their original series that will be part of a lineup of 12 original returning and new series.

truTV president Chris Linn was joined on stage by the creators, writer and stars of the new scripted workplace comedy, “Tacoma FD,” Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme and series regulars Hassie Harrison, Eugene Cordero, Marcus Henderson and Gabriel Hogan. The entertaining and fiery cast shared what shenanigans we can expect when the series premieres on March 28.

Next up was the multitalented Amy Sedaris (who greeted the audience with bird sounds) with her cast mate and fellow series writer Cole Escola to discuss the much anticipated second season of her show “At Home with Amy Sedaris.”

Chief Creative Officer of Turner and Direct-to-Consumer and President – TBS/TNT, Kevin Reilly then shared early content plans for WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer product, for which he was recently named Chief Creative Officer. The new streaming service will leverage powerhouse brands – Turner, HBO, Warner Bros. – and bring together content from across the portfolio, from the classics to essentials and family favorites.

Brett Weitz gave the audience a glimpse into TBS’s newest limited series, “Miracle Workers,” an original comedy based on Simon Rich’s book “What in God’s Name.” Weitz introduced the panel with series creator Simon Rich, executive producer and cast member Daniel Radcliffe, and co-stars Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan and Karen Soni. The seven-episode anthology series premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m.

Get a sneak peek here

Michael Bloom, SVP unscripted series and specials, TBS and TNT, closed the show with TBS’s newest alternative programming series, “The Misery Index,” that gamifies the worst and most bizarre human behavior we see in the news every day. The panel included the game-show’s host, Jameela Jamil; executive producer Andy Breckman; and truTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano.

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