With the writer’s strike continuing through the summer and with both the Director’s Guild and Screen Actor’s Guild also going through negotiations with the studios, the Television Critics Association has officially cancelled its upcoming summer press tour. While last year, due to the pandemic, the Summer Press Tour shifted to a virtual event, this year, even that won’t happen.
A statement from the TCA said:
“The summer 2023 tour is canceled. Even if the guilds and studios reach agreements in the coming weeks, we’ve come to the point at which it’s no longer feasible to organize the tour, never mind plan for our own travel. The Board will move forward with plans for our January tour, and we look forward to gathering with you all in the Los Angeles area then!”
The Television Critics Association usually does a Winter and a Summer Press Tour, which sees several studios, including Disney taking part. During the event, we usually get previews of upcoming shows for National Geographic, FX, ABC, Hulu and Disney+. But now these plans have been changed, we will likely still get the same information from Disney over the summer, but now it’ll likely be more spread out through the usual press cycle, rather than all at once.
At last summer’s TCA event, we found out new information on “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” and about many of the Disney+ Day premieres, such as “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory”, and “Super/Natural”, plus news on the second season of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”.