TV at SXSW
The biggest TV stars and hottest shows coming to SXSW 2015
Sure, there will be film stars and movie premieres at SXSW, but the small screen also gets tons of recognition. Here's a rundown of some of your favorite television shows and stars making appearances at SXSW 2015.
House of Cards
Fresh off its season three release, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon will take attendees through the process of creating his hit Netflix series at the House of Cards from Page to Screen workshop.
Sunday, March 15 at 3:30 pm at Stephen F. Austin; Film, Gold or Platinum badge required
VEEP: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Matt Walsh and Sam Richardson
The stars of the award-winning HBO show will be discussing political humor and why satirical shows like VEEP are a hot commodity during The VEEP Speaks panel.
Monday, March 16 at 11 am at the Austin Convention Center; Film, Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge required
The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman
If you're a true Dead Head, then you're familiar with Robert Kirkman. Kirkman not only created the original The Walking Dead comics, but also writes and produces the popular AMC show. Find him in the spotlight at Creative Activism: A Discussion with Robert Kirkman. Bonus: Kirkman will be a guest on this panel, as well.
Saturday, March 14 at 11 am at the Austin Convention Center; Film, Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge required
Last Man on Earth and American Crime
The masterminds behind the new shows Last Man on Earth and American Crime are teaming up for one epic SXSW panel. During Creating the Shows That We Like, some of the hottest filmmakers and television producers will be discussing, well, how they get away with creating shows that they actually like.
Monday, March 16 at 12:30 pm at the Austin Convention Center; Film, Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge required
Community: Dan Harmon, Joel McHale and Jim Rash
Creator Dan Harmon along with actors Joel McHale (Jeff Winger) and Jim Rash (Dean Craig Pelton) will discuss Community's growth and the show's transition to Yahoo! at The Cast of Community on Moving to Digital. Bonus: See Dan Harmon the night before during a special recording of his podcast Harmontown.
Sunday, March 15 at 11 am at the Austin Convention Center; Film, Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge required
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Jimmy Kimmel
Didn't get into one of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Austin screenings? Don't worry! You still have a chance see your favorite talk show host in action during SXSW. Kimmel will be discussing how he went from radio host to late-night TV during A Conversation with Jimmy Kimmel.
Saturday, March 14 at 5 pm at the Austin Convention Center; Film, Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge required
Game of Thrones
GoT is an otherworldly experience. Learn how HBO and the network's cohorts are bringing Westeros to the next level during Game of Thrones: Creating Immersive Entertainment. (Sorry, the GoT actors won't be in attendance.)
Monday, March 16 at 5 pm at the Four Seasons; All badge types allowed
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Scott Aukerman's podcast/show combo is all over the SXSW map. Aukerman will be recording one podcast on Saturday with Nick Kroll (The League, The Kroll Show), Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Luaren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black) and Colin Hanks (Fargo). The Sunday recording will feature James Adomian and Mary Holland. Bonus: The guests from Saturday's podcast taping will also be doing a live reading of Aukerman and Adomian's unproduced TV pilot.
Saturday, March 14 at 6 pm at Esther's Follies; Sunday, March 15 at 4 pm at Esther's Follies; Film, Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge required
Undateable: Chris D'Elia, Ron Funches, Rick Glassman and Brent Morin
The comedic cast of this NBC show is making two SXSW appearances. Catch the Undateable Comedy Tour on Sunday night at Esther's Follies. Bonus: catch the panel with executive producer Bill Lawrence.
Sunday, March 15 at 10 pm at Esther's Follies; Film, Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge required
This Is Not Happening
This Comedy Central mini-series from Ari Shaffer airs its last episode during SXSW, so Shaffer and some of your favorite comedians will be hosting a live version in memoriam. This is Not Happeningwill feature unbelievably true stories from the likes of Nick Thune, Jay Oakerson and more.
Tuesday, March 17 at 10 pm at Esther's Follies; All badge types allowed
Wilmer Valderrama and Diane Guerrero
Actors Valderrama (That '70s Show) and Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) will join journalist Leon Krauze during The New American Story: Latinos in the Media.
Tuesday, March 17 at 3:30 pm at the Austin Convention Center; All badge types allowed
Doug Benson needs no introduction. Whether it's Best Week Ever, Super High Me,@midnight or Doug Loves Movies, the man is everywhere — especially at SXSW. If you're a fan of his podcast, you can catch him during two Doug Loves Movies recordings on Monday and Saturday, as well as a special "movie interruption" of Leprechaun 3 with Master Pancake on St. Patrick's Day. Benson will also make an appearance on the All Things Comedy panel and performing during Comedy Spring Break on Wednesday.
Multiple appearances; Badge types vary