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Television Critics Association press tour begins

Produces and actors of "Manhattan" spoke onstage during TCA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.Getty Images for WGN America

The Television Critics Association press tour, a biannual gathering of TV reporters, critics, and bloggers has once again convened in Beverly Hills to see what the networks have to offer viewers for the fall and beyond.

The way the tour works: For the next two weeks most of the networks — broadcast, basic cable, pay cable, and online platforms like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon — will hold press conferences during the day for upwards of 200 reporters. The conferences take place in the ballrooms at the Beverly Hilton — including the one where the Golden Globes are held — with actors, writers, producers, and network executives taking questions and talking up new and returning shows and why we should watch them.


At night, the networks host working parties where writers are able to speak in smaller groups or one on one with many of those same folks.

So stay tuned here (and on Twitter @GlobeRodman with the hashtag #TCA14) in the coming days for new and returning show info, party reports, choice quotes, random observations, and, as always, a rundown on what the famous and fabulous look like up close and in person as we hang showbiz-adjacent in the 90210 zip code.

Up first, later Thursday will be the HBO presentation which will include the comeback of the critically-acclaimed “The Comeback” with Lisa Kudrow and a new music series called “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” with Dave Grohl.

Sarah Rodman can be reached at sarah.rodman@globe.com.