NBC kicked off the Winter television critics press tour yesterday in Pasadena, CA, showing off their slate of new shows and bringing together their stars for an evening party. Jessica Simpson showed off her baby bump in sequins  as she made a brief cameo at the event before heading home to give her feet a rest after a long day of promoting Fashion Star. Her fellow judge on that show, Nicole Richie , and their host, Elle Macpherson, both hit the red carpet as well. Christina  Applegate and her onscreen Up All Night husband Will Arnett  stayed close at the packed soiree. Chelsea Handler talked up Are You There Chelsea?, which premieres soon and has Laura Prepon playing the title role.
The casts of Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Chuck, The Office, and more also stepped out, so check out tons of photos from the bash in the gallery. Also, stay on top of all the latest 2012 midseason TV news  with BuzzSugar's TCA updates.