The TCA Press Tour — where I'll be heading on Monday, so don't forget to tell me your questions for NBC — is already underway in Los Angeles, with the cable networks peddling their wares to critics. Here's a sampling of the news so far:
- "Nip/Tuck" (panel discussion pictured above) is going all meta on us, introducing a satirical show-within-a-show that will hire the good doctors as consultants.
- Everyone wants to know if the stars of HBO's new drama "Tell Me You Love Me," which starts Sept. 9, are actually having sex on-screen. To the point that one reporter asked "Did anybody actually, uh, do it?"
- Larry David seemed to be having fun with reporters during the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" session.
- The two TV movies HBO promised "Deadwood" fans are only at 50-50 odds to actually happen now, but the one-hour "Extras" special is a go.
- Shoop! Salt-n-Pepa showed up at a VH1 panel to talk about their breakup and makeup, which will be chronicled in a new reality series.
- PBS is getting buzz for the new Ken Burns documentary The War — but the public TV folks also handed out Jane Austen action figures, just in case.
Photo courtesy of FX