Not able to attend the Tribeca TV Festival this month? Luckily, you’ll be able to livestream some of the festival’s panels, which will include big names like Oprah Winfrey, Trevor Noah and others.
Tribeca announced exclusively with TheWrap Thursday that it’ll be livestreaming talks from its lineup on Facebook Live – the only way off-site audiences will be able to watch the panels.
That means you can watch a conversation with Winfrey, for example, who will be on hand to discuss the new OWN docuseries “Released,” which chronicles the lives of formerly-incarcerated men and women as they rejoin the real world. The group, which includes Winfrey and the creators of the show, will discuss the issue of mass incarceration, among other related topics. The discussion will follow the premiere of the first episode.
Elsewhere, viewers can watch a panel with “Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally, who will be joined by co-creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. Tribeca promises the group will discuss what to expect in the upcoming batch of new episodes.
Another big panel at the Tribeca TV Festival, presented by AT&T, includes one with Trevor Noah and writers from “The Daily Show” about the late night scene and how people tune in to get their news.
The Tribeca TV Festival runs from Sept. 22-24 in New York City. You can view the full streaming schedule below (all times are Eastern Daylight Time).
2:30 p.m.: Trevor Noah and Writers of “The Daily Show” including Steve Bodow, Zhubin Parang,Michelle Wolf and Joe Opio
4:30 p.m.: “Ten Days in the Valley” (ABC) with Kyra Sedgwick, creator Tassie Cameron, and fellow executive producers Marcy Ross, Sherry White, Jill Littman and Casey Engelhardt
5:45 p.m.: “Red Oaks” (Amazon) with stars Paul Reiser, Craig Roberts, Alexandra Turshen, Ennis Esmer, Richard Kind, Alexandra Socha, director Amy Heckerling, creators Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs and executive producer David Gordon Green
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"One Mississippi" (Season 1 on Amazon) Amazon broke into the awards race with poignant and thoughtful half-hour series like "Transparent" and "Mozart in the Jungle." That tradition was upheld this year with the premiere of Tig Notaro's semi-autobiographical, "One Mississippi." With whip-smart writing by Notaro and "Juno's" Diablo Cody, this "traumedy" is a funny, heartbreaking bit of essential TV viewing.
"Girls" (Seasons 1-5 on HBO) Lena Dunham's love-it-or-hate-it HBO comedy is coming off one of its best seasons in years and will return for its final outing in February. That's plenty of time to catch up on the series, one of the first -- and best -- depictions of millennial angst on TV.
"Steven Universe" (Seasons 1-2 on Hulu) Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe" has earned two Emmy nominations and a cult following in its three seasons for the way it has managed to incorporate LGBT themes and diverge from traditional gender norms in an animated kids' sci-fi series.
"Bunheads" (Season 1 on Freeform App) Amy Sherman-Palladino's "Gilmore Girls" reboot for Netflix was a happy treat for fans of the original series. But at just four installments, "A Year in the Life" flies by. Those looking for more of Sherman-Palladino's quirky, emotionally grounded style can turn to her short-lived Freeform series, "Bunheads" starring the inimitable Sutton Foster.
"Chewing Gum" (Season 1 on Netflix) Netflix's British import "Chewing Gum" has flown under the radar since it hit the streaming platform in November, but at just six episodes, the underrated gem is worth a watch. Written by and starring Michaela Coel, the raunchy comedy is the frank and sometimes uncomfortable story of a 24-year-old woman from a hyper-religious background who makes it her mission to lose her virginity.
"Freaks and Geeks" (Season 1 on Netflix) When it comes to cult TV series, Paul Feig and Judd Apatow's "Freaks and Geeks" set the standard. With a cast packed with soon-to-be stars like James Franco, Seth Rogen and Linda Cardellini, the high school comedy only lasted for one season, but it's still referred to as one of the greatest series ever more than 15 years later.
"Atlanta" (Season 1 on FX App) Few series air with as much confidence as Donald Glover's outstanding new FX comedy "Atlanta." Wickedly funny and emotionally resonant, the series will go down as one of the best of the year. It's already been renewed for a second season, but those who haven't yet tuned in can catch up on the FX website.
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Seasons 1-3 on Hulu, Season 4 currently airing on Fox) Fox's cop comedy won several Golden Globes for its debut season, but it's only gotten better over time. Boasting one of the best ensemble casts on television led by Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" boasts the same heart seen in co-creator Michael Schur's previous series "Parks and Recreation."
"Angie Tribeca" (Season 1 on Hulu) Created by Steven and Nancy Carell, TBS's proudly bizarre "Angie Tribeca" is one of the best cop show parodies since "Police Squad!" Starring Rashida Jones and Hayes MacArthur, the series plays like a series of sketches sending up police procedurals like "Law & Order" and "CSI."
"Happy Endings" (Seasons 1-3 on Hulu) In an era when networks were desperately trying to recreate the magic of "Friends," David Caspe's "Happy Endings" turned the "group of thirtysomethings" format on its head, growing into an offbeat and profoundly funny comedy that now has imitators of its own.
"Parks and Recreation" (Seasons 1-7 on Netflix) For seven seasons, Amy Poehler played the eternally optimistic Leslie Knope on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," a sweet and heartwarming comedy that was egregiously snubbed by the Emmys for its entire run.