Tribeca TV Festival Adds ‘Fall Pilot Season’ Section to Second Annual Event



Additional programming includes:

  • A special conversation with Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, and Tinsley Mortimer from The Real Housewives of New York City moderated by Andy Cohen
  • The Season 5 premiere of FOX’s Empire with Jussie Smollett
  • Mira Sorvino to appear on behalf of Sony Crackle’s Startup
  • Tim Daly, Erich Bergen, and Zeljko Ivanek for Madame Secretary
  • Laverne Cox to moderate Tribeca Talks: The Journey, inspired by TUMI, series with Rosario Dawson


As if the fall TV season wasn’t reason enough to celebrate for lovers of the small screen, it’s time for the second annual Tribeca TV Festival in New York City!

Kicking off next month at Spring Studios, the Tribeca TV Festival will take place September 20-23 with a slew of great programming that should get every TV watcher excited, including a new section called The Fall Pilot Season. This will feature indie pilots and showcase new voices in episodic storytelling.

An extension from April’s Tribeca Film Festival, the five comedies showcased play with conventions of adulthood, sex and, yes, William Shakespeare.

Other programming highlights for the Tribeca TV Festival include:

  • The 20th season premiere of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU with star and executive producer Mariska Hargitay and executive producer Dick Wolf, longtime co-star Ice-T, and current cast.
  • A look back at 10 years of dealmaking on ABC’s Shark Tank with the Sharks.
  • New season premieres from Emmy®-nominated Tracey Ullman’s Show with star and executive producer Tracey Ullman, who will be interviewed by Meryl Streep.
  • Showtime’s Emmy®-nominated Ray Donovan with producer and star Liev Schreiber.
  • CBS’s Madam Secretary with star Téa Leoni.
  • Sony Crackle’s Startup with Ron Perlman, Adam Brody, Mira Sorvino.
  • The world premiere of the first episode of season 12 of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown with Bourdain and W. Kamau Bell in Kenya.
  • Tribeca will world premiere the zany limited series Valley of the Boom from National Geographic which mixes scripted and unscripted storytelling to chart the rise and burst of the dot-com boom.
  • Tribeca Talks: A Conversation with Bryan Cranston and the latest installment of the Tribeca Talks: The Journey, inspired by TUMI, series with Rosario Dawson.
  • Fall Pilot Season, a section of indie pilots, showcasing exciting new voices in episodic storytelling.