CTAM Supports Dec. 14 Deadline for Pulling Plug on TCA Tour

CTAM plans to support the Television Critics Association’s decision to cancel the January press tour if the TV writers’ strike isn’t settled by Dec. 14, the trade group said Tuesday.

CTAM organizes, schedules and controls the cable portion of the TCA press tour, when twice a year TV networks do presentations and feature talent from their upcoming shows.

“Based on feedback from both cable and broadcast networks, TCA has determined that the event cannot go on if the strike has not been settled by Dec. 14,” CTAM said in an email to TV critics Tuesday.

“TCA has advised its members that should the strike continue as of next Friday, the January Tour will be cancelled,” the cable trade group said.

“CTAM, on behalf of cable, will support TCA’s decision. We therefore ask your continued patience, and would advise against making any un-refundable travel plans until we have the definitive word at the end of next week.”

CTAM had been planning for a cable TCA presentation that would last four days, from Jan. 8 to 11.