The Television Critics Association has canceled its in-person TCA Summer Press Tour, scheduled to run from July 27-August 12 at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California.
The semi-annual press bonanza, where networks and content companies trot out their upcoming shows for critics, will shift to a virtual format.
TCA's move came after multiple networks began pulling out of the in-person event amid rising cases of the BA.5 COVID-19 variant and Los Angeles County's pending reinstatement of an indoor mask mandate.
Dates for the virtual press tour are still up in the air with the TCA Board saying it will let members know once networks confirm.
The last in-person press tour happened in January 2020. ■
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