In the grand tradition of reuniting classic TV casts, the ATX Television Festival is plotting something for 2016 that we think Everybody will enjoy.
In case you haven’t already guessed based on that punny lede — or, you know, the headline of this article — the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond will reunite as part of the festival’s fifth year, being held from June 9–12 in Austin, Texas.
Cast members Patricia Heaton (Debra), Doris Roberts (Marie) and Monica Horan (Amy) will be joined by writers Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens and Aaron Shure in honor of the CBS sitcom’s 20-year anniversary. More panelists will be announced later.
Additional highlights from Tuesday’s initial round of announcements include:
* The Shield will have a writers room reunion, including creator Shawn Ryan and writers Glen Mazzara, Scott Rosenbaum and Sarah Fain.
* As part of the fest’s “canceled-too-soon” series, Terriers creator Ted Griffin, executive producer Shawn Ryan and star Michael Raymond-James will attend a screening and Q&A about the late, great FX show.
* There will be a live script reading of the pilot for Big, which was never picked up, featuring creators Mike Royce and Kevin Biegel, along with to-be-announced guests.
* Betsy Beers — executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder and The Catch — will also be a panelist in 2016,
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