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NYTVF Announces Line-Up

The 6th Annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) will feature Michael Imperioli, David Cross, Will Arnett and more as part of its Primetime lineup at the SVA Theatre and Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan. The festival will give audiences afirst look at new shows from ABC, BBC America, FOX, IFC, and NBC.

Here’s a look at the full roster for the festival which takes place September 20-25:

Monday, September 20, 7:30 PM: ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7”

ABC will open this year’s fest  with the red-carpet premiere of “Detroit 1-8-7.” The series, star Michael Imperioli and Executive Producers David Zabel and Jason Richman will also participate in a Q&A following the screening.

ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7,” shot entirely in Detroit, Michigan, is a gritty cop drama that follows the men and women of one of Detroit’s finest Homicide units. Starring Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos,” “Life on Mars”), James McDaniel (“NYPD Blue”), Aisha Hinds (“True Blood”), D.J. Cotrona (“Windfall”), Jon Michael Hill (Broadway’s Superior Donuts), Shaun Majumder (“24,” Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle), Natalie Martinez (Death Race) and Erin Cummings (“Mad Men”), the series centers on the damaged but driven Detective Louis Fitch (Imperioli) and the passionate team who know that behind every crime are real people with real problems. Experience the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism that characterize these inner city cops when “Detroit 1-8-7” premieres Tuesday, September 21 at 10/9c on ABC.

Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 PM: NBC Universal’s “Short Cuts”

For the fifth year in a row, NBC Universal joins the NYTVF to co-present the “Short Cuts” diversity film showcase, which features the best shorts submitted by filmmakers from across the country. This year’s semi-finalist screening will be hosted by Greg Giraldo of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

Wednesday, September 22, 8:30 PM: BBC AMERICA’s “Luther”

First-time Festival sponsor BBC AMERICA will premiere part-one of the critically-acclaimed UK mini-series “Luther,” starring Idris Elba (“The Wire,” “The Office”) and Ruth Wilson (“The Prisoner,” Jane Eyre). This exclusive screening, featuring an open bar hosted by Stella Artois, is the first opportunity for American audiences to experience this gripping program before the full mini-series premieres on BBC AMERICA – Sunday, October 17, 2010, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Thursday, September 23, 7:00 PM: IFC’s “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”

IFC joins the Festival as a Primetime sponsor for the first time with a sneak peek at the much-anticipated David Cross-helmed comedy, “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.” Cross will be on-hand for the event and post-screening talkback.

Created, written by, and starring David Cross (“Arrested Development,” “Mr. Show”), “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” follows the awkward misadventures of an American office temp and compulsive liar named Todd Margaret (Cross). Margaret bluffs his way into a senior sales position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle.

Saturday, September 25, 7:00 PM: FOX’s “Running Wilde”

FOX will close out this year’s Festival with the red carpet premiere of “Running Wilde.” The show’s star Will Arnett will join the closing night festivities and participate in a Q&A along with additional cast members and creators, following NYTVF’s sneak preview of the show’s second episode.

Festival Premium Passes are currently available at by selecting “Box Office.”

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