TCA: Ryan Seacrest’s ‘Mixology’ Isn’t Just About Hooking Up — No, Really

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage. With the February 26 premiere of ABC’s new comedy Mixology, executive producer Ryan Seacrest makes his first foray into scripted series. At today’s TCA, Seacrest denied that this move into scripted foreshadows the death of reality TV. “Not anytime soon,” Seacrest said, appearing on the panel with EPs John Lucas and Scott Moore (feature scribes new to TV) and the cast of 10 regulars. “I’m reading about Kim Kardashian every day.” Related: TCA: Paul Lee “Gradulist” In Pilot Strategy; Addresses Struggles With ‘Lucky 7′, ‘Wonderland’, ‘Killer Women’, ‘The Assets’ “I’m sorry to hear that,” an audience member responded. “It’s my pleasure. Look, you asked,” Seacrest joked back. But he acknowledged that his production company “has a balance slate, we do produce a lot of unscripted . . . [but] we hope to achieve balance.” Related: TCA: ‘Mind Games’ Challenges TV Critics Set in a Manhattan bar,
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