(L-R) “Friday Night Lights” Actors Nick Benseman, Stacey Oristano, Derek Phillips, and Adrianne Palicki pose on the ATX Television Festival opening night red carpet at the Paramount Theater on June 9, 2016 Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

The ATX Television Festival is a celebration of the medium, looking back at its history and exploring where it’s headed. The weekend is filled with panels, screenings and events with the actors, directors, writers and others who have influenced and created some of our favorite TV shows.

This year’s fest will feature reunions for the cast and crews of “The West Wing,” “Rescue Me” and more; plus, there will be panels about such topics as Shondaland shows and “Person of Interest.”

Details: 10 a.m. Thursday-Sunday. $20-$275. Multiple locations. atxfestival.com/programming.