LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HitFix.com, one of the fastest growing film, TV and entertainment sites online, announced today that noted television writer Alan Sepinwall is joining its stable of award-winning writers and editors.
The television critic for the Star-Ledger for the past 14 years, Alan Sepinwall has become a must-read for TV fans and industry professionals alike. Expanding on his work for the Star-Ledger, Sepinwall has spent the past five years developing a large and loyal following on his private blog What's Alan Watching. That blog will be incorporated into HitFix.com allowing Sepinwall's fans access to HitFix's proprietary event calendar and planning tools as they search for their entertainment fix.
"My career began with me writing about TV online," says Sepinwall, "so it feels right to get back to doing that full-time - particularly at a website like HitFix with a stable of talented writers and a mission I respect."
One of the nation's most opinionated and influential critics, Sepinwall is known as a dogged supporter of quality television, proving to be a fierce advocate for shows including "Lost," "The Shield," "Breaking Bad" and "The Wire." Last spring, NBC executives went so far as to credit Sepinwall by name for his role in earning a renewal for "Chuck." Sepinwall's ties with the creative community have led to exclusive and exhaustive interviews with many of the industry's most respected show runners, including David Simon, Matthew Weiner, Josh Schwartz and Vince Gilligan. When "The Sopranos" ended in 2007, creator David Chase granted only one interview and that was to Sepinwall.
In addition to his writing and blogging, Sepinwall found the time to write "Stop Being a Hater and Learn to Love The O.C.," the seminal chronicle of the first season of FOX's popular soap.
"Distinctive and respected voices are difficult to find these days in an increasingly fragmented media landscape," Gregory Ellwood, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of HitFix, Inc. says. "We are thrilled someone of Alan's stature and talent has decided to join the HitFix team."
Sepinwall, an active member of the Television Critic's Association, is the latest addition to HitFix's established and respected industry experts including Ellwood, Drew McWeeny, Daniel Fienberg, Melinda Newman and Katie Hasty.
What's Alan Watching will launch on HitFix on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Fans can sign up for a reminder by visiting www.hitfix.com/whatsalanwatching.
Founded in Dec 2008 by Jennifer Sargent and Gregory Ellwood, HitFix brings the world of entertainment to discerning fans that prefer entertainment journalism and events to celebrity scandal. HitFix has a top-notch team of insiders that break news on what’s next in TV, Music and Movies. Profiled in BusinessWeek in 2009 as one of “America’s Most Promising Start-ups”, HitFix is the only entertainment news site to offer a location-based calendar tool, called the HitFix Event Forecast, that lets fans discover must-watch TV, upcoming movies, concerts, sports, theater, video games, album & DVD releases and local events through the website and through their iPhone.