The 33rd Annual Paleyfest LA, LA

Affair: The 33rd Annual Paleyfest LA

When: Friday, March 11- Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA

Deets: FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel; ABC’s black-ish; FOX’s Empire; STARZ’s Power; and FOX’s Scream Queens were revealed for the 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles, the William S. Paley Television Festival, celebrating television’s most acclaimed series. PaleyFest LA returns to Hollywood’s iconic Dolby Theatre from March 11-20, 2016, and will again grant fans access to special screenings and exclusive conversations with the stars and creative minds behind their favorite TV shows. More PaleyFest LA 2016 shows will be announced on Tuesday, January 19.

"The Paley Center could not be more thrilled for the 33rd annual PaleyFest LA, continuing our mission to bring fans together with the biggest stars and creative forces behind our most beloved television programs,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

Citi returns as the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, offering its cardmembers special presale access to tickets. Paley Center Patron and Supporting Members and Citi cardmembers can enjoy a presale for PaleyFest LA 2016 Showrunner and Studio Passes, as well as individual tickets on Tuesday, January 12. PaleyFest LA 2016 Showrunner and Studio Passes and individual tickets will be available for purchase to Paley Center Individual Members on Thursday, January 14, and to the general public beginning Friday, January 15. All tickets can be purchased through

The Paley App and the Paley website are destinations for ongoingPaleyFest LA 2016 announcements, and are portals to ticket sales and content including photos and video clips from Festival events. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter on Twitter for immediate news and for live tweeting from the events, and to join in the conversation with #PaleyFest. For more information on tickets and to download the Paley App, please visit

The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest, with festivals in both Los Angeles and New York City annually, has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans. The Festival benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home to one of the nation’s foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio, and new media content, over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media.

ThePaleyFest LA2016 initial panelist lineup is as follows:

Friday, March 11: Opening Night Presentation: Empire (7:30PM)

Moderator: TBA
Terrence Howard, “Lucious Lyon”
Taraji P. Henson, “Cookie Lyon”
Jussie Smollett, “Jamal Lyon”
Bryshere Gray, “Hakeem Lyon”
Trai Byers, “Andre Lyon”
Grace Gealey, “Anika Calhoun”
Kaitlin Doubleday, “Rhonda Lyon”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Becky”
Ta’Rhonda Jones, “Porsha”
Serayah, “Tiana Brown”
Lee Daniels, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Danny Strong, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer
Brian Grazer, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 12: Better Call Saul (2PM) 

Moderator: TBA
Bob Odenkirk,“Jimmy McGill”
Jonathan Banks,“Mike Ehrmantraut”
Michael McKean,“Chuck McGill”
Rhea Seehorn,“Kim Wexler”
Patrick Fabian,“Howard Hamlin”
Michael Mando,“Nacho Varga”
Vince Gilligan, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer
Peter Gould, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer

Saturday, March 12: Scream Queens (7PM)
Moderator: TBA
Emma Roberts, “Chanel Oberlin”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Dean Cathy Munsch”
Lea Michele, “Hester Ulrich”
Abigail Breslin, “Chanel #5”
Skyler Samuels, “Grace Gardner”
Keke Palmer, “Zayday Williams”
Billie Lourd, “Chanel #3”
Niecy Nash, “Officer Denise Hemphill”

Sunday, March 13: black-ish (2PM)

Moderator: TBA
Anthony Anderson, "Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson” & Executive Producer
Tracee Ellis Ross, "Rainbow Johnson"
Yara Shahidi, "Zoey Johnson"
Marcus Scribner, "Andre Johnson, Jr."
Miles Brown, "Jack Johnson"
Marsai Martin, “Diane Johnson”
Kenya Barris, Creator & Executive Producer
Jonathan Groff, Executive Producer

Sunday, March 13: Supergirl (7PM)

Moderator: TBA
Melissa Benoist, “Kara Danvers/Supergirl”
Calista Flockhart, “Cat Grant”
Chyler Leigh, “Alex Danvers”
Mehcad Brooks, “James Olsen”
David Harewood, “Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz”
Jeremy Jordan, “Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott”
Greg Berlanti, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Ali Adler, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Andrew Kreisberg, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

Tuesday, March 15: Scandal (7:30PM) 

Moderator: TBA
Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”
Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”
Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”
Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”
Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’Grant”
Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”
Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”
Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”
Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”
Portia de Rossi, “Elizabeth North”
Cornelius Smith Jr., “Marcus Walker”
Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”
Shonda Rhimes, Creator & Executive Producer
Betsy Beers, Executive Producer

Wednesday, March 16: The Big Bang Theory (7:30PM)
Moderator: TBA
Johnny Galecki, “Leonard Hofstadter”
Jim Parsons, “Sheldon Cooper”
Kaley Cuoco, “Penny”
Simon Helberg, “Howard Wolowitz”
Kunal Nayyar, “Raj Koothrappali”
Mayim Bialik, “Amy Farrah Fowler”
Steven Molaro, Executive Producer
Chuck Lorre, Creator & Executive Producer
Bill Prady, Creator & Executive Producer

Friday, March 18: Hulu's Difficult People (7:30PM)

Moderator: TBA
Julie Klausner, Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
Bill Eichner
Andrew Martin

James Urbaniak
Cole Escola
Scott King, Executive Producer & Showrunner

Saturday, March 19: Fear the Walking Dead (2PM)

Moderator: TBA
Kim Dickens, “Madison Clark”
Cliff Curtis, “Travis Manawa”
Frank Dillane, “Nick Clark”
Alycia Debnam-Carey, “Alicia Clark”
Lorenzo James Henrie, “Christopher Manawa”
Ruben Blades, “Daniel Salazar”
Mercedes Mason, “Ofelia Salazar”
Colman Domingo, “Victor Strand”
Dave Erickson, Showrunner/Executive Producer/Co-Creator/Writer
Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 19: Stars of Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., & Chicago Med Salute Dick Wolf (7PM)
Moderator: TBA
Dick Wolf, Creator & Executive Producer
Jason Beghe, “Sgt. Hank Voight,” Chicago P.D.
Sophia Bush, “Det. Erin Lindsay,” Chicago P.D.
Colin Donnell, “Dr. Connor Rhodes,” Chicago Med
Ice-T, “Det. Odafin Tutuola,” Law & Order: SVU
Taylor Kinney, “Kelly Severide,” Chicago Fire
S. Epatha Merkerson, “Sharon Goodwin,” Chicago Med
Oliver Platt, “Dr. Daniel Charles,” Chicago Med
Jesse Spencer, “Matthew Casey,” Chicago Fire

Sunday, March 20: Power (2PM)

Moderator: TBA
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, “Kanan” & Executive Producer
Omari Hardwick, “James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick”
Lela Loren, “Angela Valdes”
Naturi Naughton, “Tasha St. Patrick”
Joseph Sikora, “Tommy Egan”
Courtney Kemp Agboh, Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer

Sunday, March 20: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Hotel (7PM)

Moderator: TBA
Sarah Paulson, “Sally”
Kathy Bates, “Iris”
Angela Bassett,“Ramona”
Chloe Sevigny, “Alex Lowe”
Evan Peters,“Mr. James March”
Wes Bentley, “John Lowe”
Cheyenne Jackson, “Will Drake”
Denis O’Hare, “Liz Taylor”

Who You May Spot: See panelists per screening above.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are now available for members. General tickets on sale 1/29.

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