34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles, LA


Affair: 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles

When: Friday, March 17- Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hot Spot: The Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: The Paley Center for Media announced the extended lineup for PaleyFest LA 2017, to take place at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood, CA March 17-26. The celebrated event will open on March 17th with the cast and creative team of AMC’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular The Walking Dead. PaleyFest will run through March 26 and features a diverse lineup of television shows including breakout freshman hits and longtime fan favorites.

“For 34 years PaleyFest has grown in size, presence and prestige – solidifying its spot on the Los Angeles cultural and popular landscape,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “We are so proud to present this incredible PaleyFest 2017 lineup as the centerpiece in our year-round Paley Center programming. This year’s festival brings together fans and introduces new audiences to the stars and creators of television’s most talked about and popular shows.”

In addition to The Walking Dead, the PaleyFest LA 2017 lineup includes NBC’s This Is Us (March 18): a matinee Super Hero event featuring the cast members of the CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (March 18); ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (March 19); CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles (March 21); CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden (March 22); BBC America’s Orphan Black (March 23); FOX’s Bob’s Burgers (March 24); Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars (March 25); HBO’s Westworld (March 25); and closing out the festival on March 26, will be an amazing double header including a matinee event celebrating the 100th episode of ABC’s Scandal, followed that evening by FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke.

As official media sponsor of PaleyFest, Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to a selection of clips and the full-length discussions from the festival. Subscribers can view footage from the event by visiting hulu.com/paleyfest.

The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest, with annual festivals in both Los Angeles and New York City, has become the 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 the nation’s foremost publically accessible archives of television and radio content, over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media including the recently launched African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections.

The initial PaleyFest LA 2017 talent lineup includes: 

Friday, March 17: (Opening Night Presentation)

The Walking Dead (7:30 PM)

Andrew Lincoln, “Rick Grimes”
Lauren Cohan, “Maggie Greene”
Melissa McBride, “Carol Peletier”
Josh McDermitt, “Eugene Porter”
Christian Serratos, “Rosita Espinosa”
Alanna Masterson, “Tara Chambler”
Ross Marquand, “Aaron”
Tom Payne, “Paul ‘Jesus’ Rovia”
Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer
Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer
Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer
Dave Alpert, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 18: 

CW’s Heroes & Aliens: Featuring Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2PM):

Stephen Amell, “Oliver Queen/Arrow”
David Ramsey, “John Diggle”
Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producer
Wendy Mericle, Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

The Flash:

Grant Gustin, “Barry Allen/The Flash”
Candice Patton, “Iris West”
Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer
Todd Helbing, Executive Producer
Aaron Helbing, Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

Melissa Benoist, “Kara Danvers/Supergirl”
David Harewood, “Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz”
Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:
Brandon Routh, “Ray Palmer/Atom”
Caity Lotz, “Sara Lance/White Canary”
Phil Klemmer, Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 18:

This Is Us (7PM):
Milo Ventimiglia, “Jack”
Mandy Moore, “Rebecca”
Chrissy Metz, “Kate”
Justin Hartley, “Kevin”
Susan Kelechi Watson, “Beth”
Chris Sullivan, “Toby”
Ron Cephas Jones, “William”

Sunday, March 19:

Grey’s Anatomy (2PM)
Ellen Pompeo, “Meredith Grey”
Justin Chambers, “Alex Karev”
Chandra Wilson, “Miranda Bailey”
James Pickens, Jr., “Richard Webber”
Kevin McKidd, “Owen Hunt”
Jessica Capshaw, “Arizona Robbins”
Jesse Williams, “Jackson Avery”
Sarah Drew, “April Kepner”
Caterina Scorsone, “Amelia Shepherd”
Camilla Luddington, “Jo Wilson”
Jerrika Hinton, “Stephanie Edwards”
Kelly McCreary, “Maggie Pierce”
Jason George, “Ben Warren”
Martin Henderson, “Nathan Riggs”
Giacomo Gianniotti, “Andrew DeLuca”
Debbie Allen, “Dr. Katherine Avery”

Tuesday, March 21

NCIS: Los Angeles (7:30PM)
Chris O’Donnell, “G. Callen”
LL COOL J, ”Sam Hanna”
Linda Hunt, “Hetty Lange”
Eric Christian Olsen, “Marty Deeks”
Daniela Ruah, “Kensi Blye”
Barrett Foa, “Eric Beale”
Renée Felice Smith, “Nell Jones”
R. Scott Gemmill, Executive Producer
John P. Kousakis, Executive Producer

Wednesday, March 22 

An Evening of Laughs with James Corden & The Late, Late Show (8:00PM)
James Corden, Host & Executive Producer
Ben Winston, Executive Producer
Rob Crabbe, Executive Producer
Plus additional guests to be announced

Thursday, March 23

Orphan Black (7:30PM)
Tatiana Maslany
Jordan Gavaris, “Felix Dawkins”
Kristian Bruun, “Donnie Hendrix”
Kevin Hanchard, “Det. Art Bell”
Maria Doyle Kennedy, “Siobhan Sadler”
Ari Millen, “Mark Rollins”
Kathryn Alexandre, Acting Double
Graeme Manson, Co-creator & Executive Producer

Friday, March 24

Bob’s Burgers (7:30PM)
H. Jon Benjamin, “Bob Belcher”
John Roberts, “Linda Belcher”
Kristen Schaal, “Louise Belcher”
Eugene Mirman, “Gene Belcher”
Dan Mintz, “Tina Belcher”
Larry Murphy, “Uncle Teddy”
Loren Bouchard, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer
Plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 25

Pretty Little Liars (2:00PM)

Keegan Allen, “Toby Cavanaugh”
Troian Bellisario, “Spencer Hastings”
Ashley Benson, “Hanna Marin”
Tyler Blackburn, “Caleb Rivers”
Lucy Hale, “Aria Montgomery”
Shay Mitchell, “Emily Fields”
Andrea Parker, “Mary Drake/Jessica DiLaurentis”
Janel Parrish, “Mona Vanderwaal”
Sasha Pieterse, “Allison DiLaurentis”
Ian Harding, “Ezra Fitz”
I. Marlene King, Executive Producer
Charlie Craig, Executive Producer
Oliver Goldstick, Executive Producer
Joseph Dougherty, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 25

Westworld (7:00PM)
Evan Rachel Wood, “Dolores”
Ed Harris, “Man in Black”
Thandie Newton, “Maeve”
Jimmi Simpson, “William”
Jonathan Nolan, Co-creator/Showrunner, Director
Lisa Joy, Co-creator/Showrunner

Sunday, March 26 

Scandal (2:00PM)
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”

Sunday, March 26 

American Horror Story: Roanoke (7:00PM)
Angela Bassett, “Monet Tumusiime/Lee Harris”
Kathy Bates, “Agnes Mary Winstead/Thomasin White”
Cuba Gooding, Jr., “Dominic Banks/Matt Miller”
Cheyenne Jackson, “Sidney James”
Sarah Paulson, “Auderey Tindall/Lana Winters/Shelby Miller”

Hint For The Average Socialite: Citi returns as the official card of PaleyFest, offering its cardmembers special presale access to tickets. Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members and Citi cardmembers can purchase presale tickets beginning January 9, 2017 at 9AM/ PT. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on January 11, 2017 at 9AM/ PT, and to the general public on January 12, 2017 at 9AM/ PT. Purchase tickets here or download the Paley App at paley.me/app.

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