It’s that time of year again! Our opportunity to see our favorite television stars up close and personal!
The Paley Center for Media has announced the full lineup for the 40th Annual PaleyFest LA, which will run from Friday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. PaleyFest LA returns for another year as the spring’s hottest television festival with exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations with leading stars from the most acclaimed and buzzworthy TV shows, screenings of special preview and premiere content, never-before-seen TV footage, and an interactive Q&A with festival attendees.
PaleyFest LA selections for 2023 are the opening night event, Disney+’s The Mandalorian, ABC’s Abbott Elementary, Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, Showtime’s Yellowjackets and the festival’s closing night selection Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel….which we are particularly excited to see! SO many questions we have for Midge, like where does she get those marvelous fashions? Will we ever see Dr. Benjamin again (as played by the gorgeous Zachary Levi?) Will Susie Meyerson find love? Those and so many more questions will be answered at PaleyFest LA.
“We are delighted to announce the exciting full lineup for this year’s PaleyFest LA, the can’t-miss spring festival celebrating creative excellence in television,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “We thank our friends at Citi, The William S. Paley Foundation, and our studio and network partners for their continued support in helping us bring Paley Members and devoted TV fans an unmatched experience with the stars and creative talent behind some of television’s biggest hits.”
“We are thrilled to continue our support of this iconic festival as it enters its 40th anniversary of celebrating the best of television” said Tina Davis, Citi’s Interim Chief Marketing Officer. “The Paley Center for Media produces programs that explore the most critical issues and opportunities within the industry and PaleyFest LA is sure to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans and our cardmembers.”
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And now for the lineup! Check out who will be in attendance at PaleyFest 2023*
The Mandalorian (Friday, March 31, 7:30 pm PT):
An epic opening night celebration featuring a special screening selected for this event by the producers followed by a conversation and Q&A with:
Jon Favreau, Showrunner & Executive Producer, Dave Filoni, Executive Producer, Rick Famuyiwa, Executive Producer. Plus, additional participants to be announced
Abbott Elementary (Saturday, April 1, 2:00 pm PT):
A hilarious celebration for one of TV’s best comedies! Special screening, conversation, and Q&A with:
Quinta Brunson, “Janine Teagues,” Creator & Executive Producer , Tyler James Williams, “Gregory Eddie” , Lisa Ann Walter, “Melissa Schemmenti” , Chris Perfetti, “Jacob Hill” , William Stanford Davis, “Mr. Johnson” , Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Barbara Howard”, Plus, additional guests to be announced
Yellowstone (Saturday, April 1, 7:00 pm PT):
The global phenomenon makes its PaleyFest debut!“We are honored to be invited to this year’s PaleyFest. It will be great seeing our incredible fans in person and talking all things Yellowstone,” said Yellowstone Executive Producer David Glasser.
Featuring a special screening selected for this event by the producers followed by a conversation and Q&A with:
Kevin Costner, Executive Producer, “John Dutton”, Kelly Reilly, “Beth Dutton”, Cole Hauser, “Rip Wheeler”, Luke Grimes, “Kayce Dutton”, Kelsey Asbille, “Monica Dutton”, Wes Bentley, “Jamie Dutton”Gil Birmingham, “Thomas Rainwater”Jacki Weaver, “Caroline Warner”. Plus additional Guests to be Announced.
Grey’s Anatomy (Sunday, April 2, 2:00 pm PT):
Celebrating this PaleyFest favorite featuring a special screening selected for this event by the producers followed by a conversation and Q&A with:
Krista Vernoff, Showrunner & Executive Producer , Debbie Allen, Executive Producer, “Catherine Fox” , Chandra Wilson, “Miranda Bailey” , James Pickens, Jr., “Richard Webber” , Kevin McKidd, “Owen Hunt” , Caterina Scorsone, “Amelia Shepherd”, Camilla Luddington, “Jo Wilson” , Kelly McCreary, “Maggie Pierce” , Kim Raver, “Teddy Altman” , Jake Borelli, “Levi Schmitt” , Anthony Hill, “Winston Ndugu” , Alexis Floyd, “Simone Griffith” , Harry Shum, Jr., “Benson ‘Blue’ Kwan” , Adelaide Kane, “Jules Millen”, Midori Francis, “Mika Yasuda” , Niko Terho, “Lucas Adams”
The Late Late Show with James Corden (Sunday, April 2, 7:00 pm PT):
Our favorite British telly presenter, James Corden Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on CBS since 2015, first announced in April that he plans to leave at the end of the 2023 season. “We couldn’t be more honored to kick off our last month of The Late Late Show with the fans at PaleyFest, who have supported us over the last eight years,” said Rob Crabbe, executive Producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden. “We are grateful to see you all one last time!”
Featuring a special screening selected for this event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A with: James Corden, Host & Executive Producer , Ben Winston, Executive Producer , Rob Crabbe, Executive Producer
Yellowjackets (Monday, April 3, 7:30 pm PT):
“Teen cannibals become messed up adults and then we all get invited to PaleyFest to unpack what the hell is happening. Talk about a dream (nightmare?) come true! We are thrilled and honored to be invited to this year’s festival to talk about our show with people as apparently demented as we are. We look forward to feeling not so alone!” said Yellowjackets showrunners, Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson.
A special premiere screening selected for this event by the producers followed by a conversation and Q&A with: Jonathan Lisco, Showrunner & Executive Producer Ashley Lyle, Showrunner & Executive Producer Bart Nickerson, Showrunner & Executive Producer Melanie Lynskey, “Shauna” Christina Ricci, “Misty” Juliette Lewis, “Natalie” Tawny Cypress, “Taissa” Simone Kessell, “Lottie” Lauren Ambrose, “Van” Sophie Nélisse, “Teen Shauna” Sophie Thatcher, “Teen Natalie” Samantha Hanratty, “Teen Misty” Courtney Eaton, “Teen Lottie” Liv Hewson, “Teen Van” Steven Krueger, “Ben Scott” Warren Kole, “Jeff Sadecki” Kevin Alves, “Teen Travis”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 pm PT):
Featuring a Special Preview Selected for this Event followed by a conversation and Q&A with: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Creator, Writer, Director & Executive Producer , Daniel Palladino, Writer, Director & Executive Producer Rachel Brosnahan, “Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel” , Alex Borstein, “Susie Meyerson” , Tony Shalhoub, “Abe Weissman” , Marin Hinkle, “Rose Weissman” , Michael Zegen, “Joel Maisel” , Kevin Pollak, “Moishe Maisel” Caroline Aaron, “Shirley Maisel”
*Events & Participants Subject to Change. Talent Appear Schedule Permitting.
PaleyFest is the nation’s original and longest-running festival celebrating creative excellence in television. Throughout the decades, PaleyFest has celebrated the most acclaimed and impactful shows and stars including Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, George Lucas, Ava DuVernay, Norman Lear, and the casts and creative teams behind The Sopranos, The Simpsons, The West Wing, black-ish, Mad Men, Mary Tyler Moore, Parks and Recreation, Will & Grace, The Walking Dead, Outlander, and Stranger Things, among countless more.
While television fans eagerly await the start of PaleyFest, they will have the opportunity to relive some of PaleyFest’s best moments on the Paley Center’s YouTube channel. Some memorable highlights include conversations with the casts from Lost, The Golden Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and many more.
PaleyFest supports the Paley Center’s many initiatives including education workshops serving 10,000 youth annually, the PaleyImpact series featuring programs centered on today’s most pressing social issues and the role of media in our society, and the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring more than 160,000 historically significant television and radio programs.
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