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August 20, 2007

The Paley Center for Media Presents Free Public Preview of New TV Shows

TV Preview Parties in New York and LA Offer First Look at New Pilots Before Broadcast Premieres

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA—The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) today announced the dates of its annual TV Preview Parties; a series of free public screenings that offer a sneak peek at the hottest new shows of the fall season before their broadcast premieres. This year's roster includes: Pushing Daisies (ABC), Cane (CBS), Gossip Girl (The CW), Back to You (Fox), and Bionic Woman (NBC).  

These highly popular parties reflect The Paley Center for Media's continued commitment to television enthusiasts, and to exploring creativity in the media landscape.

In New York, TV Preview Parties kick off on Tuesday, September 4 with four new shows from the Fox network, followed by ABC on Thursday, September 6; NBC on Friday, September 7; CBS on Monday, September 10; and The CW on Tuesday, September 11.

In Los Angeles, TV Preview Parties begin on Friday, September 7 with Fox, followed by The CW on the afternoon of Saturday, September 8; NBC on the evening of Saturday, September 8; ABC on Monday, September 10; and CBS on Tuesday, September 11. 

Each preview will be devoted to a single broadcast network and will include multiple pilot premieres in their entirety. Screenings are free in both cities with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In New York, Paley Center members can make reservations for any of these screenings by calling 212.621.6780 or e-mailing membership@paleycenter.org.

In Los Angeles, Paley Center members and the general public can RSVP by e-mailing LAfallpreview@paleycenter.org.

Both cities will host a TV Preview Party prior to each screening. In New York wines provided by Cycles Gladiator and catering provided by Ernest Klein & Company Gourmet Foods. In Los Angeles catering provided by Très L.A. and bars hosted by Heineken. Pepsi-Cola provided in both locations. For more information, please visit: www.paleycenter.org

The Paley Center for Media's Annual TV Preview Parties schedule is as follows:
*Please note the schedule is subject to change*

In New York, the TV Preview Parties begin at 6:00 p.m. and the screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. each night.

 Tuesday, September 4                         FOX                  K-Ville, Back to You, Nashville, Kitchen Nightmares         

 Thursday, September 6                       ABC                 Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, Samantha Who?, Big Shots

 Friday, September 13                          NBC                 Chuck, Life, Bionic Woman, Journeyman

Monday, September 10                       CBS                  The Big Bang Theory, Moonlight, Cane, Viva Laughlin

Tuesday, September 11                        The CW           Reaper, Gossip Girl, Aliens in America, Life is Wild

In Los Angeles, the TV Preview Parties begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue throughout the evening with screenings beginning at 7:00 pm. The one exception is Saturday's matinee presentation by The CW—the party begins at 1:00 p.m. and the screening at 1:30 p.m. Screenings are held in multiple viewing areas including the John H. Mitchell Theater, the Paley Center rooftop lounge and the Bell Gallery.

Friday, September 7                            FOX                  K-Ville, Back to You, Nashville, Kitchen Nightmares  

Saturday, September 8 (1:00 p.m.)       The CW            Reaper, Gossip Girl, Aliens in America, Life is Wild

Saturday, September 8 (6:30 p.m.)       NBC                 Chuck, Life, Bionic Woman, Journeyman

Monday, September 10                       ABC                 Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, Samantha Who?,Big Shots

Tuesday, September 11                       CBS                  The Big Bang Theory, Moonlight, Cane, Viva Laughlin

SPECIAL THANKS

The Paley Center for Media thanks the participating networks for their generous support of this fall's TV Preview Parties as well as Cycles Gladiator Wines, Ernest Klein & Company Gourmet Foods, Frito-Lay, Heineken, LA Weekly, Pepsi-Cola, Town & Country, Très L.A., and Union Ice.


The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.

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