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The Paley Center for Media and TV Guide Announce Public Previews of New & Returning Fall 2008 Television Shows

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Los Angeles, CA—The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) and TV Guide today announced the dates of this year's Fall Preview Parties in Los Angeles at the Paley Center's Beverly Hills location. For the fourth consecutive year, the Paley Center will present a week-long series of free public screening events that offer a sneak peek at the hottest new and returning shows of the fall season prior to their broadcast premieres. This year's roster includes: Life on Mars (ABC), The Mentalist (CBS), 90210 (The CW), Fringe (Fox), and My Own Worst Enemy (NBC). For the first time, members of the casts and creative teams from several featured shows will participate in Q&A's moderated by TV Guide talent prior to the screenings each evening (check for updates). 

Each preview party will be devoted to a single broadcast network. The evening will begin with the introductory Q&A followed by multiple series premieres in their entirety. Screenings and parties are free with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

"We are thrilled to be partnering with TV Guide in bringing the community of passionate television fans together for this truly unique celebration of the new fall TV season," said Pat Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media. "This annual event reflects the Paley Center's continued commitment to be the place to connect media enthusiasts with the most highly anticipated television shows." 

"We are pleased to join forces with The Paley Center for Media on this exciting week-long event," said Scott Crystal, President, TV Guide. "The Paley Center visitors and TV Guide readers share a common interest—a love of all things television—so this collaboration seemed like a natural fit.  This is the time of year when all eyes are on the new season. We look forward to showcasing the networks' new Fall programming and their spectacular talent."  

The Paley Center for Media/TV Guide Fall Preview Parties schedule in Los Angeles is as follows:

*Please note the schedule is subject to change*

The Fall Preview Parties begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue throughout the evening with the Q&A‘s beginning at 7:00 p.m. and screenings to follow. Screenings are held in multiple viewing areas including the John H. Mitchell Theater, the Paley Center rooftop lounge, and Bell Gallery lounge. In Los Angeles, Paley Center members and the general public can RSVP at 

Friday, September 5                FOX                Fringe; Do Not Disturb           

Saturday, September 6            The CW           Privileged, 90210           

Monday, September 8              NBC               My Own Worst Enemy. Kath & Kim, Crusoe, Knight Rider             

Tuesday, September 9             CBS                Gary Unmarried, The Ex List, Worst Week, The Mentalist 

Wednesday, September 10       ABC                Pushing Daisies; Private Practice, Eli Stone                                                                                                                                                   plus a preview of Life on Mars


The Paley Center for Media and TV Guide thank the participating networks for their generous support of this Fall Preview Parties as well as Heineken, Tava, Town & Country, Très L.A,, and Union Ice.

About The Paley Center for Media

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

About TV Guide

TV Guide magazine, now a part of Macrovision Solutions Corporation, is one of the most popular weekly magazines in the country with more than 20 million weekly readers. From behind-the-scenes looks at broadcast, cable, and syndicated shows and their stars and characters; to sneak peeks at television's most intriguing plotlines, TV Guide magazine has every corner of the television medium covered. TV Guide is the premier comprehensive source for entertainment news, guidance, and information about America's most popular leisure time activity.