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The Paley Center for Media and TV Guide Magazine Announce Public Previews of New 2009 Television Shows

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Los Angeles, CA-The Paley Center for Media and TV Guide Magazine today announced the dates of this year's PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties Presented by TV Guide Magazine in Los Angeles at the Paley Center's Beverly Hills location. For the fifth consecutive year, the Paley Center will host a week-long series of free public screening events presented by TV Guide Magazine offering a sneak peek at the hottest new shows of the fall season prior to their broadcast premieres. This year's roster includes: Flash Forward (ABC), The Good Wife (CBS), The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Glee (Fox), and Community (NBC). Members of the casts and creative teams from several featured shows will participate in Q&A's moderated by TV Guide Magazine editors prior to the screenings each evening (check / for updates).

For the first time the Paley Center has extended its popular PaleyFest brand, most closely associated with the annual spring William S. Paley Television Festival, to the Fall TV Preview event which is now renamed PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties Presented by TV Guide Magazine. Sponsored by Nutrisystem, 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 Magazine again for the second year for this truly unique celebration to kick-off the Fall09 TV season," said Pat Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media. "Presenting preview screenings of the new shows is an opportunity for us to recognize the collaborative process involved in the creation of media content and to bring the community of passionate television fans together. Since this is also what we do at our long-time annual television festival in Los Angeles, we are folding our preview screenings under the PaleyFest banner."

"We are pleased to join forces with The Paley Center for Media once again on this exciting week-long event," said Debra Birnbaum, editor-in-chief, TV Guide Magazine. "The Paley Center visitors and TV Guide Magazine readers share a common interest - a love of all things television -- so this collaboration is 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 PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties Presented by TV Guide Magazine schedule in Los Angeles is as follows -­please note that events/participants are subject to change:     

The PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties Presented by TV Guide Magazine 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

Wednesday, September 9        FOX      Glee, The Cleveland Show, and Brothers

Thursday, September 10         NBC     Community, Trauma, and Mercy

Friday, September 11              CBS      Accidentally on Purpose, The Good Wife, Medium, and Three Rivers

Monday, September 14           The CW     Melrose Place, The Vampire Diaries, and The Beautiful Life

Tuesday, September 15           ABC     Hank, The Middle, Flash Forward, Modern Family, and Cougar Town


The Paley Center for Media and TV Guide Magazine thank the participating networks for their generous support of this PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties Presented by TV Guide Magazine sponsored by Nutrisystem and additional support by Coca-Cola, 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. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit /.


About TV Guide Magazine

TV Guide Magazine 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 Magazine is the premier source for entertainment news, guidance, and information about America's most popular leisure time activity.