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The Paley Center for Media Announces Lineup for Second Annual PaleyFest New York, October 11 ro 21

Monday, September 15, 2014

NEW YORK, NYSeptember 15, 2014—The Paley Center for Media today announced the lineup of honorees for their second annual East Coast edition of the ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST New York: The William S. Paley Television Festival. Citi is the official card of PALEYFEST New York, which will take place at The Paley Center for Media building from October 11 to 21. The star-studded events include the cast and creators of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; AMC’s The Walking Dead; CBS’s Blue Bloods; FOX’s Bob’s Burgers and Gotham; FX’s Archer; and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.

“We are so excited to bring PALEYFEST back to the Big Apple for the second consecutive year,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media. “As the ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST offers TV fans an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the hottest shows on television as well as an opportunity to get up-close with their favorite TV stars.”

“We are honored that ‘Made in NY’ series that film on the streets of New York City are part of The Paley Center for Media's PALEYFEST New York 2014,” said Commissioner Cynthia López, New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. “New York City is home to a vibrant creative community, and it’s a testament to their achievements that the City’s film and television industry brings us such high quality entertainment season after season.”

Last year was the launch of the inaugural PALEYFEST New York, which featured talent from Elementary, Person of Interest, The Americans, Nurse Jackie, and Boardwalk Empire, among other series. This year’s PALEYFEST New York lineup with panelists scheduled to appear includes:

Saturday, October 11: Opening Night: The Walking Dead; 7:00 PM
Panel: Andrew Lincoln; Norman Reedus; Danai Gurira; Lauren Cohan; Steven Yeun; Melissa McBride; Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer; Scott Gimple, Executive Producer; Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer; Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer; Moderator: Tamron Hall

Sunday, October 12: Archer; 2:00 PM
Panel: H. Jon Benjamin; Aisha Tyler; Jessica Walter; Judy Greer; Chris Parnell; Adam Reed, Creator/ Executive Producer/Writer; Matt Thompson, Executive Producer; Casey Willis, Coexecutive Producer

Monday, October 13: Law & Order: SVU; 7:00 PM
Panel: Dick Wolf; Warren Leight; Mariska Hargitay; Other panelists to be announced.

Wednesday, October 15: Bob’s Burgers; 7:00 PM
Panel: Loren Bouchard; H. Jon Benjamin; Other panelists to be announced.

Saturday, October 18: Blue Bloods; 3:30 PM
Panel: Tom Selleck; Other panelists to be announced.

Saturday, October 18: Gotham; 6:00 PM
Panel: Benjamin McKenzie; Robin Lord Taylor; Sean Pertwee; Danny Cannon, Executive Producer/ Director

Sunday, October 19: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; 4:00 PM
Panel: Clark Gregg; Jeph Loeb; Other panelists to be announced.

Sunday, October 19: Made in NY Workshop: Early Career Networking Meet Up; 11:00 AM
Participants in this networking event will have the opportunity to chat with film and television professionals and discuss the jobs they do in various production fields. This workshop is free, but reservations are required. Email to reserve.

Events in formation; events and participants subject to change.

Citi is the official card of PALEYFEST New York and Citi cardmembers have special presale access to PALEYFEST New York tickets, beginning September 16, 2014 at 10:00 am ET. More information including how to purchase tickets can be found at

“Citi is thrilled to be the official card of PALEYFEST New York,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP of Entertainment Marketing, Citi. “We have heard how much our cardmembers enjoy this ultimate fan festival in New York celebrating their most loved television series. We look forward to providing advance ticket sale access and offering a select number of VIP experiences where our cardmembers can visit with a few of their favorite stars off-screen and in person.” 

The Paley App (available to download at and the website are the destinations for ongoing PALEYFEST announcements, and the portals to ticket sales and content, including photos and video clips from Festival events. Paley Center Members have presale access to tickets on these dates: Supporting Members can purchase tickets starting on September 16 & 17; General Members September 18; then tickets go on sale to the General Public on September 19. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events and to join in the conversation with #PaleyFest.

Over the past thirty years, PALEYFEST has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans who gather each year to connect with the talent, from the stars to the creative teams of the shows, during interactive panel sessions and premiere screenings. The Festival benefits The Paley Center for Media’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 for Media is home to one of the world’s foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio, and new media content, over 160,000 programs and advertisements spanning the history of media.



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 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

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