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The Paley Center for Media Announces Public Previews of New Fall 2009 Television Shows in New York

Friday, August 14, 2009

New York, NY-The Paley Center for Media today announced the dates of its annual PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties. For the fifth consecutive year, the Paley Center will present a week-long series of free public screenings that offer 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).

Each preview will be devoted to a single broadcast network and will include multiple series premieres in their entirety. Members-only receptions will be held each night at 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm prior to the screenings; to become a member email or call 212.621.6780.

Screenings are free, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Paley Center Members must rsvp at, and the general public must rsvp at

PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties  schedule in New York is as follows:

***Please note the schedule is subject to change***


Members-only receptions begin at 6:00 pm. Free screenings begin at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 8            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 and TheVampire Diaries 

Wednesday, September 16       ABC   Hank, The Middle, Flash Forward, Modern Family, and Cougar Town


The Paley Center for Media thanks the participating networks for their generous support of this year's PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties. The Paley Center also thanks Marani Premium Vodka Spirit and Rose's Cocktail Infusions for their generous donations.




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 was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit /.