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January 26, 2016

The 33rd Annual Paleyfest Los Angeles Adds Fan Favorites Better Call Saul And Scandal To Its March 11-20 Lineup At The Dolby Theatre

Previously Announced Paleyfest Events Include: American Horror Story: Hotel, The Big Bang Theory, Black-Ish, Empire, Fear The Walking Dead, Power, Scream Queens, Supergirl; And A Special Salute To Dick Wolf With The Stars Of: Law & Order: Svu, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., And Chicago Med

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 26, 2016 – Two of television’s hottest series are joining the diverse lineup of events at this year’s PaleyFest LA, the William S. Paley Television Festival celebrating TV’s most acclaimed series. On Saturday, March 12 at 2:00pm PT, the cast and creators of AMC’s Better Call Saul will take the stage for their PaleyFest debut, and on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30pm PT, fans will join the stars and creative minds behind ABC’s prime-time hit Scandal.

Better Call Saul and Scandal join the nine previously announced events that will be featured at PaleyFest LA 2016, which each year grants fans access to special screenings and exclusive conversations with the talent and creators of their favorite TV shows. PaleyFest LA 2016 will run from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 20 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  

“The Paley Center for Media is pleased to present an outstanding and diverse group of events at this year’s PaleyFest LA, welcoming the talented actors and creative forces that define excellence in front of and behind the camera,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO at The Paley Center for Media. “We’re thrilled to continue the Paley Center’s tradition of celebrating television and embracing inclusivity by honoring the many diverse voices and storylines that make a cultural impact while also bringing joy and entertainment to all types of audiences.”

Citi is the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, and Citi cardmembers have special presale access to tickets. Paley Center Patron and Supporting Members and Citi cardmembers can begin purchasing individual tickets for the newly announced shows Better Call Saul and Scandal in presale on Tuesday, January 26; these shows will be available for purchase to Paley Center Individual Members on Thursday, January 28 and to the general public on Friday, January 29. Tickets to all previously announced events—as well as Showrunner and Studio Passes—are currently on sale to the general public. To purchase tickets and/or to become a Member of the Paley Center, please visit paleyfest.org.

The Paley App and the Paley website are portals to ticket sales and content including PaleyFest photos and video clips. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter on Twitter for immediate news and for live tweeting from the events, and to join in the conversation with #PaleyFest. To download the Paley App, please visit paleyfest.org.

The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest, with annual festivals in both Los Angeles and New York City, benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society.

The updated PaleyFest LA 2016 panelist lineup is as follows (with new additions added in bold):

Friday, March 11: Opening Night Presentation: Empire (7:30 pm)
Moderator: TBA

Terrence Howard, “Lucious Lyon”
Taraji P. Henson, “Cookie Lyon”
Jussie Smollett, “Jamal Lyon”
Bryshere Gray, “Hakeem Lyon”
Trai Byers, “Andre Lyon”
Grace Gealey, “Anika Calhoun”
Kaitlin Doubleday, “Rhonda Lyon”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Becky”
Ta’Rhonda Jones, “Porsha”
Serayah, “Tiana Brown”
Lee Daniels, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Danny Strong, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer
Brian Grazer, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 12: Better Call Saul (2:00 pm)
Moderator: TBA

Bob Odenkirk, “Jimmy McGill”
Jonathan Banks, “Mike Ehrmantraut”
Michael McKean, “Chuck McGill”
Rhea Seehorn, “Kim Wexler”
Patrick Fabian, “Howard Hamlin”
Michael Mando, “Nacho Varga”
Vince Gilligan, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer
Peter Gould, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer


Saturday, March 12: Scream Queens (7:00pm)
Moderator: TBA

Emma Roberts, “Chanel Oberlin”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Dean Cathy Munsch”
Lea Michele, “Hester Ulrich”
Abigail Breslin, “Chanel #5”
Skyler Samuels, “Grace Gardner”
Keke Palmer, “Zayday Williams”
Billie Lourd, “Chanel #3”
Niecy Nash, “Officer Denise Hemphill”

Sunday, March 13: black-ish (2:00pm)
Moderator: TBA

Anthony Anderson, "Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson” & Executive Producer
Tracee Ellis Ross, "Rainbow Johnson"
Yara Shahidi, "Zoey Johnson"
Marcus Scribner, "Andre Johnson, Jr."
Miles Brown, "Jack Johnson"
Marsai Martin, “Diane Johnson”
Kenya Barris, Creator & Executive Producer
Jonathan Groff, Executive Producer

Sunday, March 13: Supergirl (7:00 pm)
Moderator: TBA
 
Melissa Benoist, “Kara Danvers/Supergirl”
Calista Flockhart, “Cat Grant”
Chyler Leigh, “Alex Danvers”
Mehcad Brooks, “James Olsen”
David Harewood, “Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz”
Jeremy Jordan, “Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott”
Greg Berlanti, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Ali Adler, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Andrew Kreisberg, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

Tuesday, March 15: Scandal (7:30 pm)
Moderator: TBA

Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”
Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”
Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”
Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”
Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’Grant”
Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”
Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”
Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”
Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”
Portia de Rossi, “Elizabeth North”
Cornelius Smith Jr., “Marcus Walker”
Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”
Shonda Rhimes, Creator & Executive Producer
Betsy Beers, Executive Producer

 
Wednesday, March 16: The Big Bang Theory (7:30 pm)
Moderator: TBA
 
Johnny Galecki, “Leonard Hofstadter”
Jim Parsons, “Sheldon Cooper”
Kaley Cuoco, “Penny”
Simon Helberg, “Howard Wolowitz”
Kunal Nayyar, “Raj Koothrappali”
Mayim Bialik, “Amy Farrah Fowler”
Steven Molaro, Executive Producer
Chuck Lorre, Creator & Executive Producer
Bill Prady, Creator & Executive Producer

Saturday, March 19: Fear the Walking Dead (2:00 pm)
Moderator: TBA

Kim Dickens, “Madison Clark”
Cliff Curtis, “Travis Manawa”
Frank Dillane, “Nick Clark”
Alycia Debnam-Carey, “Alicia Clark”
Lorenzo James Henrie, “Christopher Manawa”
Ruben Blades, “Daniel Salazar”
Mercedes Mason, “Ofelia Salazar”
Colman Domingo, “Victor Strand”
Dave Erickson, Showrunner/Executive Producer/Co-Creator/Writer
Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 19: Stars of Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., & Chicago Med Salute Dick Wolf (7:00 pm)
Moderator: TBA

Dick Wolf, Creator & Executive Producer
Jason Beghe, “Sgt. Hank Voight,” Chicago P.D.
Sophia Bush, “Det. Erin Lindsay,” Chicago P.D.
Colin Donnell, “Dr. Connor Rhodes,” Chicago Med
Ice-T, “Det. Odafin Tutuola,” Law & Order: SVU
Taylor Kinney, “Kelly Severide,” Chicago Fire
S. Epatha Merkerson, “Sharon Goodwin,” Chicago Med
Oliver Platt, “Dr. Daniel Charles,” Chicago Med
Jesse Spencer, “Matthew Casey,” Chicago Fire 

Sunday, March 20: Power (2:00pm)
Moderator: TBA

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, “Kanan” & Executive Producer
Omari Hardwick, “James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick”
Lela Loren, “Angela Valdes”
Naturi Naughton, “Tasha St. Patrick”
Joseph Sikora, “Tommy Egan”
Courtney A. Kemp, Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer


Sunday, March 20: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Hotel (7:00pm)
Moderator: TBA

Sarah Paulson, “Sally”
Kathy Bates, “Iris”
Angela Bassett, “Ramona”
Chloe Sevigny, “Alex Lowe”
Evan Peters, “Mr. James March”
Wes Bentley, “John Lowe”
Cheyenne Jackson, “Will Drake”
Denis O’Hare, “Liz Taylor”


*Panelists to appear schedule permitting. All events and panelists are subject to change. Please visit paleyfest.org for updates.
*Press credential requests will be called for at a later date.
 

Media Contacts:
Brittany Forgione, The Paley Center for Media, bforgione@paleycenter.org, 212.621.6697
Megan Levy, The Lippin Group, megan@lippingroup.com, 323.965.1990

 

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