The Paley Center has announced the initial lineup for the 31st Annual Paley Television Festival, which honors the best in television with enlightening and entertaining panels for various TV shows. The headliner this year seems to be a 10th anniversary reunion panel for Lost, which is sure to be a fascinating watch. Also part of the lineup is a farewell panel for How I Met Your Mother, a reunion for the cast of Veronica Mars, and panels for current series Orange Is the New Black, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Masters of Sex, Community, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hit the jump to check out the full lineup for PaleyFest 2014, which will be held in Los Angeles March 13-28th. For ticketing information, click here.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, JANUARY 8, 2014 – The Paley Center for Media today announced the full lineup of honorees for their 31st annual ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST: The William S. Paley Television Festival, marking the biggest festival to date. Citi is the Official Card of PALEYFEST 2014, which will take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, March 13-28, 2014. The latest events to join the lineup include a Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion, Orange Is the New Black, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, Sleepy Hollow, Mad Men, The Vampire Diaries & The Originals (which will be celebrated in a joint two-panel event featuring both series), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex, The Mindy Project, Community (back for an unprecedented 5th session due to popular demand), and Veep. These series will join previously announced honorees: Veronica Mars, the PALEYFEST opening night presentation,Pretty Little Liars, and American Horror Story: Coven, which will close out the two-week celebration of great TV.
“With this amazing mix of new shows, returning favorites, and two high-profile cast reunions, PALEYFEST 2014 will be a must-attend event for TV fans who attend every year from all over the world,” said Pat Mitchell, the president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, “The caliber of talent participating in PALEYFEST this year is absolutely unrivaled in the industry and we hope fans will not only have a great time interacting with the casts and creators, but will also learn about how their favorite shows get made.”
The full schedule is as follows:
Thursday, March 13: Opening Night Presentation: Veronica Mars Reunion (7:00 pm)
Friday, March 14: Orange Is the New Black (7:00 pm)
Saturday, March 15: How I Met Your Mother Farewell(7:00 pm)
Sunday, March 16: Pretty Little Liars (1:00 pm Matinee Presentation)
Sunday, March 16: Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion (7:00 pm)
Tuesday, March 18: Parks and Recreation (7:00 pm)
Wednesday, March 19: Sleepy Hollow (7:00 pm)
Friday, March 21: Mad Men (7:00 pm)
Saturday, March 22: The Vampire Diaries &The Originals (7:00 pm)
Sunday, March 23: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1:00 pm Matinee Presentation)
Monday, March 24: Masters of Sex (7:00 pm)
Tuesday, March 25: The Mindy Project (7:00 pm)
Wednesday, March 26: Community (7:00 pm)
Thursday, March 27: Veep (7:00 pm)
Friday, March 28: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story:Coven (7:00 pm)
Citi is the Official Card of PALEYFEST and Citi cardmembers have special presale access to PALEYFEST events. Additional details can be found at www.citiprivatepass.com.
“Citi cardmembers have a real affinity for entertainment, and we are focused on delivering the ultimate experiences for fans,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP of Entertainment Marketing, Citi. “We look forward to providing Citi cardmembers early access to tickets for this terrific festival, which will celebrate some of the most loved programs and provide unique opportunities to see their favorite stars off-screen and in person.”
PaleyFest.org, the Festival’s official website, will continue to serve as the destination for ongoing PaleyFest announcements, and the portal to content including photos and video clips from Festival events both current and classic, Festival merchandise, and ticket sales. Special PaleyFest 2014 multievent ticket passes will go on sale to Paley Center members on Saturday, January 11, and to the general public on Monday, January 13. Individual event tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Supporting Members on Thursday, January 16, to general members on the 17th, and to the public on Sunday, January 19 via www.paleyfest.org and the Festival’s ticket provider: www.ticketmaster.com, and at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Dolby Theatre box office during the theater’s regular business hours. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter and #PaleyFest on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events.
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, nearly 150,000 programs and advertisements spanning the history of media.