The PaleyFest 2011 Schedule

Paleyfest 2011 The Walking Dead

The Paley Center for Media will present the twenty-eighth annual PaleyFest: William S. Paley Television Festival (PaleyFest2011) from March 4 to 17, 2011, returning to the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. PaleyFest2011 is an extraordinary interactive pop culture event, connecting fans with the casts and creators of their favorite series as well as the icons who have changed or are changing the face of media. Named for William S. Paley, founder of both the Paley Center and CBS, PaleyFest continues its twenty-eight year tradition of celebrating the collaborative creativity behind making great entertainment content-from the genesis of an idea to that vital connection with audiences the world over. During each PaleyFest evening, the audience views episodes or highlights of the featured work followed by a panel discussion with the cast and creative team and then has the opportunity to ask questions of those involved in its production.

“From zombies to vampires, from high school geeks to singing sensations, PaleyFest continues to celebrate the breadth of pop culture influencing our lives today. At this ultimate TV fanfest in the heart of the entertainment industry here in Los Angeles, we offer television enthusiasts an unrivaled connection with the casts and crews of their favorite series as well as the opportunity to honor media icons and innovators,” said Pat Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media.

During the Festival, PaleyFest panels from the last twenty-seven years will be screened at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills. Previously recorded discussions with the cast and creative teams will be shown including True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion, Modern Family, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Angel, Alias, Battlestar Galatica, Pushing Daisies, and many others. This screening series will run from March 2 to March 20, 2011. Numerous PaleyFest events are also available at

Since the first Festival in 1984, the Paley Center has honored nearly three hundred programs, including 24, 90210, Alias, Beverly Hills 90210, The Big Bang Theory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Dexter, Entourage, Family Guy, Friends, Glee, The Golden Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, Gunsmoke, The Honeymooners, House, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Lost, Mad Men, M*A*S*H, Modern Family, NCIS, The Office, Roots, Route 66, Sabado Gigante, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Six Feet Under, South Park, thirtysomething, Ugly Betty, The Untouchables, The West Wing, and The X-Files, along with such personalities as Judd Apatow, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, John Frankenheimer, Jim Henson, Bob Hope, Angela Lansbury, Jack Lemmon, Mary Martin, Seth McFarlane, Carl Reiner, Garry Shandling, Flip Wilson, Jonathan Winters, and many others. PaleyFest panels are recorded and are available for viewing at the Paley Center in New York and Los Angeles.

The PaleyFest2011 schedule is as follows : please note that events/participants are subject to change:

Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. The Walking Dead Evening Sponsor: Microsoft Zune

Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. True Blood Evening Sponsor: Netflix

Monday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. White Collar

Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. Hot in Cleveland

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. Parks and Recreation

Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. Eastbound & Down

Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. An Evening with Jimmy Fallon

Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. PaleyFest Reunion: Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared Evening Sponsor: Microsoft Zune

*Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. Supernatural *different event start time

Monday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. American Idol: Celebrating Ten Seasons

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. Community

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. DARK

Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. Raising Hope


PaleyFest2011 Festival Pass ($1200 for one ticket to each night plus more) and three PaleyFest2010 Premium Ticket Packages ($750 for two tickets for four shows plus more per package) are on sale now at

Individual tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Members on Friday, January 21, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. PT. Individual tickets will become available to the general public beginning the following Sunday, January 23, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. PT. For Paley Center Members, ticket prices are $60/$35/$25/$15 per event. For the general public, tickets are $75/$45/$35/$25 per event. All PaleyFest2011 tickets are available only via TicketWeb at or call TicketWeb toll-free at (866) 468-3399 (service charges apply).

If you are not already a Paley Center Member and would like to qualify for the Member discount, you may purchase Memberships when buying PaleyFest2011 tickets via TicketWeb (service charges apply to phone and Internet sales) now through the end of Festival.

Please note: There is a four-ticket limit per person per event. For sold-out evenings, tickets may become available at the Saban Theatre box office at showtime. There are no refunds or exchanges on memberships or tickets. There are no on-site tickets sales at the Paley Center. Events and participants are subject to change.


Information about PaleyFest2011 is available through the recorded Festival hotline: 310.786.1010 as well as at

Opening Night: The Walking Dead (Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m.)
· Moderator: Mike Schneider, LA Bureau Chief, TV Guide Magazine
· Frank Darabont: Writer / Director / Executive Producer
· Gale Ann Hurd: Executive Producer
· Robert Kirkman: Executive Producer/Creator of comic book
· Andrew Lincoln: “Rick Grimes”
· Sarah Wayne Callies: “Lori Grimes”
· Jon Bernthal: “Shane Walsh”
· Laurie Holden: “Andrea”
· Jeffrey DeMunn: “Dale”
· Steven Yeun: “Glenn”
· Emma Bell: “Amy”

True Blood (Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.)
· Moderator: TBA
· Kevin Alejandro, “Jesus Velasquez”
· Marshall Allman, ” Tommy Mickens”
· Alan Ball, Creator / Executive Producer
· Chris Bauer, “Andy Bellefleur”
· Kristin Bauer von Straten, “Pam De Beaufort”
· Nelsan Ellis, “Lafayette Reynolds”
· Ryan Kwanten, “Jason Stackhouse”
· Todd Lowe, “Terry Bellefleur”
· Joe Manganiello, “Alcide Herveaux”
· Stephen Moyer, “Bill Compton”
· Anna Paquin, “Sookie Stackhouse”
· Jim Parrack, “Hoyt Fortenberry”
· Carrie Preston, “Arlene Fowler”
· Alexander Skarsgard, “Eric Northman”
· Sam Trammell, “Sam Merlotte”
· Rutina Wesley, “Tara Thornton”
· Deborah Ann Woll, “Jessica Hamby”

White Collar (Monday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.)
· Moderator: David E. Kelley
· Matt Bomer, “Neal Caffrey”
· Tim DeKay, “Peter Burke”
· Willie Garson, “Mozzie”
· Tiffani Thiessen, “Elizabeth Burke”
· Marsha Thomason, “Diana Barrigan”
· Sharif Atkins, “Clinton Jones”
· Jeff Eastin, Creator / Executive Producer
· Jeff King, Co-Executive Producer
· Marc Goffman, Co-Executive Producer

Hot in Cleveland (Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m)
· Moderator: TBA
· Valerie Bertinelli, “Melanie Moretti”
· Jane Leeves, “Joy Scroggs”
· Wendie Malick, “Victoria Chase”
· Betty White, “Elka Ostrovsky”
· Sean Hayes, Executive Producer
· Suzanne Martin, Executive Producer / Creator

Parks & Recreation (Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m)
· Moderator: Michael Ausiello, Founder & Editor in Chief, TV
· Amy Poehler, “Leslie Knope”
· Rashida Jones, “Anne Perkins”
· Aziz Ansari, “Tom Haverford”
· Nick Offerman, “Ron Swanson”
· Aubrey Plaza, “April Ludgate”
· Chris Pratt, “Andy Dwyer”
· Rob Lowe “Chris Traeger”
· Adam Scott “Ben Wyatt”
· Jim O’Heir, “Jerry Gergich”
· Retta, “Donna Meagle”
· Greg Daniels, Executive Producer
· Michael Schur, Executive Producer

Eastbound & Down (Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m)
· Moderator: Lynette Rice, Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly
· Danny McBride, “Kenny Powers”/Writer/Executive Producer
· Steve Little, “Stevie Janowski”
· Jody Hill, Writer/Director/Executive Producer
· Adam McKay, Executive Producer
· Ana de la Reguera: “Vida”
· Katy Mixon: “April Buchanon”
· Plus additional members of the cast & creative team

An Evening with Jimmy Fallon (Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m)
· Moderator: Chris Hardwick, Host, Web Soup; The
· Jimmy Fallon

Freaks & Geeks / Undeclared (Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m)
· Moderator: Judd Apatow
· Judd Apatow , Executive Producer Freaks & Geeks ; Creator / Executive Producer Undeclared
· Paul Feig, Creator / Executive Producer Freaks & Geeks / Director, Undeclared
· Linda Cardellini, “Lindsay Weir” Freaks & Geeks
· John Francis Daley, “Sam Weir” Freaks & Geeks
· Martin Starr, “Bill Haverchuck” Freaks & Geeks
· Samm Levine, “Neil Schweiber” Freaks & Geeks
· Seth Rogen, “Ken Miller” Freaks & Geeks / “Ron Garner” Undeclared
· Busy Philipps, “Kim Kelly”, Freaks & Geeks
· Jason Segel, “Nick Andopolis” Freaks & Geeks / “Eric” Undeclared
· Joe Flaherty “Harold Weir” Freaks & Geeks
· Jake Kasdan, Director / Consulting Producer Freaks & Geeks
· Jay Baruchel, “Steven Karp” Undeclared
· Monica Keena, “Rachel Lindquist” Undeclared
· Carla Gallo, “Lizzie Exley” Undeclared
· Timm Sharp, “Marshall Nesbitt” Undeclared
· Christina Payano, “Tina Ellroy” Undeclared
· Jarrett Grode, “Perry” Undeclared
· Kevin Rankin, “Lucien” Undeclared
· Plus additional members of the casts & creative teams

Supernatural (Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 p,m,)
· Moderator: Maureen Ryan, TV Critic, AOL
· Panelists appearing schedule permitting
· Jared Padalecki, “Sam Winchester”
· Jensen Ackles, “Dean Winchester”
· Misha Collins, “Castiel”
· Jim Beaver, “Bobby Singer”
· Eric Kripke, Executive Producer
· Sera Gamble, Executive Producer

American Idol (Monday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.)
· Moderator: TBA
· Panelists To Be Announced

Community (Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m)
· Moderator: TBA
· Joel McHale, “Jeff Winger”
· Chevy Chase, “Pierce Hawthorne”
· Gillian Jacobs, “Britta Perry”
· Danny Pudi, “Abed Nadir”
· Donald Glover, “Troy Barnes”
· Yvette Nicole Brown, “Shirley Bennett”
· Alison Brie, “Annie Edison”
· Ken Jeong, “Senor Chang”
· Dan Harmon – Creator / Executive Producer
· Joe Russo – Executive Producer
· Anthony Russo – Executive Producer
· Neil Goldman – Executive Producer
· Garrett Donovan – Executive Producer
· Russ Krasnoff – Executive Producer

Glee (Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m)
· Moderator: TBA
· Ryan Murphy, Co-Creator / Executive Producer
· Dianna Agron, “Quinn Fabray”
· Chris Colfer, “Kurt Hummel”
· Jessalyn Gilsig, “Terri Schuester”
· Jane Lynch, “Sue Sylvester”
· Jayma Mays, “Emma Pillsbury”
· Kevin McHale, “Artie Abrams”
· Lea Michele, “Rachel Berry”
· Cory Monteith, “Finn Hudson”
· Heather Morris, “Brittany Pierce”
· Matthew Morrison, “Will Schuester”
· Mike O’Malley, “Burt Hummel”
· Amber Riley, “Mercedes Jones”
· Naya Rivera, “Santana Lopez”
· Mark Salling, “Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman”
· Jenna Ushkowitz, “Tina Cohen-Chang”
· Plus additional members of the cast & creative team

Closing Night: Raising Hope (Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m)
· Moderator: TBA
· Greg Garcia, Creator / Executive Producer (schedule permitting)
· Lucas Neff, “Jimmy Chance”
· Martha Plimpton, “Virginia Chance”
· Garret Dillahunt, “Burt Chance” (schedule permitting)
· Shannon Woodward, “Sabrina”
· Plus additional members of the cast & creative team

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