Press release: The Paley Center for Media today announced the lineup for PaleyFest LA 2019, which will take place March 15-24 at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Citi cardmembers, plus Paley Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members, will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets first during a special presale from January 15-16.
This year’s festival will open with the cast and creative team from Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (March 15 at 7:30 pm) followed by Netflix’s Grace and Frankie (March 16 at 2:00 pm); CBS’s An Evening with Stephen Colbert (March 16 at 7:00 pm); VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race (March 17 at 2:00 pm); FOX’s 9-1-1 (March 17 at 7:00 pm); CW’s Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Farewell Seasons (March 20 at 7:30 pm - two-panel event); NBC’s Parks and Recreation 10th Anniversary Reunion (March 21 at 7:30 pm); AMC’s The Walking Dead (March 22 at 7:30 pm); Casts of CBS’s Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I. (March 23 at 2:00 pm); FX’s Pose (March 23 at 7:00 pm); CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Discovery and its upcoming reimagining of The Twilight Zone from executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg (March 24 at 2:00 pm - two-panel event); and the festival will close with NBC’s This Is Us (March 24 at 7:00 pm). The list of participating talent will be announced in February.
“We’re thrilled to announce this incredible lineup of programs,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We’re so proud that our lineup reflects the diversity of the television viewing experience—from history-making programs highlighting the LGBTQ+ community, to Emmy Award-winning comedies and dramas with strong female characters, action-packed adventure series, and a conversation with one of the sharpest voices on late-night TV. This year’s selections epitomize why PaleyFest LA is the premier television festival.”
"Just days before we commence shooting Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we thought we'd drop by and kick off the fabulous PaleyFest 2019. It'll be a fun night of celebrating with fans, and the last time we'll all look rested until August,” said Amy Sherman-Palladino, Creator/Executive Producer and Daniel Palladino, Executive Producer.
“All of the other TV shows are going DOWN at PaleyFest. To show our prowess and our strength, we are bringing ten fine steeds, thirty-five different swimsuit combinations, and a two-hour-long patriotic “Tribute to America” song medley. We are confident that by the end of PaleyFest we will be crowned “Best PaleyTime Show” and we WILL win the hand of the princess fair,” said Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna.
“We are delighted and honored to be returning to PaleyFest as this season has marked an exciting new chapter for The Walking Dead. We can’t wait to be surrounded by our passionate fans to discuss the themes and threats our survivors have been facing in the new world they inhabit,” said Angela Kang, Showrunner & Executive Producer.
“Not only is PaleyFest a tremendous honor, it’s also an amazing drag name,” exclaimed RuPaul. "I can’t wait to share the magical journey of RuPaul’s Drag Race and pay tribute to the 140 drag queens who have sashayed their way into the hearts of fans around the world!”
"We said yes because we heard RuPaul is going to be there,” said Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
“For nine seasons now, our Hawaii Five-0 fans have become more like ohana and we are honored to be at PaleyFest with them, along with our friends at MacGyver and Magnum P.I.,” said Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin.
PaleyFest LA 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 Paley Center is home to the nation’s foremost publicly accessible archive of television and radio content, with over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media, including collections that feature achievements in television from the African-American, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ communities, women, and most recently music.
JetBlue returns as the Official Airline of PaleyFest LA. “At JetBlue, we understand the importance of access to your favorite television and entertainment programming,” said Chantal van Wijnbergen, JetBlue’s Director of Brand Management & Advertising. “Our award-winning inflight entertainment experience, which includes free Fly-Fi and live TV at every seat, feels more like being in your living room than flying at 35,000-feet. We’re proud to partner with the Paley Center to bring customers closer to their favorite shows at PaleyFest LA.”
Citi returns as the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, offering Citi cardmembers special presale access to tickets, which can be purchased through citiprivatepass.com beginning January 15 at 9:00 am PT. Paley Center Supporting, Fellow, and Patron Members can also purchase tickets at this time. Tickets go on sale to Paley Center Individual Members on January 17 at 9:00 am PT, and to the general public on January 18 at 9:00 am PT. To purchase tickets, please visit paleyfest.org or download the Paley App at paley.me/app.