The Paley Center for Media Presents the 33rd Annual Paleyfest Los Angeles, March 11-20 at the Dolby Theatre

The week-long TV festival honors great television including: Empire, Better Call Saul, Supergirl, Scandal, and The Big Bang Theory
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Press release: The 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles, Hollywood’s ultimate TV fan festival hosted by The Paley Center for Media, celebrates television’s most acclaimed series and grants fans access to special screenings, exclusive conversations, and behind-the-scenes scoops and breaking news from the stars and creative minds behind their favorite shows.

Citi is the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, and Citi cardmembers have special presale access to tickets. 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 purchase tickets, become a Member of the Paley Center, download the Paley App, and more, please visit

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

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

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

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 (7:00 pm)

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 (2:00 pm)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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, P.D., & Med Salute Dick Wolf (7:00 pm)

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 (2:00 pm)

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, & Executive Producer


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

Sarah Paulson, “Sally”

Kathy Bates, “Iris”

Angela Bassett, “Ramona”

Wes Bentley, “John Lowe”

Chloe Sevigny, “Alex Lowe”

Evan Peters, “Mr. James March”

Denis O’Hare, “Liz Taylor”

Cheyenne Jackson, “Will Drake”

*Panelists to appear schedule permitting. All events and panelists are subject to change. Please visit for updates.


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