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PaleyFest Announces their 2017 Line-Up


PaleyFest Announces their 2017 Line-Up

PaleyFest LA is one of the must-attend pop culture television festival in the country, produced by The Paley Center for Media. Named after William S. Paley, founder of CBS and The Paley Center for Media, proceeds from the event support the nonprofit Paley Center. The Paley Center is home to the nation’s archives of television and radio content. Nearly 160,000 programs spanning the history of media including the recently launched African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections.

The event allows you to meet with the talent behind your favorite TV shows. Held at the famous Dolby Theatre on March 17-26 , actors and creators share with fans exclusive behind-the-scenes stories, and the latest from their shows. The event includes a screening of the show, followed by a discussion with your favorite stars live onstage, and a Q & A with the audience.

“For 34 years PaleyFest has grown in size, presence and prestige – solidifying its spot on the Los Angeles cultural and popular landscape.This year’s festival brings together fans and introduces new audiences to the stars and creators of television’s most talked about and popular shows.”- Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

The 2017 line-up includes actors and creators of “The Walking Dead,” “Supergirl,” “Orphan Black,” “Scandal,” “American Horror Story,” and much more. The week long event is sure to please pop culture fans from all corners. The 2016 PaleyFest event included panels from the stars of “Blackish,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Empire.”

Here is a full list of guest speakers attending PaleyFest:

Friday, March 17: Opening Night Presentation: The Walking Dead (7:30 pm):

Andrew Lincoln, “Rick Grimes”

Lauren Cohan, “Maggie Greene”

Melissa McBride, “Carol Peletier”

Josh McDermitt, “Eugene Porter”

Christian Serratos, “Rosita Espinosa”

Alanna Masterson, “Tara Chambler”

Ross Marquand, “Aaron”

Tom Payne, “Paul ‘Jesus’ Rovia”

Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer

Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer

Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer

Dave Alpert, Executive Producer


Plus additional guests to be announced


Saturday, March 18: CW’s Heroes & Aliens: Featuring Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2:00 pm):


Stephen Amell, “Oliver Queen/Arrow”

David Ramsey, “John Diggle”


Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producer

Wendy Mericle, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

The Flash:

Grant Gustin, “Barry Allen/The Flash”                                         

Candice Patton, “Iris West”

Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer



Todd Helbing, Executive Producer

Aaron Helbing, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer



Melissa Benoist, “Kara Danvers/Supergirl”

David Harewood, “Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz”



Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer


DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:

Brandon Routh, “Ray Palmer/Atom”

Caity Lotz, “Sara Lance/White Canary”



Phil Klemmer, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 18: This Is Us (7:00 pm):

Milo Ventimiglia, “Jack”

Mandy Moore, “Rebecca”

Chrissy Metz, “Kate”

Justin Hartley, “Kevin”

Susan Kelechi Watson, “Beth”

Chris Sullivan, “Toby”

Ron Cephas Jones, “William”


Plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 19: Grey’s Anatomy (2:00 pm): 

Ellen Pompeo, “Meredith Grey”

Justin Chambers, “Alex Karev”

Chandra Wilson, “Miranda Bailey”

James Pickens, Jr., “Richard Webber”

Kevin McKidd, “Owen Hunt”

Jessica Capshaw, “Arizona Robbins”

Jesse Williams, “Jackson Avery”

Sarah Drew, “April Kepner”

Caterina Scorsone, “Amelia Shepherd”

Camilla Luddington, “Jo Wilson”

Jerrika Hinton, “Stephanie Edwards”

Kelly McCreary, “Maggie Pierce”

Jason George, “Ben Warren”

Martin Henderson, “Nathan Riggs”

Giacomo Gianniotti, “Andrew DeLuca”

Debbie Allen, “Dr. Katherine Avery”

Tesday, March 21: NCIS: Los Angeles (7:30 pm

Chris O’Donnell, “G. Callen”

LL COOL J, ”Sam Hanna”

Linda Hunt, “Hetty Lange”

Eric Christian Olsen, “Marty Deeks”

Daniela Ruah, “Kensi Blye”


Barrett Foa, “Eric Beale”

Renée Felice Smith, “Nell Jones”

R. Scott Gemmill, Executive Producer

John P. Kousakis, Executive Producer


Plus additional guests to be announced


Wednesday, March 22: An Evening of Laughs with James Corden & The Late, Late Show (8:00 pm)


James Corden, Host & Executive Producer

Ben Winston, Executive Producer

Rob Crabbe, Executive Producer

Plus additional guests to be announced

Thursday, March 23: Orphan Black (7:30 pm)

Tatiana Maslany

Jordan Gavaris, “Felix Dawkins”

Kristian Bruun, “Donnie Hendrix”

Kevin Hanchard, “Det. Art Bell”

Maria Doyle Kennedy, “Siobhan Sadler”

Ari Millen, “Mark Rollins”

Kathryn Alexandre, Acting Double

Graeme Manson, Co-creator & Executive Producer

 Friday, March 24: Bob’s Burgers (7:30 pm)

H. Jon Benjamin, “Bob Belcher”

John Roberts, “Linda Belcher”

Kristen Schaal, “Louise Belcher”

Eugene Mirman, “Gene Belcher”

Dan Mintz, “Tina Belcher”

Larry Murphy, “Uncle Teddy”

Loren Bouchard, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer

Plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 25: Pretty Little Liars (2:00 pm)

Keegan Allen, “Toby Cavanaugh”

Troian Bellisario, “Spencer Hastings”

Ashley Benson, “Hanna Marin”

Tyler Blackburn, “Caleb Rivers”

Lucy Hale, “Aria Montgomery”

Shay Mitchell, “Emily Fields”

Andrea Parker, “Mary Drake/Jessica DiLaurentis”


Janel Parrish, “Mona Vanderwaal”

Sasha Pieterse, “Allison DiLaurentis”

Ian Harding, “Ezra Fitz”

I. Marlene King, Executive Producer

Charlie Craig, Executive Producer

Oliver Goldstick, Executive Producer

Joseph Dougherty, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 25: Westworld (7:00 pm)

Evan Rachel Wood, “Dolores”

Ed Harris, “Man in Black”

Thandie Newton, “Maeve”

Jimmi Simpson, “William”

Jonathan Nolan, Co-creator/Showrunner, Director

Lisa Joy, Co-creator/Showrunner


Plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 26: Scandal (2:00 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”

 Sunday, March 26 American Horror Story: Roanoke (7:00 pm)

Angela Bassett, “Monet Tumusiime/Lee Harris”

Kathy Bates, “Agnes Mary Winstead/Thomasin White”

Cuba Gooding, Jr., “Dominic Banks/Matt Miller”


Cheyenne Jackson, “Sidney James”

Sarah Paulson, “Auderey Tindall/Lana Winters/Shelby Miller”


Plus additional guests to be announced

Hulu, being one of the media sponsors, will be streaming exclusive clips and the full-length discussions from the festival. Hulu subscribers can watch by visiting hulu.com/paleyfest.

For ticket and pass info go to paleycenter.org



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