THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA ANNOUNCES INITIAL TALENT PARTICIPANTS FOR PALEYFEST LA 2019 AT THE DOLBY THEATRE

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 5, 2019 – The Paley Center for Media today announced the initial group of talent who will be participating in PaleyFest LA 2019, which takes place March 15-24, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. PaleyFest LA gives 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.

“We are privileged to have an exciting and diverse lineup of talent participating in this year’s Festival,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “From icons to today’s hottest young stars, PaleyFest LA is the place for television fans to not only see their favorite stars, but also get an insider look at their favorite shows.”

This year’s PaleyFest will feature a lineup that reflects the diversity of the television viewing experience including: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Grace and Frankie; An Evening with Stephen Colbert; RuPaul’s Drag Race; 9-1-1; Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Farewell Seasons; Parks and Recreation 10th Anniversary Reunion; The Walking Dead; Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I.; Pose; Star Trek: Discovery, The Twilight Zone, and This Is Us.

It’s not just television fans who are inspired by PaleyFest—it’s also the actors and brilliant minds behind the shows featured. Over the Festival’s rich history some of the most talented names in television have graced the PaleyFest stage, and the tradition continues this year when PaleyFest welcomes the cast and creative teams behind today’s hottest shows.

“It’s a tremendous honor for 9-1-1 to be selected for PaleyFest. It’s such a prestigious event and we cannot wait to connect with our incredible fans and give them an exclusive first showing of our spring premiere,” said Angela Bassett.

"RuPaul’s Drag Race has earned a special place in TV 'herstory.' I'm so proud to be a part of it and PaleyFest," said Carson Kressley.

“Mamma’s geeked to be back at PaleyFest. I’m excited to see the fans and even more excited to see my Pawnee people. PaleyFest 2019! (Sung to the tune of “Treat Yo Self 2011”),” said Retta.

“Excited to be back at PaleyFest this year. I can’t wait for everyone to see the back half of season nine, it’s so good!!,” said Norman Reedus.

“I’m honored to join my friends at Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. at this year’s PaleyFest,” said Lucas Till. “And in true MacGyver fashion, my costars and I plan on bringing enough paper clips, duct tape, and chewing gum for everyone.”

“After playing Magnum for the past year, I am not sure which is more exhilarating, driving a cherry red Ferrari throughout Hawaii as my job, or meeting the dedicated fans who watch and love our show as much as we do,” said Jay Fernandez. “I look forward to a great afternoon at PaleyFest swapping stories with our friends from Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver.”

“It is such a gift to be included at PaleyFest. This is my first time and I’m just thrilled for the visibility of our show and the community it illuminates to the world,” said Billy Porter. “We at Star Trek: Discovery are so excited to be back at the renowned PaleyFest! The Star Trek legacy has stood the test of time because of all those who’ve continued to hold it in their hearts. We are grateful and we are honored, and we can hardly wait to celebrate a bolder and brighter new season with everyone,” said Sonequa Martin-Green.

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.

Citi returns as the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, offering Citi cardmembers preferred access to tickets, which can be purchased through citiprivatepass.com. JetBlue returns as the Official Airline of PaleyFest LA.

The initial PaleyFest LA 2019 talent lineup includes:

Friday, March 15: Opening Night Presentation: Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Amy Sherman-Palladino (Creator & Executive Producer), Daniel Palladino (Executive Producer), Rachel Brosnahan (Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel), Alex Borstein (Susie Myerson), Michael Zegen (Joel Maisel), Tony Shalhoub (Abe Weissman), Marin Hinkle (Rose Weissman), Kevin Pollak (Moishe Maisel), and Caroline Aaron (Shirley Maisel)

Saturday, March 16: Netflix’s Grace and Frankie (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Jane Fonda (Grace Hanson and Executive Producer), Lily Tomlin (Frankie Bergstein and Executive Producer), Sam Waterston (Sol Bergstein), Martin Sheen (Robert Hanson), Brooklyn Decker (Mallory Hanson), Ethan Embry (Coyote Bergstein), June Diane Raphael (Brianna Hanson), Baron Vaughn (Nwabudike Bergstein), Marta Kauffman (Creator & Executive Producer), Howard J. Morris (Creator & Executive Producer)

Saturday, March 16: CBS’s An Evening with Stephen Colbert (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Stephen Colbert (Host & Executive Producer, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

Sunday, March 17: VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: RuPaul (Host, Creator & Executive Producer), Michelle Visage (Judge), Carson Kressley (Judge), Ross Mathews (Judge), Pam Post (Executive Producer), and Tim Palazzola (Executive Producer) Plus additional guests to be announced.

Sunday, March 17: FOX’s 9-1-1 (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Angela Bassett (Athena Grant), Peter Krause (Bobby Nash), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Maddie Kendall), Oliver Stark (Evan ‘Buck’ Buckley), Aisha Hinds (Henrietta ‘Hen’ Wilson), Kenneth Choi (Howie ‘Chimney’ Han), Rockmond Dunbar (Michael Grant), Ryan Guzman (Eddie Diaz), and Tim Minear (Executive Producer)

Wednesday, March 20 The CW’s Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend The Farewell Seasons (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear from Jane The Virgin: Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva and Executive Producer), Andrea Navedo (Xiomara Villanueva), Justin Baldoni (Rafael Solano), Yael Grobglas (Petra Solano), Ivonne Coll (Alba Villanueva), Elias Janssen (Mateo Villanueva), Jaime Camil (Rogelio De La Vega), and Jennie Snyder Urman (Executive Producer)

Scheduled to appear from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Aline Brosh McKenna (Co-Creator, Executive Producer, & Showrunner), Rachel Bloom (Rebecca Bunch, Co-Creator & Executive Producer), Vincent Rodriguez III (Josh Chan), Scott Michael Foster (Nathaniel Plimpton III), Donna Lynne Champlin (Paula Proctor), Pete Gardner (Darryl Whitefeather), Vella Lovell (Heather Davis), Gabrielle Ruiz (Valencia Perez), and Skylar Astin (Greg Serrano)

Thursday, March 21: NBC’s Parks and Recreation 10th Anniversary Reunion (7:30 pm): Scheduled to appear: Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope), Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins), Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer), Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt), Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate), Aziz Ansari (Tom Haverford), Rob Lowe (Chris Traeger), Retta (Donna Meagle), Jim O’Heir (Jerry Gergich), and Michael Schur (Co-Creator, Showrunner & Executive Producer)

Friday, March 22: AMC’s The Walking Dead (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Ryan Hurst (Beta), Gale Anne Hurd (Executive Producer), Angela Kang, (Executive Producer & Showrunner) Plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 23: CBS’s Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I. (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett/Hawaii Five-0), Lucas Till (Angus ‘Mac’ MacGyver/MacGyver), Jay Hernandez (Thomas Magnum/Magnum P.I.), Tristin Mays (Riley Davis/MacGyver), Meredith Eaton (Matty Weber/MacGyver), Zachary Knighton (Orville ‘Rick’ Wright/Magnum P.I.), Stephen Hill (Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin/Magnum P.I.), Tim Kang (Detective Gordon Katsumoto/Magnum P.I.), Amy Hill (Teuila ‘Kumu’ Tuileta/Magnum P.I.), and Peter Lenkov (Executive Producer, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver and Magnum P.I.) Plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 23: FX’s Pose (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez), Dominique Jackson (Elektra Abundance), Indya Moore (Angel), Billy Porter (Pray Tell), Ryan Murphy (Co-Creator & Executive Producer), Steven Canals (Co-Creator & Co-Executive Producer), Janet Mock (Co-Executive Producer), Our Lady J (Producer & Writer)


Sunday, March 24: CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear from Star Trek: Discovery: Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Shazad Latif (Ash Tyler), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), Tig Notaro (Chief Engineer Reno), Ethan Peck (Spock), Rebecca Romijn (Number One), and Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou)

Schedule to appear from The Twilight Zone: Jordan Peele (Narrator & Executive Producer), Simon Kinberg (Executive Producer), Win Rosenfeld (Executive Producer), Audrey Chon (Executive Producer), Glen Morgan (Executive Producer), Steven Yeun, Sanaa Lathan, Taissa Farmiga, Ike Barinholtz, Allison Tolman, Adam Scott, and Rhea Sheehorn

Sunday, March 24: NBC’s This Is Us (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Mandy Moore (Rebecca), Chrissy Metz (Kate), Sterling K. Brown (Randall), Justin Hartley (Kevin), Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth), Chris Sullivan (Toby), Jon Huertas (Miguel), Dan Fogelman (Creator & Executive Producer), Isaac Aptaker (Executive Producer), and Elizabeth Berger (Executive Producer)

All events and participants are subject to change.

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