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PaleyFest LA 2022 Returns With In-Person Events Featuring Cast And Creatives Of Hit Shows

PaleyFest LA 2022 Returns With In-Person Events Featuring Cast And Creatives Of Hit Shows

After a three-year hiatus, PaleyFest LA, a ten-day television festival returns, running from April 2nd through the 10th.

All of the in-person sessions of the festival will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, home to the Academy Awards.

This year’s line-up includes include NBC and Twentieth Television’s This Is Us, The CW and Warner Bros. Television’s Superman & Lois, ABC and ABC Signature’s black-ish, CBS’s & Lionsgate Television’s Ghosts, CBS’s The Neighborhood, and HBOMax and Universal Television’s Hacks.

Netflix and Sony Pictures Television will present an event featuring Cobra Kai, while other events include The CW and Warner Bros. Television’s Riverdale, AMC and Sony Pictures Television’s Better Call Saul, CBS and CBS Studio’s A Salute to the NCIS Universe celebrating NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and NCIS: Hawai’i, and Netflix’s Emily in Paris.

Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, says that the events offer devoted fans, “a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the stars and creative talent behind some of television’s biggest hits.”​

Each panel discussion includes exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations with leading stars and producers, screenings of special preview and premiere content, and each event closes with an audience Q&A, with fans getting the chance to ask the stars and producers their burning questions.

With first year series Ghosts and Hacks participating in the festival, Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky, and Michael Schur, executive producers of Hacks say, “We’re so thrilled that [our show] is included in PaleyFest this year. It’ll be so nice to be in person for any reason, but especially to talk to people who like our show as much as we do.”

Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, the showrunners of Ghosts, comment that, “We are honored to spend our days making Ghosts, and we look forward to celebrating in person with the show’s fans who make it all possible.”

Stars and producers from the three NCIS series will be celebrating both the freshman version, NCIS: Hawai’i, as well as the mothership of the franchise NCIS, and spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles.

R. Scott Gemmill, showrunner of NCIS: Los Angeles points out that as the series approaches its milestone 300th episode in this its 13th season, “The last couple of years have really reminded us how our favorite television shows make us feel connected to one another, and we want to celebrate with our fans and our entire NCIS family of shows.”

Three series, black-ish, This Is Us, and Better Call Saul, are hosting events during PaleyFest prior to closing out their on-air runs later this year.

Courtney Lilly, Showrunner & Executive Producer of black-ish says, “Can’t think of a better way to go out after eight seasons than to take part in PaleyFest,” while creator and executive producer of This Is Us, Dan Fogelman, says, “We are honored to be part of this prestigious festival. Looking forward to talking all things This Is Us with you, one last time.”

Showrunner and executive producer of Better Call Saul, Peter Gould, in true ‘Saul style’ says, “Saul Goodman might only be the ‘World’s 2nd Best Lawyer’ — but he scores an invitation to PaleyFest?! We are thrilled and honored to talk about our show and its final season with the brilliant (and good-looking) folks at this year’s PaleyFest.”

Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, who are the series creators and executive producers of surprise hit series Cobra Kai, remarked that, “We look forward to connecting with our devoted and badass fans,” and added, “Living in these interesting times, we’ve long held one thing paramount—karate will bring us together.”

PaleyFest LA is the nation’s original and longest-running festival celebrating creative excellence in television highlighting acclaimed and impactful shows and stars, including Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, George Lucas, Ava DuVernay, Norman Lear, and the casts and creative teams behind The Sopranos, The West Wing, Mad Men, Mary Tyler Moore, Parks and Recreation, Will & Grace, The Walking Dead, and more.

Television fans can relive some of PaleyFest LA’s best moments on the Paley Center’s YouTube channel. Some memorable highlights include conversations with the casts of Lost, The Golden Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and many more

The Paley Center for Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms, drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the media community.

The general public can participate in Paley programs in both New York and Los Angeles that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. The public can also access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, containing over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements.

Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.

PaleyFest supports the Paley Center’s many education initiatives, including classes, workshops, and programming focused on today’s most pressing social issues and serving students and educators globally. It also supports the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring more than 160,000 historically and culturally significant television and radio programs.

The full PaleyFest LA Lineup is as follows:

Saturday, April 2nd at 7pm PT — ‘This is Us’

With Dan Fogelman, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Milo Ventimiglia, “Jack Pearson,” Mandy Moore, “Rebecca Pearson,” Sterling K. Brown, “Randall Pearson,” Chrissy Metz, “Kate Pearson,” Justin Hartley, “Kevin Pearson,” Susan Kelechi Watson, “Beth Pearson,” Chris Sullivan, “Toby Damon,” Jon Huertas, “Miguel,” with additional guests to be announced.

Sunday, April 3rd at 2pm PT — ‘Superman & Lois’

With Todd Helbing, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Tyler Hoechlin“ Clark Kent/Superman,” Elizabeth ‘Bitsie’ Tulloch, “Lois Lane,” Jordan Elsass, “Jonathan Kent,” Alex Garfin, Jordan Kent,” Erik Valdez, “Kyle Cushing,” Inde Navarrette, “Sarah Cushing,” Wolé Parks, “John Henry Irons/Steel,” Adam Rayner, “Morgan Edge/Tal-Rho”

Sunday, April 3rd at 7pm PT — ‘black-ish’

With Executive Producer, Anthony Anderson, “Andre ‘Dre’ Anderson,” Showrunner and Executive Producer, Courtney Lilly, Producer, Tracee Ellis Ross, “Rainbow Johnson,” Marcus Scribner, “Andre Johnson Jr.,” Miles Brown, “Jack Johnson,” Marsai Martin, “Diane Johnson,” Jenifer Lewis, “Ruby” ​

Wednesday, April 6th at 7:30 PT — ‘Ghosts’ and ‘The Neighborhood’

From ‘Ghosts

Joseph Port, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner, Rose McIver, “Samantha,” Utkarsh Ambudkar, “Jay,” Brandon Scott Jones, “Isaac,” Richie Moriarty, “Pete,” Danielle Pinnock, “Alberta,” Asher Grodman, “Trevor,” Román Zaragoza, “Sasappis,” Sheila Carrasco, “Flower,” Rebecca Wisocky, “Hetty,” Devan Chandler Long, “Thorfinn”

From ‘The Neighborhood’:

From The Neighborhood: Cedric the Entertainer, “Calvin Butler” and Executive Producer, Max Greenfield, “Dave Johnson,” Beth Behrs, “Gemma Johnson,” Tichina Arnold, “Tina Butler,” Sheaun McKinney, “Malcolm Butler,” Marcel Spears, “Marty Butler,” Meg DeLoatch, Executive Producer and Showrunner

Thursday, April 7th at 7:30pm PT — ‘Hacks’

With Paul W. Downs, Co-Creator, Co-Showrunner, EP, Writer and “Jimmy,” Lucia Aniello, Co-Creator, Co-Showrunner, EP, Writer and Director, Jen Statsky, Co-Creator, Co-Showrunner, EP, and Writer, Michael Schur, EP, Jean Smart, “Deborah Vance,” Hannah Einbinder, “Ava,” Carl Clemons-Hopkins, “Marcus,” Meg Stalter, “Kayla,” Mark Indelicato, “Damien”

Friday, April 8th at 7:30pm PT — ‘Cobra Kai’

With Ralph Macchio, “Daniel LaRusso” and Executive Producer, William Zabka, “Johnny Lawrence” and Executive Producer, Josh Heald, Writer and Executive Producer, Jon Hurwitz, Writer and Executive Producer, Hayden Schlossberg, Writer and Executive Producer, Courtney Henggeler, “Amanda LaRusso,” Xolo Maridueña, “Miguel Diaz,” Mary Mouser, “Samantha LaRusso,” Tanner Buchanan, “Robby Keane,” Jacob Bertrand, “Eli ‘Hawk’ Moskowitz”

Saturday, April 9th at 2pm PT — ‘Riverdale’

With Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Showrunner and Executive Producer, K.J. Apa, “Archie Andrews,” Cole Sprouse, “Jughead Jones,” Lili Reinhart, “Betty Cooper,” Camila Mendes, “Veronica Lodge,” Madelaine Petsch, “Cheryl Blossom,” with additional guests to be announced.

Saturday, April 9th at 7pm PT — ‘Better Call Saul’

With Vince Gilligan, Creator and Executive Producer, Peter Gould, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Bob Odenkirk, “Jimmy McGill,” Rhea Seehorn, “Kim Wexler,” Jonathan Banks, “Mike Ehrmantraut,” Patrick Fabian, “Howard Hamlin,” Michael Mando, “Nacho Varga,” Giancarlo Esposito, “Gus Fring”

Saturday, April 9th at 2pm PT — A Salute to the NCIS Universe celebrating ‘NCIS,’ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles,’ and ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

From NCIS:

Steven D. Binder, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Sean Murray, “Timothy McGee,” Wilmer Valderrama, “Nickolas ‘Nick’ Torres,” Brian Dietzen, “Dr. Jimmy Palmer,” Diona Reasonover, “Kasie Hines,” Katrina Law, “Jessica Knight,” Rocky Carroll, “Leon Vance,” Gary Cole, “Alden Parker”

From NCIS: Los Angeles:

Shane Brennan, Showrunner and Executive Producer, R. Scott Gimmill, Executive Producer, Chris O’Donnell, “G. Callen,” LL COOL J, “Sam Hanna,” Linda Hunt, “Henrietta ‘Hetty’ Lange,” Daniela Ruah, “Kensi Blye,” Eric Christian Olsen, “Marty Deeks,” Medalion Rahimi, “Fatima Namazi,” Caleb Castille, “Devin Rountree,” Gerald McRaney, “Hollis Kilbride”

From NCIS: Hawai’i:

Matt Bosack, Executive Producer, Jan Nash, Executive Producer, Christopher Silber, Executive Producer, Vanessa Lachey, “Jane Tennant,” Alex Tarrant, “Kai,” Noah Mills, “Jesse Boone,” Yasmine Al-Bustami, “Lucy Tara,” Jason Antoon, “Ernie Malik,” Tori Anderson, “Kate Whistler,” Kian Talan, “Alex Tennant”

Sunday, April 10th at 7pm PT — ‘Emily in Paris’

With Darren Starr, Creator, Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer, Lily Collins, “Emily Cooper” and Producer, Ashley Park, “Mindy Chen,” Lucas Bravo, “Gabriel,” Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, “Sylvie,” Camille Razat, “Camille,” with additional guests to be announced.

Events & Participants are Subject to Change. Talent Appear Schedule Permitting.

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