PaleyFest LA: Chris Pratt, Mandy Moore, RuPaul, Jordan Peele, & Many More to Appear

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We’re still in the thick of Awards Season, but another of our favorite times of year is just around the corner: PaleyFest LA. The festival consistently offers a fabulous array of panels that give fans access to special screenings, exclusive conversations, behind-the-scenes goodness, and breaking news from the stars and creative minds behind their favorite shows.

This year will be no exception, as the initial talent lineup announced yesterday by the Paley Center for Media includes a truly impressive group of people who can only be described as faves.

The 2019 festival will feature a diverse lineup of amazing television, including: The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselGrace and Frankie; An Evening with Stephen Colbert; RuPaul’s Drag Race9-1-1Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Farewell Seasons; Parks and Recreation: 10th Anniversary Reunion; The Walking DeadHawaii Five-0MacGyver, and Magnum P.I.PoseStar Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone; and This Is Us.

Want to know if your favorite cast member will be making an appearance? Wonder no more! Here’s the initial talent lineup for the festival (which is subject to change).

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

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)

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)

Stephen Colbert (Host & Executive Producer, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

PaleyFest LA 2019 will take place March 15-24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (That’s the home of the Oscars, people!) For more information including ticketing, visit

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