PALEYFEST LA Releases Lineup


The Paley Center for Media today announced the initial group of talent who will be participating in its 35th annual PaleyFest LA.

PaleyFest is Hollywood’s ultimate TV fan festival, running from March 16-25, at the DOLBY Theatre in Hollywood. PaleyFest LA 2018 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.

The initial PaleyFest LA 2018 talent lineup includes:

Friday, March 16: Opening Night Presentation: PaleyFest Icon: An Evening with Barbra Streisand (7:30 pm):

Barbra Streisand                             


Saturday, March 17: FOX’s The Orville (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear:

Seth MacFarlane, Creator & Executive Producer; “Ed Mercer”

Adrianne Palicki, “Kelly Grayson”

Scott Grimes, “Gordon Malloy”

Penny Johnson Jerald, “Dr. Claire Finn”

Halston Sage, “Alara Kitan”

Peter Macon, “Bortus”

  1. Lee, “John LaMarr”

Mark Jackson, “Isaac”

Chad L. Coleman, “Klyden”

David A. Goodman, Executive Producer

Jason Clark, Executive Producer


Saturday, March 17: NBC’s Will & Grace (7:00 pm): 

Scheduled to appear:

Eric McCormack, “Will Truman”

Debra Messing, “Grace Adler”

Sean Hayes, “Jack McFarland”

Megan Mullally, “Karen Walker ”

David Kohan, Creator & Executive Producer

Max Mutchnick, Creator & Executive Producer


Sunday, March 18: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear:

Elisabeth Moss, “Offred” 

Joseph Fiennes, “Commander Waterford”

Yvonne Strahovski, “Serena Joy” 

Samira Wiley, “Moira” 

Alexis Bledel, “Ofglen” 

Max Minghella, “Nick” 

Madeline Brewer, “Janine” 

Ann Dowd, “Aunt Lydia” 

O-T Fagbenle, “Luke” 

Amanda Brugel, “Rita”

Bruce Miller, Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer

Warren Littlefield, Executive Producer

Sunday, March 18: HBO’s Silicon Valley (7:00 pm): 

Scheduled to appear:

Thomas Middleditch, “Richard” 

Kumail Nanjiani, “Dinesh”

Martin Starr, “Gilfoyle”

Zach Woods, “Jared”

Amanda Crew, “Monica” 

Mike Judge, Co-Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer

Alec Berg, Showrunner, Executive Producer

Tuesday, March 20: CW’s Supernatural (6:45 pm):

Scheduled to appear:

Jared Padalecki, “Sam Winchester”

Jensen Ackles, “Dean Winchester”

Misha Collins, “Castiel”

Mark Pellegrino, “Lucifer”

Alexander Calvert, “Jack”

Robert Singer, Executive Producer

Andrew Dabb, Executive Producer

Eugenie Ross-Leming, Executive Producer

Brad Buckner, Executive Producer

Wednesday, March 21: CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon (7:30 pm)


Scheduled to appear:

The Big Bang Theory

Johnny Galecki, “Leonard Hofstadter” 

Jim Parsons, “Sheldon Cooper” 

Kaley Cuoco, “Penny” 

Simon Helberg, “Howard Wolowitz” 

Kunal Nayyar, “Rajesh Koothrappali” 

Mayim Bialik, “Amy Farrah Fowler” 

Melissa Rauch, “Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz”

Chuck Lorre, Executive Producer

Steven Molaro, Executive Producer

Steve Holland, Executive Producer

Bill Prady, Executive Producer


Young Sheldon

Iain Armitage, “Sheldon” 

Zoe Perry, “Mary” 

Lance Barber, “George Sr.” 

Annie Potts, “Meemaw” 

Montana Jordan, “Georgie” 

Raegan Revord, “Missy”

Chuck Lorre, Executive Producer

Steven Molaro, Executive Producer

Jim Parsons, Executive Producer 


Thursday, March 22: ABC’s The Good Doctor (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear:

Freddie Highmore, “Dr. Shaun Murphy”

Nicholas Gonzalez, “Dr. Neil Melendez”

Hill Harper, “Dr. Marcus Andrews”

Richard Schiff, “Dr. Aaron Glassman”

Tamlyn Tomita, “Allegra Aoki”

David Shore, Executive Producer

Daniel Dae Kim, Executive Producer


Plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 24: CBS’s Mom (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear:

Anna Faris, “Christy”

Allison Janney, “Bonnie”

Jaime Pressly, “Jill”

Mimi Kennedy, “Marjorie”

Beth Hall, “Wendy”


Saturday, March 24: OWN’s Queen Sugar (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear

Rutina Wesley, “Nova Bordelon” 

Dawn-Lyen Gardner, “Charley Bordelon West”

Kofi Siriboe, “Ralph Angel Bordelon” 

Ava DuVernay, Creator and Executive Producer

Kat Candler, Executive Producer 

Plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 25: CW’s Riverdale (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear

KJ Apa, “Archie Andrews”

Lili Reinhart, “Betty Cooper”

Camila Mendes, “Veronica Lodge”

Cole Sprouse, “Jughead Jones”

Madelaine Petsch, “Cheryl Blossom”

Marisol Nichols, “Hermione Lodge”

Mӓdchen Amick, “Alice Cooper”

Luke Perry, “Fred Andrews”

Ashleigh Murray, “Josie McCoy”

Casey Cott, “Kevin Keller”

Skeet Ulrich, “FP Jones”

Greg Berlanti, Executive Producer

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer


Sunday, March 25: Netflix’s Stranger Things (7:00 pm):


**Grand Finale Participants will be revealed on February 20, 2018.

All events and panelists are subject to change.