PaleyFest LA has released their initial lineup and the upcoming venue for 2019.
The first program selections announced for this year’s PaleyFest LA include: FX’s history-making hit drama Pose, which features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series; NBC’s Emmy Award-winning and critically lauded hit This Is Us, which will make its second appearance at the festival; and, as its centerpiece reunion event, the festival will reunite the full cast and creative team of the Peabody Award-winning fan-favorite Parks and Recreation in commemoration of the ten-year anniversary of its series premiere. The full schedule of programs will be announced on January 14.
“Every year PaleyFest presents the best of television, providing fans with a rare behind-the-scenes look at both the hottest new shows as well as beloved classics,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President and CEO. “We could not be more thrilled to announce our first three selections: two highly acclaimed dramas and a special cast reunion ten years in the making!”
“Pose holds a special place in my heart, and so does being honored at PaleyFest, which to my mind has always meant a show has broken through culturally,” said Ryan Murphy, creator and executive producer of Pose. “I’m excited for my incredible cast and collaborators to gather with me in March and have a direct conversation with our audience who have been so supportive. It promises to be a special night.”
“We’re thrilled to be reuniting at PaleyFest. And truth be told, we were all hanging out already anyway, so carpooling will be easy,” said series star Amy Poehler and co-creator & showrunner, Mike Schur.
“We had a wonderful time at PaleyFest celebrating the first season of This Is Us and we are so excited to get the opportunity to be back again honoring another remarkable season ofThis Is Us with our incredible fans,” said Mandy Moore.
The Paley Center will take place March 15-24, 2019, at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.