As many of you know, the annual PaleyFest, coordinated by the Paley Center for Media, will be held starting this Friday. This yearly two-week event is guaranteed to be entertaining, filled with unexpected appearances and revelations. Fortunately three of us from NiceGirlsTV will be attending well over half of the events this year, bringing coverage of those panels to our readers as quickly as possible.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the Paley Center for Media, formerly known as the Museum of Television and Radio, it was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, who was a pioneer in early radio and television. He created what became CBS, and according to the Paley Center he “pioneered many of the practices that gave first radio and then television network broadcasting their distinctive shape and extraordinary reach.” From the very beginning, Paley knew the key to success in both formats was the quality of programming.
The Paley Festival, or as it is generally known as the PaleyFest, is an annual salute to current and sometimes past programs bringing together various cast members and crew of each year’s popular programs for a special moderated Q&A that includes the viewing of an episode of the show alongside the panel guests.
The PaleyFest marks its 26th anniversary this year with the following scheduled panels:
March 5 – Cougar Town – Newly divorced moms are seen in a completely new light in this love-it-or-hate-it comedy from ABC that is expected to feature cast members Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez and Brian Van Holt as well as co-creators and executive producers Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel.
To view the complete list of shows scedules go here