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’08 Paley Festival Lineup Announced

February 4, 2008 by  

Paley Festival Lineup

The scheduled for this year’s William S. Paley Festival has just been announced and some of TV’s best new shows are being honored. For those of you not familiar with the Paley Festival, it’s an amazing experience during which fans can hear directly from the cast and crew of their favorites show during a moderated hosted panel and then interactive Q&A. I attended last year and it was fantastic.

I wish I could attend the full two weeks, but alas my wallet just doesn’t allow. I’m thinking of making the trek from Boston to L.A for Pushing Daisies, Chuck and Friday Night Lights…if I can swing it.

Here are the dates for each of the panels as well as the guests announced thus far. Please know that the guests lists can change at anytime (last year Wentworth Miller was scheduled to be there for Prison Break and he wasn’t…but then again Steve Carell was NOT listed as a guest for The Office panel and he was there…you never know). I’ll update this post when new guests are announced so check back soon. Update: Sarah Michelle Geller has confirmed she will be attending the BUFFY Reunion Panel.

Tickets: Paley Center Member Tickets on Sale: Feb 7, 2008
General Public Tickets on Sale: Feb 10, 2008
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Elvis ’68 Comeback Special 40th Anniversary
Elvis ‘68 Comeback Special 40th AnniversaryMarch 14 | Friday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Steve Binder, Prod./Dir. Bones Howe, Prod. Priscilla Presley

Pushing Daisies
March 15 | Saturday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Kristin Chenoweth-“Olive Snook”, Lee Pace-“Ned”, Swoosie Kurtz-“Lily Charles”
Bruce Cohen-Executive Producer, Bryan Fuller – Creator/Executive Producer, Dan Jinks – Executive Producer, Peter Ocko– Coexecutive Producer, Barry Sonnenfeld – Executive Producer

The Comedy World of Judd Apatow & Friends
The Comedy World of Judd Apatow & FriendsMarch 17 | Monday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Judd Apatow

Chuck, <img mce_tsrc='https://www.givememyremote.com/remote/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/joss.jpg' alt='Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion' />Zachary Levi, NBCMarch 18 | Tuesday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Adam Baldwin – “John Casey”, Joshua Gomez – “Morgan Grimes”, Scott Krinsky – “Jeff”, Sarah Lancaster -“Ellie Bartowski”, Mark Christopher Lawrence -“Big Mike”, Zachary Levi – “Chuck Bartowski”, Julie Ling-“Anna”, Ryan McPartlin-“Captain Awesome”, Yvonne Strahovski-“Sarah Walker”, Vik Sahay-“Lester”Chris Fedak,- Cocreator/Exec. Prod., McG – Exec. Prod., Josh Schwartz-Cocreator/Exec. Prod.

Friday Night Lights
Friday Night LightsMarch 19 | Wednesday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Zach Gilford-“Matt Saracen”, Jesse Plemmons-“Landry Clarke”, Aimee Teegarden-“Julie Taylor”, Jason Katims-Exec. Prod., Jeffrey Reiner-Exec. Prod.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ReunionMarch 20 | Thursday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Sarah Michell Geller – “Buffy Summers”, Amber Benson-“Tara Maclay”, Nicholas Brendon-“Xander Harris”, Emma Caulfield-“Anya”, Eliza Dushku – “Faith”, Seth Green-“Oz”, James Marsters-“Spike”, Michelle Trachtenberg-“Dawn Summers”, Joss Whedon-Creator

Dancing with the Stars
March 21 | Friday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Tom Bergeron-Cohost, Samantha Harris-Cohost

Gossip Girl
March 22 | Saturday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Penn Badgley, “Dan Humphrey”, Chace Crawford, “Nate Archibald”, Blake Lively, “Serena van der Woodsen”, Leighton Meester, “Blair Waldorf”, Taylor Momsen, “Jenny Humphrey”, Kelly Rutherford, “Lily van der Woodsen”, Matthew Settle, “Rufus Humphrey”, Jessica Szhor, “Vanessa Abrams”, Ed Westwick, “Chuck Bass”, Amy Kaufman, Prod., Bob Levy, Exec. Prod., Stephanie Savage, Cocreator/Exec.Prod., Josh Schwartz, Cocreator/Exec. Prod., Cecily von Ziegesar, Author, Gossip Girl books

March 24 | Monday | 7:00 pm
MeeVee RecommendsIn Person: Noah Bean, “David Connor”, Rose Byrne, “Ellen Parsons”, Glenn Close, “Patty Hewes”, Ted Danson, “Arthur Frobisher”, Tate Donovan, “Tom Shayes”, Anastasia Griffith, “Katie Connor”, Željko Ivanek, “Ray Fiske”, Glenn Kessler, Cocreator/Exec. Prod., Todd A. Kessler, Cocreator/Exec. Prod., Daniel Zelman, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.

Dirty Sexy Money
March 25 | Tuesday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Greg Berlanti, Exec. Prod., Craig Wright, Exec. Prod. – With the Cast of Dirty Sexy Money

Series Premiere: Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union
Series Premiere: Tracey Ullman’s State of the UnionMarch 26 | Wednesday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Troy Miller, Exec. Prod./Dir., Gail Parent, Exec. Prod., Tracey Ullman, Creator, Bruce Wagner, Exec. Prod.

Mad Men
MeeVee RecommendsMarch 27 | Thursday | 7:00 pm
In Person: Matthew Weiner, Creator/Exec. Prod. – With the Cast of Mad Men


18 Responses to “’08 Paley Festival Lineup Announced”

  1. Tim G. on February 4th, 2008 5:26 pm

    Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz not going to the Buffy reunion? SHOCKER!

    I am kind of sad and surprised to see Alyson Hannigan and Anthony Stewart Head won’t be there though. 🙁

  2. Give Me My Remote on February 4th, 2008 5:37 pm

    They might be there. This is just the preliminary list – those who could agree to be there by the time the press release went out. As I said, last year Steve Carell wasn’t on the initial list…hell he wasn’t even on the list the night of the event and he still went. You never know.

  3. mg714 on February 4th, 2008 5:50 pm

    Looks like a great lineup this year – too bad The Office can’t be there every year, though! 😉 I really wish I could go – I even have one of those weeks off from work! I would just love to go to the FNL panel, especially, but it would be amazing to go to nearly all of them, too. The Buffy reunion sounds great, especially if SMG ends up being there. I wish my pocketbook could afford any trip to L.A.

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  5. Brad on February 4th, 2008 6:20 pm

    I’m with you on the wallet situation. If there was one of these that I could attend, it would be Pushing Daisies. Take lots of pics and do a big report on that night, ok? And, yeah, last year was just magical.

  6. Brooklyn on February 4th, 2008 7:14 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m Australian and so i can’t get there, but if you can please get near Kristin Chenoweth, please tell her that i love her. I would turn gay for that woman. I love her in everything she does. She is my idol. We’re even the same height. I’ll never get to meet her myself, so if you can please go crazy fangirl on my behalf.

    Then repeat with Nicolas Brendon!

  7. sabrina on February 4th, 2008 9:18 pm

    Buffy reunion?!!! Oh my goodness, this is the best news ever! I am so happy. I’m literally jumping for joy. (Well, I was and will after I type this.) Yay!!!

  8. mg714 on February 5th, 2008 12:44 am

    I’m so excited to see that SMG is now in the lineup for the Buffy Reunion. This makes me want to find a way to go to Paley Fest even more!

  9. brionswea on February 5th, 2008 12:51 am


    1. Can you buy tickets for individual days?

    2. If so, how much are they? If not, how much are the tickets for multiple days?


  10. Vlada on February 5th, 2008 2:24 am

    brionswea — you can buy tickets for individual events. Individual member tickets are $35 GA and $50 for premium seats. Non-member tickets are $45 GA and $60 for premium.

    Member tickets go on sale 2/7 and non-member on 2/10.

  11. brionswea on February 5th, 2008 10:31 am

    Thank you, Vlada!

  12. berriez on February 9th, 2008 2:47 pm

    i have a question about the seating arrangements, are they on first come first serve basis, even when you buy the premium seating?

  13. Vlada on February 10th, 2008 10:55 pm

    berriez — I believe they are first come, first serve. However, premium ticketholders get seating in the first four rows from what I understand.

  14. abc on February 13th, 2008 1:21 am

    Thanks Vlada for all the infos! may i also ask if there would likely be a meet&greet at the end of each event? cuz i think i’ve heard last year there was, for The Office.

  15. GMMR on February 13th, 2008 1:26 am

    There was no meet and greet with the cast last year. They walked the red carpet and were ushered in. However, they did allow for an autograph session where the audience stormed the stage. I’d be really surprised if they did that again this year because it was rather crazy.

  16. Vlada on February 14th, 2008 9:55 pm

    It’s not a meet and greet, so it’s pretty much up to the actors. Some of them hang out afterwards in the lobby or on stage signing and taking pics. Some don’t.

  17. Diana on February 26th, 2008 8:18 pm

    Are cameras allowed? You can take pictures with the stars? I’m thinking about attending.

  18. Rachel on March 14th, 2008 5:32 pm

    If we have the tickets… does that guarantee us some sort of seat, I know it’s general public, but they aren’t going to just give away seats to anyone who wants one are they? Because I’m not sure how early I should get there