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Paley Fest 2015 #2

The full line-up for Paley Fest 2015 has been announced by the folks over at the Paley Center for Media. Here is the schedule:

March 6 – Opening Night: Homeland at 7 PM
March 7 – A Salute to Comedy Central with Broad City; Key & Pelle, The Kroll Show & Workaholics at 12 PM
March 7 – The Good Wife at 8 PM
March 8 – Girls at 1 PM
March 8 – Scandal at 7 PM
March 11 – Teen Wolf at 7 PM
March 12 – Outlander at 7 PM
March 13 – Glee at 7 PM
March 14 – Arrow & The Flash (Double Panel) at 4 PM
March 14 – Modern Family at 8 PM
March 15 – Jane the Virgin at 4 PM
March 15 – Closing Night: American Horror Story: Freak Show at 8 PM

There are a number of different ticket sale options so please read the following carefully:

January 20 and January 21:
Showrunner & Studio Passes in Presale to Paley Supporting & Patron Members and Citi cardmembers (have been on sale since 6 AM PST)

January 22:
Showrunner & Studio Passes in Presale to Paley General Members and Citi cardmembers (tickets go on sale at 9 AM PST)

January 23:
Showrunner & Studio Passes on Sale to General Public (tickets go on sale at 9 AM PST)

January 24 and January 25:
Individual Tickets in Presale to Paley Supporting & Patron Members and Citi cardmembers (tickets go on sale at 9 AM PST)

January 26:
Individual Tickets in Presale to Paley General Members and Citi cardmembers (tickets go on sale at 9 AM PST)

January 27:
Individual Tickets on Sale to General Public (tickets go on sale at 9 AM PST)

You can learn more about Paley Fest 2015, how to become a member (if you aren’t one yet), getting tickets, etc. at the official Paley Fest 2015 website.

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Looks like the folks over at The Paley Center for Media are gearing up for Paley Fest 2015, announcing a few of the panels and the various sale dates for tickets.

Paley Fest 2015 will be held at the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) in the heart of Hollywood, California from March 6 to 13. The panels announced so far include The Good Wife, Scandal and a double panel of Arrow and The Flash.

The full line-up, including dates for the above panels, will be announced on January 20.

You can get all the details here.

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Last week the Paley Center for Media held their 10th Annual PaleyFest Fall Preview Parties, featuring screenings and panels for ABC, NBC and FOX as well as spotlighting the new MTV series Faking It.

The following are pictures by staff photographer Dominick Dusseault from all four events:

Black-ish Cast (New ABC Comedy)

Cristela (New ABC Comedy)

Mulaney (New FOX Comedy)

Red Band Society (New FOX Dramedy)

Marry Me (New NBC Comedy)

Faking It (MTV Dramedy)

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Last weekend the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills held its 10th Annual Fall Preview Parties where the folks at The CW and CBS presented some of their new dramas before the 2014-2015 Fall TV Season gets underway.

The CW has two new dramas set to debut next month – Jane the Virgin and The Flash – and both shows were represented by cast members and the creative minds behind both new dramas in one panel.

The Flash-Jane the Virgin

On the panel were The Flash executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and cast members Jesse L. Martin and Candice Patton, who will play Detective Joe West and his daughter Iris West (respectively) in one of the most-talked about new dramas of the fall. The Flash, of course, is a spin-off of the hit series Arrow that will tell the story of Barry Allen (series lead Grant Gustin) a brilliant, yet socially awkward, forensic scientist for the Central City Police Department, whose obsession with his tragic past (the murder of his mother) causes him to become an outcast among his peers. Allen tries to uncover the truth about his mom’s murder and clear his father’s name, which leads him to Harrison Wells’ particle accelerator. When the accelerator causes an explosion, Allen is struck by lightning, and enters a coma for nine months. When he wakes up 9 months later, he learns he has the ability to move at superhuman speeds, though he is not the only meta-human created in the wake of the explosion. As the violence related to meta-human criminals escalates, though still keeping the promise of finding out why his mother murdered, Allen vows using his gift of speed to protect Central City with the help from a few close friends and associates who share his secrets.

Also on the panel were Jane the Virgin executive producers Ben Silverman and Jennie Snyder Urman and cast members Gina Rodriguez and Jaime Camil, who play title character Jane Villanueva and telenovela star Rogelio (respectively) in one of the most-unexpectedly charming dramedies of the fall. Jane the Virgin tells the story of Jane, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until marriage is shattered when a doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her by mistake during a checkup. And to make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor, who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.

I had the opportunity to see the pilot episode of The Flash at Comic Con in July and thoroughly enjoyed it then; and seeing it a second time at the Paley Center was just as pleasurable. There is plenty of action and Easter Eggs for the comic book fans, plenty of laughs because of Barry Allen’s congenial personality and a great villain for Barry and Detective West to chase.

As for Jane the Virgin, I was extremely skeptical before seeing the pilot, but after the screening I had to admit I was pleasantly surprised by how charming, entertaining and just damn fun the pilot episode was. If you liked Ugly Betty and the narrator-style of Pushing Daisies, you will – more than likely – enjoy Jane the Virgin. It is filled with plenty of over-the-top situations straight out of a telenovela – and there is also a popular telenovela contained within the show too – plenty of family drama, a little bit of intrigue and a crazy stories of romance.

I highly recommend that folks check out both shows when they premiere next month. The Flash will debut on October 7 at 8 PM and Jane the Virgin will debut on October 13 at 9 PM.

Scorpion

As for CBS, there was only one panel for the new drama Scorpion, which included cast members Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jaydn Wong and Ari Stidham and executive producers Heather Kadin, Scooter Braun, Alex Kurtzman, Nicholas Wootton and Nick Santora as well as Walter O’Brien on whom the show is based.

Scorpion is loosely based on the true story of eccentric genius Walter O’Brien (Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis (Thomas), an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn (Wong), a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd (Stidham), a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo (Patrick), who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien. However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each other’s humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they rely on Paige Dineen (McPhee), who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world for them. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in.

Scorpion was screened at Comic Con in July and I was really surprised by the positive response by the packed audience of proud geeks and nerds; and the response by the folks at the Paley Center was nearly as positive. I suggest that viewers not judge the series only by the description or any trailers that have aired but rather check out the debut on September 22 at 9 PM.

The other new CBS dramas that screened that night included Madam Secretary and Stalker as well as the already aired second part of the NCIS episode that introduced the spin-off series NCIS: New Orleans.

Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returns to public life at the request of the President following the suspicious death of her predecessor.

Stalker stars Maggie Q (Nikita) and Dylan McDermott (Hostages and American Horror Story) as detectives who investigate stalking incidents, including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation, for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD.

NCIS: New Orleans focuses on the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy.

I recommend that folks DVR Madam Secretary, watching it when you have time; skip Stalker as it is disturbing unless you are a fan of Criminal Minds then this series is right up your alley; and if you like both NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, you will enjoy NCIS: New Orleans.

Madam Secretary debuts on September 21 at 8 PM (with an encore at 10 PM); Stalker debuts on October 1 at 10 PM and NCIS: New Orleans debuts on September 22 at 9 PM.

The following are photos by staff photographer Dominick Dusseault for The CW and CBS panels:

The CW Dramas: The Flash and Jane the Virgin

The CBS Drama: Scorpion

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The final part of the second week of Paley Fest 2014 ran its course over the last four days with the following panels taking to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood:

The Mindy Project – March 25
Community – March 26
Veep – March 27
American Horror Story: Coven – March 28

Here is a look at the above panels in picture form thanks to the photography of Dominick Dusseault.

ENJOY!

The Mindy Project

Community

Veep

American Horror Story: Coven

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The second week of Paley Fest 2014 got underway starting on March 21 with Mad Men taking the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The panels that followed Mad Men included:

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals – March 22
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – March 23
Masters of Sex – March 24

Here is a look at the above panels in picture form thanks to the photography of Dominick Dusseault.

ENJOY!

Mad Men

The Originals

The Vampire Diaries

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Masters of Sex

Part 3 of the Paley Fest 2014 in Pictures will roll out this weekend, covering the following upcoming panels:

The Mindy Project – March 25
Community – March 26
Veep – March 27
American Horror Story: Coven – March 28

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Paley Fest 2014 got started on March 13 with Veronica Mars as the opening panel and over the course of the next week six other shows have been spotlighted including:

Orange Is the New Black – March 14
How I Met Your Mother – March 15
Pretty Little Liars and Lost – March 16
Parks and Recreation – March 18
Sleepy Hollow – March 19

There are eight more panels yet to come from March 21 through March 28, but for now let’s take a look at the above panels in picture form thanks to the photography of Dominick Dusseault.

ENJOY!

Veronica Mars

Orange Is the New Black

How I Met Your Mother

Pretty Little Liars

Lost

Parks & Recreation

Sleepy Hollow

Part 2 and Part 3 of the Paley Fest 2014 in Pictures will roll out over the next week, covering the following upcoming panels:

Mad Men – March 21
The Vampire Diaries and The Originals – March 22
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – March 23
Masters of Sex – March 24
The Mindy Project – March 25
Community – March 26
Veep – March 27
American Horror Story: Coven – March 28

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