Paley Center Announces Initial Talent for 34th Annual PaleyFest – March 2017


Lineup Includes Over 100 Stars From Television’s Hottest Shows Including:

American Horror Story: Roanoke; Arrow; Bob’s Burgers; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:

The Flash; Grey’s Anatomy; The Late Late Show with James Corden; NCIS: Los Angeles; Orphan Black; Pretty Little Liars; Scandal; Supergirl; This Is Us; The Walking Dead;

and Westworld

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 8, 2017 – The Paley Center for Media today announced an initial group of talent who will be participating in its 34th annual PaleyFest Los Angeles, Hollywood’s ultimate TV fan festival, March 17-26, at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood. PaleyFest LA 2017 will celebrate television’s most acclaimed series and grant 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.

“We’re thrilled with the stellar lineup of talent participating in this year’s PaleyFest,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “Each year PaleyFest gives fans the rare opportunity to interact with the stars of their favorite shows and this year’s lineup features not only stars from perennial favorites but from the some of this year’s hottest new shows as well.”

The initial PaleyFest LA 2017 talent lineup includes:

Friday, March 17: Opening Night Presentation: The Walking Dead (7:30 pm):

Andrew Lincoln, “Rick Grimes”

Lauren Cohan, “Maggie Greene”

Melissa McBride, “Carol Peletier”

Josh McDermitt, “Eugene Porter”

Christian Serratos, “Rosita Espinosa”

Alanna Masterson, “Tara Chambler”

Ross Marquand, “Aaron”

Tom Payne, “Paul ‘Jesus’ Rovia”

Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer

Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer

Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer

Dave Alpert, Executive Producer

Plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 18: CW’s Heroes & Aliens: Featuring Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2:00 pm):


Stephen Amell, “Oliver Queen/Arrow”

David Ramsey, “John Diggle”

Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producer

Wendy Mericle, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

The Flash:

Grant Gustin, “Barry Allen/The Flash”

Candice Patton, “Iris West”

Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer

Todd Helbing, Executive Producer

Aaron Helbing, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer


Melissa Benoist, “Kara Danvers/Supergirl”

David Harewood, “Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz”

Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:

Brandon Routh, “Ray Palmer/Atom”

Caity Lotz, “Sara Lance/White Canary”

Phil Klemmer, Executive Producer

Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 18: This Is Us (7:00 pm):

Milo Ventimiglia, “Jack”

Mandy Moore, “Rebecca”

Chrissy Metz, “Kate”

Justin Hartley, “Kevin”

Susan Kelechi Watson, “Beth”

Chris Sullivan, “Toby”

Ron Cephas Jones, “William”

Plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 19: Grey’s Anatomy (2:00 pm):

Ellen Pompeo, “Meredith Grey”

Justin Chambers, “Alex Karev”

Chandra Wilson, “Miranda Bailey”

James Pickens, Jr., “Richard Webber”

Kevin McKidd, “Owen Hunt”

Jessica Capshaw, “Arizona Robbins”

Jesse Williams, “Jackson Avery”

Sarah Drew, “April Kepner”

Caterina Scorsone, “Amelia Shepherd”

Camilla Luddington, “Jo Wilson”

Jerrika Hinton, “Stephanie Edwards”

Kelly McCreary, “Maggie Pierce”

Jason George, “Ben Warren”

Martin Henderson, “Nathan Riggs”

Giacomo Gianniotti, “Andrew DeLuca”

Debbie Allen, “Dr. Katherine Avery”

Tuesday, March 21: NCIS: Los Angeles (7:30 pm)

Chris O’Donnell, “G. Callen”

LL COOL J, ”Sam Hanna”

Linda Hunt, “Hetty Lange”

Eric Christian Olsen, “Marty Deeks”

Daniela Ruah, “Kensi Blye”

Barrett Foa, “Eric Beale”

Renée Felice Smith, “Nell Jones”

R. Scott Gemmill, Executive Producer

John P. Kousakis, Executive Producer

Plus additional guests to be announced

Wednesday, March 22: An Evening of Laughs with James Corden & The Late, Late Show (8:00 pm)

James Corden, Host & Executive Producer

Ben Winston, Executive Producer

Rob Crabbe, Executive Producer

Plus additional guests to be announced

Thursday, March 23: Orphan Black (7:30 pm)

Tatiana Maslany

Jordan Gavaris, “Felix Dawkins”

Kristian Bruun, “Donnie Hendrix”

Kevin Hanchard, “Det. Art Bell”

Maria Doyle Kennedy, “Siobhan Sadler”

Ari Millen, “Mark Rollins”

Kathryn Alexandre, Acting Double

Graeme Manson, Co-creator & Executive Producer

Friday, March 24: Bob’s Burgers (7:30 pm)

H. Jon Benjamin, “Bob Belcher”

John Roberts, “Linda Belcher”

Kristen Schaal, “Louise Belcher”

Eugene Mirman, “Gene Belcher”

Dan Mintz, “Tina Belcher”

Larry Murphy, “Uncle Teddy”

Loren Bouchard, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer

Plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 25: Pretty Little Liars (2:00 pm)

Keegan Allen, “Toby Cavanaugh”

Troian Bellisario, “Spencer Hastings”

Ashley Benson, “Hanna Marin”

Tyler Blackburn, “Caleb Rivers”

Lucy Hale, “Aria Montgomery”

Shay Mitchell, “Emily Fields”

Andrea Parker, “Mary Drake/Jessica DiLaurentis”

Janel Parrish, “Mona Vanderwaal”

Sasha Pieterse, “Allison DiLaurentis”

Ian Harding, “Ezra Fitz”

I. Marlene King, Executive Producer

Charlie Craig, Executive Producer

Oliver Goldstick, Executive Producer

Joseph Dougherty, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 25: Westworld (7:00 pm)

Evan Rachel Wood, “Dolores”

Ed Harris, “Man in Black”

Thandie Newton, “Maeve”

Jimmi Simpson, “William”

Jonathan Nolan, Co-creator/Showrunner, Director

Lisa Joy, Co-creator/Showrunner

Plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 26: Scandal (2:00 pm)

Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”

Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”

Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”

Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”

Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’ Grant”

Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”

Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”

Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”

Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”

Portia de Rossi, “Elizabeth North”

Cornelius Smith Jr., “Marcus Walker”

Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”

Sunday, March 26 American Horror Story: Roanoke (7:00 pm)

Angela Bassett, “Monet Tumusiime/Lee Harris”

Kathy Bates, “Agnes Mary Winstead/Thomasin White”

Cuba Gooding, Jr., “Dominic Banks/Matt Miller”

Cheyenne Jackson, “Sidney James”

Sarah Paulson, “Auderey Tindall/Lana Winters/Shelby Miller”

Plus additional guests to be announced

The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest, with annual festivals in both Los Angeles and New York City, has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans. The Festival benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home the nation’s foremost publically accessible archives of television and radio content, over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media including the recently launched African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections.

As official media sponsor of PaleyFest, Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to a selection of clips and the full-length discussions from the festival. Subscribers can view footage from the event by visiting

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