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PaleyFest Adds ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Scandal’ and More to 2016 Panels

PaleyFest Adds 'Better Call Saul,' 'Scandal' and More to 2016 Panels


The Paley Center for New Media has announced the lineup for PaleyFest LA, which will take place this March. Standing by their commitment to diversity, the newly-announced lineup features a variety of different panels slated for the festival, encompassing many different storylines and unique voices. The cast and creative teams for shows such as “Better Call Saul,” “American Horror Story: Hotel,” and “Empire” will all participate in panels during the festival running from March 11-20. 

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The full extended lineup is as follows: 

Friday, March 11: Opening Night: FOX’s “Empire;” 7:30pm
Panelists: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Sareyah, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Ilene Chaiken, Brian Grazer

Saturday, March 12: AMC’s “Better Call Saul;” 2:00pm
Panelists: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould 

Saturday, March 12: FOX’s “Scream Queens;” 7:00pm
Panelists: Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Niecy Nash

Sunday, March 13: ABC’s “black-ish;” 2:00pm
Panelists: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Kenya Barris, Johnathan Groff

Sunday, March 13: CBS’s “Supergirl;” 7:00pm
Panelists: Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan, Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg, Sarah Schechter

Tuesday, March 15: ABC’s “Scandal;” 7:30pm
Panelists: Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley, Portia de Rossi, Cornelius Smith Jr., Joe Morton, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

Wednesday, March 16: CBS’s “Big Bang Theory;” 7:30pm
Panelists: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Steven Molaro, Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady

UPDATE: Friday, March 18: Hulu’s “Difficult People;” 7:30pm
Panelists:  Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Cole Escola, Scott King

Saturday, March 19: AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead;” 2:00pm
Panelists: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, Dave Erickson, Gale Anne Hurd

Saturday, March 19: Stars of NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” and “Chicago Med” Salute Dick Wolf; 7:00pm
Panelists: Dick Wolf, Jason Beghe, Sophia Bush, Colin Donnell, Ice-T, Taylor Kinney, S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Jesse Spencer

Sunday, March 20: Closing Presentation: FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel;” 7:00pm
Panelists: Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Chloë Sevigny, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson

PaleyFest will run from March 11-20 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets to all previously announced events — as well as Showrunner and Studio Passes — are currently on sale to the general public. To purchase tickets and/or to become a Member of the Paley Center, please visit paleyfest.org.

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