PaleyFest LA 2020 Date + First Lineup

The Paley Center for Media today announced the return of the premier television festival, PaleyFest LA 2020, which will take place March 13-22, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Citi cardmembers, plus Paley Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members, will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets first during a special presale period from January 14-15, 2020.

The first program selections announced for this year’s festival include the casts and creative teams of the global phenomenon Outlander (Starz) on March 19, the farewell seasons of the groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning Modern Family (ABC) on March 13 and the highly acclaimed Schitt’s Creek (POP) on March 22, and A Special Evening with Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (Netflix) on March 14. The legendary Kennedy Center Honors recipient and Grammy-winning music icon will be joined in conversation by members of the cast and creative team of the hit series Heartstrings for this special festival presentation that will also mark the first occasion that the beloved entertainer is celebrated for her continuing body of work on television.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the final seasons of Modern Family and Schitt’s Creek, and welcome back Outlander to the PaleyFest LA stage,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “And we’re so honored to have the distinct privilege to host the very first ever tribute to Dolly Parton’s television work at PaleyFest LA.”

“What a wonderful honor to be recognized by the Paley Center for my Heartstrings series on Netflix. I am very proud of the series and proud of my partner, Sam Haskell, the wonderful creative team, and all of the talented actors that participated in the series,” said Dolly Parton.

“While it’s hard to imagine a bunch of writers and actors willing to talk about themselves, we’re thrilled to celebrate the final season of Modern Family on the PaleyFest stage for what I expect to be an emotional goodbye. I will not cry, I will not cry, I will not cry,” said Modern Family co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan.

“After wrapping our final season this past June, I’m thrilled to get the chance to see the gang again and celebrate with our fans at PaleyFest. And the company we’re keeping isn’t bad either,” said Schitt’s Creek star and co-creator Daniel Levy.

The full schedule for PaleyFest LA 2020, along with the participating casts and creative teams, will be announced on January 14.

PaleyFest LA 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 to the nation’s foremost publically accessible archive of television and radio content, with over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media, including collections that feature achievements in television from the African-American, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as women, music, and most recently comedy.

Citi returns as the Official Card of PaleyFest LA. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase tickets starting January 14 at noon PT before they go on sale to the public. For details, please visit

In addition to Citi cardmembers, Paley Center Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members can also purchase tickets starting January 14 at noon PT. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on January 16 at 9:00 am PT, and to the general public on January 17 at 9:00 am PT.

PaleyFest LA events often sell out to Paley Center Members before tickets go on sale to the general public. Paley Members enjoy presale access and ticket discounts. Become a Member today, and get PaleyFest LA tickets before the general public on January 17. For more information on the many benefits of Paley Center Membership including early access to purchase PaleyFest LA tickets, please visit

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About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit