The Paley Center for Media announced today the start of the 8th annual PaleyFest NY. The premier television festival features some of the most acclaimed and hottest television shows and biggest stars, delighting fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops, hilarious anecdotes, and breaking news stories. Citi returns as the official card and an official sponsor, and Verizon joins as an official sponsor. The cast and creative team conversations will be featured on the Paley channel on Verizon Media’s Yahoo Entertainment, with the initial slate of programming starting on Friday, October 23, at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST, with additional releases on Monday, October 26 at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST, and Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 pm/5:00pm.
Citi cardmembers along with Paley Center Members can view the programs ahead of the general public starting today at 10:00 am EST/7:00 am PST. For more information about the Citi Entertainment program, including early access to the programs featured, please visit citientertainment.com.
Paley Center Members will also have the opportunity to preview full episodes from select shows ahead of their broadcast date including the premiere episode of The Undoing, the second episode from season two of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, and a special teaser from an upcoming episode of Supernatural. To learn more about these special exclusives and the many benefits of Paley Membership including early access to the festival, please visit Paley Center Membership.
PaleyFest NY will include conversations with the cast and creative teams from: All American (The CW), The Boys (Amazon Prime Video), Eli Roth’s History of Horror (AMC), Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS),
20th Anniversary of Girlfriends (Netflix), A Million Little Things (ABC), Rick and Morty (Adult Swim), Supernatural (The CW), and The Undoing (HBO).
“This fall, we’re thrilled to present PaleyFest NY on the Paley Center’s dedicated channel on Yahoo Entertainment, bringing this incredible lineup to millions of television fans,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We’re grateful for the continued support of our friends at Citi, and welcome Verizon as an official sponsor.”
“It is an absolute honor to be chosen by Paley Fest NY as part of this year’s incredible Opening Night lineup. I know how much the festival means to the fans, and it’s so thrilling to debut The Undoing at this one-of-a-kind event. We are deeply proud of our show, and on behalf of myself, Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley, Hugh Grant, and our entire cast and crew, we want to thank everyone for celebrating this launch with us,” said Susanne Bier, Executive Producer and Director, The Undoing.
“PaleyFest is my favorite press event of the year. And this year because it’s on Zoom, I get to do it in shorts and a dress shirt. I’m gonna look like a first grader on picture day,” DJ Nash, Creator and Executive Producer, A Million Little Things.
“There’s no genre I love like horror and no one I love talking about movies with more than Quentin. We could have easily talked for ten hours, which is about normal for us when we get on a roll. I was so honored to have him join me for the series, no one else on the planet has his insight and knowledge of film and he always makes it fun and accessible to everyone. It was a great, great talk I think everyone watching will enjoy,” Eli Roth, Eli Roth’s History of Horror.
“It’s been an honor to be included in PaleyFests in the past, and certainly this year is no exception. I think your support over the years has certainly helped us reach this 15 season milestone and we are eternally grateful. Thank you!” Robert Singer, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner, Supernatural.
“There’s only one thing that can provide hope in these dark and troubling times: watching writers and actors talk about themselves. Seriously though, we really love making this show, and hope you check out the panel for behind-the-scenes stories and secrets. Thanks to the brilliant and talented Melissa Fumero for risking her career by moderating. It’s an honor to be invited to PaleyFest NY, and we look forward to making them regret it,” Eric Kripke, Showrunner and Executive Producer of The Boys.
PaleyFest NY supports the Paley Center’s many education initiatives including Paley Education@Home Presented by Citi, serving educators, students and parents around the country as teaching and learning continues at home and at school. It also benefits the PaleyIMPACT series featuring programs centered around today’s most pressing social issues and the role of media in our society, and the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring 160,000 historically significant television and radio programs.
2020 PaleyFest NY Lineup:
Premiering on Yahoo Entertainment on Friday, October 23, at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST:
AMC’s Eli Roth’s History of Horror:
Featured talent includes: Eli Roth, Host and Executive Producer and Quentin Tarantino, Subject and Filmmaker
Moderated by Clark Collis, Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly
TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:
Featured talent includes: Samantha Bee, Host and Executive Producer; Alison Camillo, Executive Producer;
Allana Harkin, Co-Executive Producer and Correspondent; and Mike Rubens, Correspondent and Senior Field Producer
Moderated by Reshma Gopaldas, Vice President of Video, SHE Media
The CW’s Supernatural:
Featured talent includes: Jared Padalecki, “Sam Winchester”; Jensen Ackles, “Dean Winchester”; Misha Collins, “Castiel”; Alexander Calvert, “Jack Kline”; Robert Singer, Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer; and
Andrew Dabb, Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer
Moderated by Damian Holbrook, Senior Writer, TV Guide Magazine
HBO’s The Undoing:
Featured talent includes: Susanne Bier, Executive Producer and Director; Nicole Kidman, Executive Producer / “Grace Fraser”; Hugh Grant, “Jonathan Fraser”; Edgar Ramírez, “Detective Joe Mendoza”; Noah Jupe, “Henry Fraser”; Noma Dumezweni, “Haley Fitzgerald”; Matilda De Angelis, “Elena Alves”; and Ismael Cruz Córdova, “Fernando Alves”
Moderated by Kristen Baldwin, TV Critic, Entertainment Weekly
Premiering on Yahoo Entertainment on Monday, October 26, at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST:
Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys:
Featured talent includes: Karl Urban, “Billy Butcher”, Karen Fukuhara, “Kimiko”; Chace Crawford, “The Deep”; Erin Moriarty, “Annie January/Starlight”; Laz Alonso, “Mother’s Milk”; Aya Cash, “Stormfront”; Jessie T. Usher, “A-Train”; Stephan Fleet, VFX Supervisor; and LJ Shannon, Supersuits Designer; and special appearances by Jack Quaid, “Hughie”; and Antony Starr, “Homelander”
Moderated by Melissa Fumero, Actor, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Netflix’s 20th Anniversary of Girlfriends:
Featured talent includes: Mara Brock Akil, Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer; Tracee Ellis Ross, “Joan Carol Clayton”; Persia White, “Lynn Ann Searcy”; Golden Brooks, “Maya Denise Wilkes”; Jill Marie Jones, “Antoinette ‘Toni’ Marie Childs-Garrett”; and Reggie Hayes, “William Jerome Dent”
Moderated by Joi-Marie McKenzie, Deputy Editor of Entertainment, Insider
ABC’s A Million Little Things:
Featured talent includes: DJ Nash, Creator and Executive Producer; Romany Malco, “Rome Howard”; Allison Miller, “Maggie Bloom”; Christina Moses, “Regina Howard”; and Grace Park, “Katherine Kim”
Moderated by Megan Vick, West Coast Editor, TV Guide
Premiering on Yahoo Entertainment on Tuesday, October 27, at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST:
The CW’s All American:
Featured talent includes: Taye Diggs, “Billy Baker”; Daniel Ezra, “Spencer James”; Greta Onieogou, “Layla Keating”; Samantha Logan, “Olivia Baker”; Michael Evans Behling, “Jordan Baker”; Karimah Westbrook, “Grace James”; Monet Mazur, “Laura Baker”; Bre-Z, “Coop”; Cody Christian, “Asher Adams”; Jalyn Hall, “Dillon James”;
Chelsea Tavares, “Patience”; Greg Berlanti, Executive Producer; Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Executive Producer; and Robbie Rogers, Producer
Moderated by Albert Lawrence, IMDb Correspondent & Amazon Live Host
Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty:
Featured talent includes: Dan Harmon, Co-Creator & Executive Producer; Chris Parnell, “Jerry Smith”; Sarah Chalke, “Beth Smith”; and Spencer Grammer, “Summer Smith”
Moderated by Mike Schneider, Senior Editor, Variety
For more information, please visit paleyfest.org.