PaleyFest 2016 Adds Big Bang Theory, Supergirl, Fear TWD and More

PaleyFest organizers are taking a go Big or go home approach to this year’s event.

The Paley Center for Media has unveiled additional series to its PaleyFest 2016 slate, and a panel featuring the cast and producers of The Big Bang Theory is set for Wednesday, March 16.

The nine-day celebration of TV, which once again takes place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, will also include events with the casts of rookie series Fear the Walking Dead and Supergirl, as well as a special salute to TV giant Dick Wolf featuring actors from Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.

They join previously announced honorees Empire, Scream Queens, Power, American Horror Story: Hotel and black-ish.

Ticket info can be found at paleyfest.org. The current PaleyFest lineup is below. Additional shows will be announced at a later date.

Friday, March 11: Empire (7:30)
Saturday, March 12: Scream Queens (7 pm)
Sunday, March 13: black-ish (2 pm)
Sunday, March 13: Supergirl (7 pm)
Wednesday, March 16: The Big Bang Theory (7:30 pm)
Saturday, March 19: Fear the Walking Dead (2 pm)
Saturday, March 19: Salute to Dick Wolf (7 pm)
Sunday, March 20: Power (2 pm)
Sunday, March 20: American Horror Story: Hotel (7 pm)

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11 Comments
  1. Garry Coltrane says:

    Speaking of Supergirl, how is their ratings holding up?

  2. Gail says:

    Hope Arrow, The Flash, and Once Upon A Time get added. Also hope the Q&E segments get streamed as in previous years.

    • Gail says:

      That should be Q&A.

    • John036 says:

      I feel like it would be difficult for those shows to go down to PaleyFest considering they’ll be shooting their series in Canada

      • Lex says:

        Flash and Arrow did a thing together last year, which is probably why they’re taking a backseat to Supergirl as Greg Berlanti’s representative show. I’m just surprised they’re not doing something for Legends of Tomorrow, considering March would be right in the middle of its first-season run.

        And I could do without TBBT — Abed from Community is the same kind of savant like Sheldon, but the show is a hell of a lot less mean-spirited towards geeks. TBBT situates geeks as outside the norm as the “weird” people… it’s less “look at Sheldon’s OCD need to knock three times on Penny’s door and sit in a particular place on the couch! Haha, he’s so weird!” and more like “Abed’s integrated into the study group and they appreciate him because he’s introduced them to so many cool, geeky things!” I miss Community, even without Troy, Shirley and Pierce.

        Other than that, this year it feels more along the lines of mainstream shows and less about the niche shows TV geeks and critics are constantly praising in spite of low ratings.

        And Power? Really? I guess it’s a good strategic move to try and create legitimacy for a show made by Playstation that most people haven’t even heard of, let alone watched. There are so many other shows from Netflix and Amazon that would have been better choices; I’d personally love to see Jessica Jones up there.

        And Mr. Robot? Where’s Mr. Robot? Is this a conspiracy from Evil Corp?

  3. Night says:

    What is Paleyfest?

  4. xyz says:

    add limitless!

  5. Basil says:

    Excellent Perspective on TV programming. The BEST I have read so far this year.