The PaleyFest LA 2020 television festival will take place March 13-22 in Hollywood.
This year’s festival will open with the cast and creative team from ABC’s Modern Family, followed by Pop TV’s One Day at a Time, Netflix’s A Special Evening with Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, CBS’s NCIS: 400th Episode Celebration, Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys, CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard, Starz’s Outlander, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Netflix’s Dead to Me, Netflix’s Ozark, Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek, and the festival will close with Disney+’s The Mandalorian.
“It’s an honor to be invited to PaleyFest and join other filmmakers and talent in celebrating great television programming. It is especially exciting to be representing our Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, at the closing night presentation,” said Jon Favreau, executive producer/creator, The Mandalorian.
“I keep telling my wife, my sh*t belongs in a museum. Well, who’s laughing now?? The brilliant cast and troubled producers of The Boys can’t wait to get together with their fans and say some inappropriate things. Seriously, it’s an amazing honor for a freshman show to be chosen by PaleyFest. We look forward to making them deeply regret it,” said The Boys executive producer and showrunner Eric Kripke.
“We are honored to be included as part of PaleyFest LA. We love being able to speak directly to the Outlander fans and we look forward to taking this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support over the years,” said Outlander executive producer Ronald D. Moore.
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 publicly 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, women, music, and most recently comedy.
Items of genre interest in the PaleyFest LA lineup include:
Sunday, March 15: Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys (7:00 pm):
Scheduled to appear: Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Antony Starr (Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Annie January / Starlight), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Karen Fukuhara (The Female), and Eric Kripke, Executive Producer & Showrunner
Wednesday, March 18: CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Picard (7:30 pm):
Scheduled to appear: Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Alison Pill (Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker) with Special Guest Stars: Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Brent Spinern (Data), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Heather Kadin, Executive Producer, and Akiva Goldsman, Executive Producer
Thursday, March 19: Starz’s Outlander (7:30 pm):
Scheduled to appear: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall Fraser), Ronald D. Moore, Creator & Executive Producer, Maril Davis, Executive Producer, and Matthew B. Roberts, Executive Producer
Sunday, March 22: Closing Night Presentation: Disney+’s The Mandalorian (7:00 pm):
Scheduled to appear: Jon Favreau, Creator & Executive Producer, Dave Filoni, Executive Producer, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Ludwig Göransson, Composer, and Rick Famuyiwa, Writer, plus additional guests to be announced
*All events and participants are subject to change
[Based on a press release.]