The PaleyFest08 schedule is as followsâ€”Âplease note that events/participants are subject to change:
Elvis â€™68 Comeback Special 40th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Priscilla Presley, Steve Binder (Producer/Director), and Bones Howe (Producer). Additional panelists to be announced.
Saturday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Kristin Chenoweth (â€œOlive Snookâ€), Bruce Cohen (Executive Producer), Bryan Fuller (Creator/ Executive Producer), Dan Jinks (Executive Producer), Swoosie Kurtz (â€œLily Charlesâ€), Peter Ocko (CoExecutive Producer), Lee Pace (â€œNedâ€), and Barry Sonnenfeld (Director/ Executive Producer). Additional panelists to be announced.
The Comedy World of Judd Apatow and Friends
Monday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Judd Apatow with special guests, personally selected by Mr. Apatow, from his television and feature film projects.
Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Adam Baldwin (â€œJohn Caseyâ€), Chris Fedak (Executive Producer), Joshua Gomez (â€œMorgan Grimesâ€), Scott Krinsky (â€œJeffâ€), Sarah Lancaster (â€œEllie Bartowskiâ€), Mark Christopher Lawrence (â€œBig Mikeâ€), Zachary Levi (â€œChuck Bartowskiâ€), Julie Ling (â€œAnnaâ€), McG (Executive Producer), Ryan McPartlin (â€œCaptain Awesomeâ€), Vik Sahay (â€œLesterâ€), Josh Schwartz (Executive Producer), and Yvonne Strahovski (â€œSarah Walkerâ€).
Friday Night Lights
Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Zach Gilford (â€œMatt Saracenâ€), Jason Katims (Executive Producer), Jesse Plemons (“Landry Clarke”), Jeffrey Reiner (Executive Producer), and Aimee Teegarden (“Julie Taylor”). Additional panelists to be announced.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion
Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Amber Benson (â€œTara Maclayâ€), Nicolas Brendan (â€œXander Harrisâ€), Emma Caulfield (â€œAnyaâ€), Eliza Dushku (â€œFaithâ€), Seth Green (â€œOzâ€), James Marsters (â€œSpikeâ€), Michelle Trachtenberg (â€œDawn Summersâ€), Joss Whedon (Creator). Additional panelists to be announced.
Dancing with the Stars
Friday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Tom Bergeron (CoHost) and Samantha Harris (CoHost). Additional panelists to be announced.
Saturday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Penn Badgley (â€œDan Humphreyâ€), Chace Crawford (â€œNate Archibaldâ€), Amy Kaufman (Producer), Bob Levy (Executive Producer), Blake Lively (â€œSerena van der Woodsenâ€), Leighton Meester (â€œBlair Waldorfâ€), Taylor Momsen (â€œJenny Humphreyâ€), Kelly Rutherford (â€œLily van der Woodsenâ€), Stephanie Savage (Executive Producer), Josh Schwartz (Executive Producer), Matthew Settle (â€œRufus Humphreyâ€), Jessica Szhor (â€œVanessa Abramsâ€), Ed Westwick (â€œChuck Bassâ€), and Cecily von Ziegesar (Author). Additional panelists to be announced.
Monday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Noah Bean (â€œDavid Connorâ€), Rose Byrne (â€œEllen Parsonsâ€), Glenn Close (â€œPatty Hewesâ€), Ted Danson (â€œArthur Frobisherâ€), Tate Donovan (â€œTom Shayesâ€), Anastasia Griffith (â€œKatie Connorâ€), Å½eljko Ivanek (â€œRay Fiskeâ€), Glenn Kessler (CoCreator/Executive Producer/Writer), Todd A. Kessler (CoCreator/Executive Producer/Writer), and Daniel Zelman (CoCreator/Executive Producer/Writer).
Dirty Sexy Money
Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Greg Berlanti (Executive Producer) and Craig Wright (Executive Producer) with the cast and the creative team of Dirty Sexy Money.
PaleyFest08 Series Premiere: Tracey Ullmanâ€™s State of the Union
Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Troy Miller (Executive Producer/Director), Gail Parent (Executive Producer), Tracey Ullman (Creator), and Bruce Wagner (Executive Producer).
Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Matthew Weiner (Creator/Executive Producer) and the cast of Mad Men.
PaleyFest08 Premium ticket packages will go on presale Monday, February 4 through Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Individual tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Members on Thursday, February 7, 2008. Individual tickets will become available to the general public beginning the following Sunday, February 10, 2008. For Paley Center Members, ticket prices are $50 and $35 per event. For the general public, tickets are $60 and $45 per event.
PaleyFest08 Premium ticket packages presale window from Monday, February 4 at 9:00 a.m. PT through Wednesday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m. PT via TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com or call TicketWeb toll-free at (866) 468-3399 (service charges apply)
I can’t believe that Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t doing PaleyFest08, what a b!tch!
Seriously if you are in LA during the time one the shows you watch is doing the festival I highly recommend that you go because they are really fun and interesting! I can’t tell you all the interesting facts I learned from going to the PaleyFest nights in the past!
UPDATE: Sarah Michelle Gellar is confirmed for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion!!!
The initial ratings for NBC’s "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" often don’t look that great. A week later, though, they generally look somewhat better. The first-year series from "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin is the most "time-shifted" series on television this season, according to ratings provider Nielsen. That means a greater percentage of its viewers record the show and watch it later than anything else on the broadcast networks. At the beginning of 2006, Nielsen started tracking two different ratings systems as a way to measure the impact of digital video recorders. "Live plus same-day" ratings — the ones reported on Zap2it every morning — measure the number of people who watch a given show as it airs or within the next few hours. In "Studio 60’s" case, that number hovered around 8 million people for much of the fall. Nielsen also tracks "live plus seven" ratings, which includes people who watch a recorded copy of a show within the next week. "Studio 60" adds nearly 11 percent to its total audience in those ratings; including reruns, its average is closer to 9 million viewers for the season. All but one of the top 10 time-shifted shows air on NBC or The CW, suggesting that people may not be breaking their habit of watching higher-rated networks (CBS, ABC) live but are sampling other shows thanks to their DVRs. "Studio 60’s" lead-in, "Heroes," already draws a big same-day audience, but it’s second in the time-shifted ratings as well, adding 9.1 percent more viewers in the following week. The rest of the top 10 are "Gilmore Girls," which adds 7.9 percent more viewers; "America’s Next Top Model," 7.7 percent; "30 Rock," 7.5 percent; "Friday Night Lights," 7.5 percent; "The Nine," 6.7 percent; "Supernatural," 6.7 percent; and "Kidnapped," "One Tree Hill" and "Smallville," all at 6.6 percent.
I am one of those people who watches almost everything on DVR. There are just a handful of shows I watch live and even that is rare. Do you still watch live TV?