The PaleyFest08 schedule is as followsÃ¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Âplease note that events/participants are subject to change:
Elvis Ã¢â‚¬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 (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Olive SnookÃ¢â‚¬Â), Bruce Cohen (Executive Producer), Bryan Fuller (Creator/ Executive Producer), Dan Jinks (Executive Producer), Swoosie Kurtz (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lily CharlesÃ¢â‚¬Â), Peter Ocko (CoExecutive Producer), Lee Pace (Ã¢â‚¬Å“NedÃ¢â‚¬Â), 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 (Ã¢â‚¬Å“John CaseyÃ¢â‚¬Â), Chris Fedak (Executive Producer), Joshua Gomez (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Morgan GrimesÃ¢â‚¬Â), Scott Krinsky (Ã¢â‚¬Å“JeffÃ¢â‚¬Â), Sarah Lancaster (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ellie BartowskiÃ¢â‚¬Â), Mark Christopher Lawrence (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Big MikeÃ¢â‚¬Â), Zachary Levi (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Chuck BartowskiÃ¢â‚¬Â), Julie Ling (Ã¢â‚¬Å“AnnaÃ¢â‚¬Â), McG (Executive Producer), Ryan McPartlin (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Captain AwesomeÃ¢â‚¬Â), Vik Sahay (Ã¢â‚¬Å“LesterÃ¢â‚¬Â), Josh Schwartz (Executive Producer), and Yvonne Strahovski (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sarah WalkerÃ¢â‚¬Â).
Friday Night Lights
Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Zach Gilford (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Matt SaracenÃ¢â‚¬Â), 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 (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tara MaclayÃ¢â‚¬Â), Nicolas Brendan (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Xander HarrisÃ¢â‚¬Â), Emma Caulfield (Ã¢â‚¬Å“AnyaÃ¢â‚¬Â), Eliza Dushku (Ã¢â‚¬Å“FaithÃ¢â‚¬Â), Seth Green (Ã¢â‚¬Å“OzÃ¢â‚¬Â), James Marsters (Ã¢â‚¬Å“SpikeÃ¢â‚¬Â), Michelle Trachtenberg (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dawn SummersÃ¢â‚¬Â), 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 (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dan HumphreyÃ¢â‚¬Â), Chace Crawford (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nate ArchibaldÃ¢â‚¬Â), Amy Kaufman (Producer), Bob Levy (Executive Producer), Blake Lively (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Serena van der WoodsenÃ¢â‚¬Â), Leighton Meester (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Blair WaldorfÃ¢â‚¬Â), Taylor Momsen (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jenny HumphreyÃ¢â‚¬Â), Kelly Rutherford (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lily van der WoodsenÃ¢â‚¬Â), Stephanie Savage (Executive Producer), Josh Schwartz (Executive Producer), Matthew Settle (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rufus HumphreyÃ¢â‚¬Â), Jessica Szhor (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vanessa AbramsÃ¢â‚¬Â), Ed Westwick (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Chuck BassÃ¢â‚¬Â), and Cecily von Ziegesar (Author). Additional panelists to be announced.
Monday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
In Person: Noah Bean (Ã¢â‚¬Å“David ConnorÃ¢â‚¬Â), Rose Byrne (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ellen ParsonsÃ¢â‚¬Â), Glenn Close (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Patty HewesÃ¢â‚¬Â), Ted Danson (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Arthur FrobisherÃ¢â‚¬Â), Tate Donovan (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tom ShayesÃ¢â‚¬Â), Anastasia Griffith (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Katie ConnorÃ¢â‚¬Â), Ã…Â½eljko Ivanek (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ray FiskeÃ¢â‚¬Â), 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 UllmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
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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?