The 31st annual William S. Paley Television Festival (PaleyFest) is being held March 13-28 in Los Angeles.
This year’s event is being billed as the biggest yet, as it’s being hosted in the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland (formerly the Kodak Theater where the Oscars are held) for the first time.
As part of the festivities, LOST will hold a 10th anniversary reunion on March 16th, 8pm PT/11pm ET. (Do you think the date – 316 – is coincidental?) It’s hard to believe LOST premiered ten years ago but for six seasons, viewers were glued to their sets. What was your favorite water cooler moment? The polar bears? The flashbacks? The hatch and the Others? Or maybe Kate and Sawyer making out in a cage?
Celebrity panelists include: Nestor Carbonell (Richard), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Maggie Grace (Shannon), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Malcolm David Kelley (Walt), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. Additional guests may be announced [although it’s already been rumored that Michael Emerson (Ben), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Dominic Monaghan (Charlie), and Terry O’Quinn (Locke) will not be among the possible additions]. The panel will be moderated by super fan Paul Scheer.
All PaleyFest 2014 events will be streamed live via Verizon Digital Media Services. This year’s festival includes participation from the ABC, AMC, CBS, FOX, FX, HBO, NBC, Netflix, Showtime, and The CW networks.
Going back even further on your TV dial, The Paley Center for Media presents ‘A Damn Good Twin Peaks Screening’, simultaneously held in both New York and Los Angeles. Why flash back a quarter century to the town filled with secrets, coffee and cherry pie? Fans recall an idiosyncratic FBI Agent and a plot laden with some of the most bizarre characters prime time television has ever seen … and in the red room series finale, Laura Palmer famously tells Agent Cooper, “I’ll see you again in twenty-five years.”
Already aware that the owls are not what they seem, at the time Twin Peaks viewers looked at each other and shrugged their shoulders. But 25 years later, Paley (which presented the US premiere of Peaks back in March 1990) and Welcome to Twin Peaks are joining forces to celebrate the occasion – with a few surprises. If you stop by, tell them the Log Lady sent you.
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