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AMC's THE WALKING DEAD to Kick Off 30th Annual PaleyFest; Full Line-Up Announced

The Paley Center for Media today announced the full lineup of honorees for their 30th annual ultimate TV fan festival, PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival, marking the biggest festival to date. PaleyFest 2013 will take place at the Saban Theatre, March 1-15, 2013. The latest series to join the lineup include: The Walking Dead, which will serve as the opening night presentation for PaleyFest, Community, whose cast will present a live table read at their unprecedented fourth appearance at the festival; Parenthood, The Mindy Project, Nashville, Arrow, Dallas, New Girl, The Big Bang Theory, and 2 Broke Girls. These series will join previously announced honorees: Revolution, The Newsroom, Once Upon A Time, The New Normal, and American Horror Story: Asylum, which will close out the 15-day Festival.

The full schedule is as follows (each panel will be available on Hulu and Hulu Plus the next day):

Friday, March 1: Opening Night Presentation: The Walking Dead (7:00 pm)

Saturday, March 2: Revolution (7:00 pm)

Sunday, March 3: Once Upon a Time (1:00 pm matinee presentation) and The Newsroom (7:00 pm)

Tuesday, March 5: Community (7:00 pm)

Wednesday, March 6: The New Normal (7:00 pm)

Thursday, March 7: Parenthood (7:00 pm)

Friday, March 8: The Mindy Project (7:00 pm)

Saturday, March 9: Nashville (1:00 pm matinee presentation) and Arrow (7:00 pm)

Sunday, March 10: Dallas (1:00 pm matinee presentation)

Monday, March 11: New Girl (7:00 pm)

Wednesday, March 13: The Big Bang Theory (7:00 pm)

Thursday, March 14: 2 Broke Girls (7:00 pm)

Friday, March 15: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Asylum (7:00 pm)

As previously announced the inaugural PaleyFest Icon Award, which is named for William S. Paley, the pioneering media titan and founder of The Paley Center for Media, and recognizes individual creative achievements in television, will honor Ryan Murphy. Murphy, whose series Glee, Nip/Tuck, and American Horror Story have been previous PaleyFest honorees, will receive the award at a celebration slated for Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, which will serve as PaleyFest's kickoff event.

Hulu will expand its relationship with the Festival as the Premier Sponsor for PaleyFest 2013 and will stream full-length panel content and short form clips, exclusively on-demand from each PaleyFest panel on the free ad-supported Hulu, and the Hulu Plus subscription service at www.hulu.com.

PaleyFest.org, the Festival's official website, will continue to serve as the official destination for ongoing PaleyFest announcements, content including photos and video clips from Festival events both current and classic, Festival merchandise, and ticket sales. New PaleyFest Showrunner Passes, including guaranteed admission to each Festival event at the Saban Theatre, are now on sale, and the new Studio Pass is available to Paley Center Members today, Wednesday, January 9, and to the general public on Thursday, January 10. Individual event tickets will Go On sale to Paley Center Members on Friday, January 11, and to the general public on Sunday, January 13 via www.paleyfest.org and the Festival's ticket provider: www.ticketweb.com. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter and #PaleyFest on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events.

Over the past thirty years, PaleyFest has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans who gather each year to connect with the talent, from the stars to the creative teams of the shows, during interactive panel sessions and premiere screenings. The Festival benefits The Paley Center for Media'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 for Media is home to one of the world's foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio, and new media content, nearly 150,000 programs and advertisements spanning the history of media. In addition to its facilities in Los Angeles and New York, a selection of Paley Center public events have been made digitally available to libraries and universities across the United States via the educational resource, Proquest.

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.


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