Paley Center L.A. Farewell Event Announced for Showtime's EPISODES on 8/16

Paley Center L.A. Farewell Event Announced for Showtime's EPISODES on 8/16

Paley Center L.A. Farewell Event Announced for Showtime's EPISODES on 8/16The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills announced today that a premiere screening and panel celebrating the SHOWIME comedy series Episodes will conclude the PaleyLive Summer Season on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. The program will feature a screening of the Season Five premiere, a panel conversation and audience Q&A with the cast and creative team.

"For five seasons Episodes has entertained audiences with its smart, witty humor," said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center's President & CEO. "This program is the perfect selection to conclude our hugely successful PaleyLive summer season, and is one of the many reasons why PaleyLive programs are the premier experience for both the public and industry professionals."

After four critically acclaimed seasons, Episodes begins its fifth season and farewell run on Sunday, August 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. At the start of the final season, several months have passed and the game show hosted by Matt is now a runaway hit. Unfortunately for Matt, this means his years as an actor are completely forgotten. Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) are equally miserable. Sean's loathsome ex-partner is now in charge of their new series, The Opposite of Us, and Sean and Beverly must now endure his utter lack of humor or talent as they watch him slowly destroy their show. Episodes also stars John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Mircea Monroe, Andrea Savage and Andrea Rosen. EPISODES is created, written and executive produced by award-winning writing partners David Crane (Friends) and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You). Klarik directed the entire final season. The series is also executive produced by Jimmy Mulville through his Hat Trick production company.

The Paley Center proudly welcomes the cast and creative team including: Matt LeBlanc, "Matt LeBlanc," Kathleen Rose Perkins, "Carol Rance," Mircea Monroe, "Morning Randolph," as well as David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, creators & executive producers for this special screening and conversation. Buzzfeed's Jarett Wieselman will moderate the conversation.

PaleyLive programs offer television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in intimate settings held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only expand society's understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public.

Tickets are currently on sale to Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on July 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. PT, and to the general public on July 15, 2017 at 9 a.m. PT. For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org

About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center's permanent media collection which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org

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