The Paley Center for Media Announces Spring 2018 Programs
The Paley Center for Media in New York today announced it has selected three outstanding television programs to be featured in the 2018 PaleyLive NY Spring Season. The programs include: An Evening with the Cast of Divorce, Private Eyes, and Waco. A limited number of tickets will be on sale for these highly-anticipated programs, with tickets first available to Paley Patron, Supporting, and Individual Members.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 New York. 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. "We're thrilled to kick off our highly-anticipated spring season with these diverse programs," said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center's President & CEO. "Each of the selected programs epitomize the Paley Center's commitment to offering programs that are insightful, educational, and entertaining." The initial PaleyLive NY Spring 2018 schedule is as follows: Waco Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:30 pm Paramount Network rounded up a blue-chip cast for this six-part "television event" dramatizing the infamous 1993 gun battle between the David Koresh-led Branch Davidians and federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, which left four ATF agents and six civilians dead. The ensuing standoff led to a fifty-one-day FBI siege and a fire that wiped out the Branch's compound, killing an additional seventy-six men, women and children. "Almost twenty-five years later, it is likely that most everything you know about this event is a lie," according to executive producers John Erick and Drew Dowdle. The program will include a preview screening of the first episode, followed by a discussion with the cast and producers, plus SURVIVOR David Thibodeau, who was inside the compound at the time, and former FBI Chief Negotiator Gary Noesner. Cast members appearing on the panel include: Taylor Kitsch ("David Koresh"), Melissa Benoist ("Rachel Koresh"), Rory Culkin ("David Thibodeau"), and Julia Garnet ("Michelle Jones"). Private Eyes Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:30 pm ION's Private Eyes is an investigative drama series featuring two strong and forever competing characters. Ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade irrevocably changes his life when he decides to team up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse. Cast and creative members joining the audience for a discussion after a special screening of an upcoming episode include stars Jason Priestley ("Matt Shade") and Cindy Sampson ("Angie Everett"). An Evening with the Cast of Divorce Thursday, February 8, 2018 7:00 pm From HBO's comedy series Divorce, Sarah Jessica Parker ("Frances Dufresne") who also serves as executive producer, and Thomas Haden Church ("Robert Dufresne") will join co-stars Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, and Tracy Letts for a screening of an upcoming episode and discussion about the hit show. Divorce follows Frances and Robert as they navigate ending their marriage and rebuilding their lives independently, even as they remain entangled through their kids and mutual friends. In season two, Frances and Robert are focusing on their careers, new relationships, and finding ways to be happy again, all the while learning that pursuing their next chapters will be more complicated than they imagined. Divorce was created by Sharon Horgan, with Jenny Bicks serving as showrunner; executive produced by Jenny Bicks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson, Sharon Horgan and Aaron Kaplan. Thomas Haden Church serves as producer. Tickets will be available for sale to Paley Patron & Supporting Members on December 13, 2017; Individual Members on December 14, 2017; and to the general public on December 15, 2017. Non-Paley members are strongly encouraged to sign up for Paley Center Membership as these programs often sell out during the Member purchase period. For more information on tickets and other benefits of Paley Membership, please visit paley.me/join.