PaleyFest (March 13-28, 2014)

Jon Hamm and January Jones at PaleyFest
“Mad Men” stars Jon Hamm and January Jones at PaleyFest 2012 | Photo courtesy of The Paley Center for Media, Facebook

Formally known as the William S. Paley Television Festival, PaleyFest is widely regarded as the premier television festival in the country, an interactive pop-culture event that connects fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV series. Now in its 31st year, PaleyFest features exclusive screenings, panel conversations, live table reads, cast reunions, and more. Over 200 of the hottest stars and creative talents in TV descend upon PaleyFest, delighting fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops and breaking news stories on their favorite shows. Proceeds from PaleyFest support the non-profit Paley Center for Media.

PaleyFest is taking place at the world-famous Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, March 13-28, 2014. This year’s edition is the biggest festival to date, kicking off on Thursday, March 13 with a Veronica Mars reunion. Other highlights include: Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion, Orange Is the New Black, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, Sleepy Hollow, Mad Men, The Vampire Diaries & The Originals (celebrated in a joint two-panel event featuring both series), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex, The Mindy Project, Community (back for an unprecedented fifth session due to popular demand), and Veep. PaleyFest 2014 closes out on Friday, March 28 with American Horror Story: Coven.

“With this amazing mix of new shows, returning favorites, and two high-profile cast reunions, PaleyFest 2014 will be a must-attend event for TV fans who attend every year from all over the world,” said Pat Mitchell, the president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, “The caliber of talent participating in PaleyFest this year is absolutely unrivaled in the industry and we hope fans will not only have a great time interacting with the casts and creators, but will also learn about how their favorite shows get made.”

“Community” stars Joel McHale and Gillian Jacobs at PaleyFest 2013 | Photo courtesy of The Paley Center for Media, Facebook

Following is the full schedule for PaleyFest 2014. All events take place at the Dolby Theatre, and start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. As this post goes live, tickets are still available for all events, but several are close to selling out. To purchase tickets, visit

  • Thursday, March 13: Opening Night Presentation: Veronica Mars Reunion
  • Friday, March 14: Orange Is the New Black
  • Saturday, March 15: How I Met Your Mother Farewell
  • Sunday, March 16: Pretty Little Liars (1 p.m. Matinee Presentation)
  • Sunday, March 16: Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion
  • Tuesday, March 18: Parks and Recreation
  • Wednesday, March 19: Sleepy Hollow
  • Friday, March 21: Mad Men
  • Saturday, March 22: The Vampire Diaries & The Originals
  • Sunday, March 23: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1 p.m. Matinee Presentation)
  • Monday, March 24: Masters of Sex
  • Tuesday, March 25: The Mindy Project
  • Wednesday, March 26: Community  
  • Thursday, March 27: Veep 
  • Friday, March 28: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Coven

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