See your Favorite TV Stars on Stage at Paleyfest


The cast of Jane The Virgin at Paleyfest LA 2015 honoring Jane The Virgin, presented by The Paley Center for Media, at the Dolby Theatre on March 15, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Rob Latour for Paley Center for Media

Get inside access to the stars and creators of your favorite TV shows through panel discussions, Q&As and celebrations at Paleyfest 2016, March 11-20.

By Amina Karwa

Screen junkies in need of their favorite fix can head to annual Paleyfest, a two-week festival featuring the best of the small screen set to take over Hollywood & Highland’s Dolby Theatre March 11-20.

This year Paleyfest continues its commitment to diversity announcing additions embracing cultural inclusivity. Celebrate television’s biggest shows with cast and creators at events surrounding series Empire, Better Call Saul, Scream Queens, Black-ish, Supergirl, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, Fear the Walking Dead and American Horror Story: Hotel, in addition to a special salute to Dick Wolf featuring Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., & Chicago Med. The first-ever Hulu Original series makes it into the lineup with the critically acclaimed Difficult People.

Paleyfest 2016 Details

Opening Night Presentation: Empire
March 6, 7:30 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Terrence Howard, “Lucious Lyon”
Taraji P. Henson, “Cookie Lyon”
Jussie Smollett, “Jamal Lyon”
Bryshere Gray, “Hakeem Lyon”
Trai Byers, “Andre Lyon”
Grace Gealey, “Anika Calhoun”
Kaitlin Doubleday, “Rhonda Lyon”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Becky”
Ta’Rhonda Jones, “Porsha”
Serayah, “Tiana Brown”
Lee Daniels, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Danny Strong, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer
Brian Grazer, Executive Producer

Better Call Saul
March 12, 2 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Bob Odenkirk, “Jimmy McGill”
Jonathan Banks, “Mike Ehrmantraut”
Michael McKean, “Chuck McGill”
Rhea Seehorn, “Kim Wexler”
Patrick Fabian, “Howard Hamlin”
Michael Mando, “Nacho Varga”
Vince Gilligan, Executive Producer, Writer and Showrunner
Peter Gould, Executive Producer, Writer and Showrunner

PaleyfestClaire Danes at Paleyfest LA 2015 honoring Homeland

Claire Danes at Paleyfest LA 2015 honoring Homeland, presented by The Paley Center for Media, at the Dolby Theatre on March 6, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Michael Bulbenko for Paley Center for Media.

Scream Queens
March 12, 7 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Emma Roberts, “Chanel Oberlin”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Dean Cathy Munsch”
Lea Michele, “Hester Ulrich”
Abigail Breslin, “Chanel #5”
Skyler Samuels, “Grace Gardner”
Keke Palmer, “Zayday Williams”
Billie Lourd, “Chanel #3”
Niecy Nash, “Officer Denise Hemphill”

March 13, 2 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Anthony Anderson, “Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson”& Executive Producer
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Rainbow Johnson”
Yara Shahidi, “Zoey Johnson”
Marcus Scribner, “Andre Johnson, Jr.”
Miles Brown, “Jack Johnson”
Marsai Martin, “Diane Johnson”
Kenya Barris, Creator & Executive Producer
Jonathan Groff, Executive Producer

March 13, 7 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Melissa Benoist, “Kara Danvers” and “Supergirl”
Calista Flockhart, “Cat Grant”
Chyler Leigh, “Alex Danvers”
Mehcad Brooks, “James Olsen”
David Harewood, “Hank Henshaw” and “J’onn J’onzz”
Jeremy Jordan, “Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott”
Greg Berlanti, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Ali Adler, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Andrew Kreisberg, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer

March 15, 7:30 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”
Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”
Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”
Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”
Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’ Grant”
Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”
Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”
Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”
Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”
Portia de Rossi, “Elizabeth North”
Cornelius Smith Jr., “Marcus Walker”
Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”
Shonda Rhimes, Creator & Executive Producer
Betsy Beers, Executive Producer

The Big Bang Theory
March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Johnny Galecki, “Leonard Hofstadter”
Jim Parsons, “Sheldon Cooper”
Kaley Cuoco, “Penny”
Simon Helberg, “Howard Wolowitz”
Kunal Nayyar, “Raj Koothrappali”
Mayim Bialik, “Amy Farrah Fowler”
Steven Molaro, Executive Producer
Chuck Lorre, Creator & Executive Producer
Bill Prady, Creator & Executive Producer

Difficult People: A Hulu Original
March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Julie Klausner, “Julie Kessler” & Creator, Executive Producer and Writer
Billy Eichner, “Billy Epstein”
Andrea Martin, “Marilyn Kessler”
James Urbaniak, “Arthur Tack”
Cole Escola, “Matthew”
Scott King, Executive Producer & Showrunner

Fear the Walking Dead
March 19, 2 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Kim Dickens, “Madison Clark”
Cliff Curtis, “Travis Manawa”
Frank Dillane, “Nick Clark”
Alycia Debnam-Carey, “Alicia Clark”
Lorenzo JamesHenrie, “Christopher Manawa”
Ruben Blades, “Daniel Salazar”
Mercedes Mason, “Ofelia Salazar”
Colman Domingo, “Victor Strand”
Dave Erickson, Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Writer and Showrunner
Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer

A Salute to Dick Wolf featuring: Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., & Chicago Med
March 19, 7 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Dick Wolf, Creator & Executive Producer
Jason Beghe, “Sgt. Hank Voight,” Chicago P.D.
Sophia Bush, “Det. Erin Lindsay,” Chicago P.D.
Colin Donnell, “Dr. Connor Rhodes,” Chicago Med
Ice-T, “Det. Odafin Tutuola,” Law & Order: SVU
Taylor Kinney, “Kelly Severide,” Chicago Fire
S. Epatha Merkerson, “Sharon Goodwin,” Chicago Med
Oliver Platt, “Dr. Daniel Charles,” Chicago Med
Jesse Spencer, “Matthew Casey,” Chicago Fire

Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Hotel
March 20, 7 p.m.

Moderator: TBA

Sarah Paulson, “Sally”
Kathy Bates, “Iris”
Angela Bassett, “Ramona”
Wes Bentley, “John Lowe”
Chloe Sevigny, “Alex Lowe”
Evan Peters, “Mr. James March”
Denis O’Hare, “Liz Taylor”
Cheyenne Jackson, “Will Drake”

Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 800.745.3000.