PaleyFest LA is prepping an in-person return in 2022 with “This Is Us,” “Emily in Paris” and “Riverdale” already set on the lineup.
The Paley Center for Media’s annual television festival will return to the Dolby Theatre from April 2-10, with the full lineup and advance ticket sales on January 18. The festival is once again sponsored by Citi, with The William S. Paley Foundation as a founding benefactor.
“We are thrilled to return in person, once again, to celebrate television’s best and brightest at the Dolby Theatre. PaleyFest LA provides devoted fans and Paley Members with unparalleled access to leading talent and creative minds from today’s top TV shows for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We thank our friends at Citi and The William S. Paley Foundation for their continued support of this iconic festival and their commitment to celebrating the brilliant voices of television.”Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s president and CEO
This is the first time PaleyFest LA will be in-person since 2019. The festival pivoted to a virtual, pre-taped panels in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and repeated that experience in 2021.
NBC and 20th Television’s “This Is Us” was featured during the last live PaleyFest and returns now in celebration of the family drama’s final season, which begins on January 4.
“We are honored to be part of this prestigious festival. Looking forward to talking all things ‘This Is Us’ with you, one last time,”Dan Fogelman, creator and executive producer, “This Is Us.”
This Is Us (Saturday, April 2, 7:00 PM PT):
Featuring a Special Preview Screening of an Upcoming Episode followed by a conversation and Q&A with: Dan Fogelman, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Milo Ventimiglia, “Jack Pearson,” Mandy Moore, “Rebecca Pearson,” Sterling K. Brown, “Randall Pearson,” Chrissy Metz, “Kate Pearson,” Justin Hartley, “Kevin Pearson,” Susan Kelechi Watson, “Beth Pearson,” Chris Sullivan, “Toby Damon,” Jon Huertas, “Miguel,” with additional guests to be announced.
Riverdale (Saturday, April 9, 2:00 PM PT):
Featuring a Special Preview Screening Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A with: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Showrunner and Executive Producer, K.J. Apa, “Archie Andrews,” Cole Sprouse, “Jughead Jones,” Lili Reinhart, “Betty Cooper,” Camila Mendez, “Veronica Lodge,” Madelaine Petsch, “Cheryl Blossom,” with additional guests to be announced.
“Emily in Paris” (Sunday, April 10 at 7:00PM PT)
Featuring a screening of the Netflix show, followed by a conversation and Q&A with: Darren Star (Creator, Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer), Lily Collins, (Producer, “Emily Cooper”), Ashley Park (“Mindy Chen”), Lucas Bravo (“Gabriel”), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (“Sylvie”) and Camille Razat (“Camille”), with additional guests to be announced.