TV at Its Finest: 2013 PaleyFest Lineup is Out!

Love your stories? Sift through the fest’s scheduled panels to hear from creators and featured actors.

Television is a solitary sport. Aside from the occasional viewing party, watching our stories is like comfort food — best enjoyed alone in the gentle glow of HD. That’s why it’s such a treat when something like PaleyFest rolls around.

Now in its 30th year, the 15-day festival starting March 1 gives the unwashed masses a chance to preview long awaited episodes and connect with their TV heroes during interactive panels. Whip off the sweatpants, consider combing your hair, and join your fellow fanboys and girls inside the Saban Theatre for an impressive array of events. Glee creator Ryan Murphy is set to be honored with the first ever Icon Award, but save the tributary Hulu marathon for afterward.

Friday, March 1, 7:00 p.m.
Opening Night Presentation, The Walking Dead
Moderated by Chris Hardwick, host of The Talking Dead
Featured panelists: David Morrissey, Chandler Riggs, Andrew Lincoln

Saturday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.
Moderated by Michael Schneider, TV Guide Magazine L.A. bureau chief
Featured panelists: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, series creator Eric Kripke

Sunday, March 3, 1:00 p.m.
Once Upon A Time
Moderated by Matt Mitovich, editor-at-large
Featured panelists: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas

Sunday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
The Newsroom
Moderated by Piers Morgan, host of Piers Morgan Tonight
Featured panelists: creator Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Moderated by Michael Schneider, TV Guide Magazine L.A. bureau chief
Featured panelists: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi

Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.
The New Normal
Moderator TBA
Featured panelists: Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Ellen Barkin

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Moderator TBA
Featured panelists: Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Dax Shepard

Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.
The Mindy Project
Moderated by Rob Moynihan, TV Guide Magazine L.A. correspondent
Featured panelists: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

Saturday, March 9, 1:00 p.m.
Moderator TBA
Featured panelists: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, creator Callie Khouri

Saturday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.
Moderator TBA
Featured panelists: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

Sunday, March 10, 1:00 p.m.
Moderated by Will Keck, TV Guide Magazine senior editor and columnist
Featured panelists: Patrick Duffy, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster

Monday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
New Girl
Moderator TBA
Featured panelists: Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, creator Elizabeth Meriwether

Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 p.m.
The Big Bang Theory
Moderator TBA
Featured panelists: Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, creator Chuck Lorre

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
2 Broke Girls
Moderator TBA
Featured panelists: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, creator Michael Patrick King

Friday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Closing Night Presentation, American Horror Story: Asylum
Moderated by Tim Stack, Entertainment Weekly senior writer
Featured panelists: Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, co-creator Ryan Murphy

For ticket info and full list of panelists, head to The Paley Center.