PaleyFest 2014 Includes 'Veronica Mars,' and 'Lost' Reunions; 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Masters of Sex' and More
We've been going to the Paley Center's television festival—PaleyFest—for years because it's the ultimate TV fan festival. Where else can you watch (usually) new episodes and then hear directly from showrunners and cast members about your favorite characters and storylines?
This morning the Center announced the full 2014 lineup of shows—and the schedule looks pretty awesome. The festival opens on March 13 with a Veronica Mars Reunion and closes on March 28 with American Horror Story: Coven. Other sure-to-be hot tickets in between them include Orange is the New Black (March 14); a Lost 10th Anniversary Reunion on (March 16); and an unprecedented fifth appearance for the cast and creators of Community. Each of the events includes screenings and panel discussions with the shows' creative teams and cast members.
A big move for the PaleyFest this year is a literal one. Instead of being held at the Saban Theater, which only holds about 1,900 people, the festival takes over the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, which can seat 3,400. This is key because a lot of the more popular events sell out quickly even before individual tickets can be sold to the general public.
Here's the full PaleyFest 2014 schedule. (The full lineup of cast members participating will be confirmed closer to the actual festival run in March.)
Thursday, March 13: Opening Night Presentation: Veronica Mars Reunion (7 pm)
Friday, March 14: Orange Is the New Black (7 pm)
Saturday, March 15: How I Met Your Mother Farewell (7 pm)
Sunday, March 16: Pretty Little Liars (1 pm Matinee Presentation)
Sunday, March 16: Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion (7 pm)
Tuesday, March 18: Parks and Recreation (7 pm)
Wednesday, March 19: Sleepy Hollow (7 pm)
Friday, March 21: Mad Men (7 pm)
Saturday, March 22: The Vampire Diaries &The Originals (7:00 pm)
Sunday, March 23: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1 pm Matinee Presentation)
Monday, March 24: Masters of Sex (7 pm)
Tuesday, March 25: The Mindy Project (7 pm)
Wednesday, March 26: Community (7 pm)
Thursday, March 27: Veep (7 pm)
Friday, March 28: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Coven (7 pm)
Ok, so here's how you can get tickets for the PaleyFest, and it's a little complicated. Citi credit cardmembers have special presale access to PaleyFest events, beginning today. Card holders can buy multi-show passes (which run $299-$1,299+ fees) now and individual shows on Jan. 13.
Or you can become a general member of the Paley Center ($75-$250) to get access to multi-event ticket passes on Saturday (Jan. 11), which will then go on sale to the general public on Jan. 13.
Individual tickets go on sale to Paley Center Supporting Members on Jan. 16, to general members on Jan. 17, and to the public on Jan. 19. Individual tickets range from $15 to $60 for Paley Members and $25 to $75 for the general public.
(Got all that? Told you it was complicated. But if this year's events are as good as past ones, it'll all be worth it.)
PaleyFest 2014 runs from March 13-28 at the Dolby Theatre.
Related: Previous PaleyFest Coverage on LAist