Monday, February 11, 2008

gimme a ticket for an aeroplane

Tickets for Paleyfest went on sale over the weekend. That's the new, hip name for the 25th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival. The yearly event is presented by the Los Angeles branch of the Paley Center for Media, formerly known as the Museum of Television & Radio. The festival has always been too big for the museum's auditorium. This year it moves from the Directors Guild of America complex to the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. The format is simple. An episode of a television show is screened, followed by a panel discussion with the cast and creators.

Each year I look at the lineup and fondly remember the times I attended in the past. Two of my favorite new shows being honored this time around are "Chuck" and "Pushing Daisies." Although no panelists have been announced for the March 17th gathering yet, "The Comedy World of Judd Apatow & Friends" looks promising. It might also be fun to go to the "Dancing With the Stars" discussion if for no other reason than because Tom Bergeron is one of the best live hosts in the business. My guess is that the biggest demand will be for tickets to the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" reunion. What show would you like to see celebrated at Paleyfest?

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Anonymous Heather said...

I love the Original shows on cable . . . TNT's The Closer is the best show on TV. Period. I also LOVE USA's Burn Notice. I think Psych is the best comedy on TV right now. I love the friendship between the two male leads!

How about you Frank? what do you think of cable's independent shows?


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