Paleyfest 2010 Announces Fall TV Season Preview Parties

For the sixth consecutive year, The Paley Center for Media, along with its media partner TV Guide Magazine, will host the PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties, a week-long series of free public screenings, parties, and panels in Los Angeles at its Beverly Hills location. Offering premiere screenings of the hottest new shows of the fall season prior to their broadcast premieres, this year’s roster includes No Ordinary Family (ABC), The Defenders (CBS), Nikita (The CW), Running Wilde (Fox), and The Event (NBC). Each preview party event will be devoted to a single broadcast network. The evening will begin with an introductory Q&A session with several members of cast and creative team of participating shows followed by multiple premiere screenings in their entirety. Screenings and parties are free including food and drinks with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties schedule in Los Angeles is as follows —please note that events/participants are subject to change:

The PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue throughout the evening with the Q&A’s beginning at 7:00 p.m. and screenings to follow (except for FOX on Monday, September 13 – the Q&A will start at 6:00 p.m.). Screenings are held in multiple viewing areas including the John H. Mitchell Theater, the Paley Center rooftop lounge, and Bell Gallery lounge. In Los Angeles, Paley Center members and the general public can RSVP at

Thursday, September 9        NBC Outsourced, The Event, Chase, Undercovers

Friday, September 10           CBS The Defenders, Mike & Molly, $#*! My Dad Says

*Monday, September 13       FOX Lone Star, Running Wilde, Raising Hope

Q&A starts at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 14        ABC No Ordinary Family, Better with You, My Generation

Bonus: Season Premiere of The Middle

Wednesday, September 15   The CW Nikita, Hellcats

Bonus: Premiere Screening of a CW Returning Favorite


The Paley Center for Media thanks the participating networks and studios, media partner TV Guide Magazine, and event partners Heineken, Pepsi, Town & Country, Très L.A., and Union Ice for their generous support of the PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties.


The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit

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2 thoughts on “Paleyfest 2010 Announces Fall TV Season Preview Parties

  1. Oddly enough, I too have succumbed to television shows. I watched all of Dexter over the summer, a show i definitley recommend. The Wire is epic and be warned it will be hard to put down. Boardwalk Empire along with a few cable shows and sitcoms have taken a toll on my normal film watching too. Hopefully once the fall TV season passes I can get back to my normal routine.

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