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PaleyFest New York to Spotlight ‘Archer,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’

‘Archer’ creator, writer and executive producer Adam Reed to be joined by voice talents H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Judy Greer and Chris Parnell; ‘Bob’s Burgers’ panel to include series creator Loren Bouchard.

NEW YORK, NY -- The Paley Center for Media has announced the lineup of honorees for its second annual East Coast edition of the ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST New York: The William S. Paley Television Festival. PALEYFEST New York will take place at The Paley Center for Media building October 11-21. The star-studded events include the cast and creators of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; AMC’s The Walking Dead; CBS’s Blue Bloods; FOX’s Bob’s Burgers and Gotham; FX’s Archer; and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.

“We are so excited to bring PALEYFEST back to the Big Apple for the second consecutive year,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media. “As the ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST offers TV fans an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the hottest shows on television as well as an opportunity to get up-close with their favorite TV stars.”

“We are honored that ‘Made in NY’ series that film on the streets of New York City are part of The Paley Center for Media's PALEYFEST New York 2014,” said Commissioner Cynthia López, New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. “New York City is home to a vibrant creative community, and it’s a testament to their achievements that the City’s film and television industry brings us such high quality entertainment season after season.”

Last year was the launch of the inaugural PALEYFEST New York, which featured talent from Elementary, Person of Interest, The Americans, Nurse Jackie, and Boardwalk Empire, among other series. This year’s PALEYFEST New York lineup with panelists scheduled to appear includes: 

Saturday, October 11: Opening Night: The Walking Dead; 7:00 PM
Panel: Andrew Lincoln; Norman Reedus; Danai Gurira; Lauren Cohan; Steven Yeun; Melissa McBride; Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer; Scott Gimple, Executive Producer; Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer; Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer; Moderator: Tamron Hall

Sunday, October 12: Archer; 2:00 PM
Panel: H. Jon Benjamin; Aisha Tyler; Jessica Walter; Judy Greer; Chris Parnell; Adam Reed, Creator/ Executive Producer/Writer; Matt Thompson, Executive Producer; Casey Willis, Coexecutive Producer

Monday, October 13: Law & Order: SVU; 7:00 PM
Panel: Dick Wolf; Warren Leight; Mariska Hargitay; Other panelists to be announced.

Wednesday, October 15: Bob’s Burgers; 7:00 PM
Panel: Loren Bouchard; H. Jon Benjamin; Other panelists to be announced.

Saturday, October 18: Blue Bloods; 3:30 PM
Panel: Tom Selleck; Other panelists to be announced.

Saturday, October 18: Gotham; 6:00 PM
Panel: Benjamin McKenzie; Robin Lord Taylor; Sean Pertwee; Danny Cannon, Executive Producer/ Director

Sunday, October 19: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; 4:00 PM
Panel: Clark Gregg; Jeph Loeb; Other panelists to be announced.

Sunday, October 19: Made in NY Workshop: Early Career Networking Meet Up; 11:00 AM
Participants in this networking event will have the opportunity to chat with film and television professionals and discuss the jobs they do in various production fields. This workshop is free, but reservations are required. Email to reserve.

Events in formation; events and participants subject to change.

The Paley App (available for download at and the website are the destinations for ongoing PALEYFEST announcements, and the portals to ticket sales and content, including photos and video clips from Festival events. Paley Center Members have presale access to tickets on these dates: Supporting Members can purchase tickets starting on September 16 & 17; General Members September 18; then tickets go on sale to the General Public on September 19. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events and to join in the conversation with #PaleyFest.

Source: The Paley Center for Media

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.