Freshman shows will be prominently showcased at this year’s William S. Paley Festival.
Community,” “Cougar Town,” “FlashForward,” “Men of a Certain Age” and “Glee” — along with the previously announced “Modern Family” and “The Vampire Diaries” — will all be feted in front of a live audience as the Paley Center for Media has announced the full lineup for this year’s confab.
Other shows that will be allotted a night to celebrate their achievements include “NCIS,” “Dexter,” “Breaking Bad” and the fest closer, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
One panel sure to receive plenty of attention will be that for “Lost,” which begins its final season Feb. 2. Animation gets its due with “Seth MacFarlane and Friends”; MacFarlane is exec producer for a trio of Fox toons — “Family Guy,” “The Cleveland Show” and “American Dad.”
Modern Family” will open the fest, which runs Feb. 26-March 14. Officials at the Paley Center moved this year’s event to the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills from the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. The Saban has about 1,000 more seats available to the public, and the fest is a major revenue source for the org.
Tickets to the general public go on sale Jan. 24.