ABC stars at Paley Festival

Casts of 'Housewives,' 'Lost' skedded to appear

Here’s another sign that ABC is this year’s it web: Alphabet skeins dominate the roster of programming being honored at L.A.’s Museum of TV & Radio’s 2005 Paley Festival.

Frosh dramas “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Boston Legal” have landed slots at the 12-night March fest, where casts and producers screen episodes and answer questions about their shows. About-to-exit “NYPD Blue” also will be feted by the MTR, giving ABC skeins one-third of this year’s Paley slate.

Critically hailed but low-rated hours “Veronica Mars” and “Jack & Bobby” are getting some love from the museum, as are HBO’s “Deadwood,” Showtime’s “The L Word” and programs that air as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block.

Cast and producers from all four installments of Dick Wolf’s “Law & Order” franchise will come together for a night. In addition, Wayans brothers, plus more cast members to be announced, will reunite to celebrate Fox’s groundbreaking sketchcom “In Living Color.” Monty Python vet Michael Palin also will step into the spotlight for an evening.

The 22nd annual Paley Festival runs March 2-16. More information, including how to obtain tickets, can be found on the museum’s Web site, http://www.mtr.org.