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July 26th, 2018 by Cherry

Fall is fast approaching and tickets will go on sale for the upcoming 12th Annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews from September 6 – 16th in Beverly Hills. PaleyFest Fall TV Previews New York City fans will be able to enjoy free screenings from September 7 – 9th. This year the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews will have screenings, cast and creatives from ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox, History, Hulu, Lifetime, NBC, Netflix and Telemundo!

I’m a HUGE TV Fan so I always look forward to the PaleyFest Fall TV Preview. Over the years it’s given me a chance to ‘meet’ TV shows that I hadn’t planned to watch but after seeing the first first episode and hearing the cast/creators talk I am willing to give them a ‘test watch’ or sometimes an unexpected fan (I’m looking at YOU the CW Dynasty!). This year they have Netflix’s Bojack a animated series that is really good and has characters that I see reflected in myself despite not being a talking horse, dog or cat! As far as the new shows I’m curious about the Charmed (the CW) reboot with Latina flavor and the Rookie (ABC) since I have a weakness for police dramadies but am willing to give all the shows the networks selected to highlight a chance but not Last Man Standing (Fox) didn’t like it on ABC so am sure I won’t like the continuation with move to the new network.

“Every September television fans know PaleyFest Fall TV Previews is the place to be for a first look at the most buzz-worthy new shows of the fall TV season, and engaging conversation and insight from the cast and creative teams behind them,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We’re honored to present this stellar lineup of new shows as well as several Emmy-nominated returning fan favorites.

Citi is the Official Card of the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews with advance access to Citi cardmembers before they are available to the public. Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members can also purchase tickets and festival passes starting today. Tickets go on sale for PaleyCenter Individual Members on July 26 at 9:00am PT, and to the general public on July 27 at 9:00am PT. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit paley.me/previews or download the Paley App at paley.me/app.

The Paley Center is welcoming old favorites and new series that I’m interested in watching from major networks and streaming services. The PaleyFest Fall TV Preview with Netflix’s Atypical and BoJack Horseman, followed by screenings and discussions with the casts and creatives of Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman and Castle Rock; ABC’s The Kids Are Alright and The Rookie; The CW’s All American and Charmed; Lifetime’s YOU; History’s Project Blue Book; EPIX’s Get Shorty; NBC’s I Feel Bad; CBS’s The Neighborhood and Happy Together; Fox’s The Cool Kids and Last Man Standing; and conclude on September 16 with the cast and creative team from Telemundo’s Nicky Jam: El Ganador.

 

2018 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Initial Lineup*
Netflix Presents Atypical and BoJack Horseman: Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:00 pm Preview Reception
7:00 pm Preview Screenings & Conversations
 
Featured talent from Atypical includes:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Elsa Gardner”
Keir Gilchrist, “Sam Gardner”
Michael Rapaport, ‘Doug Gardner”
Brigette Lundy Paine, “Casey Gardner”
Robia Rashid, Executive Producer
Mary Rohlich, Executive Producer
Featured talent from BoJack Horseman includes:
Aaron Paul, “Todd Chavez”
Alison Brie, “Diane Nguyen”
Paul F. Tompkins, “Mr. Peanutbutter”
Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Creator & Executive Producer
Lisa Hanawalt, Production Designer
Mike Hollingsworth, Supervising Director
 
Hulu Presents I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman, Castle Rock, and The First: Friday, September 7, 2018
6:00 pm Preview Reception
7:00 pm Preview Screening of I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman, and finale screening of Castle Rock, & Conversations
 
Featured talent from I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman includes:
            Sarah Silverman, Host & Executive Producer
Featured talent from Castle Rock includes:
            Sam Shaw, Creator & Executive Producer
Plus a preview screening of The First
ABC Presents The Kids Are Alright, The Rookie, and A Million Little Things: Saturday, September 8, 2018
1:00 pm Preview Reception
1:30 pm Preview Screenings & Conversations
 
Featured talent from The Kids Are Alright includes:
Michael Cudlitz, “Mike Cleary”
Mary McCormack, “Peggy Cleary”
Jack Gore, “Timmy”
Tim Doyle, Creator & Executive Producer
Featured talent from The Rookie includes:
Nathan Fillion, “John Nolan”
Alyssa Diaz, “Angela Lopez”
Richard T. Jones, “Sergeant Wade Grey”
Titus Makin, “Jackson West”
Mercedes Mason, “Captain Zoe Andersen”
Melissa O’Neil, “Lucy Chen”
Afton Williamson, “Talia Bishop”
Eric Winter, “Tim Bradford”
Alexi Hawley, Creator & Executive Producer
Plus a preview screening of A Million Little Things
 
The CW Presents All American and Charmed: Saturday, September 8, 2018
6:00 pm Preview Reception
6:30 pm Preview Screenings & Conversations
 
Featured talent from All American includes:
Daniel Ezra, “Spencer James”
Samantha Logan, “Olivia Barker”
Bre-Z, “Coop”
Greta Onieogou, “Layla Keating”
Monet Mazur, “Laura Fine-Baker”
Michael Evans Behling, “Jordan Baker”
Cody Christian, “Asher”
Karimah Westbrook, “Grace James”
April Blair, Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer
Spencer Paysinger, Consulting Producer
Robbie Rogers, Producer
Featured talent from Charmed includes:
Melonie Diaz, “Melanie Vera”
Sarah Jeffery, “Maggie Vera”
Madeleine Mantock, “Macy Vaughn”
Jessica O’Toole, Executive Producer
Amy Rardin, Executive Producer
Jennie Snyder Urman, Executive Producer
Lifetime Presents YOU and History Presents Project Blue Book: Sunday, September 9, 2018
1:00 pm Preview Reception
1:30 pm Preview Screenings & Conversations
 
Featured talent from YOU includes:
Penn Badgley, “Joe Goldberg”
Sera Gamble, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer
Caroline Kepnes, Author
Plus additional guests to be announced
Featured talent from Project Blue Book includes:
Michael Malarkey, “Captain Michael Quinn”
Plus additional guests to be announced
EPIX Presents Get Shorty: Sunday, September 9, 2018
6:00 pm Preview Reception
6:30 pm Preview Screening & Conversation
 
Featured talent includes:
Davey Holmes, Creator & Executive Producer
Adam Arkin, Director
Plus additional guests to be announced.
NBC Presents I Feel Bad, Manifest, and New Amsterdam: Monday, September 10, 2018
6:00 pm Preview Reception
7:00 pm Preview Screenings & Conversations
 
Featured talent from I Feel Bad includes:
Sarayu Blue, “Emet Kamala-Sweetzer”
Paul Adelstein, “David Sweetzer”
Madhur Jaffrey, “Maya Kamala”
Brian George, “Aneel Kamala”
Aseem Batra, Executive Producer
Julie Anne Robinson, Executive Producer
Plus preview screenings of Manifest and New Amsterdam
CBS Presents The Neighborhood, Happy Together, and Magnum P.I.: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
6:00 pm Preview Reception
7:00 pm Preview Screenings & Conversations
 
Featured talent from The Neighborhood includes:
Cedric the Entertainer, “Calvin Butler”
Tichina Arnold, “Tina Butler”
Max Greenfield, “Dave Johnson”
Beth Behrs, “Gemma Johnson”
Featured talent from Happy Together includes:
Damon Wayans, Jr., “Jake”
Amber Stevens West, “Claire”
Felix Mallard, “Cooper James”
Plus a preview screening of Magnum P.I.
FOX Presents The Cool Kids, Last Man Standing, and Hell’s Kitchen: Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:00 pm Preview Reception
7:00 pm Preview Screenings & Conversations
 
Featured talent from The Cool Kids includes:
David Alan Grier, “Hank”
Martin Mull, “Charlie”
Vicki Lawrence, “Margaret”
Leslie Jordan, “Sid”
Patrick Walsh, Executive Producer
Charlie Day, Executive Producer
Featured talent from Last Man Standing includes:
Tim Allen, “Mike Baxter”
Nancy Travis, “Vanessa Baxter”
Jonathan Adams, “Chuck Larabee”
Amanda Fuller, “Kristin Baxter”
Christoph Sanders, “Kyle Anderson”
Jordan Masterson, “Ryan Vogelson”
Plus a preview screening of Hell’s Kitchen
Telemundo Presents Nicky Jam: El Ganador: Sunday, September 16, 2018
6:00 pm Preview Reception
6:30 pm Preview Screening & Conversation
 
Featured talent includes:
Jessy Terrero, Creator & Executive Producer
Sergio Lazarov, Executive Producer & VP, Current Productions, Endemol Shine Boomdog
Plus additional guests to be announced.
 
*Panelists appear schedule permitting.  All events and panelists are subject to change.
Citi returns as the Official Card of PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, offering Citi cardmembers access to tickets and festival passes today before they go on sale to the public. For details visit citiprivatepass.com/paleyfest_previewsNY_2018.
In addition to Citi cardmembers, Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members can also purchase tickets and festival passes starting today. Tickets go on sale for PaleyCenter Individual Members on July 26 at 9:00am PT, and to the general public on July 27 at 9:00am PT. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit paley.me/previews or download the Paley App at paley.me/app.
Additionally, the Paley Center’s New York location will host free PaleyFest Fall TV Previews screenings on September 7-9. For more information on the screening schedule and to reserve seats, please visit paley.me/previews or citiprivatepass.com/paleyfest_previewsNY_2018.
About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. 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 Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, 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. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.
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July 26th, 2018 by Cherry

Spend the evening with Dionne Warwick as part of the PaleyLive Summer 2018 Season on August 1, 2018. It will be a magical evening to celebrate the new PBS Special of the multi-Grammy winning artist who’s career spans over five decades. The documentary will highlight her career in the music industry including tributes from friends like Gladys Knight, Barry Manilow, Smokey Robinson, and her main songwriter Burt Bacharach. Attendees will be able to see the of the new PBS Special with the premier and than enjoy a Q&A with Ms. Warwick by Larry King. Attendees will also enjoy clips from the Paley Archive that will illuminate the conversation where she’ll share anecdotes from her successful career. I’m sure many a guest will remember her special moments that her songs “I’ll Never Love This Way Again”, “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Walk On By,” and “That’s What Friends Are For” will bring to mind.

PaleyLive programs offer television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in intimate settings held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public.

For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org

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July 19th, 2018 by Cherry

I have a date with DC Universe Fan Experience the new streaming service that will make every DC Fangirl and Fanboy drool and say ‘take my money’! They are offering SDCC attendees the opportunity to be a part of the DC Universe in a fully immersive experience. Attendees can search for Dick Grayson in his Titan loft, explore the Swamp Thing’s mystical home and try to avoid a deadly virus, and BE Harley Quinn in her own chaos room to create all the mayhem your heart can desire! The DC UNIVERSE Experience is open Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22. Pre-register at DCUniverseExperience.com

Fans can sign up for the upcoming DC UNIVERSE digital subscription service designed especially for DC fans from new to old the streaming service is bringing the library, new and returning series that we all love!

Open for four days only Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22, a larger-than-life installation of epic proportions will welcome fans into interactive spaces that bring iconic characters and stories to life. After registering, fans will head to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. Guests of the activation will interact with dozens of activities and installations including:

  • Explore Dick Grayson’s Titans loft and uncover clues to his whereabouts

  • Experience the mysterious creations of Dr. Niles Caulder in the Doom Patrol lab

  • Avoid succumbing to the deadly virus in the mystical swamps of Swamp Thing

  • Join earth’s newest superhero team in the Young Justice Watchtower

  • Create mayhem in the Harley Quinn chaos room

  • Step into the sewers with Batman and descend into madness in The Court of Owls

  • Enjoy the first public unveiling of rare artwork and memorabilia only previously seen in exclusive engagements

  • Discover hidden clues and get an exclusive first-look at the DC UNIVERSE digital subscription service

Signing up online in advance allows guests to streamline the onsite admission process. Pre-registration does not allow guests to reserve their spot or bypass the line. The activation will be open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dates of operation: ThursdaySunday, July 19 – 22, 2018

Hours of operation: Thursday – Saturday hours: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM (line closes at 6:00 PM), Sunday hours: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM (line closes at 4:00 PM)    

Location: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Pre-registration link: DCUniverseExperience.com

ABOUT DC UNIVERSE

DC UNIVERSE, launching in 2018, is a standalone digital experience designed for the DC fan. Showcasing DC’s iconic characters, DC UNIVERSE offers new original live-action and animated series, legendary films and series, and epic animated movies, as well as a fan community, a curated selection of comic books, and exclusive merchandise. DC UNIVERSE is operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks under license from DC Entertainment and in collaboration with Warner Bros. Digital Labs. DC UNIVERSE offers access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. To learn more, visit www.DCUNIVERSE.com.

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July 2nd, 2018 by Cherry

CBS Television Studios in bringing TV Shows AND the fun to SDCC 2018!

Not only is Star Trek: Discovery returning to HALL H but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is coming to Comic-Con for the first time to celebrate the final season with a sold out show. Magic is coming with the reimagined Charmed, the classic Twilight Zone special marathon screening of favorite episodes and Magnum P.I.!  CBS All Access is giving viewers a chance to see the new psychological thriller Tell Me a Story from Kapital Entertainment.

But the CBS fun won’t stop with panels because CBS has fan activation all over Gaslamp from Star Trek: Discovery prop/costume exhibit to The Neighborhood and Happy Together EV Rides with emoji squeezies! Stay cool in the shade with Magnum P.I. red sunglasses so keep an eye out for the Ferrari 488 on Thursday, July 19th.

 

DETAILS ON PANELS AND EVENTS (in chronological order):
THURSDAY, JULY 19
“CHARMED” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, BALLROOM 20 – The iconic CHARMED is back just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who, after the tragic loss of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done. Please join series stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Rupert Evans, along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode of The CW series followed by a panel discussion.
“TELL ME A STORY,” 12:15–12:45 PM, BALLROOM 20 – Step into the world of TELL ME A STORY, the latest project from the brilliant mind of Kevin Williamson. In this reimagining of the world’s most beloved fairy tales, see “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” come to life as dark and twisted psychological thrillers interweaving with each other against the backdrop of modern day New York City. Join executive producer Kevin Williamson, as well as series stars Paul Wesley and James Wolk, for an exclusive sneak peek of the CBS All Access series followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by the editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly, Henry Goldblatt.
“MAGNUM P.I.” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL, 4:15–5:30 PM, ROOM 6A – MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC and Rick when he needs backup on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Please join series stars Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks and executive producers Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim for an exclusive sneak peak of the premiere episode of the new CBS series followed by a panel discussion.
“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND”: THE FINAL CURTAIN CALL, 5:45–6:30 PM, ROOM 6A – As the critically acclaimed CW series enters its final season, come celebrate and take a trip down memory lane with co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna as they look back on some of the series’ most memorable moments and talk about what’s ahead for Rebecca Bunch. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Michael McMillian and will include a special performance and never-before-seen footage.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” PANEL, 1:30–2:30 PM, HALL H – Join the cast and producers of this CBS All Access series to look back on season one and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as Chief Engineer Reno.
“THE TWILIGHT ZONE” MARATHON SCREENING, 7:15–9:15 PM, ROOM 6A – THE TWILIGHT ZONE new original series will be coming soon to CBS All Access in a modern reimagining of the iconic series that took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, pride and prejudice in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Please join us for a special marathon screening and a look back at some of the fan-favorite episodes from the original series. Concessions and an exclusive giveaway item will be provided.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND LIVE” STARRING RACHEL BLOOM, 7:30 PM, BALBOA THEATRE – The cast of the CW’s award-winning musical dramedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is taking their show on the road in this live tour. Join Rachel Bloom, the rest of the cast and the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND songwriters as they bring the show’s songs to life in this very special live concert event. This is a ticketed event and is currently sold out. For more info, please visit: https://sandiegotheatres.org/rachel-bloom/

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June 30th, 2018 by Aiyonna White

by Aiyonna White, Contributor

I spoke with the producers and stars of Freeform’s drama Siren . Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, has kicked off production on their latest original series in Vancouver, “Siren.” The 10-episode, hour-long drama takes us inside Bristol Cove – a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl (played by Eline Powell) proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.



 

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June 2nd, 2018 by Cherry

Make a date for a night at the Paley Center with

Dear White People on Tuesday, June 5th!

The second season of the Netflix series ‘Dear White People‘ has dug even deeper into race, sexual norms, classism, ‘good negro’ and homosexuality AND detoured into white nationalism with a season finale that had me SHOOK! I’m hoping to have the chance to ask Justing Simien, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer & Showrunner about his surgical casting of new guest stars (Tessa Thompson star of the original film AND Giancarlo Esposito star of School Daze AND Better Call Saul), the inspiration for the new mystery, and the interweaving of history this season that had me laughing and thinking simultaneously!An Evening with "Dear White People"

The PaleyLive Spring 2018 Season kicking off spring with a kicked in door and I’m all for it! The event starts at 7PM with a screening, panel conversation and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the cast/creator.

Purchase tickets

PaleyLive programs offer television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in intimate settings held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public. For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org
About The Paley Center for Media: The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. 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 Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, 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. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

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May 20th, 2018 by Cherry

The 2018 International Space Development Conference welcomes the stars and producers of ‘The Expanse’ to discuss the science of the series. The Expanse is a series that takes place in the future where mankind has conquered our solar system and spread but we learn we aren’t the only intelligent lifeforms after discovering the protomolocule. The series is a mix of humanity, special effects and the use of the true concepts of science and physics. It’s why it’s exciting that they are appearing at the West Coast gathering of the world’s greatest scientist, engineers, astronauts, and space entrepreneurs who have been inspired by science fiction greats from Star Trek to Star Wars to Doctor Who to Battlestar Galactica and future innovators will include The Expanse on that list. SYFY channel did not renew the series but passionate fans have launched a renew The Expanse campaign and have appealed to Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu, and the Networks.

This year Jeff Bezos will be accepting the Gerard K. O’Neill Memorial Award for Space Settlement Advocacy at the 2018 ISDC hopefully they will cross paths and Mr. Bezos will choose to add The Expanse to the Amazon Prime lineup. The Expanse fandom is looking at numerous streaming platforms to renew the science fiction series with a 100% approval on Rotten Tomatoes the SyFy #1 series is still seeking a new home in our galaxy! If you want to attend the conference or the panel details are below.

The Science of the Expanse panel moderated by Kyle Hill is at 5PM with Naren Shankar, (Showrunner/Creator), Cas Anvar (Alex Kamal), Wes Chatham (Amos Burton), Steven Strait (Jim Holden), Shohreh Aghadashloo (Chrisjen Avasarala), and Cara Gee (Drummer) if you haven’t seen The Expanse (SyFy Network). The series is set in a future which finds the solar system is populated and prospering. The writing team on The Expanse works hard to keep special effects and concepts true to science and physics whenever possible. Cas Anvar, who plays starship pilot Alex Kamal, will join fellow cast members to discuss the science of the show.

Register to attend the conference 

If you would like to attend the panel only you can email Aggie Kobrin, National Space Society aggie@cecglobalevents.com 

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May 12th, 2018 by Gigi Teen Geek

By Gigi

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Bob’s Burger table read of “Long Time Listener, First Time Bob” at the North Hollywood Studio on Friday, May 11th. It was my first table read, so I was very excited and it was also my first time at Bob’s Burgers studio office! After the entertaining reading with H. Jon Benjamin (Bob Belcher), Kristen Schaal (Louise Belcher), Dan Mintz (Tina Belcher), John Roberts (Linda Belcher), Loren Bouchard (creator), and guest stars Ron Fuches (Patrick), Nick Offerman (Clem) and Rob Huebel (Vance). I was able to have a one-on-one conversation with Jim Dauterive, writer and developer of Bob’s Burgers. During the interview, we discussed the process of creating an animated show for Fox.

Originally, when Jim came to Hollywood, he had no ambitions of becoming a writer for animation. He wanted to write for films, but the opportunity to presented itself when he wrote some spec scripts for a few television shows. By 1996, he was hired for King of the Hill to bring a more realistic portrayal of Texans in the series. Jim treated writing King of the Hill as writing for a live action scripted series, which wasn’t hard for him to do since it’s such a naturalistic setting. In that way Bob’s Burgers is similar to King of the Hill. Both shows are pretty realistic, discounting the occasional fantasy scenes. The Bob’s Burgers character work in a restaurant and they have natural, organic dialogue. Jim even jokes that Texans call King of the Hill a documentary. Fox has used The Simpsons as the seed to grow the animated series with teaming up experienced staff with new creative talent. Simpsons as an established series is a template for their other animated series. They take an established Fox series showrunner and pair with a new talented creator to establish a winning team who can navigate the business of TV while allowing them free reign to make a unique show that fits the lineup. That’s how Jim and Lorne teamed up after Fox ordered Bob’s Burger. For Family Guy, David Zuckerman of King of the Hill was paired with Seth Macfarlane. Even before the start of Fox animations, The Simpsons showrunner Matt Groening was paired with James Brooks and Sam Simon.

It takes about nine months after the table read for the animators to finish an episode and have it ready to be viewed on air. Sometimes they will save five or six episodes that will air the next season. Jim said there is no linear schedule they follow, but they do make holiday episodes like the Halloween episode “The Wolf of Wharf Street” follow a schedule. The most recent Bob’s Burgers episode, “Boywatch”, was written a year and a half ago, but Jim wanted to wait until it was summertime-ish to air it. There is truly no strict order they follow when it comes to releasing episodes.

For “Long Time Listener, First Time Bob”, Scott Jacobson pitched the idea, and Loren approved it. The episode idea then goes through the writers who will help Scott structure the story. Scott will make an outline that must be approved, and once it was approved he wrote the script. Then following Loren’s notes, the writers will edit the script. The final script rewrites always occur the night before the table read. According to Jim, the voice actors will be recorded Wednesday, and the animators will listen in to see how the animations will work in the episode. This process is obviously long and very collaborative, so episodes are not finished until they are about to be aired.

Jim describes the show as a family environment, where for the most part the staff have been together since the beginning. The writers are always in a great mood, and their work environment is very conducive to doing a great show. It shows in the quality and tone of the show. The lightheartedness and positivity in each episode is a also a reflection of the work room. I believe that has contributed to the longevity of this show, and I’m excited to see what they plan to do next season.

Comment your favorite Bob’s Burgers episode below!

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April 25th, 2018 by Cherry
This year Whedoncon welcomes Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing) as this years guest of honor. The third annual celebration is from May 18 – 20, 2018 at the Warner Center Marriott in Los Angeles, CA. It’s a intimate
convention by design that is a fanboy/fangirl celebration of Joss Whedon creations from Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Marvel’s Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dollhouse to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and more. During the two day celebration of

Whedon Fandom have fun with contests and panels, meet & greets, receptions and evening parties with talent, vendors room, panels & workshops, stunts and writers

and artists, tabletop gaming, and more. I’m very excited that Sean Maher, James Masters, James Leary, Logan Lubera, Thomas Parham, and Shawna Trpcic are among the special guests attending. See the current list of of social events whedoncon.com/special-events and will be updated with new events! You can learn more about the upcoming event and details at WhedonCon.com

WhedonCon is organized by the same team which hosts the Buffy Musical during San Diego Comic Con, the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along during WonderCon/Anaheim, and the Dr. Horrible Halloween events in Los Angeles. This year’s event marks the 21th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 16th anniversary of Firefly by raising funds for two amazing organizations dedicated to helping local children.
First, in memory of Ron Glass (Firefly, Serenity, Barney Miller), Fandom Charities continues to raise funds for the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, a youth center that was dear to Ron’s heart. The Center provides free after school and low-cost summer programs for boys and girls in grades 3-12. The Center’s goals include preparing the attending youth for college. www.wootencenter.org
Second, we’re proud to support the Lupus Foundation of America, an organization dedicated to solving the mystery of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that adversely affects millions of people throughout the world. http://www.lupus.org
Badges to participate in the festivities are now available and can be attained by visiting WhedonCon.com. Hotel rooms are currently available with an early bird discount and contest for a limited time. https://www.whedoncon.com/single-post/2017/07/27/Dont-Miss-Out-on-this-WhedonCon-Hotel-Room-Contest
 
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WhedonCon offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to interact with Whedonverse actors, writers, and behind-the-scenes crew.
Spend the weekend celebrating the works of Joss and the rest of the Whedonverse: Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dollhouse, Avengers, Marvel, DC, and more all while raising money for charity!
Proceeds from WhedonCon 2018 benefit the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center and the Lupus Foundation of America.
Indulge in: Cosplay Contests and Panels – Meet & Greets with Talent – Panels – Auction – Dealer’s Room – Behind the Scenes Creators – Workshops – Stunts – Media/Screening Room – Writers & Artists – Autograph & Photo Sessions – Tabletop Gaming – Big Damn Shindig – Live Music – The Prom at The Bronze (And whatever else they’ll let us cram in there!)
For up-to the-minute additional guests, registration info, and to sign up for our newsletter go to: WhedonCon.com
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April 22nd, 2018 by Cherry
The season 3 premier picked up where we left off at S2 with our intrepid heroes being in a whole lot of trouble! The Expanse has amped up the problems with betrayals, love & friendship lost, lack of trust and changing alliances. The enemy of my enemy is my ‘friend’ or something like that in space!

I’m very excited that I’ve joined the Afterbuzztv The Expanse Panel with Rick Hong and Kari Lane. Rick and I chatted about the premier with Cas Anvar last Sunday and the entire panel will be chatting S3 E2 tonight at 6PM 

In the 23rd century nobody can hear you scream when tossed out of an airlock or blown up in the icy darkness of space. The lack of humanity in the hardscrabble future where children can be experimented and secret test subjects for nefarious purpose (isn’t kidnapping illegal) is a reminder that human life doesn’t hold much value especially for the poor and powerless belters.

This season is still going to be all about everyone trying to live by a moral core that’s pretty shaky especially on the Rocinante with a crew who’s been betrayed. James Holden (Steven Strait) has lost his jiminey cricket whispering ‘do the right thing’ after Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper) decided to ignore the crew vote and give a sample of the protomolecule to Fred Johnson (Chad Coleman) so that everyone is ‘equal’ (Earth, Mars, the Belt). The repercussions has left Naomi on the outs not just from her lover but her BFF Amos Burton (Wes Chatham) who has relied on her for direction as well. It looks as if both men will have to rely on themselves and grow but right now they are both hurt and not handling it very well. Alex Kamal (Cas Anvar) is the one trying to navigate his ship ‘family’ while dealing with the emotional fallout of juggling being a husband, father and a martian while failing at all three realizing what he really wants. As well as MAJOR Queen Bee moves with Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) reminding everyone who’s boss (but that she should NEVER fire a gun again) and Roberta Draper (Frankie Adams) being the Marine I’d always o my six. Between the two of them getting in formation I think that Sadavir Errinwright (Shawn Doyle) better HOPE the truth doesn’t come out since neither of them are the ‘turn the other cheek’ type of women.

This was a solid premier episode that drops some major bombshells of how shifting alliances and thirst for power at all costs could lead to the death of humanity as well as who’s really a hero. As well as what we’ll chat about tonight about

Watching the last few moments of E2 looks like we have new shipmates, will they pick up the escape capsule and WHERE is the data with Sadavir Errinwright (Shawn Doyle) betrayal of Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo)?

Leave a comment below and don’t forget to watch myself, Rick Hong and Kari Lane at 6PM on Afterbuzztv talk about The Expanse

 

Tune in tonight at 6PM

The Expanse Season 3 Episode 2 Review & Reaction | AfterBuzz TV https://youtu.be/aCSU63Aq3dc via @YouTube

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