"Dead" and Beyond: Full PaleyFest Slate Announced

"The Walking Dead" opens the starry TV fest, but there are comedic treats, too

By Alysia Gray Painter
|  Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013  |  Updated 3:59 PM PDT
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"Dead" and Beyond: Full PaleyFest Slate Announced

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: (L-R)Actor Andrew Lincoln, Executive Producer Gale Ann Hurd, actor Jon Bernthal, actress Sarah Wayne Callies and actor Steven Yeun attend "The Walking Dead" screening during PaleyFest 2011 at the Saban Theater on March 4, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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When people talk in hyperbole about entertainment events open to fans, they cannot go far enough in describing PaleyFest, the Paley Center for Media's annual multi-night cast extravaganza, as the ultimate get.

No eyebrows would be raised, in other words, if you were to describe this as the ultimate see-your-favorite-stars-in-person television spectacular. (We know, we know, there's the little matter of Comic-Con, but movies and more are in that particular mix; we're talking strictly small screen here.)

The Paley Center regularly draws the most buzzy shows and the full or nearly full casts for each, plus creators.

Not bad for a single event. Worth the hyberbole, in fact.

And looking very not bad this year is PaleyFest 2013, which announced its full line-up on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

The opening night is "The Walking Dead," a show that has shambled onto the PaleyFest stage before. We're being poetic, of course, with "shambled"; no zombies are expected at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Friday, March 1. (So fear not.)

Other shows set to get starry at the Saban include "The Mindy Project," "Once Upon a Time," and the ever-popular "Community," which is also making a return PaleyFest appearance.

Tickets go fast, members get first crack at 'em, and the panels tend to be referred to ever-after in fan circles. In short, be there if you want to be a part of your favorite show's history.

Passes are now on sale; individual tickets will be available on Jan. 11.

The 2013 PaleyFest unspools from March 1-15 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

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