Fall TV Peeks (and Panels) at the Paley Center

Take a look ahead. Also? "The Facts of Life" marks its 35th.

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    Marry Me
    Ken Marino and Casey Wilson star in "Marry Me," one of the new fall shows set for a sneak peek during the Paley Center for Media's Fall Preview.

    A true fact about PaleyFest, the springtime gathering of television casts and showrunners and fans who want to know more, more, more, is this: The properties are established.

    The world of the series being spotlighted is not strange to viewers, in short. The characters' names are familiar. Heck, pretty much everyone in the audience can remember the show's romances, fights, and most minor of plot points.

    The PaleyFest Fall TV Preview is not only halfway across the year from PaleyFest, it's the other side of this entertainment coin. Nope, viewers who attend the fall events don't yet know the stories or the people or the setting of the as-of-yet unaired pilots, but a few screenings, a few panels, and a few hellos from the stars help jumpstart the acquaintanceship period.

    Those get-to-know-us panels and hellos will unfurl in Beverly Hills from Saturday, Sept. 6 through Friday, Sept. 12. The CW, CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, and MTV all get their own night on stage, and each night will consist of either a couple of screenings, or a screening and a panel, or similar.

    Fox will screen "Red Band Society" on Monday, Sept. 8 with a cast and creatives panel. NBC will give "Marry Me" the same screening-plus-panel outing on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

    Call it a fine way to bone up on what's to come on the TV ahead of all the watercooler chatter down the road. And if you get to love a new show, won't you be the cool person for having seen it ahead of its premiere? With, perhaps, the cast there, in person?

    Yeah. You'll be the cool one.

    Are you a bit of a prognosticator? You might even be able to predict what series will become mondo hits. Get your ticket info here.

    But the week isn't all looking forward: The Paley Center will pay fond tribute to the 35th anniversary of "The Facts of Life" on Monday, Sept. 15.

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