What to Know
The Paley Center for Media
Be truthful now.
You kind of "own" your favorite television show, in the sense that no one likes it as much as you do, and no one gets the nuances of the various relationships, and probably no one, outside of the writers, has figured out the whodunit element, the one that's currently unspooling over several weeks.
That's part of the allure and joy of digging into a well-made TV world: You know it so well you kind of feel a tad possessive, or at least like you might live there, in a parallel universe.
The Paley Center for Media gets you, and gets this level of small-screen fandom, and twice a year, around the equinoxes, there are festivals to celebrate TV.
The March PaleyFest honors classic and hit shows, while the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews in the late summer are all about spotlighting the fresh properties set to debut as September and October roll out.
We're in that moment, and The Paley Center is devoting eleven star-filled days to giving actors and creators the stage, all to discuss what their shows are about.
The Sept. 6-16 Beverly Hills-based event will include "I Feel Bad" on NBC, "The Neighborhood" on CBS, "The Cool Kids" on FOX, and several other just-starting-up series.
Some returning favorites will also say "howdy," like "Get Shorty" from EPIX and "Atypical" of Netflix.
The full line-up of shows, and the full line-up of talent and behind-the-scenes pros set to appear? You can find it all at the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews headquarters.
Who knows? You may come across another on-the-screen universe that you'll obsess over, think about, and ask your friends to check out. Having a TV show that you "own," in your heart, can be a weekly pleasure, unless, of course, you choose to binge.
And then, the only answer after that? Start over again, from episode #1, to re-binge, which is not yet a thing... or is it, in this modern era of TV watchery?
Enjoy, Paley people... it's fall TV time, as dependable as the leaves turning in September, in other places, beyond LA, which actually does get a fall after Halloween.