PaleyFest Los Angeles 2019 Includes a Parks and Recreation Reunion

Parks and Recreation group pic from PaleyFest 2014
(Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

With the winter break for TV shows now over, the lineup for this year’s PaleyFest Los Angeles was released.

This year’s event will once again take place at the Dolby Theater from March 15th to the 24th. This year the shows that will be present include current big hitters that just came back from the winter break like The Walking Dead, This Is Us, and multiple Golden Globe award winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

In addition to those shows, NBC’s Parks and Recreation will have a 10 year reunion panel, as will VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, Fox’s 9-1-1, CBS’s trio of reboots Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I., FX’s Pose, as well as a panel titled “An Evening with Stephen Colbert”. The CW will be bringing two of their shows that will be wrapping up later this year, Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

The streaming services will also be presenting with CBS All Access bringing both Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone reboot from Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez, and Netflix’s Grace and Frankie.

While no specific list of guests for the panels were announced, the press release did include quotes from RuPaul (“Not only is PaleyFest a tremendous honor, it’s also an amazing drag name,” exclaimed RuPaul. “I can’t wait to share the magical journey of RuPaul’s Drag Race and pay tribute to the 140 drag queens who have sashayed their way into the hearts of fans around the world!”), Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (“We said yes because we heard RuPaul is going to be there,” said Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.).

Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin (“For nine seasons now, our Hawaii Five-0 fans have become more like ohana and we are honored to be at PaleyFest with them, along with our friends at MacGyver and Magnum P.I.,”), and the team of Amy Sherman-Palladino, and Daniel Palladino from Mrs. Maisel (“Just days before we commence shooting Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we thought we’d drop by and kick off the fabulous PaleyFest 2019. It’ll be a fun night of celebrating with fans, and the last time we’ll all look rested until August”).

Also quoted from the press release were new The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang (“We are delighted and honored to be returning to PaleyFest as this season has marked an exciting new chapter for The Walking Dead. We can’t wait to be surrounded by our passionate fans to discuss the themes and threats our survivors have been facing in the new world they inhabit”) and co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, whose Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will wrap us its fourth and final season later this year (“All of the other TV shows are going DOWN at PaleyFest. To show our prowess and our strength, we are bringing ten fine steeds, thirty-five different swimsuit combinations, and a two-hour-long patriotic ‘Tribute to America’ song medley. We are confident that by the end of PaleyFest we will be crowned ‘Best PaleyTime Show’ and we WILL win the hand of the princess fair”)

So, you can imagine that most of the main stars and creators / showrunners from the shows announced will be in attendance.

Tickets for this year’s event go on sale to the general public starting January 18th at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET, but there are a few pre-sales available to specific groups before that.

Citi card members can go to starting on January 15th at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET, and Paley Center Supporting, Fellow, and Patron Members can also get tickets at that time. Individual Paley Center Members can circle January 17th at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET on their calendars for when they will be allowed to purchase tickets. All non-Citi card members can go to or download the mobile app at at the times above to purchase tickets.

Author: Dan Berry

Dan is a veteran of various pop culture events (13 different ones in 2018), with his first having been San Diego Comic-Con in the early 90s.  He’s attended everyone since 2000. In addition, he has covered the San Diego International Film Festival for a few years, as well as other Hollywood events, and movie screenings.

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