Paleyfest LA 2016: Empire, Scream Queens, American Horror Story: Hotel Among Early Panel Honorees
EMPIRE: Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson, L) visits Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard, R) to claim her share of the company in the premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX Photographer: Chuck Hodes
The 33rd annual PaleyFest LA will kick off with a panel honoring one of the biggest shows on television: Empire.
The Fox drama—including newly-minuted Golden Globes victor Taraji P. Henson (Cookie)—will be showcased on March 11 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The festival will close out with FX's American Horror Story: Hotel on March 20.
Additionally, panels have been set for ABC’s black-ish; STARZ’s Power; and Fox’s Scream Queens.
"The Paley Center could not be more thrilled for the 33rd annual PaleyFest LA, continuing our mission to bring fans together with the biggest stars and creative forces behind our most beloved television programs,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, in a statement.
The following talent is tentatively scheduled to attend:
Friday, March 11: Opening Night Presentation
Empire (7:30 pm)
Terrence Howard, “Lucious Lyon”
Taraji P. Henson, “Cookie Lyon”
Jussie Smollett, “Jamal Lyon”
Bryshere Gray, “Hakeem Lyon”
Trai Byers, “Andre Lyon”
Grace Gealey, “Anika Calhoun”
Kaitlin Doubleday, “Rhonda Lyon”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Becky”
Ta’Rhonda Jones, “Porsha”
Serayah, “Tiana Brown”
Lee Daniels, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Danny Strong, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer
Saturday, March 12
Scream Queens (7:00 pm)
Emma Roberts, “Chanel Oberlin”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Dean Cathy Munsch”
Lea Michele, “Hester Ulrich”
Abigail Breslin, “Chanel #5”
Skyler Samuels, “Grace Gardner”
Keke Palmer, “Zayday Williams”
Billie Lourd, “Chanel #3”
Niecy Nash, “Officer Denise Hemphill”
Sunday, March 13
black-ish (2:00 pm)
Anthony Anderson, "Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson” & Executive Producer
Tracee Ellis Ross, "Rainbow Johnson"
Yara Shahidi, "Zoey Johnson"
Marcus Scribner, "Andre Johnson, Jr."
Miles Brown, "Jack Johnson"
Marsai Martin, “Diane Johnson”
Kenya Barris, Creator & Executive Producer
Jonathan Groff, Executive Producer
Sunday, March 20
Power (2:00 pm)
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, “Kanan” & Executive Producer
Omari Hardwick, “James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick”
Lela Loren, “Angela Valdes”
Naturi Naughton, “Tasha St. Patrick”
Joseph Sikora, “Tommy Egan”
Courtney Kemp Agboh, Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer
Sunday, March 20: Closing Night Presentation
American Horror Story: Hotel (7:00 pm)
Sarah Paulson, “Sally”
Kathy Bates, “Iris”
Angela Bassett, “Ramona”
Chloe Sevigny, “Alex Lowe”
Evan Peters, “Mr. James March”
Wes Bentley, “John Lowe”
Cheyenne Jackson, “Will Drake”
Denis O’Hare, “Liz Taylor”
Per Paley, "Paley Center Patron and Supporting Members and Citi cardmembers can enjoy a presale for PaleyFest LA 2016 Showrunner and Studio Passes, as well as individual tickets on Tuesday, January 12. PaleyFest LA 2016 Showrunner and Studio Passes and individual tickets will be available for purchase to Paley Center Individual Members on Thursday, January 14, and to the general public beginning Friday, January 15. All tickets can be purchased through paleyfest.org."