PaleyFest 2009

Excited for a few, but disappointed by missed opportunities. That’s my feeling in a nutshell looking at the PaleyFest lineup.

4/10 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
4/11 90210
4/13 True Blood
4/14 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
4/15 Dollhouse
4/16 The Big Bang Theory
4/17 The Mentalist
4/18 Desperate Housewives
4/19 Unaired Pushing Daisies episodes **UPDATE
4/20 Battlestar Galactica / Caprica
4/21 The Hills
4/22 Big Love
4/23 Fringe

I’ll be amazed if Dollhouse is still on the air by the time they have their panel. Lie to Me should be on this list. So should one of the newer hit cable shows – Leverage, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, Sons of Anarchy, Flight of the Conchords or The United States of Tara. Huge oversights, I’d say…although, maybe they couldn’t schedule those groups, who knows.

Obviously the Joss nights will sell out quickly. I’d expect Fringe, Always Sunny and True Blood to go fast also.

Tickets go on sale to Paley Center members on February 26th. General Admission tickets go on sale March 1st.

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This post was written by Shawna on February 18, 2009

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Joss Whedon in a video about the WGA strike

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This post was written by Shawna on November 12, 2007

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From my visit to the line today

A few photos from the main Disney gate. There was a show of force of major showrunners in the TV biz with press. At least 100 to 140 people (second number including press) at the main gate today.

Joss Whedon.

EVENING UPDATE: Looked through my photos again, and found one that caught Joss’s sign in the corner!

Showrunners wore hats (United Showrunners) and carried signs with the name of their show. I’m sure that was to help the poor press.

One of the best signs today — Carlton Cuse, showrunner for LOST. “Do you want to know what the island is??” (Damon Lindelof is on the left, Cuse is on the right)

Hey, Sonny this one’s for you! (Clarification: Josh Schwartz, creator of THE O.C., CHUCK and GOSSIP GIRL)

Writers at the gate.

ETA: Hi Whedonesque and Fuselage visitors! Sorry I didn’t have more pictures of our fave genre heroes. I’ll try to get more in the future.

Some additional comments: I would have loved to talk to Joss or Cuse/Lindelof or Josh Schwartz, but press was swarming all over these guys. I’d say the event was a success to put faces to shows. The signs were a great idea to not only identify a showrunner and their show, but also to really drive home how many shows were impacted. You can see a few in this picture, but believe me when I tell you there were at least 40 shows represented (I didn’t do a full count) at this gate today.

4:30 PM UPDATE — This video hit Youtube. It’s Damon Lindelof and Marc Cherry at the Disney lot today talking about why they are striking.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 7, 2007

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The Master Returns to TV – UPDATE

I saw the story late last night while looking for any news about the pending writer’s strike. But, I couldn’t believe it well enough to post a link. Now, here it is, daylight and the story is still there.

Joss Whedon is coming home.

Some will complain that he’s working on a show for Fox (a show killer if ever there was one). Some might even complain about the subject matter or Dushku. To me, none of this matters. What matters is we’re getting our Joss back.

And if this series works, I COULD WRITE FOR JOSS WHEDON.

Yes, a pipe dream. But a girl’s got to dream big…

UPDATE: News just got stupid ridiculously good. TIM MINEAR’S ON BOARD. Christmas came early this year!! Now I could (potentially) write for Joss AND Tim.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 1, 2007

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