PaleyFest Announces Initial Line-Up: EMPIRE, BLACK-ISH, POWER and More

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Paley Center for Media today announced initial panels for the 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles, including FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL; ABC’s BLACK-ISH; FOX’s EMPIRE; Starz’s POWER; and FOX’s SCREAM QUEENS. More PaleyFest participants will be announced on January 19.

In the meantime, here’s part of the official schedule, along with the anticipated panel participants.

Friday, March 11: Opening Night Presentation: EMPIRE (7:30pm)

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
Brian Grazer, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 12: SCREAM QUEENS (7:00pm)

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 (2:00pm)

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 (2:00pm)

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 (7:00pm)

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”

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