The Paley Center for Media - Season 2009

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  • Saving Grace: Season Three Premiere
    The producers of Saving Grace reveal how they landed Holly Hunter, and why the show can’t be shot in Oklahoma City.
  • Inside PaleyFest 09
    Inside PaleyFest 09
    Episode 20090511
    Clips from panels with "Dr. Horrible" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
  • Fringe
    Episode 04.23.09
    Cast members of Fringe reveal if they get confused by the show’s labyrinthian twists and then offer clues to future plots.
  • The Hills
    The Hills
    Episode 04.21.09
    Cast members of The Hills reveal what it's like to live their lives on camera and how much of the reality show is scripted.
  • The Mentalist
    The Mentalist
    Episode 04.17.09
    Simon Baker of The Mentalist reacts to being named "the sexiest man on television" and cast members reveal how and why they prank each other.
  • Dollhouse
    Episode 20090415
    The cast and creative team of Dollhouse discuss the show's difficult "birthing process" and other topics. This William S. Paley Television Festival evening honors Dollhouse, a drama series about an organization that erases the identities of its workers – known as "dolls" – and reprograms them for clients' specific needs. Matt Roush (TV Guide) moderates the following panelists: series creator/executive producer/writer/director Joss Whedon; co-executive producer/writer Elizabeth Craft; co-executive producer Sarah Fain; and cast members Eliza Dushku (Echo), Fran Kranz (Topher), Dichen Lachman (Sierra), and Miracle Laurie (Mellie). Joss Whedon's new Fox series Dollhouse reunites him with erstwhile bad-girl Slayer and redoubtable butt-kicker Eliza Dushku, this time playing Echo, an "active"-an identity-less, programmable super-agent-in the employ of the mysterious Dollhouse organization. Dark, disturbing, and spiked with unexpected humor and pathos, Dollhouse recalls Whedon's previous classic series while carving out a distinctively mesmerizing, unsettling atmosphere all its own. Panelists touch on such topics as: the show's difficult "birthing process"; the challenge for Dushku and fellow "dolls" of playing a different personality each week while projecting the same core character; why Dollhouse is the most "dangerous" show that Whedon has produced; and if having female writers negates criticism that the show objectifies women.moreless
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
    The cast and creative team of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog discuss the genesis of the project and web feedback.
  • It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    The cast and creative team of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia discuss sinful subjects and how Danny DeVito joined the show. Contains Explicit Language.
  • "The September Issue"
    Episode 20090101
    This Paley Center seminar examines the making of "The September Issue" a documentary which follows Vogue fashion editor Anna Wintour through the months leading up to the printing of the highly anticipated September issue.
  • Glee
    Episode 20090101
    The cast talks about unusual interactions with fans and Ryan Murphy talks about the Madonna episode.This William S. Paley Television Festival live event honors Glee, a music-based comedy/drama series about members of a glee club (and their teachers) at a high school in Ohio. Marc Malkin (senior editor, E! Online) moderates the following panelists: series co-creators/executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; executive producer Dante Di Loreto; series co-creator/co-executive producer Ian Brennan; and cast members Jonathan Groff (Jesse St. James), Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray), Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman), Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), and Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester).The panelists touch on such topics as: how Murphy dramatically switched gears from Nip/Tuck to Glee; why only cover songs are performed on the show; lines which have "pushed the envelope"; who picks the musical selections; how Madonna's tribute episode originated; "newbie" Groff's reaction to joining the cast; Murphy basing the gay character of Kurt on himself; and if Lynch and Gilsig enjoy being the "dark forces" on an upbeat show.Questions from the audience then lead to a discussion of the following topics among others: unusual interactions with fans and future plot developments.moreless
  • Modern Family
    Modern Family
    Episode 20090101
    Series creator Steven Levitan talks about the show's origins and cast members pick their favorite scenes.This William S. Paley Television Festival live event honors Modern Family, a "mockumentary" comedy series about the eccentric individuals comprising three inter-related families in Los Angeles.Billy Bush (host, Access Hollywood) moderates the following panelists: series creator/executive producer Steven Levitan; co-executive producer/director Jason Winer; and cast members Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy), Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett), Ed O'Neill (Jay Pritchett), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Pritchett), and Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker). The panelists touch on such topics as: if the show has "reinvented" the sitcom genre; O'Neill's transition from sitcom icon Al Bundy on Married With Children to his current role; and how the show's depiction of gay life compares with earlier sitcoms like Will and Grace.Questions from the audience then lead to a discussion of the following topics among others: if Cameron and Mitchell will become "more physical" in coming seasons and why the series is shot in a documentary style.moreless