Four of television’s hottest series are featured in the diverse lineup of events at this year’s PaleyFest L.A., the William S. Paley Television Festival celebrating TV’s most acclaimed series. On Friday, March 11, the cast and creators of Empire will take the stage; Sunday, March 13, the cast of Black-ish convenes for attendees; Tuesday, March 15, fans will join the stars and creative minds behind Scandal; and Sunday, March 20, will showcase the cast and creators of Power.

EmpireBlackishScandal and Power join eight previously announced events that will be featured at PaleyFest LA 2016, which each year grants fans access to special screenings and exclusive conversations with the talent and creators of their favorite TV shows. PaleyFest L.A. 2016 will run from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 20 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

“The Paley Center for Media is pleased to present an outstanding and diverse group of events at this year’s PaleyFest L.A., welcoming the talented actors and creative forces that define excellence in front of and behind the camera,” said Maureen J. Reidy, president and CEO at The Paley Center for Media. “We’re thrilled to continue the Paley Center’s tradition of celebrating television and embracing inclusivity by honoring the many diverse voices and storylines that make a cultural impact while also bringing joy and entertainment to all types of audiences.”

The PaleyFest L.A. 2016 panelist details for Empire, BlackishScandal and Power is as follows:



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

Moderator: TBA

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

Sunday, March 13: black-ish (2:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

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 Johnso”

Kenya Barris, Creator & Executive Producer

Jonathan Groff, Executive Producer

Tuesday, March 15: Scandal (7:30 pm)

Moderators: Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”

Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”

Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”

Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”

Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’Grant”

Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”

Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”

Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”

Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”

Portia de Rossi, “Elizabeth North”

Cornelius Smith Jr., “Marcus Walker”

Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”

Shonda Rhimes, Creator & Executive Producer

Betsy Beers, Executive Producer

Sunday, March 20: Power (2:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

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

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