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Seven of the 13 PaleyFest 2012 events will be captured in limited-edition posters by some of the great illustrators courtesy of Gallery 1988. The posters will be on sale in the lobby of the Saban Theatre on the day of each event.

If posters do not sell out then, they will be available through Gallery 1988.

Here are the PaleyFest 2012 panels that will be featured on the one-of-a-kind posters:

March 2: American Horror Story by Daniel Danger

March 3: Community by Joshua Budich

March 6: The Office by Jason Edmiston

NOTE: We will have to see if the switch this over to Parks & Recreation given the recent breaking news of the switch.

March 7: Sons of Anarchy by Phantom City Creative

March 10: The Vampire Diaries by Jessica Deahl

March 13: Mad Men by Jay Shaw

March 14: Modern Family by Jeff Boyes

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The Paley Center for Media announced today that the NBC comedy The Office has dropped out of their scheduled appearance during PaleyFest 2012; but on the upside Parks & Recreation will fill the void. The reason behind the pull-out is due to production scheduling issues.

The Parks & Recreation panel will be on March 6 and will include the following cast members and creative team:

Amy Poehler, “Leslie Knope”
Chris Pratt, “Andy Dwyer”
Jim O’Heir, “Jerry Gergich”
Retta, “Donna Meagle”
Greg Daniels, Creator/Executive Producer
Michael Schur, Creator/Executive Producer

Tickets for The Office will be honored on the night; but if you do not wish to attend Parks & Recreation, you can contact TicketWeb at 866-468-3399 for a refund by no later than 5 PM on March 3.

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It will be members first! To reward members of The Paley Center for Media for their support; and for the first time (ever), there will be two lines in front of the Saban Theatre: one for members and one for the general public. The members line will allow access to the theater before the general public.

If you are a member, all you need to do to ensure that you receive priority entry is to bring your member card with you to the show. If you are a new member and have not yet received your card, please bring your confirmation email from TicketWeb as proof of membership.

If you are not a member, you can join on-the-spot and receive early entry for the remainder of the Festival.

And the same member benefits will apply for events and programs held at The Paley Center throughout the year, including priority entry.

NOTE: It will be interesting to see how the Saban Theatre handles/organizes these two entry lines since for years now the folks who have VIP and/or Premium Passes are allowed early access – in fact, they pay a higher amount for their tickets to ensure early admittance.

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Have you ever wanted to see the alien head from V up close, or Tony Soprano’s robe from The Sopranos? How about Daisy Duke’s actual “Daisy Dukes” from The Dukes of Hazzard? Now is your chance.

Following on the heels of the opening of PaleyFest 2012, Warner Bros. Television is teaming up with The Paley Center for Media to take the TV out of the box, inviting all to peer inside with the new interactive, multimedia museum exhibit.

Highlights include iconic series ranging from The Bugs Bunny Show to The Big Bang Theory, Kung Fu to The Closer, Murphy Brown to The Mentalist and more.

Learn more about the “Television Out of the Box” exhibit here.

The exhibit will open on March 7 (2012) and run through August 2013.

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The Paley Center for Media is partnering with Bidding for Good, giving fans of the annual PaleyFest the chance to own some unique and one-of-a-kind memorabilia from past PaleyFest and Public Programs.

The PaleyFest Auction items include autographed programs and posters from Dexter, True Blood, Breaking Bad, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parks and Recreation, Supernatural and much more. Bids will be taken on items like a track suit worn and signed by Glee’s Jane Lynch, a VIP set visit with the ladies of Hot in Cleveland – Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendi Malick, and Jane Leeves, and a once-in-a-lifetime script table read with the cast of Modern Family.

Bidding starts at 8 AM on Friday, March 2 and ends on Thursday, March 15 at 11:59 PM.

Please visit Bidding for Good for more information on the auction and watch as more items are added during the upcoming PaleyFest 2012.

All proceeds benefit The Paley Center for Media.

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It was a busy night on TV yet again last night on the major networks. Here is how the Tuesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last night:

8 PM Shows:
NCIS (CBS) [NEW] – 18 million
Hart of Dixie (The CW) [Reair] – 893,000 viewers

9 PM Shows:
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) [NEW] – 15.7 million
The River (ABC) [NEW] – 4.1 million
Ringer (The CW) [NEW] – 1.1 million

10 PM Shows:
Unforgettable (CBS) [NEW] – 9.9 million
Body of Proof (ABC) [NEW] – 6.7 million
Parenthood (NBC) [NEW – Finale] – 5.1 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Davy Jones

I have never done an individual posting on any passing of a celebrity before, but the news broke this morning that Davy Jones, singer and actor from the 1960’s pop group The Monkees has passed away; and I needed to make a special note of the news.

Davy and The Monkees were introduced to me back in the early 1970’s when their TV show would air during Saturday morning programming, becoming a very important part of my life.

In the 1980’s MTV reaired their show in conjunction with the band’s anniversary tours, which brought a whole new generation of fans to their music.  And, I was there for the reunion tours and appearances.

I have remained a long-life fan of the group and am deeply heartbroken by his passing.  Rest in Peace Davy Jones.

Deepest condolences are extended to Davy’s family, friends and his worldwide fans.

ADDED:
Fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz was on the Today Show today (March 1) to talk about Davy and it was a nice little tribute to him. Here is the video for those who want to see it.

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