'Dr. Horrible,' 'Daisies' in Paley spotlight

Other panels include 'Battlestar,' 'The Hills'

The Paley Center for Media on Wednesday announced the schedule for the 26th annual William S. Paley Television Festival, which is set for April 10-23 at the Cinerama Dome at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. A closing-night presentation at The Paley Center's Beverly Hills headquarters will follow on April 24.

The shows spotlighted this year include the CW's freshman "90210," Sci Fi Channel's departing "Battlestar Galactica" and its upcoming prequel "Caprica," CBS' hits "The Big Bang Theory," "The Mentalist" and canceled cult fave "Swingtown," HBO's veteran "Big Love" and rookie "True Blood," ABC's resurgent "Desperate Housewives," Fox's new sci-fi entries "Fringe" and "Dollhouse," FX's offbeat comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and MTV's long-running reality soap "The Hills."

This year's festival also will mark the first showcase for an Internet program, Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" and the premiere of the three unaired episodes of ABC's recently canceled dramedy "Pushing Daisies," which was featured with a panel at last year's fest.

Starting on Wednesday, April 22, the Paley Center will screen the first 12 episodes of "Swingtown," with the series' final produced episode opening the show's April 24 session, the first ever held at the Paley Center.

Like last year, The Hollywood Reporter will provide daily coverage of the Paley Fest events at THR.com/paley.

Detailed schedule of this year's festival follows:

It's Always Sunny in Philadephia
Friday, April 10 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Danny DeVito ("Frank Reynolds"), Glenn Howerton ("Dennis Reynolds"/Executive Producer/Writer), Rob McElhenney ("Mac"/Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director), Kaitlin Olson ("Sweet Dee"). Additional panelists to be announced.

Saturday, April 11 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Panelists from the cast and creative team to be announced.

True Blood
Monday, April 13 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Alan Ball (Creator/Executive Producer), Ryan Kwanten ("Jason Stackhouse"), Steven Moyer ("Bill Compton"), Anna Paquin ("Sookie Stackhouse"), Sam Trammell ("Sam Merlotte"), Rutina Wessley ("Tara Thorton"). Additional panelists to be announced.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Tuesday, April 14 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Felicia Day ("Penny"), Nathan Fillion ("Captain Hammer"), Jed Whedon ("Bad Horse Chorus #2/Dead Bowie"/Composer/Writer), Joss Whedon (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director), Zack Whedon (Executive Producer/Writer).

Wednesday, April 15 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Joss Whedon (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director), Eliza Dushku ("Echo"), Enver Gjoka ("Victor"), Fran Kranz ("Topher"), Dichen Lachman ("Sierra"), Harry Lennix ("Boyd"), Tahmoh Penikett ("Paul"), Olivia Williams ("Adelle").

The Big Bang Theory
Thursday, April 16 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Kaley Cuoko ("Penny"), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Jim Parsons ("Sheldon"). Additional panelists to be announced. The Mentalist Friday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.In Person: Simon Baker ("Patrick Jane"), Bruno Heller (Creator /Executive Producer) Tim Kang ("Kimball Cho"), Chris Long (Coexecutive Producer/Director), Amanda Righetti ("Grace Van Pelt"), Robin Tunney ("Teresa Lisbon"), Owain Yeoman ("Wayne Rigsby"). Additional panelists to be announced.

Desperate Housewives
Saturday, April 18 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Panelists from the cast and creative team to be announced.

PaleyFest09 Special Matinee Screening Event
"Pushing Daisies' " Last Unaired Episodes
Sunday, April 19 (1 p.m.)
Introduction by Bryan Fuller (Creator/Executive Producer).

Battlestar Galactica/Caprica
Evening Sponsor: Microsoft Zune
Monday, April 20 (7 p.m.)
In Person: David Eick (Executive Producer), Ronald D. Moore (Executive Producer). Additional panelists to be announced.

The Hills
Tuesday, April 21 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Tony DiSanto (Executive Producer), Adam DiVello (Creator/Executive Producer), Liz Gateley (Executive Producer), Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Spencer Pratt. Additional panelists to be announced.

Big Love
Wednesday, April 22 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Ginnifer Goodwin ("Margene Heffman"), Bill Paxton ("Bill Henrickson"), Chloe Sevigny ("Nicolette Grant"), Harry Dean Stanton ("Roman Grant"), Jeanne Tripplehorn ("Barbara Dutton Henrickson"). Additional panelists to be announced.

Thursday, April 23 (7 p.m.)
In Person: Joshua Jackson ("Peter Bishop"), John Noble ("Dr. Walter Bishop"), Lance Reddick ("Homeland Security Agent Phillip Broyles"), Anna Torv ("Special Agent Olivia Dunham"). Additional panelists to be announced.

Swingtown Celebration
Evening Sponsor: Netflix
Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
Festival Closing Reception & Panel Discussion
In Person: Mike Kelley (Creator/Executive Producer), Alan Poul (Executive Producer). Additional panelists to be announced.