'West Wing,' 'The Walking Dead' Events Added to PaleyFest NY 2019 Lineup

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'The West Wing'

For the upcoming fest, TBS' 'Search Party' will also hold a screening accompanied by an intimate discussion with its cast and creators.

The Paley Center for Media has announced the first selections for the organization's upcoming television festival PaleyFest NY, set to take place in New York from Oct. 4 to 15.

Entering its seventh year, the fest will continue to gather creative teams of today's most acclaimed television series. So far, screenings and panels have been set for ABC's Emmy-winning comedy Black-ish on Oct. 13; Netflix's Emmy-nominated comedy The Kominsky Method on Oct. 10; and TBS' beloved Search Party on Oct. 7.

"We’re thrilled to announce the first selections of PaleyFest NY which represent some of the best comedies television has to offer," Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s president and CEO, said in a statement. "Every October New Yorkers know they can look forward to all the entertaining conversations and can’t-miss moments behind their favorite television shows that only happen at PaleyFest NY."

The teams for Black-ish, The Kominsky Method and Search Party are equally excited to be involved. "The Black-ish family is excited to premiere a special look at season six with PaleyFest NY, as well as share some gems and stories from this upcoming season with our amazing fans," said Black-ish executive producer Courtney Lilly.

"Really looking forward to joining some of my fellow castmates from The Kominsky Method at this year’s PaleyFest NY," said series star Michael Douglas. "It’s a great way to premiere and kick off our second season."

Added Search Party’s executive producer Sarah-Violet Bliss: "The team from Search Party is thrilled to take part in this year’s PaleyFest NY. We are proud that this very New York show will be a part of New York’s favorite television festival."

On Tuesday, additional events were announced, including The 20th Anniversary of The West Wing: A Look Back with Aaron Sorkin (Warner Bros. Television); The Walking Dead (AMC); Robot Chicken (Adult Swim); and Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access).

"Discovery is excited and honored to be back at the renowned Paley Festival! It’s definitely one of our favorites, and we can hardly wait to be in the midst of all the history and story this fete is known for," said Sonequa Martin-Green in a statement.

Added Keith Crofford, senior vp of production at Adult Swim: "We can’t think of a better way to celebrate a milestone season of Robot Chicken than being a part of this year’s PaleyFest. We appreciate all the support for the show over the years and look forward to giving the fans another great season."

Tuesday, Sept. 17 Updated with additional events for The West Wing, The Walking Dead, Robot Chicken and Star Trek: Discovery.