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‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Abbott Elementary’ Among Shows Picked for PaleyFest LA 2023

PaleyFest LA 2023

The Paley Center for Media has announced the full lineup for PaleyFest LA 2023, which spotlights the spring’s hottest television festival, and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Abbott Elementary,” along with “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, are among the shows that will be appearing.

The Details

The 40th Annual PaleyFest LA will run from Friday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

It will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations with leading stars from the shows, screenings of special preview and premiere content, never-before-seen TV footage, and an interactive Q&A with festival attendees.

PaleyFest is the nation’s original and longest-running festival celebrating creative excellence in television. The event supports the Paley Center’s many initiatives including education workshops serving 10,000 youth annually, the PaleyImpact series featuring programs centered on today’s most pressing social issues and the role of media in our society, and the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring more than 160,000 historically significant television and radio programs.



Tickets are now on sale for all three panels, and start at $35 per seat per panel. Paley Center members get a 20% discount on tickets, with memberships starting at $75 annually.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit

The Schedule

Each of the chosen shows will have its own night to be featured during the festival, and here is when the Disney-related show panels will take place at PaleyFest LA 2023:

The Mandalorian (Friday, March 31, 7:30pm PT):

An epic opening night celebration featuring a special screening selected for this event by the producers, followed by a conversation and Q&A with:

  • Jon Favreau, Showrunner & Executive Producer
  • Dave Filoni, Executive Producer
  • Rick Famuyiwa, Executive Producer
  • Plus, additional participants to be announced (usually cast from the show)
The Mandalorian

Abbott Elementary (Saturday, April 1, 2pm PT):

A hilarious celebration for one of TV’s best comedies will include a special screening, conversation, and Q&A with:

  • Quinta Brunson, “Janine Teagues,” Creator & Executive Producer
  • Tyler James Williams, “Gregory Eddie”
  • Lisa Ann Walter, “Melissa Schemmenti”
  • Chris Perfetti, “Jacob Hill”
  • William Stanford Davis, “Mr. Johnson”
  • Plus, additional guests to be announced
Abbott Elementary

Grey’s Anatomy (Sunday, April 2, 2pm PT):

Celebrate this PaleyFest favorite featuring a special screening selected for this event by the producers followed by a conversation and Q&A with:

  • Krista Vernoff, Showrunner & Executive Producer
  • Debbie Allen, Executive Producer, “Catherine Fox”
  • Chandra Wilson, “Miranda Bailey”
  • James Pickens, Jr., “Richard Webber”
  • Kevin McKidd, “Owen Hunt”
  • Caterina Scorsone, “Amelia Shepherd”
  • Camilla Luddington, “Jo Wilson”
  • Kelly McCreary, “Maggie Pierce”
  • Kim Raver, “Teddy Altman”
  • Jake Borelli, “Levi Schmitt”
  • Anthony Hill, “Winston Ndugu”
  • Alexis Floyd, “Simone Griffith”
  • Harry Shum, Jr., “Benson ‘Blue’ Kwan”
  • Adelaide Kane, “Jules Millen”
  • Midori Francis, “Mika Yasuda”
  • Niko Terho, “Lucas Adams”
Grey's Anatomy