Don’t get all hatin’ on me for posting a L.A.-centric post.
But if you do live in Los Angeles or are within driving distance and you love TV, you may want to check out the Museum of Television and Radio’s Paley Festival.
Each night of the festival pulls together a panel of the stars, producers, writers and directors of some of the most popular shows currently airing on TV. This year’s line-up includes nights dedicated to the following shows: NYPD Blue, In Living Color, Adult Swim, Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Jack & Bobby, The L Word, Veronica Mars, Boston Legal, Deadwood, and An Evening with Michael Palin.
I’ve been to a bunch of these nights before (Alias, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Freaks & Geeks, Undeclared, Joan of Arcadia) and it’s a wonderful chance to sit close-up to the people you love to watch — and hear about their process while you’re at it. The cost ranges between $25 and $30 per event (depending on if you’re a member of the MT&R or not) and tickets go on sale Feburary 5th. And for shows like Lost and Desperate Housewives you’d better believe those tix are going to go fast.
I’ll be at the two previously mentioned shows for sure. So if you’re there, give me a head’s up!