TV fans with a hankering for behind-the-scenes info about how their favorite shows are made, here's some exciting news for you. Hulu has announced a partnership to stream panels and other content from the annual William S. Paley Television Festival, aka PaleyFest, on demand beginning March 15th. The festival, held each year at The Paley Media Center, includes numerous panel interviews of the casts and creative talents behind some of the most popular shows on television. The panels are always fascinating, and often turn up online on as DVD extras. This year, however, fans who can't attend or watch the live stream will be able to watch nine of the panels on demand at their leisure thanks to Hulu.
So which events will you be able to see? According to PaleyFest's website, nine panels will be available to watch on Hulu. The shows featured include: Community, Once Upon a Time, New Girl, The Office, Bones, Castle, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge, and Modern Family. That's a solid line-up, and the Community panel should be especially interesting given the current questions about the show's future. Not included in this Hulu deal are the events for American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, Two and a Half Men, and Mad Men. Fear not: you can still watch those panels via the live stream accessible from Paley's site.
If you don't want to wait for the on demand Hulu versions, here's the daily event schedule:
March 2nd, 7 pm PST: American Horror Story panel featuring creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy, creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk, executive producer Dante Di Loreto, Connie Britton (Vivien Harmon), Dylan McDermott (Ben Harmon), Jessica Lange (Constance Langdon), and Alexandra Breckenridge (Young Moira)
March 3rd, 7 pm PST: Community panel featuring creator/executive producer Dan Harmon, executive producer Russ Krasnoff, executive producer Neil Goldman, executive producer Garrett Donovan, Joel McHale (Jeff Winger), Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry), Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley Bennett), Danny Pudi (Abed Nadir), Ken Jeong (Senor Chang), Jim Rash (Dean Pelton), and Alison Brie (Annie Edison)
March 4th, 1 pm PST: Once Upon a Time panel featuring creator/executive producer Edward Kitsis, creator/executive producer Adam Horowitz, executive producer Steve Pearlman, Ginnifer Goodwin (Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White), Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan), Robert Carlyle (Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin), Lana Parrilla (Regina Mills / Evil Queen), Josh Dallas (David Nolan / Prince Charming), and Raphael Sbarge (Archie Hopper / Jiminy Cricket)
March 5th, 7 pm PST: The New Girl panel featuring creator/executive producer Elizabeth Meriwether, executive producer Brett Baer, executive producer Dave Finkel, executive producer Jake Kasdan, Zooey Deschanel (Jess), Max Greenfield (Schmidt), Jake Johnson (Nick), Lamorne Morris (Winston), and Hannah Simone (Cece)
March 6th, 7 pm PST: The Office panel featuring executive producer Greg Daniels, Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), Jenna Fischer (Pam Halpert), Ed Helms (Andy Bernard), executive producer B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard), Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson), Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone), Kate Flannery (Meredith Palmer), Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), Oscar Nunez (Oscar Martinez), Phyllis Smith (Phyllis Vance), executive producer Paul Lieberstein (Toby Flenderson), executive producer Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor), Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton), Craig Robinson (Daryl Philbin), Ellie Kemper (Erin Hannon), and Zach Woods (Gabe Lewis)
March 7th, 7 pm PST: Sons of Anarchy panel featuring creator/executive producer Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal (Gemma), and Theo Rossi (Juice)
March 8th, 7 pm PST: Bones panel featuring creator/executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan, Emily Deschanel (Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan), David Boreanaz (Special Agent Seeley Booth), T.J. Thyne (Dr. Jack Hodgins), Michaela Conlin (Angela Montenegro), and John Francis Daley (Dr. Lance Sweets)
March 9th, 7 pm PST: Castle panel featuring creator/executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe, executive producer Rob Bowman, Nathan Fillion (Richard Castle), Stana Katic (Kate Beckett), Molly Quinn (Alexis Castle), Susan Sullivan (Martha Rodgers), Seamus Dever (Kevin Ryan), Jon Huertas (Javier Esposito), Penny Johnson Jerald (Victoria Gates), and Tamala Jones (Lanie Parish)
March 10th, 7 pm PST: The Vampire Diaries panel featuring executive producer Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert), Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore), Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore), Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes), and Matthew Davis (Alaric Saltzman)
March 11th, 1 pm PST: Revenge panel featuring creator/executive producer Mike Kelley, executive producer Marty Bowen, Emily VanCamp (Emily Thorne), Madeleine Stowe (Victoria Grayson), Henry Czerny (Conrad Grayson), Josh Bowman (Daniel Grayson), Nick Wechsler (Jack Porter), Gabriel Mann (Nolan Ross), Ashley Madekwe (Ashley Davenport), Christa B. Allen (Charlotte Grayson), and Connor Paolo (Declan Porter)
March 12th, 7 pm PST: Two and a Half Men panel featuring creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre, creator/executive producer Lee Aronsohn, Jon Cryer (Alan Harper), Ashton Kutcher (Walden Schmidt), Angus T. Jones (Jake Harper), Conchata Ferrell (Berta), and Holland Taylor (Evelyn Harper)
March 13th, 7 pm PST: Mad Men panel featuring creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm (Don Draper), John Slattery (Roger Sterling), January Jones (Betty Francis), Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell), Jared Harris (Lane Pryce), Rich Sommer (Harry Crane), Aaron Staton (Ken Cosgrove), Robert Morse (Bertram Cooper), and Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper)
March 14th, 7 pm PST: Modern Family panel featuring creator/executive producer Steven Levitan, creator/executive producer Christopher Lloyd, Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy), Ed O’Neill (Jay Pritchett), Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Pritchett), Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker), Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett), Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy), Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy), Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy), and Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgado)