'Star Trek: Discovery' and 'Black Mirror' casts are also coming to NYC

By Nick Romano
September 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT
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The prison gang is getting back together — with a few exceptions. Oz stars Edie Falco, Craig muMs Grant, Terry Kinney, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, and Dean Winters will join showrunner Tom Fontana at the 2017 PaleyFest in October for a special reunion panel commemorating the HBO series.

The panel is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, with The Wire and The Deuce creator David Simon acting as moderator.

Christopher Meloni, J.K. Simmons, and Ernie Hudson were M.I.A. from the announcement, but Meloni was present for a 2010 reunion for a special staged reading at New York’s 59E59 Theaters with Walker, Winters, Kinney, and Tergesen.

Fontana had said in the past of the show’s cancellation, “There’s a very bizarre phenomenon that happens in television, which probably happens everywhere: success breeds fear as much as failure does. And that’s what happened at HBO. They became afraid that they weren’t going to find the next Sopranos and they could actually dictate what the next Sopranos was going to be.”

Also included in this year’s PaleyFest lineup is Netflix’s Black Mirror. Jesse Plemons, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Coel, creator Charlie Brooker, and executive producer Annabel Jones will come out for a panel on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. ET.

Family Guy and Star Trek: Discovery will take over Saturday, Oct. 7. Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, Mike Henry, Alex Borstein, and showrunners Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin will be a part of the 2 p.m. panel for the Fox comedy, while the CBS All Access drama will beam up at 8 p.m. with panelists and a moderator to be announced at a later date. 

See the schedule announcements below, including Seth Meyers for Late Night, Samantha Bee for Full Frontal, and Tracee Ellis Ross for black-ish. (All times ET.) Tickets for the event go on sale to the general public on Sept. 15 at 12 p.m. ET. Head to paleyfest.org for further information.

Friday, October 6: Opening Night: Black Mirror, 7:00 p.m. Panelists: Jesse Plemons, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Coel, Charlie Brooker (Creator/Executive Producer), and Annabel Jones (Executive Producer)

Saturday, October 7: Family Guy, 2:00 p.m. Panelists: Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, Mike Henry, Alex Borstein, Rich Appel (Executive Producer/Showrunner), and Alec Sulkin (Executive Producer/Showrunner); Moderator Cherry Chevapravatdumrong

Saturday, October 7: Star Trek: Discovery, 8:00 p.m. Panelists: Panelists and Moderator to be announced at a later date

Monday, October 9: black-ish: A Conversation with Tracee Ellis Ross. Panelists: Tracee Ellis Ross and Corey Nickerson (Executive Producer); Moderator: Elaine Welteroth, Editor-in Chief of Teen Vogue

Tuesday, October 10: Late Night with Seth Meyers, 8:30 p.m. Panelists: Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker (Producer/Writer), Alex Blaze (Producer/Head Writer), Sal Gentile (“A Closer Look” Supervising Writer), Jenny Hagel (Writer), and Amber Ruffin (Writer); Moderator: Colin Jost

Thursday, October 12: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, 7:00 p.m. Panelists: Samantha Bee, Jo Miller (Showrunner/Executive Producer/Head Writer), Miles Kahn (Executive Producer), and Pat King (Supervising Producer)

Sunday, October 15: Oz Reunion, 6:30 p.m. Panelists: Edie Falco, Craig muMs Grant, Terry Kinney, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters, Tom Fontana; Moderator David Simon

Monday, October 16: Blue Bloods, 8:00 p.m. Panelists: Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, Len Cariou, Will Estes, and Kevin Wade (Executive Producer); Moderator: Vladimir Duthiers, CBS Correspondent