Behind the Story with the Paley Center Digs Into Creative TV Series!


SundanceTV has announced a new non-fiction series that will explore the creation and maintenance of some of today’s most creative TV series – like Recreation, Mad Men and Orange is the New Black.

Behind The Story with the Paley Center will use footage from The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest 2013 and PaleyFest 2014 television festivals to take viewers through the personal stories of these shows’ casts and creators.

Behind the Story with the Paley Center premieres on Tuesday, pril 7th (8/7C). For further details, follow the jump.


New York, NY – March 25, 2015 – SundanceTV announced today that its newest non-fiction series “Behind the Story with the Paley Center” will premiere on Tuesday, April 7 at 8 PM ET/PT. The six-episode series will feature in-depth discussions with the stars, writers and producers of the biggest shows on TV today, including Amy Poehler (“Parks & Recreation”), Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”). The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, SundanceTV President.

Composed of footage from The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest 2013 and PaleyFest 2014 television festivals, the series will allow viewers the chance to relive their favorite TV moments through personal stories by the cast members and creative teams. Participants will reveal the behind-the-scenes details of the processes that brought to life some of the most beloved series currently on the air.

SundanceTV president Sarah Barnett said, “These dynamic conversations are full of the same energy and creative passion that fuel the most exciting television today.  We are very happy to partner with The Paley Center for Media to bring viewers an uncensored look into the minds of the best show runners and actors at work in TV.”

“The Paley Center for Media continues to lead the conversation about the significance of media in our culture and society by producing compelling programming year-long that connects people with the stars, newsmakers and creators that impact what we watch and how we watch it,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO at The Paley Center for Media. “The Paley Center is excited about teaming up with SundanceTV to bring our entertainment staple event PaleyFest to screens across the country, making this unique content available for everyone to experience.”

Season One of “Behind the Story with the Paley Center” will premiere as follows:

Tuesday, 4/7:  “PaleyFest: Parks & Recreation”

Tuesday 4/14: “PaleyFest: The Mindy Project”

Tuesday 5/12: “PaleyFest: Mad Men”

Tuesday 5/19: “PaleyFest: The Big Bang Theory”

Tuesday 6/16: “PaleyFest: Orange is the New Black”

Tuesday 6/23: “PaleyFest: Masters of Sex”

“Behind the Story with the Paley Center” is produced by The Paley Center for Media and Passion Distribution, with Paley Center President and CEO Maureen J. Reidy and Executive Vice President Diane Lewis serving as Executive Producers. The series represents a continued commitment by SundanceTV toward unscripted storytelling which reflects and observes the state of intelligent, innovative pop culture today.