‘Facts of Life’ Cast, Martin Short, Casey Wilson Among PaleyFest Fall Preview Panelists

Blair, Jo, Natalie and Ms. Garrett are among the panelists announced for 10th Annual fall preview confab

"Facts of Life" cast
"Facts of Life" cast

While there’s no word yet on Tootie, the cast of “Facts of Life” will be on hand to celebrate the classic sitcom’s 35th anniversary at this year’s  Paley Center for Media’s 10th annual Paleyfest Fall TV Previews. Blair (Lisa Whelchel), Jo (Nancy McKeon) and Natalie (Mindy Cohn), however, will be on hand to receive the learned wisdom of  Ms. Garrett (Charlotte Rae), the inimitable house mother at the Eastland School for Girls.

Other celebrities slated to appear at the Los Angeles, Sept. 6-15 confab, include: “Martin Short, Greg Berlanti, Casey Wilson, Grant Gustin, Nasim Pedrad, Jesse L. Martin, and Robert Patrick.

In addition to panelists from a wide array of new fall series, the cast and creative team of MTV’s “Faking It” will preview their Season 2 premiere.

Also read: PaleyFest Panels Include ‘Gotham,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Jane the Virgin’ and ‘Facts of Life’ Reunion

The festival’s panels will feature the casts and creators of the new shows participating in screenings and Q&A sessions divided nightly by broadcast networks. The screenings will be held in multiple locations throughout the Paley Center in Beverly Hills.

Also read: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators Talk (Sort of) About the Finale at PaleyFest Panel

Ticket prices and more information can be found at PaleyFest.org.

The full schedule of L.A. screenings and panels, including guests:

Saturday, Sept. 6 (The CW)
5:30 – “Jane the Virgin” screening
6:15 – “The Flash” screening
7:00 – CW panel
“The Flash” guests: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg
“Jane the Virgin” guests: Gina Rodriguez, Jenny Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman

Sunday, Sept. 7 (CBS)
5:30 – “Scorpion” screening
6:15 – “Scorpion” panel
“Scorpion” guests: Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Ari Stidham, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Nick Santora, Nicholas Wootton, Heather Kadin, Walter O’Brien, Scooter Braun
Additional screenings follow: “Madam Secretary,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Stalker,” “The McCarthys”

Monday, Sept. 8 (Fox)
5:00 – “Mulaney” screening
5:30 – “Mulaney” panel
“Mulaney” guests: John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Elliott Gould, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman
6:00 – “Red Band Society” screening
6:45 – “Red Band Society” panel
“Red Band Society” guests: TBA
Additional screenings follow: “Gotham,” “Gracepoint”

Wednesday, Sept. 10 (NBC)
7:00 – “Marry Me” screening
7:30 – “Marry Me” panel
“Marry Me” guests: Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, David Caspe
Additional screenings follow: “Bad Judge,” “A to Z,” “Constantine,” “The Mysteries of Laura”

Thursday, Sept. 11 (ABC)
7:00 – “black-ish” screening
7:30 – “black-ish” panel
“black-ish” guests: Kenya Barris, Larry Wilmore, TBA
8:15 – “Cristela” screening
8:45 – “Cristela” panel
“Cristela” guests: Cristela Alonzo, Kevin Hench, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, TBA
Additional screenings follow: “Selfie,” “Manhattan Love Story,” “Forever”

Friday, Sept. 12 (MTV’s “Faking It”)
7:00 – “Faking It” Season 2 premiere screening, followed by panel
“Faking It” guests: Gregg Sulkin, Bailey Buntain, Rita Volk, Katie Stevens, Michael J. Willett, Carter Covington
Additional screenings follow: “Awkward,” “Happyland”

Monday, Sept. 15 (“The Factions of Life” 35th Anniversary)
7:00 – “The Facts of Life” Screening, followed by panel
“The Facts of Life” guests: Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, TBA