NCM Fathom to host 'Walking Dead' and 'Big Bang Theory' Q&As
The stars and producers of the highly successful “The Walking Dead” and number-one comedy series “The Big Bang Theory” are coming to movie theatres nationwide as part of the TV fan festival PaleyFest.
Presented by NCM Fathom Events and the Paley Center for Media in celebration of PaleyFest’s 30th anniversary, the “Walking Dead” panel discussion, pre-recorded on March 1, will be broadcast to select U.S. movie theatres on March 7 at 8:00 p.m. The “Big Bang Theory” event, broadcast live from the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 13 at 10 p.m. ET, will feature a Q&A with the cast and producers. Movie theatre audiences will have the opportunity to submit questions to “The Big Bang Theory” panel live via Twitter.
Confirmed panelists for the “Walking Dead” discussion, moderated by Chris Hardwick, host of “Talking Dead,” include actors Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), David Morrissey (The Governor), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) and Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), as well as executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero.
Confirmed panelists for the “Big Bang Theory” event include actors Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter), Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz), Kunal Nayyar (Raj Koothrappali), Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rostenkowski) and creators and executive producers Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steven Molaro.
Tickets for PaleyFest cinema events are now available at participating theatre box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The events will be broadcast to more than 525 theatres across the country through NCM’s Digital Broadcast Network.
“PaleyFest is the ultimate TV fan festival that until now, only fans lucky enough to score tickets to the L.A. event could enjoy,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive VP of NCM Fathom Events. “Thanks to the Paley Center, now all fans of these popular TV shows can enjoy the festival from their local movie theatre as the cast of each show takes part in a live, uncensored and no-holds-barred audience Q&A.”