The Paley Center for Media announced four of its honorees for the upcoming PaleyFest 2011: True Blood, The Walking Dead, American Idol, and Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, which will be “jointly honored on one special evening.” Best. The rest of the line-up will be announced in January, and the fest itself takes place in March. Ah, plenty of time to save up $1,200 for the full pass!
The Freaks and Geeks/Undeclared panel sounds particularly thrilling — Judd Apatow, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, and Martin Starr on the same stage? Yes, please. Freaks launched the careers of both bona fide drama stars (James Franco) and some of the biggest comedy stars (Rogen), plus the variety of subsequent TV projects from the cast is astounding: Linda Cardellini went on to ER, John Francis Daley to Bones, Segel to How I Met Your Mother, Starr to Party Down, Busy Philipps to Cougar Town. Undeclared‘s Charlie Hunnam stars in Sons of Anarchy, and Carla Gallo is on Bones and Men of a Certain Age. Jay Baruchel was everywhere in 2010 — and Apatow hasn’t exactly been slacking these last few years.
What series would you like to see on a panel, PopWatchers? And wouldn’t you be down for a Freaks/Undeclared reunion special of some kind?