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'Veep' at PaleyFest: What we learned about season three, why Bill Clinton loves the show, and who should play POTUS

You might be disturbed to know that Armando Iannucci’s absurdist political comedy Veep seems to resonate with D.C. political staffers in very real ways. But as Iannucci told the audience at PaleyFest, he’ll often invent a scenario for the show and then get phone calls from D.C. political offices asking how he knew that scenario had really happened. Perhaps that’s why the show seems so perfect for our time: Everyone in D.C., they say, knows whether they’re a Dan, a Jonah, an Amy, a Gary, or even a Selina.

Reid Scott, who plays the ambitious-to-a-fault Dan Egan, recalls being out at a Wizards game where a political staffer told him that “a lot of people my age, we got into politics because of The West Wing.” So, she was delighted that there were so many Washington-gazing television options to devour. Scandal is the “melodrama.” House of Cards is the “drama-drama.” And Veep? Well, according to Scott, she said, “we all think Veep is the most accurate.”

Iannucci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Selina Meyer), Tony Hale (Gary Walsh), Sufe Bradshaw (Sue Wilson), Reid Scott (Dan Egan), Matt Walsh (Mike McLintock), Gary Cole (Kent Davidson), Timothy Simons (Jonah Ryan), and Kevin Dunn (Ben Cafferty) took the stage at PaleyFest Thursday night to talk about their characters and their upcoming season (which premieres on HBO on April 6). Here’s what we learned:


PaleyFest: 'Lost' cast explains the whole series in 30 seconds -- VIDEO


Could you explain the plot of Lost in 30 seconds? It’s an insane proposition, sure, but the cast and showrunners tried their best to do so at PaleyFest’s 10th-anniversary panel for the seminal series. READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' at PaleyFest: Claire Holt hopes to return, and five more things we learned -- VIDEO

Rebekah fans can breathe a sigh of relief. As far as Claire Holt is concerned, the Original sister’s absence is only a temporary fix. But that was only one thing fans took away from the Originals PaleyFest panel, where cast and crew also discussed Elijah’s journey, the things they aren’t allowed to show on The CW, and whether The Vampire Diaries‘ Caroline might be making her way to New Orleans anytime soon.

Here are six things we took away — plus one bonus tidbit — from executive producers Michael Narducci and Julie Plec, and cast members Charles Michael Davis (Marcel), Leah Pipes (Cami), Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley), Daniel Gillies (Elijah), Joseph Morgan (Klaus), Claire Holt (Rebekah), and Danielle Campbell (Davina).


'The Vampire Diaries' at PaleyFest: Eight things we learned (the love triangle isn't over yet!) -- VIDEO

If the Vampire Diaries PaleyFest panel proved anything, it’s that this cast and crew are total professionals when working in front of screaming fans. (After five years, they’re used to it.) Luckily, we were able to cut through the excitement and pull out some delicious tidbits about what’s to come for the rest of season 5.

Hear are eight things we took away from executive producers Caroline Dries and Julie Plec, and cast members Paul Wesley (Stefan), Nina Dobrev (Elena), and Ian Somerhalder (Damon).


'Mad Men' at PaleyFest: Five things we (sort of) learned

Most casts show up at PaleyFest prepared to tease at least a few upcoming plot points.

But most casts aren’t governed by Matt Weiner.

The notoriously tight-lipped but charismatic stars of Mad Men bravely took the stage Friday night to dodge moderator Michael Schneider’s questions. Let’s just put it this way — you could glean more information from one of the show’s infamous Next Week on Mad Men teases.

Here are five tidbits we learned from Weiner, Jon Hamm (Don Draper), Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris), Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson), Jessica Paré (Megan Draper), Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Cambell), Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper), and Robert Morse (Bertram Cooper).


'Pretty Little Liars' at PaleyFest: The cast's season 5 wish list: Who wants two girlfriends? -- VIDEO


When the Pretty Little Liars cast stopped by PaleyFest to talk about the big season 4 finale and getting ready to go back to work on season 5, we got them in our video studio to discuss their character wish lists for next season. From Ian Harding’s desire to beat up “A” — yes please! — to Shay Mitchell wanting to have two girlfriends at once — which is highly possible with Paige and Ali — the cast proved that there’s a lot of story yet to unfold in Rosewood.

But seriously, can Ezra and Toby please beat up “A”?!

Watch the video below:


'Orange Is the New Black' cast plays Marry, Date, Incarcerate at PaleyFest -- VIDEO


When the cast of Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black got together last week for their Paleyfest panel, they revealed a lot about the making of the show and the upcoming second season. But now, the actresses who play the inmates on the show are revealing a lot more to EW with a game of Marry, Date, Incarcerate. Would you want to walk down the aisle with Crazy Eyes or make sure she stays behind bars? Or would you be like Yael Stone, who plays Lorna Morello, and date yourself? Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

PaleyFest: 'How I Met Your Mother' star Josh Radnor on what he'll miss about Ted -- VIDEO


Fans of How I Met Your Mother‘s Ted are probably going to want to grab some tissues.

After How I Met Your Mother‘s PaleyFest panel this past week, the cast stopped by to talk to EW — where we proceeded to ask Josh Radnor what he is going to miss most about playing Ted. “Some days he really frustrated me, and other days I thought, ‘This guy is great,'” Radnor explained. “So I had a proper relationship with him….He can be really heroic; he’s such a loyal friend, he’s so passionate, he’s optimistic, he’s persistent to say the least.”

Watch below to find out one of Radnor’s favorite HIMYM scenes to shoot, as well as why he’s currently sporting a beard. READ FULL STORY

PaleyFest: 'How I Met Your Mother' cast plays Bang, Marry, Intervention


The How I Met Your Mother characters love a good game.

So it’s no surprise, then, that the actors who portray them are down to have some fun. After the cast’s PaleyFest panel earlier this week, Alyson Hannigan and Cristin Milioti agreed to play an old party game favorite — with a How I Met Your Mother twist — for EW.

Watch below to see these women ponder which How I Met Your Mother characters they’d Bang, Marry, or….Intervention. Note to the Lesbian Robin Doppelganger: You’ve got some fans! READ FULL STORY

'Lost' 10th anniversary reunion at PaleyFest: Five things we learned from the panel

“We have to go back.” That’s what Dr. Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) says after returning home from the island in the third season finale of ABC’s epic drama Lost. And this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, several of those castaways — as well as executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse — did indeed come back, to discuss the pivotal series as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its premiere.

In addition to Lindelof and Cuse, the panel included Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), Maggie Grace (Shannon), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), and Malcolm David Kelley (Walt). The cast and producers reminisced about their magical time on “The Island” and, naturally, still left us with a few unsolved mysteries. (Meanwhile, the panel’s moderator, comedian Paul Scheer, awkwardly urged audience members not to ask about another mysterious plane crash because it would “be in poor taste.” Yes; yes it would.) We did, however, learn these five things:


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