Sunday, March 18, 2012

Out of the Box @ The Paley Center

Here's a press release from Paley on the new Out of the Box exhibit they'll have while teamed up wiht Warner Bros. Check the list below they have something for everyone from there huge collection of shows to choose from.

I have to say it's one of the ugliest logos, I've seen in some time, walking 80's eyeball with three colors?

$10 Adults
$8 Seniors/Students
$5 Children (under 13)
Paley Center Members receive 2-for-1 admission

Warner Bros. Television Group is teaming with the PaleyCenter for Media to take TV out of the box, inviting all to peer inside with the new interactive, multimedia museum exhibit Television: Out of the Box atthe Paley Center for Media’s Los Angeles location in Beverly Hills, California. Celebrating nearly 60 years of iconic programming, Television: Out of the Boxwill feature props, costumes, original animation art, patent filings and much more from over 60 series ranging from Alice to The West Wing. The exhibit willrun for the next three years and will be refreshed from time to time as items become available for display.

Highlights of Television: Out of the Box include:

 *  A major installation on three of the Studio’s longest-running hit series: thegame-changing drama ER, which ran for 15 seasons and more than 300 episodes,finishing as the most-nominated primetime series in Emmy® history and winningfor Outstanding Drama Series in 1996; the blockbuster comedy Friends, which ranfor 10 seasons and won the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy® in 2002; andSmallville, which ran for 10 seasons and 218 episodes, concluding on The CW inMay 2011 as the longest-running comic book–based series in TV history and thelongest consecutive-running sci-fi show in TV history.

 *  A tribute to comedy hit maker Chuck Lorre, the first producer in nearly 20years to have three live-action comedy series on the air at the same time. Hiscurrent hit shows The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly and Two and a Half Mendominate the primetime TV landscape and are all featured within a Lorre-woodsection of Television: Out of the Box.

 *  A look back at the history-making drama The West Wing, winner of the PrimetimeEmmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series in each of its first four seasons andwinner of 26 Emmys® overall, tied for the most wins of any primetime drama.

 *  The Theme Song Theater, where visitors can watch clips from and sing along tomemorable opening tunes from iconic series, including Friends; The Dukes ofHazzard; Welcome Back, Kotter; Gilligan’s Island and more.

 *  A booth from the iconic Monk’s Diner set of the long-running hit sitcomSeinfeld, as well as a recreation of the Central Perk coffee shop set fromFriends.

 *  An exhibit recognizing the indelible mark on the television landscape made byWarner Bros.’ Time Warner sister company HBO, with some of the most compelling and honored programming of the past 20 years: HBO titles featured in Television: Out of the Box include the landmark drama The Sopranos; the epic,award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers; hit comedy Entourage; current hit TrueBlood; and critically acclaimed dramas The Wire and Deadwood.

 *  Lorimar Television was acquired by Warner Bros. in 1989 and is represented in the exhibit by a number of iconic series ranging from the original Dallas to Full House, Knots Landing and The Waltons, among many others.

 *  David L. Wolper was one of the most prolific and respected producers in Hollywood history. His blockbuster Roots set a record for the most Emmy®nominations for a miniseries (37) and won nine Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series. Roots and the Wolper-produced miniseries The Thorn Birds is featured in Television: Out of the Box, as well as the comedy series Chico and the Man and Welcome Back, Kotter.

 *  An exhibit that will explore the company’s rich history in television animation— including series from the Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and DC Entertainment collections — as well as a walk-in animation cel, in which visitors can interact with their favorite animated characters.

 *  A survey of the Studio’s standout crime dramas such as The Closer, Cold Case,The Mentalist and Southland, among others.

 *  A trip into the supernatural, with an installation focusing on sci-fi and other worldly series such as Babylon 5, Fringe, Supernatural, V and The VampireDiaries.

 *  A neighborhood installation focusing on series such as George Lopez, The Drew Carey Show, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, The O.C. and more.

 *  A look at Warner Bros. Television’s early years in an installation devoted to the company’s first forays into series production, with titles such as Maverick, Kung Fu, Cheyenne, Wonder Woman and 77 Sunset Strip, among many others.