It's Good Friday — and by “good,” I mean that it's the opening day of the fantastic PaleyFest09. If you've never been, then you must be one of those people who refuse to own a television for some sociopathological reason, so please stop reading now. For each event, you'll be with like-minded superfans who know far too much about the show being saluted. Though not every attendee can agree that all the shows being honored are worthy, the one thing each can agree on is that he or she would be better at programming the festival. You'll watch a few episodes of the show, then cast and crew members will convene onstage to share the creative process and answer your pressing questions. Can't get tickets? Show up anyway and see if you can spot the differences between the True Blood fans and the Big Love geeks? For the first time, the fest honors a “new media property,” the quirky Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Also to be honored: 90210; Battlestar Galactica/Caprica; The Big Bang Theory; Desperate Housewives; Dollhouse; Fringe; The Hills; It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; The Mentalist; and Swingtown.

Mondays-Sundays. Starts: April 10. Continues through April 21, 2009

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