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SUNDANCE TV ORIGINAL NON-FICTION SERIES "BEHIND THE STORY WITH THE PALEY CENTER" TO PREMIERE TUESDAY, APRIL 7 AT 8 PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SundanceTV announced today its newest non-fiction series "Behind the Story with the Paley Center" will premiere on Tuesday, April 7 at 8 PM ET/PT. The six-episode series will feature in-depth discussions with the stars, writers and producers of the biggest shows on TV today, including Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men). The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, SundanceTV President.

Composed of footage from The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2013 and PaleyFest 2014 television festivals, the series will allow viewers the chance to relive their favorite TV moments through personal stories by the cast members and creative teams. Participants will reveal the behind-the-scenes details of the processes that brought to life some of the most beloved series currently on the air.

SundanceTV president Sarah Barnett said, "These dynamic conversations are full of the same energy and creative passion that fuel the most exciting television today. We are very happy to partner with The Paley Center for Media to bring viewers an uncensored look into the minds of the best show runners and actors at work in TV."

"The Paley Center for Media continues to lead the conversation about the significance of media in our culture and society by producing compelling programming year-long that connects people with the stars, newsmakers and creators that impact what we watch and how we watch it," said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO at The Paley Center for Media. "The Paley Center is excited about teaming up with SundanceTV to bring our entertainment staple event PaleyFest to screens across the country, making this unique content available for everyone to experience."

Season One of "Behind the Story with the Paley Center" will premiere as follows:

Tuesday, 4/7: "PaleyFest: Parks & Recreation"



Tuesday 4/14: "PaleyFest: The Mindy Project"

Tuesday 5/12: "PaleyFest: Mad Men"

Tuesday 5/19: "PaleyFest: The Big Bang Theory"

Tuesday 6/16: "PaleyFest: Orange is the New Black"

Tuesday 6/23: "PaleyFest: Masters of Sex"

"Behind the Story with the Paley Center" is produced by The Paley Center for Media and Passion Distribution, with Paley Center President and CEO Maureen J. Reidy and Executive Vice President Diane Lewis serving as Executive Producers. The series represents a continued commitment by SundanceTV toward unscripted storytelling which reflects and observes the state of intelligent, innovative pop culture today.

About SundanceTV

SundanceTV is making and celebrating television as distinctive as the best independent films. Working with today's most remarkable talent, SundanceTV is attracting viewer and critical acclaim for its original scripted and unscripted series. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., SundanceTV delivers on the spirit of founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. www.sundance.tv

About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide, and represents BBC World News' distribution and advertising sales. In addition, the company operates AMC Networks International, its global division. More information is available at www.amcnetworks.com.

About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

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CONTACT: Brittany Forgione, The Paley Center for Media, P: 212.621.6697, bforgione@paleycenter.org

Source:The Paley Center for Media