'Glee,' 'Vampire Diaries' to kick off Paley Festival

cory-monteith-nina-dobrev.jpgGleeks and vamp fans unite!

FOX's four-time Golden Globe-nominated "Glee" and The CW's breakout hit "The Vampire Diaries" are the first two shows to be announced for the William S. Paley Television Festival in the new year.

"Glee" gets the honor of kicking off PaleyFest2010, which runs from Feb. 26 through March 14 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. It will be the first public appearance by the cast (other than the limited Comic-Con panel), so fans are encouraged to keep an eye on ticket sales starting Jan. 20.

Generally the evening's festivities begin with watching an episode of the show and then opening up the floor to a fan Q&A. You know, "Glee" cast, it wouldn't hurt to do a teensy little ditty for the fans while you're there. Just sayin'.

So far there are no details exactly which cast members will be on hand for each show.

Check back with Zap2it for additional shows to be announced to the PaleyFest2010 lineup.

The annual PaleyFest honors the televisions diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium. Previous shows honored at PaleyFest include "American Idol," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Dexter," "Friday Night Lights," "The Golden Girls," "Mad Men," "South Park," "True Blood" and "The X-Files," among more than three hundred programs.

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