PaleyFest goes on so long, and reaches so far and wide, that it’s starting to feel like TCAs — as if the only qualification for getting a PaleyFest panel is, “Having ever aired on television for more than ten seconds.” It’s great for shows like Lost, or really long-running/ending/changing favorites (like, Grey’s Anatomy, with Sandra Oh leaving, feels like it could’ve merited one), or reunions of old shows, but I’m not entirely sure I think The Originals — in the midst of its first season — necessarily needed to come to the party yet. I don’t begrudge it; I just don’t really get the point. Having said that: HOORAY FOR OUTFITS, and cute men in suits, so invite whomever you want, PaleyFest planners.

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