The San Diego Comic Con is right around the corner, and this year’s line-up is looking fantastic! CBS, Showtime, and the CW are well-represented, and will definitely be keeping SDCC attendees busy.
In addition to the standard Q&A’s, signings, contests, and photo-ops we’ve come to expect from these conventions, you can look forward to getting the first look at a couple of new pilots. The CW will be showing “Beauty and the Beast,” “Arrow,” and “Cult”. CBS will be showing “Elementary” – described as a modern take on Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson. You can check out the schedule below for more details on these panels and screenings, or you can also check out CBS’s official press release here.
As a bonus for the SDCC attendees, GameSpot and CNET will be at Lou & Mickey’s restaurant July 12-July 14, where they will be hosting an interactive station, complete with video games, contests, charging stations, and food. For those unable to attend, CBS invites you to check out their website (www.cbs.com/comiccon) and follow along as they cover various aspects of the long weekend – including some interviews, photos, and panels.
Make sure you also check out the CBS/Showtime/CW joint booth (#4129), where they will be hosting a number of contests and giveaways, as well as running their popular green-screen photo booth, during the course of the convention. Jenna Morasca (Survivor) will be the host on Saturday and Sunday (July 14-15). The booth’s hours of operation are: Wednesday, July 11th from 6-9pm, Thursday, July 12th through Saturday, July 14th from 9:30am-7:00pm, and Sunday, July 15th from 9:30am-5:30pm.
You can also find Alex Boylan (The Amazing Race) and Burton Roberts (Survivor: Pearl Islands) hosting on the “CBS Buzz Tour” tour bus Thursday through Saturday. You can check the #cbsbuzz tour schedule and get further details on their website: www.cbs.com/buzz.
In all, this weekend looks to be amazing on the television front, and we can’t wait to check it all out. Make sure to follow @CBSatComicCon for live updates. For those of you attending (or just curious), we’ve compiled a table of these three networks’ panels, which you can check out below.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
|6:00-9:45pmBallroom 20||Pilot Screenings:||Arrow (CW)Cult (CW)|
Thursday, July 12, 2012
|11:30-12:30pmCBS/Showtime/CW Booth||Autograph Sessions: Elementary (CBS)||Stars:Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu|
|2:00-3:00pmRoom 7AB||Panel: Star Trek: The Next Generation (CBS)||Features:Behind-the-scenes look into the process involved in the move to high-definition and Q&A.Panel Guests:Roger Lay, Jr., Mike & Denise Okuda, David S. Grant, Ryan Adams, Craig Weiss, Eric Bruno, and Wade Felker|
|3:30-4:35pmBallroom 20||Panel: Beauty and the Beast(CW)||Features:Full screening of the Pilot, followed by panel discussion and Q&A session.Panel Guests:Stars: Kristin Kruek and Jay Ryan.Executive Producers: Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper, Brian Peterson, and Kelly Souders.|
|5:00-6:15pmCBS/Showtime/CW Booth||Autograph Sessions: Beauty and the Beast (CW)||Stars:Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan|
|4:40-5:45pmBallroom 20||Panel: Elementary (CBS)||Features:Pilot screening, followed by panel discussion and Q&A session.Panel Guests:Stars: Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.Executive Producers: Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly.|
|6:00-7:00pmRoom 6BCF||Panel: Nikita (CW)||Features:Video presentation and Discussion on what’s to come in Season 3; Q&A.Panel Guests:Stars: Maggie Q, Shane West, and Lyndsy FonsecaExecutive Producers: Craig Silverstein|
|6:00-7:15pmBallroom 20||Panel: Dexter (Showtime)||Features:Screening of first two minutes of the new season’s first episode; Viewing of the trailer for Homelandand new spin-off webisode “Early Cuts: All in the Family”; Q&A SessionPanel Guests:Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and Yvonne Strahovski.Executive Producers: John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, and Scott Buck.|
Friday, July 13, 2012
|11:30-12:30pmRoom 6BCF||Panel: Cult (CW)||Features:Screening of the full Pilot, followed by Q&A session.Panel Guests:Stars: Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, and Robert Knepper.Executive Producers: Rockne O’Bannon.|
|12:05-1:05pmHall H||Panel: The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||Features:Screening, discussion on the upcoming season, Q&A session.|
|2:15-3:00pmCBS/Showtime/CW Booth||Autograph Sessions: The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||Signing session with the TBBT cast.|
|3:00-4:00pmBallroom 20||Panel: Arrow (CW)||Features:Full Pilot screening, series discussion and Q&A session.Panel Guests:Stars: Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy.Executive Producers: David Nutter, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg.|
Saturday, July 14, 2012
|11:00-12:15pmCBS/Showtime/CW Booth||Autograph Sessions: House of Lies||Stars:Ben Schwartz|
|12:30-1:45pmCBS/Showtime/CW Booth||Autograph Sessions: Shameless (Showtime)||Signing session with the Shameless cast.|
|3:30-4:15pmBallroom 20||Panel: The Vampire Diaries (CW)||Features:Video screening, Season 4 discussion, Q&A session.Panel Guests:Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.Executive Producers: Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.|
|4:00-5:00pmIndigo Ballroom(Hilton SD Bayfront)||Panel: Shameless (Showtime)||Features:Discussion on filming the more shameless scenes, Q&A with some of the cast, special on the fan-voted Top 5 favorite moments from the previous seasons.Panel Guests:William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Jeremy Allen White, Mike O’Malley, and more.|
|5:15-6:00pmRoom 6BCF||Panel: Person of Interest (CBS)||Features:Video presentation and preview of upcoming season; Q&A session.Panel Guests:Stars: Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji Henson, and Kevin Chapman.Executive Producers: Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman|
|6:30-7:00pmCBS/Showtime/CW Booth||Autograph Sessions: Person of Interest (CBS)||Signing session with the Person of Interest cast.|
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|11:00-12:00pmCBS/Showtime/CW Booth||Autograph Sessions: Criminal Minds (CBS)||Signing session with the Criminal Minds cast.|
|12:30-1:30pmCBS/Showtime/CW Booth||Autograph Sessions: NCIS (CBS)||Stars:Pauley Perrette|
|11:15-12:15pmHall H||Panel: Supernatural (CW)||Features:Special video presentation highlighting best moments of the series’ run; viewing some of the Season 7 DVD’s special features section; Season 8 discussion and Q&A.Panel Guests:Stars: Jared Paladecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, and Mark Sheppard.
Executive Producer: Jeremy Carver.
|Autograph Sessions: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)||Signing session with Geoff Peterson, Craig’s robotic sidekick.|