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Comic-Con 2009: TV Preview

by Kelly Woo, posted Jul 22nd 2009 6:00PM
comic conEvery July, thousands of rabid fans flock to San Diego for the annual Comic-Con International festival, which has evolved beyond its original focus on comic books to encompass blockbuster movies, popular TV shows, hit video games and more.

In recent years, the number of TV-related panels has exploded, as networks use the opportunity to show off their upcoming series and telefilms. So, what's on the slate for TV geeks at Comic-Con 2009? Here are some highlights we're looking forward to. -- By Kelly Woocomic conEvery July, thousands of rabid fans flock to San Diego for the annual Comic-Con International festival, which has evolved beyond its original focus on comic books to encompass blockbuster movies, popular TV shows, hit video games and more.

In recent years, the number of TV-related panels has exploded, as networks use the opportunity to show off their upcoming series and telefilms. So, what's on the slate for TV geeks at Comic-Con 2009? Here are some highlights we're looking forward to. -- By Kelly Woo

'The Middleman' (Thu., 11:15AM)
The cast does a table read of the "lost" 13th episode, which never got made after the series was -- sadly -- canceled.

'Caprica'/'Battlestar Galactica: The Plan' (Fri., 11:45AM)
Oh, 'BSG' -- you may be gone, but you are not forgotten. Ronald Moore, Edward James Olmos and Esai Morales will dish about the Cylon movie, set to air this fall, and the prequel series 'Caprica,' debuting next spring.

'Flash Forward' (Fri., 11:45AM)
No doubt TV fans will struggle to choose between the above panel and this one, which will introduce one of ABC's new fall shows -- which they hope will be the successor to 'Lost.'

'The Big Bang Theory' (Fri., 1PM)
A show about geeks at the geekiest event of them all = perfection.

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    Comic-Con International attendees dressed in costumes from Star Wars walk past a convention sign outside the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California in this July 25, 2007 file photo. Tens of thousands of pop culture fans will descend on the event this week that in recent years has changed from a convention of comic book lovers to a Hollywood movie bazaar. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

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    An attendee takes a picture of a life size Incredible Hulk at the 39th annual Comic Con Convention in San Diego, California in this July 23, 2008 file photo. Tens of thousands of pop culture fans will descend on the event this week that in recent years has changed from a convention of comic book lovers to a Hollywood movie bazaar. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files (UNITED STATES)

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    Comic book artist Chris Bachalo in his Coto De Caza, California home studio, posing with a poster-sized version of an "X-Men" cover he drew. The artist will be attending Comic-Con International July 24 and 25 to promote his work. (Miguel Vasconcellos/Orange County Register/MCT)

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    Comic book artist Chris Bachalo in his Coto De Caza, California home studio, with a rack of comics he has worked on. The artist will be attending Comic-Con International July 24 and 25 to promote his work. (Miguel Vasconcellos/Orange County Register/MCT)

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    Actor Seth Rogen attends the 2008 Comic-Con International on July 25, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

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    Actress Elizabeth Banks attends the 2008 Comic-Con International on July 25, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

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    Actress Jaime King attends the 2008 Comic-Con International on July 25, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

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    Actress Carla Gugino attends the 2008 Comic-Con International on July 25, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

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    Actress Malin Ackerman attends the 2008 Comic-Con International on July 25, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

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'Dollhouse' (Fri., 4PM)
Joss Whedon is a Comic-Con god, but his latest TV project barely escaped Fox's cancellation axe. He's likely to discuss how he'll win more viewers in season 2, but most of the audience will be there to ogle star Eliza Dushku. (We're realists here, people.)

'Lost' (Sat., 11AM)
Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof always reveal juicy info about the upcoming season at Comic-Con, and considering this will be 'Lost''s final season, let's hope for a few mind-blowing scoops.

'Futurama' (Sat., 1PM)
Yeah, Fox is bringing back the show from the dead -- but may be recasting the voices. Expect Matt Groening and the cast not to be happy about that fact.

'V' (Sat., 2:45PM)
Elizabeth Mitchell ('Lost') and Scott Wolf ('Party of Five') star in midseason's highly anticipated remake of the '80s series about seemingly benevolent aliens who descend upon Earth.




'Human Target' (Sat., 4:45PM)
Fox hopes to win over picky fanboys for their midseason show based on the comic, starring Mark Valley, Jackie Earle Haley and Chi McBride.

'Vampire Diaries' (Sat., 6PM)
Sure, it may not come with an established fan base like 'Twilight,' but it's got hot vampires, too! Expect hordes of screaming girls.


Follow complete coverage of Comic-Con 2009 at TV Squad.

And check out Moviefone's preview for info about the hottest Comic Con movies.

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