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Comic-Con Plans for 'Supernatural,' 'Fringe,' 'True Blood' and 'Chuck' Announced

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 21st 2011 3:15PM
The Winchesters have hit the big time.

Warner Bros. TV, the studio that makes the CW show, announced that 'Supernatural' would make its first-ever appearance in Hall H, San Diego Comic-Con's biggest venue, on July 24.

This year Comic-Con takes place from July 21-24, and dozens of shows from many networks will have panels at the annual nerdfest. 'Chuck' will occupy its usual Saturday morning slot in Ballroom 20, which will also host appearances from the casts and creators of 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Fringe' and 'Alcatraz,' the new Fox series co-created by 'Lost' veterans J.J. Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff.

For more details on various shows going to Comic-Con -- including 'True Blood, 'Game of Thrones' and 'Mythbusters' -- read on.

Here's more info on the WBTV shows that will have panels at Comic-Con this July.

Wednesday, July 20 (the Con's preview night):
'Alcatraz,' 'Person of Interest,' 'The Secret Circle' and 'Supernatural: The Anime Series' will be screened for early attendees in Ballroom 20.

Friday, July 22:
  • • 'MAD,' 10AM–11AM, Room 25ABC: Panelists include producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek, along with MAD magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and 'Spy vs. Spy' artist Peter Kuper.
  • • 'The Big Bang Theory,' 12:30PM–1:30PM, Ballroom 20: Panelists include stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and executive producer Steven Molaro.
  • • 'Childrens Hospital,' 1:30PM–2:20PM, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront: Panelists include star/executive producer Rob Corddry and executive producers Jonathan Stern join stars Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel and Megan Mullally.
  • • 'Green Lantern: The Animated Series': 2PM–3PM, Room 6BCF: Panelists include executive producer Bruce Timm, producer Giancarlo Volpe and producer/story editor Jim Krieg.
  • • 'ThunderCats': 3:30PM–4:30PM, Room 6A: Panelists include producers Michael Jelenic and Ethan Spaulding and art director Dan Norton.
Saturday, July 23
  • • 'Chuck,' 10AM–10:45AM, Ballroom 20: Panelists talking about 'Chuck's' final season include stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Adam Baldwin and co-creator/executive producer Chris Fedak.
  • • 'The Vampire Diaries,' 3:30PM–4:15PM, Ballroom 20: Panelists include stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola, Joseph Morgan and executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.
  • • 'Fringe,' 4:15PM–5PM, Ballroom 20: Panelists include stars Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, John Noble and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman.
  • • 'Alcatraz,' 5PM–6PM, Ballroom 20: Stars Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia join executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff.
  • • 'The Secret Circle,' 5:10–6PM, Room 6BCF: Panelists include stars Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Natasha Henstridge and executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson, Andrew Miller and Richard Hatem.
  • • 'Nikita,' 6PM–6:45PM, Room 6BCF: Stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca join executive producer Craig Silverstein.
  • • 'Person of Interest,' 6:45PM–7:30PM, Room 6BCF: Stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P. Henson join executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman.
Sunday, July 24
  • • 'Young Justice,' 10AM–11AM, Room 7AB: Panelists include producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman and lead character designer Phil Bourassa.
  • • 'Supernatural,' 11:15AM–12:15PM, Hall H: From the WBTV press release: "Series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles will topline the panel, held this year for the first time ever in Hall H. Additional cast members and executive producers to be announced."
  • • 'Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,' 1PM–2PM, Room 6A: Panelists include supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone and producer Mitch Watson.
  • • 'The Looney Tunes Show,' 2:15PM–3:15PM, Room 6A: Panelists include supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, story editor Hugh Davidson and writer Rachel Ramras.
For yet more info on the WBTV Comic-Con panels, look here.

Other shows heading to Comic-Con include:

• Discovery's 'Penn and Teller Tell a Lie' (Thursday, July 21), 'Reign of the Dinosaurs' (Friday, July 22) and Mythbusters (Saturday, July 23).

• HBO's 'True Blood' (panelists include creator Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kevin Alejandro, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll; Friday, July 22) and 'Game of Thrones' (moderator George R.R. Martin, panelists David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and cast members to be confirmed later; Thursday, July 21).

• Starz's 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' (panelists include John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose and writer Jane Espenson; Friday, July 22) and 'Spartacus: Vengeance' (Liam McIntyre, Dustin Clare, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Katrina Law and creator Steven S. DeKnight; Friday, July 22).

For more intel on what shows are (and are not) traveling to San Diego, Seat42f is a great resource. And here at AOLtv we'll have plenty more Comic-Con updates for you in coming weeks. Stay tuned, as they say!

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Jimmy

Thanks for the info, Mo! I will be there for the first time this year and I am looking forward to it. Only panel I plan to see is Chuck, of course :)!

June 21 2011 at 8:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fahrbot

Not good news, actually. Hall H is enormous, yes, but is a guarantee for awful seating due to the fact that people camp for days outside of it to get in. Any seat left will be far in the back, making for the least "in person" panel experience you can have at Comic Con. It also means missing out on all the Ballroom 20 panels later in the day because choosing Hall H means a lost spot in those lines. Basically, you choose to see the SPN panel and nothing else on Sunday, or miss it. Sadcakes.

June 21 2011 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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SinisterInfant

I feel like if you've taken the time to go to the San Diego Comic Con, you've already lost. Watching it on TV and the Internet is the way to go.

June 21 2011 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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fahrbot

Having gone for years, I disagree. I enjoy Comic Con more than enough to come back, even if I'll be missing one of my favorite panels this year.

June 21 2011 at 4:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
SinisterInfant

Supernatural: The Anime Series? What the what!?

June 21 2011 at 3:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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