TOUCH World Premieres Thursday, March 22 on FOX

FOX announces revisions to its Monday and Thursday spring schedule, as well as the air date for FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and the addition of a HOUSE retrospective leading into the show’s momentous series finale.

TOUCH, the distinctive new drama created by Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and starring Kiefer Sutherland (“24”), will world premiere Thursday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL results shows (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Don’t miss an encore of the TOUCH preview episode Thursday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

On Monday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), BONES moves to a new night and time. In the spring premiere, an expectant Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are at odds over plans for the upcoming birth of their daughter. Meanwhile, a neighborhood is on edge when remains are found in the sewer, clogging up local plumbing lines.

Also on Monday, April 2, HOUSE moves to a new time (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with all-new episodes leading up to House’s final diagnosis. A retrospective special looking back at the last eight years of the seminal series will air Monday, May 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the thrilling series finale (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Additional details regarding the special to be announced soon.

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is set to air Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The exciting event will celebrate the shows and the stars of FOX’s 25-year history, from its earliest days as a bold, brazen upstart to its current standing as the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49.

THE FINDER will have its spring finale Thursday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and will return later in the season with all-new episodes. The arresting two-hour ALCATRAZ season finale will air Monday, March 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

via Fox Press Release

Alternates, Inmates and Animation Infiltrate Anaheim as Warner Bros. Wows WonderCon with ALCATRAZ, FRINGE, THE SECRET CIRCLE, PERSON OF INTEREST and DC Nation!

Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) breaks free and travels to the other side – aka the O.C. – for another exciting weekend at WonderCon 2012, starting with an exclusive advance screening of a never-before-seen episode of The Secret Circle (Thursdays 9/8c The CW) and an explosive episode of Person of Interest (Thursdays 9/8c CBS) on the big screen on Friday, March 16. Then fans can supercharge their Saturday with a special video presentation and panel session for DC Nation – the new one-hour programming block from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment – on March 17. And on Sunday, March 18, sample the best of Bad Robot Productions with mind-bending panel sessions for Alcatraz (Mondays 9/8c FOX, moving to 8/7c on March 5) and Fringe (Fridays 9/8c FOX).

Stars and producers scheduled to attend WonderCon 2012 include:

  • Alcatraz stars Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne and Parminder Nagra, along with executive producers Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Pyne, Jack Bender and co-creators/co-executive producers Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lilien
  • Fringe stars John Noble, Seth Gabel and executive producers J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner. Additional cast members to be announced.
  • DC Nation: Young Justice producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman; Green Lantern: The Animated Series producers Jim Krieg and Giancarlo Volpe; and DC animated shorts producers Lauren Faust and Ben Jones
  • Alcatraz, Fringe and DC Nation casts and producers will all be signing at the DC Entertainment booth, #501

In addition, WBTV will present not one, but two special screenings exclusively for WonderCon audiences, offering fans a sneak peak – on the big screen – of The Secret Circle‘s “Curse” episode six days before its broadcast on Thursday, March 22 (9/8c on The CW), as well as an episode of the hit action-drama Person of Interest.

For continuing information about the Studio’s plans at WonderCon, please follow us on Twitter at @thewbdotcom.

Following are the WBTV and DC Nation panel dates, as well as signing dates and times for WonderCon 2012. Official panel times to be announced by WonderCon.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Exclusive Warner Bros. Television Screenings – For the third straight year, Warner Bros. Television kicks off WonderCon with special screenings of fan-favorite series. For 2012, WBTV will present on the big screen episodes of the first-year hit dramas The Secret Circle, from executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), and Person of Interest, from creator Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost). Ballroom

  • The Secret Circle: The ordinary becomes the extraordinary in The Secret Circle, a drama full of mystery, intrigue and danger from executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) and based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries). The series chronicles the story of a young girl who discovers not only that she is a witch and part of a secret coven, but that she is the key which will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil. WBTV has conjured up a WonderCon exclusive premiere screening of the “Curse” episode, a full six days in advance of its on-air debut Thursday, March 22, at 9/8c on The CW. Britt Robertson (Scream 4), Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Gale Harold (Queer as Folk), Phoebe Tonkin (H20: Just Add Water), Shelley Hennig (Days of our Lives), Jessica Parker Kennedy (50/50), Chris Zylka (upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man) and Natasha Henstridge (Species) star in the series, which is executive produced by Williamson, Andrew Miller (Nothing), Andrea Newman (Human Target), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries) and Gina Girolamo (The Lying Game). From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Secret Circle airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesecretcircle and follow The CW on Twitter @CW_network.
  • Person of Interest: Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Comic-Con favorite Michael Emerson (Lost) and Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow) team up in this thought-provoking crime action-drama from The Dark Knight’s Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Alias). Set in New York City, with all of its multifaceted elements of justice (cops, criminals, corruption), Person of Interest centers on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes, and the detectives tracking them. Person of Interest makes its WonderCon debut with a screening of a complete episode on the big screen. In addition to Caviezel, Emerson and Henson, Kevin Chapman (Rescue Me) also stars in Person of Interest, which airs Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS. Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Greg Plageman (Cold Case) and Bryan Burk (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) are the executive producers of the series, from Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PersonOfInterestCBS and follow the show on Twitter @PersonInterest.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

  • 4:00 p.m. · DC Nation Signing: DC Entertainment Booth #501
  • DC Nation Special Video Presentation and Q&A – From the pages of DC Comics to the television screens of fans across the country comes DC Nation, a new one-hour exclusive kids programming block from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. DC Nation stars some of the most beloved and legendary heroes of the DC Universe, brought to life by some of the most talented directors, writers and producers working in animation today. Anchored by Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, DC Nation airs Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Fans attending the WonderCon 2012 DC Nation panel will be treated to exclusive video content filled with plenty of sneak peeks from the DC Nation block. In addition, an all-star panel featuring Young Justice producers Brandon Vietti (Batman Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles), Green Lantern: The Animated Series producers Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) and Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and DC animated shorts producers Lauren Faust (The Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) and Ben Jones (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) will take the stage for a moderated Q&A. Learn more about DC Nation at www.dcnation.com and follow the show on Twitter @DC_Nation. Room 204ABC

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

  • 12:00 Noon · Fringe Signing: DC Entertainment Booth #501
  • 1:30 p.m. · Alcatraz Signing: DC Entertainment Booth #501
  • Alcatraz Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Don’t miss this classified session with stars Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jonny Coyne (Lara Craft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) and Parminder Nagra (ER); executive producers Jennifer Johnson (Lost), Daniel Pyne (Lost) and Jack Bender (Lost); and co-creators/co-executive producers Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lilien (both Kyle XY) dishing the ultimate insider information about the mysterious 1963 disappearance of the Alcatraz inmates, guards and staff. Fans will learn about where they’ve been and why they are returning, and the creative team will reveal exclusive information about the remaining episodes of the first season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Alcatraz currently airs Mondays at 9/8c on FOX, and moves to 8/7c on March 5. Become a fan of Alcatraz on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlcatrazonFOX and follow the show on Twitter @AlcatrazonFOX.
  • Fringe Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Join series stars John Noble (The Lord of the Rings), Seth Gabel (The Da Vinci Code) and executive producers Jeff Pinkner (Lost) and J.H. Wyman (The Mexican) of the mind-bending, universe-crossing series Fringe for a Q & A session and get a sneak peek of what is to come, as the fates of all your favorite characters hang in the balance between two universes, two timelines and too many creepy bad guys to go around. Talk doppelgangers, shapeshifters, Observers and whatever Walter is cooking up! Now in its fourth season, Fringe continues to explore new cases with endless impossibilities. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Fringe airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX. Become a fan of Fringe on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Fringe and follow the show on Twitter @FRINGEonFOX. Ballroom

ALCATRAZ will Premiere on Fox on Monday, January 16

Alcatraz  ̶  Series Premiere MON 8/7c JAN 16

From executive producer J.J. Abrams (FRINGE, “Lost,” “Star Trek” and the upcoming “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Super 8”) and writer and executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff (“Lost,” “Deadwood”) comes ALCATRAZ, the chilling new thriller centered on America’s most infamous prison and one-time home to the nation’s most notorious murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves.

When San Francisco Police Department DET. REBECCA MADSEN (Sarah Jones, “Sons of Anarchy”) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: JACK SYLVANE (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, “The Nine”), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER (Robert Forster, “Jackie Brown”), were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER (Sam Neill, “Jurassic Park”) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, DR. DIEGO “DOC” SOTO (Jorge Garcia, “Lost”), to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since he was in Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted WARDEN EDWIN JAMES (Jonny Coyne, “Undercovers”) and the merciless ASSOCIATE WARDEN E.B. TILLER (Jason Butler Harner, “The Changeling”).

Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, LUCY BANERJEE (Parminder Nagra, “ER”), to stop Sylvane’s vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca’s own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won’t be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz.

Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Agent Hauser has known about the prison’s secret history and has been awaiting the prisoners’ return. Soto will witness his life’s work – the history of Alcatraz – come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive San Francisco cop fiancé, JIMMY DICKENS (Santiago Cabrera, “Heroes”), at arm’s length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family’s past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history’s most dangerous criminals.

ALCATRAZ is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk (FRINGE) and Elizabeth Sarnoff. Steven Lilien (“Kyle XY”) & Bryan Wynbrandt (“Kyle XY”) and Sarnoff wrote the pilot, and Danny Cannon (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami”) directed and executive-produced the pilot.

via Fox Press Release

Warner Bros. To Follow Comic-Con Autograph Ticket System

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Entertainment are announcing today that Warner Bros. will follow the official Comic-Con International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at this year’s event.

As in years past, all signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, which is #4545 on the Comic-Con show floor.  But under the long-standing Comic-Con system, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at Sails Pavilion #9 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

“Safety is always our main concern with signings or events, so it is Comic-Con policy that access is regulated by a drawing for a chance to win — giving all attendees an equal opportunity to enter,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International.  “We are happy that Warner Bros. has agreed to utilize this system and thank them for once again offering such unique opportunities to our attendees this year, as well as their continued support of Comic-Con.”

Fans interested in attending signings at the Warner Bros. booth should review the schedule listed below, then plan to visit the Sails Pavilion at the time of each drawing.  All fans present at the appointed time will receive numbered tickets that feature a distinct sticker. Then a randomized drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line.

See below for the current schedule of ticket distribution and signing start times.

WARNER BROS. BOOTH (#4545)
COMIC-CON 2011 TICKET DISTRIBUTION AND SIGNING TIMES

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session start times are subject to change.  For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) or at www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Thursday, July 21

Batman: Arkham City
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 10:00 a.m.

Mortal Kombat
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545) 11:45 a.m.

Game of Thrones (HBO)
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 11:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22

The Big Bang Theory
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 10:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:30 p.m.

ThunderCats
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:45 p.m.

Childrens Hospital
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:45 p.m.

True Blood (HBO)
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

MAD
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:30 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

Chuck
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:15 p.m.

Batman: Year One
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

The Vampire Diaries
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 1:00 p.m.

Alcatraz
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:30 p.m.

Person of Interest
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:15 p.m.

Nikita
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 2:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

Fringe
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

The Secret Circle
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:45 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 24

Signing times to be announced.

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Contacts:
Tammy Golihew
(818) 954-4855, tammy.golihew@warnerbros.com
Twitter: @TeeVeeGal
Tom McAlister
(818) 954-7222, tom.mcalister@warnerbros.com
Twitter: @Tom_McAlister

FOX Fanfare 2011 Schedule

In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the cast members and creators of FOX series, the FOX FANFARE booth (#4313) will feature an incredible lineup of talent on the convention center floor for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities, including distribution of the exclusive 2011 FOX FANFARE poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways, merchandise sales, as well as Angry Birds Rio and iPad App demos available for fan interaction.Times and locations of FOX FANFARE panels, screenings and activities:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS

ALCATRAZ  Between 6:00-9:00 PM – Ballroom 20
Executive producers J.J. Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff deliver a chilling new midseason drama for FOX revolving around America’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 2:00-3:00 PM – Room 7AB
Original cast members Jon Heder, Tina Majorino, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Sandy Martin and Diedrich Bader and executive producer Mike Scully (THE SIMPSONS) of the hit indie film present a new series following your favorite awkward teenager like you’ve never seen him before – animated!  Join us for a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of the newest member of FOX’s Animation Domination lineup and a “sweet” Q&A session.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

BONES/THE FINDER  1:45-2:45 PM – Ballroom 20
Creator/executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and cast members David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel will be on hand to discuss the shocking finale of BONES Season Six as well as what’s in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting Season Seven! Hanson will also introduce the audience to THE FINDER, his new series starring Geoff Stults and Michael Clarke Duncan, followed by fan Q&A.

BOB’S BURGERS  3:00-4:00 PM – 23ABC
Creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive and voice cast members H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal will be on hand to entertain animation fans with hilarious never-before-seen clips from Season Two followed by a fan Q&A.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

TERRA NOVA  11:00-NOON – Ballroom 20
Cast member Stephen Lang (“Avatar”), executive producer Rene Echevarria (“Castle,” “Medium,” “The 4400,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), executive producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: Enterprise”) and co-executive producer Jose Molina will unveil this epic adventure series 85 million years in the making, set to premiere this September on FOX. This new event drama from the brilliant minds of Steven Spielberg (“Jurassic Park,” “The Pacific”) and Peter Chernin follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race.

THE SIMPSONS  1:00-1:45 PM – Ballroom 20
Entering its record-breaking 23rd season on FOX this fall and airing its landmark 500th episode in 2012, THE SIMPSONS has won 27 Emmy Awards, was the subject of an international film smash in 2007 and inspired a ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. Not to mention, Homer Simpson was named the greatest television character of the last 20 years by Entertainment Weekly. Get insight into the daily doings of this series from creator Matt Groening, showrunner Al Jean, co-executive producer Rob Lazebnik, co-executive producer Matt Warburton, supervising producer Mike Anderson and producer/panel moderator Tom Gammill.

FAMILY GUY  2:00-2:35 PM – Ballroom 20
Join voice cast members Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Adam West and executive producers Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan and Kara Vallow for a sneak peek at the all-new upcoming episode “Stewie Goes for a Drive” featuring guest voice Ryan Reynolds (“Green Lantern”) followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

AMERICAN DAD  2:35-3:15 PM – Ballroom 20
Catch a preview of the Season Seven premiere of AMERICAN DAD, featuring guest voice Cee Lo Green, followed by a Q&A with voice cast members Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane and Dee Bradley Baker alongside executive producers Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and Kara Vallow.

FRINGE  4:15-5:00 PM – Ballroom 20
Cast members Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble join executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman for a fan Q&A session.

ALCATRAZ  5:00-6:00 PM – Ballroom 20
Cast members Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jason Butler Harner and Parminder Nagra join executive producers Liz Sarnoff and Jack Bender for a fan screening of the chilling new midseason drama for FOX followed by a Q&A.

SUNDAY, JULY 24

GLEE  10:00-11:00 AM – Hall H
Join creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy and creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk and cast members of the musical sensation for a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes secrets, followed by a Q&A session in which fans can ask everything they ever wanted to know about the Golden Globe-winning series.

ALLEN GREGORY  11:00-NOON – 25ABC
Join creator/executive producer/voice cast member Jonah Hill (“Superbad,” “Get Him to the Greek”), showrunner David Goodman (FAMILY GUY) and creators/executive producers Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, along with an all-star voice cast, for a sneak peek at FOX’s new animated series that tells the story of the most pretentious 7-year-old of our time. Catch exclusive series animation followed by a fan Q&A session.

THE CLEVELAND SHOW  1:45-2:45 PM – Hall H
Join voice cast members and executive producers for a look at the series’ not-to-be-missed parody of “Die Hard” followed by a discussion with panelists Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez, Rich Appel and Kara Vallow.

via Fox

Warner Bros. Television Group Announces Schedule for Comic-Con!

29 DAYS, 23 HOURS, 15 MINUTES AND COUNTING…

Stars and Producers of The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Fringe, Nikita,
Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Alcatraz, Person of Interest,
The Secret Circle, Childrens Hospital, Green Lantern: The Animated SeriesThe Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice To Appear

Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Nearly 3,000-Square-Foot Booth to Host
Signings, Special Events, Digitally Driven Fan Giveaways and More

29 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes until #WBSDCC — The clock is ticking, and Comic-Con is right around the corner! By bringing 16 series to Comic-Con International: San Diego, Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) further strengthens its presence at the world’s leading pop culture convention — and will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for fans in the process. The anticipation is building as a star-studded lineup of performers and producers from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series prepare for a robust schedule of panel sessions, screenings, media appearances and autograph signings.

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #WBSDCC, and visit http://www.thewb.com/comiccon

For a complete social media contact list, including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers, download the social media contacts page here: http://www.thewb.com/comiccon/2011WBSDCCSocialMedia

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change.

RETURNING FAVORITES

The Big Bang Theory: Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch join creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, and executive producer Steven Molaro

Chuck: Stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky with Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin join co-creator/executive producer Chris Fedak for a panel to discuss the fan-favorite spy series’ final season

Fringe: Stars Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble join executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman

Nikita: Stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca join executive producer Craig Silverstein

Supernatural: 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.

The Vampire Diaries: Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola and Joseph Morgan join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec

Childrens Hospital: Star/executive producer Rob Corddry and executive producers Jonathan Stern join stars Malin Akerman,LakeBell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel and Megan Mullally

NEW SERIES

Alcatraz: Stars Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia join executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff

Person of Interest: Stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P. Henson join executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman

The Secret Circle: Stars Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin and Natasha Henstridge join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson, Andrew Miller and Richard Hatem

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION

Green Lantern: The Animated Series: Executive producer Bruce Timm will join producer Giancarlo Volpe and producer/story editor Jim Krieg for a panel moderated by executive producer/Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Register

The Looney Tunes Show: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, story editor Hugh Davidson and writer Rachel Ramras

MAD: MAD television show producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek, along with MAD magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone and producer Mitch Watson

ThunderCats: Producers Michael Jelenic and Ethan Spaulding, and art director Dan Norton

Young Justice: Producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman, and lead character designer Phil Bourassa

THE BOOTH

And it wouldn’t be Comic-Con without a visit to the Warner Bros. booth. The Studio will once again have a can’t-miss, nearly 3,000-square-foot destination on the convention floor, at space #4545. Anchored by the iconic Warner Bros. Water Tower, the booth is a must-visit location for autograph signings, multiple interactive kiosks for fans to play video games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and much, much more. Stay tuned to @TheWBdotcom on Twitter or http://www.thewb.com/comiccon in the coming weeks for more details about activities at the booth.

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 • 6–9 PM • BALLROOM 20

WBTVG continues its Comic-Con tradition of hosting a special sneak peek premiere event on preview night. This year, the Studio is offering fans the opportunity to see some of the most anticipated new premieres of the year.

Alcatraz: Executive producers J.J. Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff deliver a chilling new midseason drama for FOX revolving aroundAmerica’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists.

The Secret Circle: The ordinary becomes extraordinary in this romantic drama about a coven of young witches, from The Vampire Diaries executive producer Kevin Williamson, based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries).

Person of Interest: From J.J. Abrams and The Dark Knight co-writer Jonathan Nolan comes an action-packed hour for CBS about an ex-CIA operative and a mysterious billionaire who team up to stop violent crimes before they happen in New York City.

Supernatural: The Anime Series: The popular series Supernatural makes history this summer as the first-ever live-action show to be re-imagined in Japanese anime style. Renowned animation studio Madhouse — working with the full approval of series creator Eric Kripke — produced the anime series, which mirrors the story arc of Supernatural’s first two seasons, providing supplemental stories ranging from prequels and spin-offs to untold tales that fit within the Supernatural mythology.

THE TV SERIES SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JULY 22

  • MAD: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 25ABC
  • The Big Bang Theory: 12:30–1:30 p.m., Ballroom 20
  • Childrens Hospital: 1:30–2:20 p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series: 2:00–3:00 p.m., Room 6BCF
  • ThunderCats: 3:30–4:30 p.m., Room 6A

SATURDAY, JULY 23

  • Chuck: 10:00–10:45 a.m., Ballroom 20
  • The Vampire Diaries: 3:30–4:15 p.m., Ballroom 20
  • Fringe: 4:15–5:00 p.m., Ballroom 20
  • Alcatraz: 5:00–6:00 p.m., Ballroom 20
  • The Secret Circle: 5:10–6:00 p.m., Room 6BCF
  • Nikita: 6:00–6:45 p.m., Room 6BCF
  • Person of Interest: 6:45–7:30 p.m., Room 6BCF

SUNDAY, JULY 24

  • Young Justice: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 7AB
  • Supernatural: 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Hall H
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: 1:00–2:00 p.m., Room 6A
  • The Looney Tunes Show: 2:15–3:15 p.m., Room 6A