FOX Opens FanFront Event to Fans After Their Upfront Presentation!

FOX Upfront 2013 - Join the Extraordinary - FanFront - HeaderImmediately after the network presentation of its fall schedule to industry reps, fans will be able to mingle with stars from its new and returning shows. The annual event is being turned into a fan event by FOX (FOX FanFront).

The event is free to those who are lucky to RSVP right away… via email or calling (646) 745-1570. If you are one of the lucky persons to be allowed in, you’ll be with stars from the network’s yet-to-be-announced new shows as well as returning hits The Following, Bones, Glee, New Girl, The Mindy ProjectRaising Hope, American Idol and The X Factor

Supposedly there will be a surprise musical performance and some swag will be available. Fans are also encouraged to submit questions for talent on their Facebook page and via Twitter. It will be interesting if this gives FOX a boost in their followings for the shows or give them a reason to cancel shows faster…

GLEE Cast and Creators Return to Comic-Con 2012 in Star-Studded Panel Saturday, July 14

Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera and Executive Producer Brad Falchuk To Appear As GLEE Makes Fourth Consecutive Trip to the “Con”

In a late development, Twentieth Century Fox Television will return GLEE to Comic-Con for the fourth straight year with a star-studded panel that is sure to be standing-room only for GLEEks of all ages. The panel is scheduled to take place in the Indigo Room on Saturday, July 14 from 6:00-7:00 PM PT and will be moderated by TVLine.com’s Michael Ausiello.

“The fans at Comic-Con were among the first to really get behind our show, and we’ve had such a great time returning there every summer,” said GLEE co-creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk. “This was the first year our cast has not gone out on tour, so Ryan and I thought we’d let them have some well-deserved time off. But everyone wanted to be there, and we couldn’t be happier to report that GLEE is returning to the convention where we feel it all started.”

Original cast members Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz and Naya Rivera are all returning to the “Con,” some for the first time since GLEE initially appeared at the convention to standing-room-only crowds back in 2009. Additionally, Falchuk will be on the panel to answer questions and tease the upcoming season.

GLEE joins a roster of nine other Twentieth Century Fox Television shows previously scheduled to appear at Comic-Con 2012:

FRIDAY, JULY 13:

  • BONES: Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and stars David Boreanaz (“FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth”) and Emily Deschanel (“Dr. Temperance Brennan”) will be on hand to discuss the shocking finale of Season Seven as well as what’s in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting Season Eight.  The panel will be followed by a fan Q&A.
  • BOB’S BURGERS: Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast, including H. Jon BenjaminJohn RobertsDan MintzEugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, will screen never-before-seen footage followed by a panel discussion and fan Q&A.
  • Brickleberry: From creators and executive producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, and executive producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh (“Tosh.0”), this hilarious new series premieres on Comedy Central in September after “Tosh.0.” Voice cast including David Herman (“Office Space”), Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”), Jerry Minor (“Anchorman”) and Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) will be on hand for a panel discussion following a screening of the highly-anticipated premiere episode.

SATURDAY, JULY 14:

  • Futurama: “Futurama” cannot be killed!  Join the cast and crew of the Emmy Award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus: wear your “Futurama”-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes!  Scheduled panelists include creator/executive producer Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (“Fry,” “Zoidberg,” “Professor Farnsworth,” “Zapp Brannigan”), Katey Sagal (“Leela”), John DiMaggio (“Bender”) and Maurice LaMarche (“Kif Kroker,” “Calculon,” “Morbo”).
  • THE SIMPSONS: Now entering its 24th season, THE SIMPSONS is a living animation legend. Join moderator David Mirkin; creator Matt Groening; executive producer Al Jean; supervising producer Mike Anderson; and Yeardley Smith, the voice of “Lisa Simpson” for a lengthy look at the upcoming “Treehouse of Horror,” a sneak (2D) peek at theatrical short “The Longest Daycare” and more.
  • FAMILY GUY: Seth MacFarlaneAlex BorsteinMila Kunis (“Black Swan,” “The Book of Eli”), Seth Green(“Robot Chicken”) and showrunners Mark Hentemann and Steve Callaghan will offer a sneak peek at FAMILY GUY’s funniest scenes from the upcoming new season, followed by a freakin’ sweet Q&A with the audience.
  • AMERICAN DAD: An exclusive preview of next season’s most hilarious moments, followed by a panel conversation with the cast and producers of AMERICAN DAD, featuring Seth MacFarlaneWendy SchaalScott Grimes,Rachael MacFarlaneDee Bradley BakerMike Barker and Matt Weitzman.
  • GLEE: By popular demand, GLEE returns for its fourth consecutive year with a star-studded panel  moderated by TVLine.com’s Michael Ausiello. Embrace your inner GLEEk and join co-creator/executive producer Brad Falchukand stars Lea Michele (“Rachel Berry”), Cory Monteith (“Finn Hudson”), Darren Criss (“Blaine Anderson”),Naya Rivera (“Santana Lopez”), Kevin McHale (“Artie Abrams”) and Jenna Ushkowitz (“Tina Cohen-Chang”) as they return to the “Con” to discuss the past season, which ended in an emotional and shocking conclusion that will change everything for the students and graduates of McKinley High.

SUNDAY, JULY 15:

  • THE CLEVELAND SHOW:  World premiere screening of “Menace II Secret Society,” the Season Four premiere episode of THE CLEVELAND SHOW, featuring unbelievable guest voices and followed by a Q&A with panelists Seth MacFarlane, Mike HenrySanaa Lathan (“AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” “Blade”), Kevin Michael Richardson (“Thundercats,” “Green Lantern: The Animated Series,” “Transformers Prime”), Reagan Gomez andRich Appel.
  • Sons of Anarchy:  Get an inside look into the world of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter(“The Shield”) and stars Charlie HunnamKatey SagalRon PerlmanMaggie Siff, Kim CoatesMark Boone JuniorTommy FlanaganTheo RossiRyan Hurst and Dayton Callie.

via Fox Press Release

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