NBC Announces Exciting Panel Lineup at Comic-Con, Including THE BLACKLIST, HANNIBAL, COMMUNITY, REVOLUTION and GRIMM!

NBC - Grimm - Revolution - The Blacklist - Hannibal - Community - Dracula - Ironside - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Header r1NBC has announced plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International gathering in San Diego running from July 18-21.

The Blacklist, Hannibal, Grimm, Revolution and Community will headline at Comic-Con, along with NBC talent from Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Ironside also participating on various panels.

Featured during the Grimm panel will be a special trailer of the new Friday night series Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Panel schedules:

NBC - Comic-Con 2013 - Thursday, July 18 - SDCCThe Blacklist - NBC - Promo ImageThe Blacklist (Sony Pictures Television)

Who: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and John Fox

For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. Liz soon discovers that Red has compiled a secret list of criminals over the years: a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies, and international terrorists. He will help catch them all … with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner.


Hannibal - NBC - Cast Photo - MDHannibal (Gaumont International Television)

Who: Hugh Dancy, executive producer Bryan Fuller, executive producer/director David Slade and executive producer Martha De Laurentiis

Hannibal, which is based on the characters created by author Thomas Harris in his novel Red Dragon, was one of the best-reviewed series of the past season and was recently renewed for season two. Hugh Dancy plays criminal profiler Will Graham while Mads Mikkelsen plays psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter.


NBC - Comic-Con 2013 - Saturday, July 20 - SDCCGrimm - NBC - Cast PhotoGrimm (Universal Television)

Who: David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bitsie Tulloch, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers Todd Milliner, David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Norberto Barba

Grimm, a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales, follows Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (Giuntoli) as he tries to find the balance between normal life and his birthright as a Grimm, an elite line of criminal profilers who have the ability to see the monsters that lurk below a seemingly human surface.


Revolution - NBC - Cast Photo - PromoRevolution (Warner Bros. Television)

Who: Executive producer Eric Kripke and others to be determined

In its first season, Revolution examined why the Earth’s power was turned off and asked how the world’s citizens are expected to survive. In the season finale, the power is turned back on, but at what cost and consequence? The second season begins in the fall.


NBC - Comic-Con 2013 - Sunday, July 21 - SDCCCommunity - NBC - Cast PhotoCommunity (Sony Pictures Television)

Who: Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna

Community is back at Comic-Con and ready to celebrate with the show’s devoted fandom. Come be a part of the study group for a panel and Q&A moderated by Chris Hardwick (“The Nerdist”) and find out firsthand what surprises are in store for the series when it returns to NBC for its fifth season.


Ironside - NBC - Cast PhotoIronside star Blair Underwood will appear on the TV Guide Fan Faves panel on Friday, July 19.

Saturday Night Live veteran Seth Meyers and Late Night with Seth Meyers producer Michael Shoemaker will appear at the Hulu panel on Sunday, July 21.

Additional panelists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

via NBC Press Release

Dracula - NBC - Promo Image

RANDY CUNNINGHAM: 9TH GRADE NINJA, an Animated Comedy About an Unlikely Ninja Hero and His Best Buddy, Premieres Monday, September 17 on Disney XD

New episodes will premiere Monday through Thursday at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, an action-packed, animated comedy series that follows the adventures of an unlikely hero who, with his super human ninja suit, the ‘NinjaNomicon‘ (an 800 year-old Ninja guide) and the help of his best buddy Howard, finds himself as the one thing protecting his school and the world from certain destruction, is set to premiere on Disney XD. A special preview will air MONDAY, AUGUST 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) with the series premiere on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT). New episodes will premiere Monday through Thursday (7:00 p.m., ET/PT).

Created and executive produced by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Scooby-Doo), Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja stars an award-winning cast: Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) as Randy Cunningham, Andrew Caldwell (Transformers, Hannah Montana) as Howard Weinerman, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Penguins of Madagascar) as Willem Viceroy III, John DiMaggio (Futurama) as Hannibal McFist, Dave Wittenberg (Stitch!) as Bash Johnson, Jim Rash (Community) as Principal Slimovitz, Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as The Sorcerer, Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) as Mrs. Driscoll and John Oliver (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as Coach Green.

The multiplatform roll-out is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 11
    Full episode preview of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja is available on WATCH Disney XD.
  • Monday, August 13
    A full episode preview of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja follows the premiere of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living “TRYathlon” special (9:00 p.m., ET/PT). In the episode “Last Stall On The Left,” Freshman Randy Cunningham discovers the ‘NinjaNomicon,’ which reveals that he has been chosen to be Norrisville’s newest Ninja. Armed with his power-packed ninja suit, he faces his first battle with McFist’s monster Krakenstein, while juggling his new secret identity and being there for his best friend Howard.

Directly following the preview on air, “Last Stall On The Left” will be available on iTunes as a free download.

DisneyXD.com launches a Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja page featuring a new side-scrolling platformer game, Randy Cunningham: Punchocalypse, with intense action and high flying ninja moves.

  • Wednesday, August 29
    Enter the NinjaNomicon” activity launches on DisneyXD.com/Randy, allowing players to take control of Randy within the NinjaNomicon. In the activity, an evil force has scattered the pages of the NinjaNomicon and thrown it into chaos, and it is up to the player to put them back in order. Players will be able to access a special power in the activity called “Cold Rage” that can be used in the “Randy Cunningham: Punchocalypse” game.
  • Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16
    Jason Dolley and Bradley Steven Perry (Good Luck Charlie) host the nightly programming lineup on Disney Channel and give viewers a Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja sneak peek and highlights of the new series.
  • Monday, September 17
    Series premiere (7:00 p .m., ET/PT) – In the episode “Got Stank,” after triangle-playing band geek Bucky is benched for showboating, he is ‘stanked’ by the Sorcerer’s noxious gas which turns him into a crazy monster creating mayhem at Norrisville High. Randy must learn the secret to saving Bucky who has fallen under the influence of the evil Sorcerer’s powers by destroying the one thing Bucky holds most dear.

At DisneyXD.com/Randy, all five levels of the “Randy Cunningham: Punchocalypse” game will launch. Players take on the role of Randy, who equipped with his battle skills and ninja gear must rescue best pal Howard from their rivals.

  • Tuesday, September 18
    “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja” episodes available on WATCH Disney XD, Disney XD Mobile VOD via AT&T U-Verse, Sprint and Verizon; along with iTunes, Xbox Live and Sony Playstation. Select episodes will be available on DisneyXD.com.
  • Thursday, September 20
    A new episode of “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja” will be available on WATCH Disney XD.

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja is a production of The Walt Disney Company Limited in association with Robin Red Breast, Inc. (a subsidiary of Titmouse, Inc.) in Los Angeles and Boulder Media in Dublin, Ireland. It carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates.

via Disney XD Press Release

COMMUNITY Cast Gets Animated for NBC.com and Hulu

The cast of Community is getting animated in new short form programming that is set to debut Wednesday, March 7 on the free, ad-supported Hulu; the Hulu Plus subscription service and NBC.com, with new shorts appearing on consecutive days. The three promotional shorts, titled “Abed’s Master Key” parts I, II & III, feature the animated alter-egos and voices of the Community series regulars and run approximately two minutes in length. Dave Seger (“Ikea Heights”) & Tom Kauffman (“Ikea Heights”) wrote the animated shorts.

In the three-part sequence of “Abed’s Master Key,” Dean Pelton hires Abed as his temporary assistant. Entrusted with a Greendale Master Key, Abed abuses his power to help his friends, and after Britta confronts Abed, she heads down the same dark path.

“These animated shorts are a vital component to our multi-pronged campaign aimed at driving awareness to the show’s return to NBC on March 15,” said Chris Van Amburg, senior vice president of U.S. marketing, Sony Pictures Television. “The ‘Community’  actors and team were eager to lend their voices and support to an effort intended to engage their loyal fan base that has rabidly kept the show thriving via flash mobs, fan art, viral videos, dedicated fan sites and on Facebook and Twitter.”

On Thursday, March 15 at 8/7c, Community returns to the NBC lineup with the episode, “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts,” in which Andre (Malcolm Jamaal Warner) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) plan to remarry, throwing Annie and Britta into wedding-planning mode. Jeff, meanwhile, prepares a speech while Troy and Abed practice acting normal. Elsewhere, Pierce and Shirley present a sandwich-shop proposal to Dean Pelton.

Created by Dan Harmon (“The Sarah Silverman Program”), Community is a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College.  At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, “The Soup”), a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked.  With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work. Also among the series stars are comedy legend Chevy Chase (“Chuck”), Gillian Jacobs (“The Book of Daniel”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Rules of Engagement”), Danny Pudi (“Greek”), Alison Brie (“Mad Men”), Donald Glover (“30 Rock”), Ken Jeong (“The Hangover”) and Academy-Award® winning screenwriter Jim Rash.

Community is a Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Brothers production, Universal Media Studios production in association with Sony Pictures Television.  Harmon serves as an executive producer along with Russ Krasnoff (“The Soloist”), Joe Russo (“Arrested Development”), Anthony Russo (“Arrested Development”), Garrett Donovan (“Scrubs”), Neil Goldman (“Scrubs”) and Gary Foster (“The Soloist”).

A teaser of the animated shorts is available today on NBC.com, Hulu and Hulu Plus.

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