FRINGE Final Season Celebration at Comic-Con!

FRINGE KICKS OFF FINAL SEASON CELEBRATION AT COMIC-CON 2012

 First Time Ever in Hall H!
First Time Ever on Sunday!
Final Panel at Comic-Con

Calling all Fringe fans — from Westfield to Alt-San Diego! The acclaimed thriller’s stars and executive producers will return one final time to Comic-Con International: San Diego®, the world’s greatest pop culture convention, to celebrate the show’s fifth and final season with its incredibly devoted fans. For the first time ever, the show’s panel will be held on a Sunday — July 15 — and it will take place in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Series stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble will join the show’s executive producers for the panel
  • In their final appearance at Comic-Con, the Fringe team will treat fans to an exclusive video presentation, answer burning questions and look at what lies ahead for the climactic conclusion of the acclaimed sci-fi series
  • Recently renewed for its fifth and final 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.
  • For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #WBSDCC, and visit TheWB.com/comiccon for more information.

via Warner Bros. 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

FRINGE Season 4 Promo Photos

The Fringe team returns in the FRINGE Season Four premiere airing Friday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Pictured L-R: Jasika Nicole, Lance Reddick, John Noble, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Blair Brown and Seth Gabel. CR: Andrew Matusik/FOX

Science Explores Its Sinister Side This August with the World Premiere Series DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE

This August, SCIENCE examines what happens when scientific research goes too far, with the world premiere of DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE. The six-part series takes viewers inside the laboratory to profile strange science and expose some of history’s most bizarre experiments. Hosted by noted science fiction actor John Noble (Fringe, Lord of the Rings), DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE delves into the most unusual research ever conducted, including attempts to crossbreed humans and apes, actual zombie investigations and head transplantation studies. Cutting-edge CGI recreations enable viewers to witness the pivotal moments when brilliant minds face controversy or ethical crossroads on the fringes of science. DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE premieres Wednesday, August 31, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT).

“The stories we share in DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE are as outlandish as a great sci-fi script or as disturbing as a classic horror tale – the only difference is that they’re all true,” said Noble. “The series offers a glimpse into the dark side of science, as well as human nature.”

“DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE offers a fascinating insight into moments of scientific history where individuals went to extreme measures to achieve a breakthrough. It’s impossible to turn away from these true stories that you always assumed were just outlandish urban legends,” said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of SCIENCE. “This is real science – just the dark side of it, featuring brilliant minds who eventually took a dramatic turn. John Noble is the perfect tour guide to escort viewers through this bizarre world of research gone horribly wrong, but that in some cases, actually led to technology and science that we use today.”

The series premiere features the shocking story of Soviet scientist Dr. Ilya Ivanov, who in the 1920s attempted to start his own “planet of the apes.” In an attempt to build an invincible army, Ivanov tried to crossbreed humans with apes to create a race of supersoldiers. Viewers also will be introduced to Morris Jessup, a self-identified UFO expert who attempted to expose what he believed to be a military cover-up involving experiments with invisibility. Finally, unorthodox studies by America’s greatest inventor, Thomas Edison, result in a dark and unintended invention which remains infamous today.

DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE is produced for SCIENCE by Wide-Eyed Entertainment. Dan Gold and Jasper James are executive producers for Wide-Eyed Entertainment. Rocky Collins is executive producer and Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production for SCIENCE.

Full series episode descriptions are below:

EPISODE 1: The Philadelphia Experiment, Ape-Man Army, Zapped to Death

Premieres Wednesday August 31, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

UFO expert Morris Jessup tested invisibility and teleportation after receiving an extraordinary letter stating that the U.S. Navy had experimented with this very concept before. Would his investigation be the end of his career? In the 1920s, Soviet scientist Dr. Ilya Ivanov began performing disturbing experiments to crossbreed humans with apes. Could he create intelligent apes, or would his experiments result in horror? In the early 20th century, a race was under way to increase America’s flow of electricity. To that end, Thomas Edison conducted a number of unorthodox studies to meet this growing demand. To his surprise and regret, however, these experiments would eventually lead to a dark creation that remains infamous today.

EPISODE 2: Unidentified Flying Nazis, I Have Einstein’s Brain, Killer Thoughts

Premieres Wednesday, September 7, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

A fireball streaks through the skies of Pennsylvania in 1965. Could it be a UFO, or had the U.S. gotten hold of an outlandish piece of Nazi antigravity technology? After Einstein’s death in 1955, Dr. Thomas Harvey, the man in charge of the autopsy, stole his brain. Does Einstein’s brain hold the key to where genius lies within its physical structure? During the Cold War, with the world on the brink of nuclear destruction, Russian and American scientists engage in a top-secret psychic arms race.

EPISODE 3: Sexy Secret Agent, Full Body Transplant, Honey I Nuked the Planet

Premieres Wednesday, September 14, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

When a talk show host married a former model, he had no idea that she would reveal she was a brainwashed CIA secret agent. Was she the subject of government mind control experiments, or is her troubled childhood to blame? When Dr. Robert White transplanted the head of a monkey onto the body of another, had he discovered a way to preserve humanity’s brightest minds? Or was he exercising unnecessary animal cruelty? In 1962 the United States exploded a 1.4 megaton H-bomb in space. Was this detonation a necessary action taken during the Cold War, or one of mankind’s greatest mistakes that could lead to Armageddon?

EPISODE 4: It’s Alive!, Tripping with Uncle Sam, My Hand Is Killing Me

Premieres Wednesday September 21, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

At the beginning of the 19th century, an Italian scientist believes he has found a way to bring the dead back to life. Could electricity be the God-given vital force of life? In the late 90s, journalist Hank Albarelli believes he has found a connection between a French town gone insane and the apparent suicide of an American scientist. Is madness contagious, or has Albarelli found himself in the middle of a government conspiracy? In 1908, a German woman is attacked by the hand of the one who knows her best: her own. Are we alone in our minds, or is there another, darker entity hidden deep within?

EPISODE 5: 21 Grams, Missing Cosmonauts, Sound of Death

Premieres Wednesday, September 28, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

When French scientist Vladimir Gavreau finds his laboratory flooded with a mysterious energy, his research takes a menacing new direction. Had Gavreau invented a new weapon of mass destruction? At the dawn of the age of space exploration, two radio buffs stumbled across a heart-stopping sound. Were the Soviets covering up a space mission gone terribly wrong? Boston medic Dr. Duncan MacDougall sets out to scientifically prove the existence of the human soul by weighing a man at the moment of death.

EPISODE 6: Radio Waves of Death, How to Make a Zombie, Jekyll vs. Hyde

Premieres Wednesday, October 5, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

Death by deadly ray sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie. However, the legendary Nikola Tesla claims to have created one in the early 20th century. Some say an 800-mile area in Siberia was devastated during his radio-wave experiments, leaving very few survivors. Could this be true? Scientist Wade Davis was obsessed with cracking the zombie secrets. After tracking down a man with his own death certificate, he believed he had uncovered the science to zombie legend. After Dr. Horace Wells fails to invent anesthesia using laughing gas, he experiments with a new drug: chloroform. Wells’ experiments would lead to horrific, devastating mistakes.

About SCIENCE
SCIENCE, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.” The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, SCIENCE looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. SCIENCE and the SCIENCE HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit http://www.discoverycommunications.com.
via Science Channel 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