CBS Television Studios to Feature World Premiere Screening of ELEMENTARY and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Comic-Con 2012!

Star-Studded Panels to Include Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu for Elementary, and Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan for Beauty and the Beast

CBS Television Studios will feature the world premiere screenings of its highly-anticipated fall series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ELEMENTARY at Comic-Con 2012 during back-to-back panels in Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 12.   After premiering the first episodes exclusively for Comic-Con fans, panel discussions will follow with producers and fan-favorites Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and producers and series stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu for ELEMENTARY.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Screening and Panel  Hashtag: #batbSDCC
Thursday, July 12 at 3:30-4:35 PM, Ballroom 20

Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) along with Executive Producers Jennifer Levin (Without a Trace), Sherri Cooper (Brothers & Sisters), Brian Peterson (Smallville) and Kelly Souders (Smallville) discuss the new CW fall series, a modern adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Centering on Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective who is haunted by witnessing her mother’s murder nine years ago – as well as the murderer’s quick demise at what she perceived to be the hands of a beast.  After years of searching, Catherine finally discovers the beast is Vincent Keller (Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong and left him to lead a secret life in hiding.  Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dalton Ross (Assistant Managing Editor, Entertainment Weekly).

Kreuk, Ryan and the show executive producers will participate in an exclusive autograph signing following the panel at the CW/CBS Booth at 5:00-6:15 PM on the convention floor.

For the latest updates on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and BTS coverage of Comic-Con, go to:  www.cwtv.com/beautyandthebeastwww.facebook.com/BeautyandtheBeast; Twitter: @CW_Network, @CBSTVStudios, @MsKristinKreuk

ELEMENTARY Screening and Panel  Hashtag: #ItsElementary
Thursday, July 12 at 4:40-5:45 PM, Ballroom 20

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson over 120 years ago, and this fall on CBS the legendary characters get a contemporary update cracking cases in present-day New York City. Brilliant investigator Sherlock, played by Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), is a recent rehab graduate paired with his worst nightmare: sober coach Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels). Together, Sherlock’s unique detective skills and Watson’s medical expertise form a formidable force capable of solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Be the first to see the premiere episode of the new television series followed by a panel discussion with series stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Executive Producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly and moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Assistant Managing Editor Dalton Ross.

For the latest updates on ELEMENTARY and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2012, go to www.cbs.com/shows/elementary, www.facebook.com/ElementaryCBS; Twitter: @Elementary_CBS, @CBSatComicCon, @CBSTVStudios

Stars Miller and Liu and creators of ELEMENTARY will participate in an exclusive autograph signing at the CBS/CW Booth on Thursday, July 12 at 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM.

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @CBSTVStudios and visit http://cbstelevisionstudios.tumblr.com/.

via CBS Press Release

Images from Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS with Johnny Depp

Director Tim Burton brings the cult classic series Dark Shadows to the big screen in a gothic comedy featuring an all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

Burton is directing “Dark Shadows” from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, story by John August and Grahame-Smith, based on the television series created by Dan Curtis.

Also producing are Oscar® winner Richard D. Zanuck (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Driving Miss Daisy”), continuing his long association with Burton; Oscar® winner Graham King, (“Rango,” “The Departed”), continuing his collaboration with Depp; Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, and David Kennedy. The executive producers are Chris Lebenzon, Tim Headington, and Bruce Berman.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, Oscar®-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (“Sleepy Hollow”), Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland”) and editor Chris Lebenzon (“Alice in Wonderland”). The score is composed by Danny Elfman.

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Infinitum Nihil/GK Films/Zanuck Company production, a Tim Burton film, “Dark Shadows” is slated to open on May 11, 2012, and will be distributed worldwide in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.