MTV Invades the Big Apple, Bringing Monsters and the Best of Animation to New York Comic Con October 14 – 15

MTV will be bringing the all-new Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, new animated comedy Good Vibes, and scripted horror-comedy series Death Valley to NY Comic-Con this year, with panels scheduled on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15.  Fans will be treated to exclusive first looks at upcoming episodes and clips from the series, along with autograph signings with the casts and cool free merchandise.  In addition, comics legend Stan Lee will join MTV Comics executive editor Tom Akel as they announce the winners of the talent search to write and illustrate “The Seekers.”

Join Beavis and Butt-Head creator and executive producer Mike Judge, along with moderator Luke Wilson (“Old School,” “The Royal Tennenbaums”), for a discussion about the legendary duo of “Beavis and Butt-Head’s” return to MTV, and to get a sneak peek of exclusive footage of the show.  The panel will take place on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m., in Room 1A10, and Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head premieres on MTV Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“Good Vibes” voice talent Adam Brody (“The OC”), Josh Gad (“Book of Mormon”), Debi Mazar (“Entourage”) and Olivia Thirlby (“Bored to Death”),  along with creator David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express,” “Your Highness”) and executive producers Tom Brady and Brad Ableson (“The Simpsons”), and Mike Clements (“Life and Times of Tim,” “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea”), will sit down with Baba Booey himself, Gary Dell’Abate, executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show” for the past 28 years, to discuss the new series.  Fans will also be treated to the world premiere of the pilot episode during the panel, and it will be available in its entirety on MTV.com following the session.  The Good Vibes panel will take place on Friday, October 14 at 10:45 a.m., in Room IA22, and the series premieres on MTV  Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Death Valley cast members Tania Raymonde (“Lost”), Charlie Sanders (Funny or Die’s “The Big Dog”), and Texas Battle (“Final Destination 3,” “Dragonball,” “Coach Carter”)  will join producers Spider One and Eric Weinberg, in a discussion about this genre-busting horror-comedy show, and will also get an exclusive first look at a future episode of the series.  The Death Valley panel will take place on Saturday, October 15 at 3:45 p.m., in Room 1A22, and the series airs on Monday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Join comics legend Stan Lee and MTV Comics Executive Editor Tom Akel as they announce the winners of the talent search to write and illustrate “The Seekers.” Get your first look at the art and story from Stan’s new epic and meet the creative team. You’ll also get a sneak peek at some new projects from MTV Comics and a special appearance by our Mystery Guest. Plus an exclusive gift for the first 100 attendees.  MTV Comics and Stan Lee’s “The Seekers” panel will take place on Friday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m., in Room 1A06.

Mike Judge’s  “Beavis and Butt-Head”
In 1993, Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-Head, and MTV knocked their heads together and launched a cartoon series starring a couple of lunkheads and unwittingly started an animated pop culture revolution.  Now, Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to MTV on Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT to unleash upon “Jersey Shore,” viral videos and more!  See footage from the new episodes, and join Mike Judge as he discusses the duo’s return to MTV!   Fans who attend the panel will receive some sweet “Beavis and Butt-Head” swag.

Good Vibes
This half-hour coming-of-age comedy follows transplanted Jersey boy Mondo (voiced by Josh Gad) and his best bud Woodie (voiced by Adam Brody) as they surf the biggest waves, hit the wildest parties and chase the prettiest girls in Play Del Toro – a colorful California beach community.  The all-star ensemble cast also features voice appearances by Debi Mazar as ‘Babs’ Mondo’s mom; Alan Tudyk as ‘Lonnie,’ a burnt-out but wise beach bum; Danny McBride as ‘Ms. Teets,’ a massively overweight and inappropriate human sexuality teacher; Olivia Thirlby as ‘Jeena,’ the beautiful girl of Mondo’s dreams; Jake Busey as ‘Turk,’ an obnoxious local surfer and bully; and Tony Hale as ‘Wadska,’ a charmingly nerdy and delusional friend.

The series was created by David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express,” “Your Highness”) and is animated by Six Point Harness.  Executive producers include Green, as well as Tom Brady (“The Simpsons”), Tom Werner (“Roseanne,” “That 70’s Show”), Mike Clements (“Life and Times of Tim,” “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea”) and Brad Ableson (“The Simpsons”).  Clay Spencer serves as the executive in charge of production for MTV.  “Good Vibes” premieres on MTV on Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“DEATH VALLEY”
MTV’s horror-comedy Death Valley is a scripted series that follows the ‘Undead Task Force’ (UTF), a newly formed division of the LAPD, documentary-style, as they capture the monsters that roam the streets of California’s San Fernando Valley.  In a world where vampires, werewolves and zombies live freely, “Death Valley” is a fun, comedic non-stop thrill ride featuring chases, hardcore kills and bizarre encounters.  The series airs Monday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

“Death Valley stars Tania Raymonde (“Lost”), Bryan Callen (“The Hangover”), Caity Lotz (“Mad Men”), Bryce Johnson (‘Sleeping Dogs Lie”), Texas Battle (“Final Destination 3,” “Dragonball,” “Coach Carter”) and Charlie Sanders (Funny or Die’s “The Big Dog”).

Death Valley is executive produced by Eric Weinberg (“Californication,” “Scrubs”), Austin Reading (“Spike TV’s Scream Awards,” “FEARnet”), Julie Kellman Reading and Tim HealySpider One is co-executive producer. Tony DiBari is executive producer for MTV, and Matthew Parillo is the MTV executive in charge of production

PANEL AND AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Good Vibes

  • Panel:  10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Room IA22
  • Autograph Signing:  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Autographing Table 8

MTV Comics and Stan Lee’s “The Seekers”

  • Panel: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Room 1A06

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Death Valley

  • Panel:  3:45 p.m. –  4:45 p.m., Room 1A22
  • Autograph Signing:  5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Room 1E06

Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head

  • Panel:  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Room 1A10 (MTV Theater)
  • Autograph Signing:  8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m., Room 1E07

About MTV
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

MTV Takes Comic-Con by Storm with Five Panels Featuring Werewolves, Zombies and a Butthead…

MTV roars into Comic-Con bringing four scripted series and an hour of MTV Comics to the convention this year, with a schedule that includes panels, press rooms and an autograph signing with the cast of “Teen Wolf.”

Johnny Knoxville (“Jackass”) will sit down with “Beavis and Butthead” creator Mike Judge for a one-on-one Q&A, and fans will be treated to an exclusive first look at scenes from all new episodes.

Celebrated horror film writer/director Wes Craven (“Scream,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) will talk to the cast and series producers of the new horror-comedy “Death Valley.”  Fans will be shown the world premiere this genre-busting series, along with a super tease of what’s to come this season.

“Teen Wolf” returns to Comic-Con with an exclusive look at highlights from future episodes, and a Q&A with the entire cast and producers.

From David Gordon Green, producer of “Pineapple Express” and “Eastbound & Down,” comes the new animated series “Good Vibes,” featuring voice talent including Adam Brody, Jake Busey, Tony Hale, Debi Mazar and Alan Tudyk.  Fans will also be the first to see an episode of the series, along with a clip showcasing upcoming scenes from the season.

The very first comic book based on the hit series “Teen Wolf” will be distributed and signed by the cast at the “Top Cow” booth on Saturday, July 23rd from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

In addition to their panel, MTV’s comics site MTV Geek! (http://geek.mtv.com) will be providing around the clock coverage of the convention from the show floor, the latest announcements from all the panels, and interviews direct from Geek HQ at the Omni Hotel.

PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

“Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead”
In 1993, Mike Judge (creator of “Beavis and Butthead”) and MTV knocked their heads together and launched a cartoon series starring a couple of lunkheads and unwittingly started an animated pop culture revolution!  Now, Beavis and Butthead are coming back to MTV in 2011 to unleash upon music videos, Jersey Shore, viral videos and more!  See the first footage from the new episodes and join Mike Judge as he discusses the duo’s return to MTV!   Tickets will be distributed to fans to redeem some cool “Beavis and Butthead” swag.  Moderator:  Johnny Knoxville — Room 6A

“Death Valley”
MTV brings the unique marriage of Horror and Comedy together with new series “Death Valley.” Join the ensemble cast Caity Lotz (“Mad Men”), Tania Raymonde (“Lost”), Bryan Callen (“The Hangover”), Bryce Johnson (“Sleeping Dogs Lie”), Texas Battle (“Final Destination 3”) and Charlie Sanders (“Funny or Die”), along with showrunner/executive producer Eric Weinberg (“Californication,” “Scrubs”), Director Drew Daywalt (“Bedfellows”), executive producer/Director Austin Reading (Spike TV’s Scream Awards, FEARnet), executive producer Julie Kellman Reading  and co- executive producer Spider One in a discussion about the challenges of bringing the comedy and horror genres together, and how the  team involved in the series bring all the elements of what they know best to the series. Fans will get an exclusive first-look at an upcoming episode. Q&A session moderated by horror film marvel Wes Craven to follow!   Tickets will be distributed to redeem for an exclusive “Death Valley” swag item. — Room 5AB
For a look at “Death Valley” CLICK HERE

“Teen Wolf”
Find out what’s in store for TV’s hottest cast and see exclusive footage from the upcoming final episodes of season one at this must-see panel discussion with breakout stars Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland  Roden and Colton Haynes, along with executive producer Jeff Davis (Creator of “Criminal Minds”) and Director/co-executive producer Russell Mulcahy (Director, “Highlander”, “Resident Evil: Extinction”).  MTV’s “Teen Wolf” is a sexy, suspenseful drama about transformation set against the backdrop of contemporary teen life with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core, making it a fresh and different take on the iconic movie. The hour-long 12-episode series airs regularly on Monday nights at 10/9c.  Moderated by TV Guide Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Debra Birnbaum.  Don’t forget to grab a ticket to redeem for “Teen Wolf” swag item. — Room 24ABC
For a look at next week’s “Teen Wolf” CLICK HERE

“Good Vibes”
Chill out in the California sun with the cast of MTV’s new animated comedy “Good Vibes” at Comic-Con.  Join cast members Adam Brody (“The OC,” “Scream 4”), Jake Busey (“The Good Guys,” “The Mentalist”), Tony Hale (“Chuck,” “Human Target”), Debi Mazar (“Entourage,” “Jonas”) and Alan Tudyk (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”), along with executive producer and creator David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express” “Your Highness” “Eastbound & Down”), and executive producers Tom Brady (“The Simpsons” “The Critic” “The Hot Chick”), Brad Ableson (“The Simpsons”) and Mike Clements (“The Life and Times of Tim,” “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea”) as they discuss their new animated comedy coming to MTV this Fall, and give fans an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode.  The show also stars Josh Gad (“Book of Mormon”), Danny McBride (“Eastbound & Down”) and Olivia Thirlby (“Bored to Death”).   The Q&A will be lead by moderator Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.  Tickets will be distributed to fans for a very cool “Good Vibes” item. — Room 24ABC

MTV Geek!”
Join Executive Editor Tom Akel to hear about new and ongoing titles with MTV creators.  Marc Silvestri will discuss the new MTV/Top Cow collaboration September Mourning; a multiplatform project blending comics and music through video, comic books, and live events.  And the legendary Stan Lee will reveal the story behind MTV Comics’ upcoming digital book The Seekers and let us know when to start sending submissions for both artists and writers to collaborate with Stan on the comic! — Room 7AB

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

MTV SERIES PANEL AND PRESS ROOM SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 21

  • “Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead” Panel:  5:00–6:00 p.m., Room 6A

o       Press Room:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Room 3

FRIDAY, JULY 22

  • “Death Valley” Panel:  7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Room 5AB
  • Press Room:  6:45 – 7:15 p.m., Room 3

SATURDAY, JULY 23

  • “MTV Geek!” Panel:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room  7AB
  • Teen Wolf” Panel: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 24ABC
  • Cast signing at “Top Cow” Booth (#2629) from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Press Room:  6:45 – 7:30 p.m.,  Room 21
  • “Good Vibes” Panel: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 24ABC
  • Press Room: 5:45 – 6:15 p.m., Room 22
About MTV
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com
via MTV Press Release