The CBS Buzz Tour is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2012!

CBS is giving back to its millions of loyal fans who have, once again, made CBS America’s most-watched network, by launching a first-of-its-kind campaign to reward viewers throughout the summer. The effort includes an innovative “CBS Good-eBag” of free downloads of a variety of prized CBS television and publishing content, and a CBS star-branded and mobile studio-equipped “CBS Buzz Tour” bus to travel the country. Scheduled to stop in at least 60 cities, the “CBS Buzz Tour” will feature network ambassadors, activities and giveaways – and will engage fans from anywhere in the nation with on-the-road CBS.com webcasts, blogs and social media contests and posts.

“CBS has enjoyed a decade of dominance and we know we couldn’t have achieved that without our devoted fans,” said George Schweitzer, President, CBS Marketing Group. “The ‘CBS Good-eBag‘ and ‘CBS Buzz Tour‘ campaigns are the Network’s tangible, high-tech and high-touch way of saying ‘thank you’ to our viewers.”

July 4 through Aug. 31, the “CBS Buzz Tour” (#cbsbuzz), featuring a state-of-the-art CBS-wrapped bus with a mobile studio, will go straight to the fans, providing CBS experiences unique to each market, such as face-to-face encounters with CBS personalities, video chats with CBS stars, previews and screenings of new series, contests, giveaways and more. Additionally, fans can follow the fun from anywhere, thanks to companion on-the-road digital reporting and interviewing — and social media posts and contests — spearheaded by CBS reality star veterans Alex Boylan (“The Amazing Race”) and Burton Roberts (“Survivor”). The “CBS Buzz Tour” related content – including schedules, photo galleries and links to corresponding social accounts – will be accessible via www.cbs.com/buzz.

The “CBS Buzz Tour,” to kick off in Boston at CBS’s annual broadcast of the “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular,” will cover 15,000 miles and 60 markets in 60 days, including San Diego from July 12-15 during Comic-Con 2012 and cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Pittsburgh, Denver, New Orleans, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, Indianapolis, Columbus and Sacramento. (Dates and details on these city stops and more will be announced at a future date.)

via CBS Press Release

NCIS: LOS ANGELES Techs Out at Comic-Con!

NCIS: LOS ANGELES stars Chris O’Donnell and LL COOL J will make a special appearance at Comic-Con 2011 in a panel discussion with series creator and executive producer Shane Brennan.  Other cast members that may participate in the panel include Eric Christian Olsen, Daniela Ruah, Renee Felice Smith, and Barrett Foa.  The “Teching Out With NCIS: LA”  panel will give fans a behind the scenes look at how the series uses some of the coolest and advanced technology available today, as well as how the cast  utilize technology and social media in their own personal lives to connect with their fans. Find out what’s real, what’s not and what’s in store for season 3!

The panel is scheduled for Friday, July 22nd at 7PM in Room 6BCF.  Everyone attending the panel will receive a limited collector’s edition NCIS: LOS ANGELES shirt with “Hettyisms,” including: “I sense impending mayhem,” “Oh, bugger!” or “Undercover work is a matter of confidence.”

Additionally, the NCIS: LOS ANGELES cast will sign autographs on Saturday, July 23 at 11:30AM-12:30PM at the CBS booth on the convention floor. (BOOTH #4129)

NCIS: LOS ANGELES, which premieres its third season on Tuesday, September 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, is a drama about the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security.  By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets.

For the latest updates on all things “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2011, follow us on twitter @NCISLA_CBS and @CBSTVStudios, and follow the cast @LLCoolJ @ChrisOdonnell @BarrettFoa @Ericcolsen @DanielaRuah @ReneefSmith.