Warner Bros. and TV Guide Team Up for Four Collectible Comic-Con Covers!

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - HeaderDYNAMIC DUO SPRINGS BACK INTO ACTION!
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE RETEAM TO DELIVER FANS THE ULTIMATE COMIC-CON® SWAG ITEM: A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE DEVOTED
EXCLUSIVELY TO PROGRAMMING FROM THE STUDIO

 Collect All Four Sets of Flip Covers Featuring Arrow’s Stephen Amell;
Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles;
The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder;
The Originals’ Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis;
Superman 75 and Batman
Get It at the Warner Bros. Booth at Comic-Con, or Buy at
Newsstands and on Digital Platforms Beginning July 17


TV’s super alliance continues as Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine join forces once again to deliver fans the ultimate Comic-Con swag item for the fourth consecutive year: a Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, with insider scoop and behind-the scenes action from the Studio’s series as well as four sets of collectible “flip” covers featuring Arrow star Stephen Amell; Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; and The Originals stars Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis; in addition to a set dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Superman, with Batman on the flip cover.

  • Comic-Con Distribution at the Warner Bros. Booth
    The Warner Bros. TV Guide Magazine special issues will be distributed to fans for free at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on preview night, Wednesday, July 17, and continuing through Sunday, July 21.
  • Newsstand and Digital Platforms
    For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible flip covers will be on sale from July 17 at newsstands wherever TV Guide Magazine is sold. The special issue will also be available digitally on iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire, Zinio and Google platforms.

The 88-page special issue is packed with features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

  • Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series Almost Human, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Fringe’s J.H. Wyman, starring Karl Urban (Star Trek films) and Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening); The Tomorrow People, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Danny Cannon (Nikita) and Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and based on the original UK series; The Vampire Diaries spinoff series The Originals, from Julie Plec; The 100, in which 100 juvenile delinquents are sent to Earth years after a nuclear apocalypse to see if the planet is habitable; and more…

And there’s more! Including:

  • An exclusive Arrow comic created by DC Comics and penned by TV series executive producer Marc Guggenheim
  • A sneak peek inside the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment
  • An in-depth look at the television history of the man of steel — Superman — in honor of the character’s 75th anniversary
  • Behind-the-scenes photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and Warner Bros. Television media cocktail event at Comic-Con 2012
  • A look back at pop-culture costumes seen on The Big Bang Theory
  • Burning questions answered about fans’ favorite shows, including the final season of Nikita
  • And much more…!

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon. And follow TV Guide Magazine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TVGuideMagazine and on Twitter @TVGuideMagazine.

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via Warner Bros. Press Release

Warner Bros. Television Group Descends Upon Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 with Teleporters, Super Heroes, Vampires, Androids and More

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - HeaderHighlights include the world premieres of Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100.


Studio Returns to Comic-Con with 17 Series from Top Producers Including J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti, Eric Kripke, Jonathan Nolan, Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson and Many More


People Get Ready for Screenings, Panels and Signings with the Stars and Producers of Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Childrens Hospital, The Following, Nikita, Person of Interest, Revolution, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, The Originals, The Tomorrow People, The 100, Beware the Batman, MAD, Teen Titans Go! and The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad


Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego, the world’s leading pop-culture convention, next month with 17 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and seven programs making their Comic-Con debut. Comic-Con-favorite stars such as The Following‘s Kevin Bacon; Arrow‘s Stephen Amell; The Vampire DiariesPaul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder (Lost); Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; Almost Human‘s Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening); The 100‘s Henry Ian Cusick (Lost); Childrens Hospital‘s Rob Corddry; and Nikita‘s Maggie Q – to name just a few – will join producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Tomorrow People), Eric Kripke (Revolution), Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People), Kevin Williamson (The Following, The Vampire Diaries) and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

  • Fans can catch screenings of the pilot episodes of highly anticipated new drama series Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100, and hear from producers and stars of the shows during panels and autograph signings
  • The Studio’s 2,400-square foot booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor
  • Cast and producers of Nikita appear for their final Comic-Con panel
  • Comic-Con favorites Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Childrens Hospital, The Following, Person of Interest, Revolution, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries are all back in San Diego, and The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals makes its debut
  • And more surprises to come…
  • For additional info on the Studio’s plans for Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @TheWBdotcom – official hashtag #WBSDCC – and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon
  • To connect with WBTVG in the social space – including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers – check out the social media contacts page here: http://bit.ly/105uMby

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS - SDCCFor the sixth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2013, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100 for the first time ever in public. Additionally, WBTV will unveil a special presentation of The Originals on the big screen, featuring never-before-seen footage that did not air as part of The Originals episode of The Vampire Diaries episode in April.

  • Almost Human - Cast Photo - Karl Urban - Michael Ealy - Lili Taylor - Mackenzie Crook - Michael Irby - Minka KellyAlmost Human: In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like-androids known as synthetics. From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Production and Fringe executive producer J.H. Wyman, Almost Human is the story of Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban – Star Trek), and his life-like android partner Dorian (Michael Ealy – Underworld Awakening).
  • The Originals - Cast Photo - Daniel Gillies - Joseph Morgan - Phoebe Tonkin - Charles Michael Davis - Claire HoltThe Originals: From executive producer Julie Plec comes The Originals, a spinoff of The CW’s #1 series among Adults 18-34 and Comic-Con fan-favorite The Vampire Diaries. The sexy new drama centers on the Original Family, as Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans.

The Tomorrow People - Mark Pellegrino

  • The Tomorrow People: From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Phil Klemmer (Chuck) and Danny Cannon (Nikita), The Tomorrow People is a story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically.
  • "Pilot"The 100: 97 years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, and mankind was nearly destroyed. The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. The stations came together to form the Ark, but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, the decision is made to send The 100, a group of juvenile delinquents, to the surface to test whether Earth is once again habitable.

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - TV SERIES SCHEDULE - SDCCPLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional attendees – as well as information on panel sessions, signings and other events – will be provided as news breaks. Panel times and room locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - THURSDAY, JULY 18 - SDCC

  • MAD - Cartoon NetworkMAD (Mondays 8:30/7:30c Cartoon Network): Get a glimpse behind the MADness with MAD television producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - FRIDAY, JULY 19 - SDCC

  • Almost Human (Late Fall, Mondays 8/7c FOX): Step into the future with series stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and executive producer J.H. Wyman.
  • The Big Bang Theory - Cast Photo - Jim Parsons - Mayim Bialik - Kaley Cuoco - Johnny Galecki - Simon Helberg - Melissa Rauch - Kunal NayyarThe Big Bang Theory (Thursdays 8/7c CBS): In a panel sure to be filled with debate and discussion – and more than a few surprises – executive producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady and the writers of The Big Bang Theory take fans behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy.

Childrens Hospital - Cast Photo - Henry Winkler - Megan Mullally - Malin Akerman - Erinn Hayes - Zandy Hartig - Ken Marino - Rob Huebel - Rob Corddry - Lake Bell

  • Childrens Hospital (Returning This Summer, Adult Swim): Creator/star Rob Corddry and executive producers David Wain and Jonathan Stern join cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel for a sneak peek of the show’s upcoming fifth season.
  • The FollowingThe Following (Midseason, Mondays 9/8c FOX): Become a follower with stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry joining executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega.

Nikita - Cast Photo - Maggie Q - Shane West - Melinda Clarke - Aaron Stanford - Lyndsy Fonseca

  • Nikita (Midseason The CW): Nikita makes its Comic-Con farewell with stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Devon Sawa and Noah Bean joining executive producer Craig Silverstein.
  • The 100 - Cast Photo - Eliza Taylor -  Marie Avgeropoulos - Thomas McDonellThe 100 (Midseason The CW): Series stars Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, and Henry Ian Cusick join executive producers Matthew Miller and Jason Rothenberg.
  • The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad (Coming Soon, CWTV.com) Join producers Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) & Russ Cundiff and creators/stars John Dale & A028_C005_0503BFMichael Hobert as they introduce a new digital series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity.

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  • Arrow - Stephen AmellArrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW): Chills turn to thrills in this session with stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes joining executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
  • The Originals (Tuesdays 8/7c The CW): Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.

Person of Interest - Cast Photo - Jim Caviezel - Taraji P. Henson - Kevin Chapman - Michael Emerson

  • Person of Interest (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS): Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman join members of the cast for their third visit to Comic-Con. (You’re being watched.)

Revolution - Cast Photo - Billy Burke - Tracy Spiridakos  - Giancarlo Esposito - Zak Orth - David Lyons - Elizabeth Mitchell - JD Pardo

  • Revolution (Wednesdays 8/7c NBC): Series stars and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke power up this panel.
  • The Tomorrow People - Cast Photo - Luke Mitchell - Aaron Yoo - Mathieu Young - Robbie Amell - Peyton ListThe Tomorrow People (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW): Practice your teleportation skills and get to this session featuring series stars Robbie Amell, Mark Pellegrino and Peyton List with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Danny Cannon.

The Vampire Diaries - Cast Photo - Nina Dobrev - Paul Wesley - Ian Somerhalder

  • The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW): Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.

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  • Supernatural - Jared Padalecki - Jensen AcklesSupernatural (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW): Returning to Hall H are cast members Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard with executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer.

Beware the Batman - Cartoon Network

  • Beware the Batman (Saturdays 10 a.m. ET/PT Cartoon Network, premiering July 13): The Dark Knight makes his return to television in this new action-packed CG animated series. Producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson will give fans a peek behind the cape.
  • TTG_Ep3_4_Still04Teen Titans Go! (Tuesdays 7:30/6:30c Cartoon Network): Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes and Scott Menville, for this screening and Q&A. Go!

via press Warner Bros. Television Press Release

Warner Bros. Goes Beyond the Con in 2012 with the Extra Live Stage and All 6 Batmobiles!

GO BEYOND THE CON!

 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS “EXTRA AT COMIC-CON®”

 Free Outdoor Entertainment Festival During Comic-Con
Brings Batmobiles, the Extra Stage and More to Fans

For the first time ever, Warner Bros. Entertainment will present Extra at Comic-Con®, a free outdoor entertainment festival happening in San Diego’s Bayfront Park July 12–14 during Comic-Con International: San Diego. Bayfront Park is located between the San Diego Convention Center and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.

  • Located just steps from the Convention Center, Extra at Comic-Con will be a live, multi-day entertainment experience capturing all the excitement of the Studio’s fan-facing properties: From The Lord of the Rings to the DC Universe, they’re all here!

“Everyone at Warner Bros. Television approaches Comic-Con as a fan-first experience. It’s in our DNA, with everything we do — from panels to signings to our bags, posters and more — carefully curated with our fans in mind,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “With the Extra at Comic-Con space, we have created a free and fun outdoor entertainment destination for fans. In addition to having all the Batmobiles on display and game demos, we will be hosting interviews throughout the day on the Extra stage, as well as evening and night events such as screenings and live comedy and musical performances after the convention floor closes for the day. It’s additive to the experience of being at the Con.”

Extra at Comic-Con attractions include:

THE EXTRA STAGE

The centerpiece of this 60,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment event is the Extra stage. Featuring Q&As, live performances, screenings and talent interviews presented by the long-running hit TV entertainment magazine Extra, the stage will be a constant — and free — place for fans to go beyond the Con.

  • Stars from The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, The Vampire Diaries and more will appear live on the Extra stage to tape interviews with Extra’s on-camera hosts

ALL SIX BATMOBILES!

On display in “The Batcave”: all six Batmobiles from television and film! For the first time ever, Comic-Con fans will have the opportunity to see all of Batman’s iconic onscreen vehicles live and in person, from Adam West’s 1955 Lincoln Futura to the Tumbler from The Dark Knight trilogy.

  • Adam West’s 1955 Lincoln Futura. Designed by George Barris, this original Batmobile was featured in the cult classic television series and 1966’s Batman, the Movie.
  • Michael Keaton’s Batmobile from 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns. Sleek and powerful with a central turbine, the vehicles’ slightly retro design followed Tim Burton’s art deco look of the films.
  • Revamped for Joel Schumacher’s 1995 Batman Forever, with bat-lighting and extended fins, Val Kilmer’s hot rod had the ability to drive up walls.
  • Schumacher updated the Batmobile once again for George Clooney in 1997’s Batman & Robin. At 33 feet long and a top speed of 350 mph with afterburner thrust, this was the largest and fastest Batmobile on the road.
  • The Tumbler designed for Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins and 2008’s The Dark Knight is the prototype military vehicle designed by the character Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).
  • The unveiling of the replacement Camouflage Tumbler, to be seen in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, in theaters and IMAX July 20.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS VIDEO GAME SHOWCASE

With anticipation mounting for Warner Bros. Pictures’ December 14, 2012, release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is showcasing two upcoming games set in Middle-earth.

  • Fans can play hands-on with new video game Guardians of Middle-earth as characters including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, Thrain, Galadriel, Legolas and many more. This new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game allows up to 10 players to engage in competitive matches. The game includes tie-ins with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey film. Tournaments will take place each evening, with prizes including custom-painted video game console systems and high-end gaming audio gear.
  • LEGO® The Lord of the Rings: 3D Street Art. From the creative minds at Planet Streetpainting comes a one-of-a-kind, LEGO The Lord of the Rings–inspired 3D street art design that will be created and on display for fans of all ages over the course of three days, July 13–15. Stop by each day and watch the artwork unfold!

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

For exclusive footage from the Extra stage, please visit www.extratv.com and follow Extra on Twitter @extratv.

via Warner Bros. Press Release

Warner Bros. Schedule for Comic-Con 2012

Warner Bros. has released their schedule for Comic-Con 2012 and Twitter will be full of chatter for the next few hours! Lots of favorites will be making an appearance this year. Who else can NOT wait for FRINGE in Hall H on Sunday?! Here’s the press release.

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP BRINGS
DEMON HUNTERS, VAMPIRES, HEROES AND MORE
TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2012

 Stars and Producers of The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Nikita, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, Cult,
The Following, Revolution, Childrens Hospital, DC Nation
and MAD to Appear

The world’s leading pop culture convention is set to begin in just over a month, and Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) will be back with a Bang at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2012. With a star-studded lineup of performers and producers from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series and the Studio’s massive, must-visit booth on the convention floor, WBTVG will once again deliver an unforgettable experience for fans, with a packed schedule of screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

  • For the first time ever, The Big Bang Theory and Fringe panels will take place in Hall H!
  • Note to fans: For the first time, the Fringe panel will be held on Sunday at Comic-Con 2012
  • Hotly anticipated new series like Arrow, Revolution, 666 Park Avenue, Cult and The Following will all host panels, signings and screenings
  • And more surprises to come…

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 • BALLROOM 20

For the fifth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start by hosting a special sneak peek, world premiere screening event on Preview Night.

This year, the Studio is offering fans the opportunity to see five of the most anticipated new drama series of the year, for the first time ever in public.

  • 666 Park Avenue (Sundays 10/9c ABC): Lost’s Terry O’Quinn and Desperate Housewives’ Vanessa Williams headline this seductive drama from Alloy Entertainment as the owners of a Manhattan apartment building who recruit an idealistic young couple to manage the historic site where anything you desire can be yours … for a price.
  • Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW): From Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville, Supernatural, Game of Thrones), this hard-hitting action series reinvents the DC hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime.
  • Cult (Midseason The CW): In this visceral thriller from the creator of Farscape and the producers of Chuck, a bright and driven reporter teams up with an inquisitive television researcher to investigate a series of disturbing disappearances all tied to a wildly popular new television show called … Cult.
  • The Following (Midseason Mondays FOX): Golden Globe winner/Emmy® nominee Kevin Bacon and Rome’s James Purefoy star in this cat-and-mouse thriller from Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) about a diabolical serial killer (Purefoy) and the psychologically scarred ex-FBI agent (Bacon) called in to stop him and the cult of serial killers he has created.
  • Revolution (Mondays 10/9c NBC): In this epic adventure thriller from Supernatural’s Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic landscape of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters where every single piece of technology — phones, computers, cars, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.

TV SERIES SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks. Panel times will be announced in the coming weeks.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

  • MAD (Mondays 8:45/7:45c Cartoon Network): Get a glimpse behind the MADness with MAD television show producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek. Room 6DE
  • Nikita (Fridays 9/8c The CW): Series stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca join executive producer Craig Silverstein. Room 6BCF6BCF

FRIDAY, JULY 13

  • The Big Bang Theory (Thursdays 8/7c CBS): The Big Bang Theory gets even bigger —for the first time ever in Hall H! Series stars and executive producers will be on hand to answer burning questions (liftoff! handholding! was that really Mrs. Wolowitz?) and tease what’s to come in season six. Hall H
  • Cult: Things get scary on Friday the 13th with stars Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal and Robert Knepper joining executive producer Rockne S. O’Bannon. Room 6BCF
  • 666 Park Avenue: Familiarize yourself with the luxurious, yet mysterious, New York City high-rise known as The Drake with series stars Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable joining executive producers David Wilcox (Fringe) and Matthew Miller (Chuck). Room 6BCF
  • Arrow: Chills turn to thrills in this session when Arrow cast members, including Stephen Amell, join producers for a special pilot screening and discussion. Ballroom 20
  • Childrens Hospital (returning in August, Adult Swim): Star/executive producer Rob Corddry and executive producer Jonathan Stern join stars Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler and Ken Marino. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

SATURDAY, JULY 14

  • The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW): Seductive stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and more join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. Ballroom 20
  • The Following: Series stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy join executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega. Room 6BCF
  • Person of Interest (Thursdays 9/8c CBS): The stars and creators of this smash hit drama series discuss season one and give a sneak preview at what’s to come. Room 6BCF
  • Revolution: Series stars Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito and Tracy Spiridakos join creator/executive producer Eric Kripke and director/co-executive producer Jon Favreau. Room 6BCF

SUNDAY, JULY 15

  • Supernatural (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW): Returning to Hall H are series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, joined by recurring guest stars Misha Collins, Jim Beaver and Mark A. Sheppard, as well as new executive producer Jeremy Carver and consulting producer Ben Edlund. Hall H
  • Fringe (Fridays 9/8c FOX): Celebrating its upcoming fifth and final season, Fringe has its first-ever Sunday panel at Comic-Con … in Hall H for the first time. Series stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble join the show’s executive producers for the panel. Hall H
  • DC Nation (Saturdays 10:00–11:00 a.m. ET/PT Cartoon Network): Come get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s in store for this action-comedy packed programming block. Producers to be announced. Room 6BCF

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: GET SUCKED IN Brings New Game Experiences to Facebook

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces the launch of The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In, a new game playable on Facebook. Based on the popular Warner Bros. Television series The Vampire Diaries – airing Thursdays 8/7c on The CW Network – the game is free and accessible for everyone to play.The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In extends the supernatural story of the TV series about two vampire brothers who fall in love with the same beautiful girl. Players begin their own journey of discovery as they explore the town of Mystic Falls and complete missions given to them by characters from the TV series. These missions lead players deeper into the mysteries and events that are unraveling in this pleasant, yet dangerous town.”The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In will draw Facebook fans in with gameplay that builds upon key plot lines involving their favorite characters from The CW’s most popular series,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Now players of the game will get to delve deeper into the engaging mysteries that have made The Vampire Diaries a hit.” “The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In allows fans to participate in a social game that extends beyond The CW’s Thursday episode broadcast and provides an immersive experience for them to visit the world of Mystic Falls – populated with the characters they love – all week,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “The game is fang-tastic.”

Players will explore the world of The Vampire Diaries using the game’s interactive map to move through key locations and uncover dark secrets about the town and its residents, playing games that test their knowledge of The Vampire Diaries along the way and using Facebook credits to purchase in-game items to complete collections, open special prize chests and unlock new areas on the map.

The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In can be found at http://apps.facebook.com/vampirediariesgame/

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About The Vampire Diaries
Based on the best-selling book series by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev (DeGrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Fallen), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Steven R. McQueen (Everwood), Kat Graham (Honey 2), Candice Accola (Juno), Zach Roerig (Friday Night Lights), Michael Trevino (Cane), Matt Davis (Blue Crush) and Joseph Morgan (Ben-Hur). Produced by Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, the series was developed by Kevin Williamson (the Scream films, Dawson’s Creek) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY), who serve as executive producers along with Leslie Morgenstein (Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars) and Bob Levy (Gossip Girl).
via Press Release

Photos from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — “The Birthday” S03E01

The Vampire Diaries season 3 premieres on September 15th. The episode, “The Birthday“, has Stefan traveling with Klaus and they meet up with Ray Sutton (David Gallagher), a werewolf. While back in Mystic Falls, Caroline is planning Elena’s 18th birthday. Elena is worried about Stefan but seems to be drawn to Damon…

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 1 The Birthday
Photos : Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW
©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

Warner Bros. TV and TV Guide Magazine Join Forces for Comic-Con Special Issue

SUPER TEAM: WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE
JOIN FORCES FOR WARNER BROS.-THEMED COMIC-CON SPECIAL ISSUE

Four Collectible TV Guide Magazine Covers Feature Hit Series
“The Big Bang Theory,” “Chuck,” “Fringe” and “The Vampire Diaries”

Excitement is building for Comic-Con 2011, and fans of the hit television series “The Big Bang Theory,” “Chuck,” “Fringe” and “The Vampire Diaries” will have a one-of-a-kind collectible item to bring home from this year’s Con, thanks to Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine. The magazine and WBTV are again teaming up to create a TV Guide Magazine Comic-Con special issue devoted solely to programming from WBTV and the Studio, and the four fan-favorite series listed above will appear on four different collectible covers.

  • All four collectible covers will be distributed at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545, on the convention floor throughout Comic-Con, beginning on preview night, Wednesday, July 20, and continuing through Sunday, July 24.
  • For those not able to attend Comic-Con in person: Fear not! All four collectible covers will be on sale from July 21–28 at newsstand checkout wherever TV Guide Magazine is sold and will also be available at additional newsstands thereafter. The special issue can also be ordered online beginning July 12 at www.tvguidemagazine.com/comiccon.

In addition to the sections on the four cover shows, the 88-page issue is packed with features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

  • An appreciation of WBTV’s “Smallville,” which recently concluded its 10th season
  • The upcoming WBA/Warner Home Video/Warner Premiere release of “Batman: Year One” on Blu-ray™ and DVD

And that’s not all, folks! Don’t miss the following:

  • An exclusive look at three superhero costume re-designs by bestselling artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, for DC Comics The New 52, the upcoming historic renumbering of the entire DC line of comic books with 52 first issues.
  • A classic MAD magazine “Spy vs. Spy” from writer/artist Peter Kuper, celebrating 50 years of the popular feature created by Antonio Prohias.
  • A flaming hot — and currently top secret — foldout poster
  • TV Guide Magazine cover gallery of WBTV series, a behind-the-scenes look at the Warner Bros. booth throughout the years, and the hottest photos from TV Guide Magazine’s Comic-Con photo booth
  • The return of the ultimate superfan quiz and crossword puzzle
  • And more…
For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon. And follow TV Guide Magazine on Twitter @TVGuideMagazine.

Warner Bros. To Follow Comic-Con Autograph Ticket System

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Entertainment are announcing today that Warner Bros. will follow the official Comic-Con International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at this year’s event.

As in years past, all signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, which is #4545 on the Comic-Con show floor.  But under the long-standing Comic-Con system, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at Sails Pavilion #9 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

“Safety is always our main concern with signings or events, so it is Comic-Con policy that access is regulated by a drawing for a chance to win — giving all attendees an equal opportunity to enter,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International.  “We are happy that Warner Bros. has agreed to utilize this system and thank them for once again offering such unique opportunities to our attendees this year, as well as their continued support of Comic-Con.”

Fans interested in attending signings at the Warner Bros. booth should review the schedule listed below, then plan to visit the Sails Pavilion at the time of each drawing.  All fans present at the appointed time will receive numbered tickets that feature a distinct sticker. Then a randomized drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line.

See below for the current schedule of ticket distribution and signing start times.

WARNER BROS. BOOTH (#4545)
COMIC-CON 2011 TICKET DISTRIBUTION AND SIGNING TIMES

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session start times are subject to change.  For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) or at www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Thursday, July 21

Batman: Arkham City
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 10:00 a.m.

Mortal Kombat
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545) 11:45 a.m.

Game of Thrones (HBO)
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 11:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22

The Big Bang Theory
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 10:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:30 p.m.

ThunderCats
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:45 p.m.

Childrens Hospital
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:45 p.m.

True Blood (HBO)
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

MAD
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:30 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

Chuck
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:15 p.m.

Batman: Year One
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

The Vampire Diaries
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 1:00 p.m.

Alcatraz
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:30 p.m.

Person of Interest
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:15 p.m.

Nikita
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 2:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

Fringe
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

The Secret Circle
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:45 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 24

Signing times to be announced.

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Contacts:
Tammy Golihew
(818) 954-4855, tammy.golihew@warnerbros.com
Twitter: @TeeVeeGal
Tom McAlister
(818) 954-7222, tom.mcalister@warnerbros.com
Twitter: @Tom_McAlister

Warner Bros. Television Group Announces Schedule for Comic-Con!

29 DAYS, 23 HOURS, 15 MINUTES AND COUNTING…

Stars and Producers of The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Fringe, Nikita,
Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Alcatraz, Person of Interest,
The Secret Circle, Childrens Hospital, Green Lantern: The Animated SeriesThe Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice To Appear

Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Nearly 3,000-Square-Foot Booth to Host
Signings, Special Events, Digitally Driven Fan Giveaways and More

29 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes until #WBSDCC — The clock is ticking, and Comic-Con is right around the corner! By bringing 16 series to Comic-Con International: San Diego, Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) further strengthens its presence at the world’s leading pop culture convention — and will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for fans in the process. The anticipation is building as a star-studded lineup of performers and producers from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series prepare for a robust schedule of panel sessions, screenings, media appearances and autograph signings.

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #WBSDCC, and visit http://www.thewb.com/comiccon

For a complete social media contact list, including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers, download the social media contacts page here: http://www.thewb.com/comiccon/2011WBSDCCSocialMedia

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

RETURNING FAVORITES

The Big Bang Theory: Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch join creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, and executive producer Steven Molaro

Chuck: Stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky with Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin join co-creator/executive producer Chris Fedak for a panel to discuss the fan-favorite spy series’ final season

Fringe: Stars Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble join executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman

Nikita: Stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca join executive producer Craig Silverstein

Supernatural: Series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles will topline the panel, held this year for the first time ever in Hall H. Additional cast members and executive producers to be announced.

The Vampire Diaries: Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola and Joseph Morgan join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec

Childrens Hospital: Star/executive producer Rob Corddry and executive producers Jonathan Stern join stars Malin Akerman,LakeBell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel and Megan Mullally

NEW SERIES

Alcatraz: Stars Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia join executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff

Person of Interest: Stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P. Henson join executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman

The Secret Circle: Stars Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin and Natasha Henstridge join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson, Andrew Miller and Richard Hatem

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION

Green Lantern: The Animated Series: Executive producer Bruce Timm will join producer Giancarlo Volpe and producer/story editor Jim Krieg for a panel moderated by executive producer/Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Register

The Looney Tunes Show: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, story editor Hugh Davidson and writer Rachel Ramras

MAD: MAD television show producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek, along with MAD magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone and producer Mitch Watson

ThunderCats: Producers Michael Jelenic and Ethan Spaulding, and art director Dan Norton

Young Justice: Producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman, and lead character designer Phil Bourassa

THE BOOTH

And it wouldn’t be Comic-Con without a visit to the Warner Bros. booth. The Studio will once again have a can’t-miss, nearly 3,000-square-foot destination on the convention floor, at space #4545. Anchored by the iconic Warner Bros. Water Tower, the booth is a must-visit location for autograph signings, multiple interactive kiosks for fans to play video games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and much, much more. Stay tuned to @TheWBdotcom on Twitter or http://www.thewb.com/comiccon in the coming weeks for more details about activities at the booth.

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 • 6–9 PM • BALLROOM 20

WBTVG continues its Comic-Con tradition of hosting a special sneak peek premiere event on preview night. This year, the Studio is offering fans the opportunity to see some of the most anticipated new premieres of the year.

Alcatraz: Executive producers J.J. Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff deliver a chilling new midseason drama for FOX revolving aroundAmerica’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists.

The Secret Circle: The ordinary becomes extraordinary in this romantic drama about a coven of young witches, from The Vampire Diaries executive producer Kevin Williamson, based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries).

Person of Interest: From J.J. Abrams and The Dark Knight co-writer Jonathan Nolan comes an action-packed hour for CBS about an ex-CIA operative and a mysterious billionaire who team up to stop violent crimes before they happen in New York City.

Supernatural: The Anime Series: The popular series Supernatural makes history this summer as the first-ever live-action show to be re-imagined in Japanese anime style. Renowned animation studio Madhouse — working with the full approval of series creator Eric Kripke — produced the anime series, which mirrors the story arc of Supernatural’s first two seasons, providing supplemental stories ranging from prequels and spin-offs to untold tales that fit within the Supernatural mythology.

THE TV SERIES SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JULY 22

  • MAD: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 25ABC
  • The Big Bang Theory: 12:30–1:30 p.m., Ballroom 20
  • Childrens Hospital: 1:30–2:20 p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series: 2:00–3:00 p.m., Room 6BCF
  • ThunderCats: 3:30–4:30 p.m., Room 6A

SATURDAY, JULY 23

  • Chuck: 10:00–10:45 a.m., Ballroom 20
  • The Vampire Diaries: 3:30–4:15 p.m., Ballroom 20
  • Fringe: 4:15–5:00 p.m., Ballroom 20
  • Alcatraz: 5:00–6:00 p.m., Ballroom 20
  • The Secret Circle: 5:10–6:00 p.m., Room 6BCF
  • Nikita: 6:00–6:45 p.m., Room 6BCF
  • Person of Interest: 6:45–7:30 p.m., Room 6BCF

SUNDAY, JULY 24

  • Young Justice: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 7AB
  • Supernatural: 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Hall H
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: 1:00–2:00 p.m., Room 6A
  • The Looney Tunes Show: 2:15–3:15 p.m., Room 6A

The CW Network Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

The CW Network will launch the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, September 13, with its boldest schedule yet, including four new series and returning favorites on new nights.

On Tuesday, September 13, the graduates from 90210’s West Beverly High move over to Tuesday nights (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).  Following is one of the most buzzed-about shows of the new season, RINGER (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a woman on the run who assumes her twin sister’s identity, only to discover that her sister’s life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she’s trying to escape.

On Wednesday, September 14, The CW’s new reality series H8R, hosted by Mario Lopez, makes its season premiere (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), bringing celebrities face-to-face with the people who love to hate them, immediately followed by the first-ever All-Star cycle of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

On Thursday, September 15, The CW’s #1 show, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) returns, followed by new drama THE SECRET CIRCLE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), also from executive producer Kevin Williamson and based on a series of books by author L.J. Smith. Britt Robertson stars as Cassie, an orphaned teenage girl who discovers the truth about her lineage – she’s a witch who holds the key to an ancient battle between good and evil.

On September 23, The CW unveils its new action-packed Friday, with NIKITA moving to its new night and time (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the return of the Winchester brothers on SUPERNATURAL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

The Upper East Side drama returns on Monday, September 26, as GOSSIP GIRL moves back to its former timeslot (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by new drama HART OF DIXIE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). From GOSSIP GIRL executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, HART OF DIXIE stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, a sophisticated New York City woman who finds herself practicing medicine in a small Southern town.

Following is The CW’s fall premiere schedule:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

8/7c 90210 (Season Premiere)

9/8c RINGER (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

8/7c H8R (Series Premiere)

9/8c AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Season Premiere)

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

8/7c THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)

9/8c THE SECRET CIRCLE (Series Premiere)

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

8/7c NIKITA (Season Premiere)

9/8c SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

8/7c GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)

9/8c HART OF DIXIE (Series Premiere)

SPRING 2012

ONE TREE HILL (Date TBA)

via The CW