Comic-Con 2012: 'Elementary,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'Merlin' Schedule Panels
Comic-Con 2012: 'Elementary,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'Merlin' Schedule Panels
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Although the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con has not yet seen fit to release a full schedule of events and panels, the various shows and production companies are doing a good job of filling up the schedule on their own. The latest additions? New shows Elementary and Beauty and the Beast, along with the returning series, Merlin.

Elementary at Comic-Con

While not a bad fit, the inclusion of CBS' new drama, Elementary was definitely not certain. The show is a crime/mystery drama that updates the Sherlock Holmes stories into a modern, New York-based setting. Additional twists on the classic include a female Watson (Lucy Liu) and a recover drug addict Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller).

The Elementary panel will be held in Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 12 at 4:40pm. In addition to Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, executive producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly will be on the panel.

Beauty and the Beast at Comic-Con

Elementary isn't the only new show based on older material to find a place at the San Diego Comic-Con. Beauty and the Beast -- The CW's reboot of the 1980s Linda Hamilton drama -- will attend SDCC as well.

The new series stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan in the title roles. Kreuk's character is a police officer who meets up with a mysterious and dangerous stranger -- a stranger who saved her life several years before.

The creepy, sci-fi friendly show should be a good fit at Comic-Con. Unfortunately, there is no SDCC screening of the pilot scheduled at this time, but hopefully the panel will make up for that. Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan will be joined on the panel by executive producers Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper, Brian Peterson and Kelly Sounders. You can catch it in Ballroom 20 at 3:30pm on Thursday, July 12.

Merlin at Comic-Con

It's not just new shows at Comic-Con, of course. And a show like Merlin -- focusing on a retelling of the King Arthur legend -- could hardly miss a trip to San Diego.

The show will return with a panel on Sunday, July 15 in Room 6BCF at 10:30am. Stars Colin Morgan (Merlin) and Katie McGrath (Morgana) will be on the panel with co-creator and executive producer Johnny Capps. More stars might join in the panel discussion, and there will be autograph opportunities available Sunday as well.

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