The San Diego Comic-Con has been a TV fan talking point for years now. Come each summer, our favorite TV show creators and TV stars gather in panels to answer fan questions, discuss behind the scenes goings on and, most excitingly, give sneak peeks of their new seasons. Also making appearances are those with brand new shows they want us to watch and love -- like new genre offerings from such famous talents as Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams.
This year's Comic-Con is only a few weeks away and Kristin over at E! Online has the tentative panel schedule. With a potential actor strike looming and with the otherwise unpredictable nature of those in the business of show, nothing is set in stone, but it looks like the creators behind all of our favorite hit shows will be making appearances -- and letting slip the juicy advance news we all crave.
Thursday, July 24
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Fans of the serial killer drama Dexter
will want to keep an out this day when creators and possibly cast members give a presentation. Also appearing will be the people behind the new Knight Rider
remake and a preview of the new NBC series Kings
, which is a modern, magical retelling of the biblical King David story.
10 –11am: Kings
11:45am –12:45pm: Knight Rider
Friday, July 25
Friday will see some love for the long awaited new seasons of both 24
and Prison Break
, though currently their times are not scheduled. Expect some exciting news on these two shows' upcoming seasons.
10:15 – 11:15am: The Big Bang Theory
12:15 – 1:15pm: Stargate Atlantis
3 – 4pm: Ghost Hunters
Times to be announced: 24
, Prison Break
Saturday, July 26
Saturday is going to be a huge day for TV lovers. Not only will hits like Lost
, Battlestar Galactica
, The Office
and others show off their goods, but this will be the day that everyone can get a sneak peak at two of the upcoming season's most exciting new series: J.J. Abram's Fringe
and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse
. The folks over at Heroes
will also be on hand to try and reassure us that their third season will be awesome, and they are reportedly planning to bring the entire cast along to do so.
10:45 – 11:45am: Heroes
11:30 – 12:30pm: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
12:45 – 1:45pm: The Office
writers with Rainn Wilson
2:15 – 3:15pm: Battlestar Galactica
3:15 – 4:15pm: Pushing Daisies
3:30 – 4:30pm : Chuck
4:45 – 5:45pm: Fringe
4:45 – 5:45pm: Eureka
6 – 7pm: Jason Smilovic of My Own Worst Enemy
and Ronald D. Moore of Virtuality
, TV Guide panel
7:15 – 8:15pm: MythBusters
Time to be announced: Dollhouse
Sunday, July 27
Sunday is a CW fan's day, as both Smallville
will have their panels. Rumors say that Jared Padalecki
will be at Comic-Con to help promote the new Friday the 13th
movie, so there's a good chance he might be there for the Supernatural
panel as well.
10 – 11am: Smallville
10:30 – 11:30am: It's Always Sunny in Philadephia
11:15am – 12:15pm: Supernatural
1:45 – 2:45pm: Ghost Whisperer
It's going to be a crazy weekend, and those scheduled shows are only the tip of the iceberg. Still more panels are planned, though their schedules are still to be announced. Those shows include American Dad
, Family Guy
, Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show
, Kyle XY
, The Middleman
, Mystery Science Theater 3000
, Samurai Girls
, The Simpsons
, The Spectacular Spider-Man
and Wizard's First Rule
BuddyTV will be on hand at Comic-Con this year to bring you all the news as it happens, so be there next month when the most exciting pop culture convention of the summer goes down.
- , BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: Watch with Kristin
(Photo courtesy of The TV Addict)