Comic-Con begins July 22, and while the full schedule of TV and film panels won’t be released for about two weeks, 20th Century FOX provided a sneak peek at their big shows and panels.

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Seven of the studio’s 11 TV panels are for animated series, but the most attention will most likely come for the mid-season show Terra Nova.  The show about a family who goes back to prehistoric times is produced by Steven Spielberg and the panel will feature executive producer David Fury, a staple of Comic-Con thanks to his involvement in Buffy, Lost and 24.

Bones and Glee are both returning, despite having nothing to do with sci-fi or comic books, but in the strangest move ever, FX drama Sons of Anarchy will be making its Comic-Con debut to promote the upcoming third season.  What does an intense almost Shakespearean biker gang drama have to do with science fiction?  If you can answer that question, you’re smarter than I am.

The other seven panels will feature the Sunday night animated comedies plus Futurama, which is back on the air thanks to a new life on Comedy Central.

And if you’re worried about Fringe, these are just the shows produced by 20th Century FOX, and Fringe is from Warner Brothers.  If Sons of Anarchy gets a panel, you can bet Fringe will be there too.

Here’s a quick rundown of the panels to help you begin your Comic-Con planning.


Bob’s Burgers (11am): The new mid-season animated series on FOX.

Neighbors from Hell (12pm): The panel for the new TBS animated series will feature many of the stars who provide voices on the show including Molly Shannon and Patton Oswalt.

Bones (2pm): Creator Hart Hanson and star David Boreanaz will be on hand to discuss season 6.

Terra Nova (3:30pm): The new Spielberg epic series panel will feature executive producers Brannon Braga and David Fury plus the pilot’s director, Alex Graves (who also directed the pilot of Fringe).


Family Guy (11am): Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein and Seth Green will be on hand to discuss the show.

The Cleveland Show (11:45am): The panel will feature the cast as well as a table read for part of an upcoming episode featuring Cleveland at Comic-Con.

Futurama (12:45pm): The stars and creators will all be there for the grand return to the airwaves with new episodes this year, complete with a special look at what Comic-Con will be like in the 31st century.

The Simpsons (1:30pm): The creators will be there to discuss the upcoming 22nd season.


American Dad (12:30pm): MacFarlane returns for his third TV show panel of the event.

Glee (1:30pm): Check out an exclusive first look at season 2 with the creators and stars.

Sons of Anarchy (2:45pm): Creator Kurt Sutter and stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal will all be there to discuss the upcoming third season of the FX drama.

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