Comic-Con 2014 Day 3 TV schedule features 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'The Simpsons' and 'Gotham'
Since we're all about TV here at Zap2it, we compiled every TV panel for Saturday, July 26 into one easy schedule. Even if you won't be in San Diego for the event, Zap2it will be on the scene, conducting interviews and covering panels to bring the news straight to a computer or mobile device near you.
Here is the full list of Saturday's TV panels. All times Pacific:
"The Simpsons" 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.
Cartoon Network: "Steven Universe" 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Believe in Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl ... and STEVEN at this star-studded, musically inspired gem of a panel brought to you by Cartoon Network. Sure to delight your eyeballs and earlobes, you won't want to miss a moment of the magic. Get the inside scoop and exclusive content from the following guardians of the universe: Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey (supervising director), Zach Callison (Steven), Estelle (Garnet), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), and Tom Scharpling (Greg Universe).
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
"Phineas and Ferb" 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
"Mom! Phineas and Ferb are doing a Comic-Con panel again!" Show creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with voice talent Vincent Martella ("The Walking Dead"), Alyson Stoner ("Step Up 3D"), and the stars of the series present an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what's to come for Disney Channel's hit animated series, including a sneak peek at this summer's epic crossover event: "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars." The panel will also feature sneak peeks of two new animated shows coming to Disney XD!
"Once Upon a Time" 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
"Once Upon a Time" has "Frozen" over! As Elsa enters Storybrooke, she brings an icy new twist to the lives of the rest of the fairytale inhabitants. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis ("Lost"), and Adam Horowitz ("Lost") along with Lana Parrilla ("24"), Josh Dallas ("Thor"), Emilie de Ravin ("Lost"), Colin O'Donoghue ("The Rite"), and Jared Gilmore ("Mad Men") discuss the upcoming season of new characters, new adventures and new rivalries.
Cartoon Network: "The Regular Show" 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dude, the extraordinary hit comedy from Cartoon Network is returning to the spotlight in San Diegooooooooooh! It's been the Year of the Rigby, a season filled with hilarious adventure and shockers. Brace yourselves for a special Regular Show panel with even more fun and surprises-including never-before-seen footage. The following slackers will be appearing all the way from the park: Regular Show creator J. G. Quintel (Mordecai), William Salyers (Rigby), Roger Craig Smith (Thomas), Minty Lewis (voice of Eileen and storyboard artist), Matt Price (story editor), and Sean Szeles (supervising director).
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Nickelodeon: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - Booyakasha! 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Revel in the mutation madness as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nunchuk their way through bad guys, eat pizza, and kick Kraang butt! Executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman pull back the curtain to give an in-depth look at the creation of the current series and talk with the amazing voice talent behind NYC's most dangerous teenagers: Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Seth Green (Leonardo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Josh Peck (Casey Jones), and Kelly Hu (Karai). Moderated by Rich Magallanes (SVP of current series animation for Nickelodeon).
TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
TV Guide magazine returns to San Diego for its annual all-star panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV's hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include Misha Collins ("Supernatural"), Sam Heughan ("Outlander"), Colin O'Donoghue ("Once Upon a Time"), Aisha Tyler ("Archer"), and others.
"Helix" 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Get top line security clearance for behind-the-scenes secrets from Syfy's hit show Helix. Kyra Zagorsky (Dr. Julia Walker), Mark Ghanime (Major Sergio Balleseros), Jordan Hayes (Dr. Sarah Jordan), Neil Napier (Dr. Peter Farragut), and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Steven Maeda give you exclusive access to Arctic Biosystems and divulge details about what's in store for season 2 when the series returns. Moderated by journalist and author Geoff Boucher.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
"Family Guy" 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The Griffins are back at Comic-Con with an exclusive sneak peek at the historic "Family Guy"/"The Simpsons" crossover episode in which Peter and clan hit Springfield! Celebrate season 13 with Seth Green ("Robot Chicken"), Mike Henry ("The Cleveland Show"), and executive producers Rich Appel ("The Simpsons", "The Cleveland Show"), Steve Callaghan ("American Dad"), Danny Smith, and co-executive producer Peter Shin, plus other surprise guests.
"Defiance" 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The explosive second season of Defiance has kicked into gear, and nothing is as it seems. Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), and the rest of the cast of Syfy's groundbreaking multi-platform series discuss the big changes-and huge chances-their characters have taken in this dark and daring chapter of the show. Moderated by entertainment journalist and professional nerd Aaron Sagers.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
"The Blacklist" 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
James Spader ("The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Boston Legal") and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp ("The Call," "Taking Lives") and John Eisendrath ("Alias," "Beverly Hills, 90210") discuss the genesis of the NBC hit series. Join James and the executive producers for a compelling conversation moderated by Mike Schneider (executive editor, TV Guide magazine). The Blacklist returns to NBC September 22 at 10:00 following The Voice.
"American Dad" 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Get an exclusive look at the new season of "American Dad" -- soon to be in all new episodes on TBS -- as well as a Q&A with fans featuring Dee Bradley Baker ("Phineas and Ferb," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars") and executive producers Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle, and more.
"Lost" Podcast and Beyond 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For their 8th annual SDCC panel, Jay and Jack Glatfelter ("The Leftovers with Jay and Jack," "Jay and Jack's Ramblecast") get "lost" in TV talk. The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack will discuss ABC's Lost four years after the finale and address rumors of a remake. They will also discuss shows that have filled the "Lost" void such as "The Leftovers," "Game of Thrones," "True Detective," and more. Moderated by Ralph Apel.
"The Awesomes": A Hulu Original 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hulu's hit original series, "The Awesomes," is back! This animated show for adults combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the hallmark irreverent and inspired comedy of co-creators Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker ("Late Night with Seth Meyers"). It's the story of the greatest superhero team in history, "The Awesomes," and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. Season 2 pits The Awesomes against new supervillain Malocchio Jr. (Will Forte) and his mom, Lady Malocchio (Maya Rudolph). In addition to keeping the streets safe, Prock (Meyers) will face one of his biggest challenges yet: new love interest Jocelyn Stone (Amy Poehler) and an unexpected love triangle. Join co-creators Meyers and Shoemaker, cast members Taran Killam ("Saturday Night Live"), and Josh Meyers ("That '70s Show"), and writer/producer Dan Mintz ("Bob's Burgers") for a special Comic-Con panel and audience Q&A that will include never-before-seen footage. The second season of "The Awesomes" premieres August 4 on Hulu. It is a Hulu co-production with Broadway Video ("Saturday Night Live") and Bento Box Entertainment ("Bob's Burgers").
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
"Grimm" Season 4 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a reception with an angry wesen village! Adalind with an empty baby carriage?! Nick's Grimm powers pillaged?! Captain Renard's blood spillage?! Season 3 left us screaming for answers! Join your fellow "Grimmsters" for a panel filled with wesen, season 4 themes, and of course, a Q&A session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt, and Norberto Barba. Moderated by Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times.
The "Nerdist" Panel 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central's "@Midnight," AMC's "Talking Dead") and some very-relevant-to-your-interests talent from across the growing Nerdist Empire will engage in lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, big announcements, and, of course, quemments await!
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
"Ascension" 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of people on a century-long voyage to find a new home for humanity. Lucky for us, two of those people were Tricia Helfer (Viondra Denninger) and Brian Van Holt (Captain William Denninger). Join them, the rest of the cast and executive producer Philip Levens as they give you an exclusive look deep into space-and the mysteries that unfold there-in Syfy's hotly anticipated event series, Ascension.
"The Vampire Diaries" Special Video Presentation and Q&A 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
The cast and creative team behindThe Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance! Series stars Nina Dobrev ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), Paul Wesley ("Roll Bounce"), Ian Somerhalder ("Lost"), and Kat Graham ("Honey 2") join executive producer/writer Julie Plec ("The Originals," "Kyle XY") for a video screening and Q&A session. The CW's #1 series returns for season 6 this fall with more of its hallmark twists and turns, a few familiar faces-and to answer the burning question: What the hell happened to Damon and Bonnie?! From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, "The Vampire Diaries" airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and "The Vampire Diaries": The Complete Fifth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and digital HD on September 9.
Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick A** 4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
A discussion among Maisie Williams ("Game of Thrones"), Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy"), Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones"), and other fierce, fearless, and flat-out fantastic female actors who open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
"True Blood" panel and Q&A 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated True Blood kicked off its 10-episode seventh and final season June 22 on HBO. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd). Brian Buckner serves as executive producer of the series, which also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam; Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Carrie Preston as Arlene Bellefleur, and Chris Bauer as Andy Bellefleur, Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin and Nathan Parsons as James. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ball created and is also an executive producer on the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.
"Constantine" Pilot Screenings and Q&A 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness-from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, he's an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, each with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural, but when a cryptic message calls him out to reluctantly resume his old life, he finds himself saving the life of a young woman whom he's never met but is connected to in a very important way. With dark forces gathering power in the world, Constantine allies himself with Manny, a rogue warrior angel, and his giant childhood protector Chas-the only friend who's managed to stay alive. Based on characters published by DC Entertainment, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn't come down on the side of either good or evil...but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan ("Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"), Harold Perrineau ("Lost") and Charles Halford ("True Detective") and executive producers Daniel Cerone ("Dexter") and David S. Goyer ("The Dark Knight" trilogy). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, "Constantine" will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC this fall, premiering October 24th.
"Salem" 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
The star-studded cast -- including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, and Elise Eberle -- along with executive producers Brannon Braga ("Star Trek," "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), Adam Simon, and Josh Barry look back at intriguing footage from the groundbreaking first season of th"e series, from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th-century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. Followed by an audience Q&A.
"Person of Interest" Special Video Presentation and Q&A 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
The smash hit "Person of Interest" returns to San Diego for the fourth year. Executive producer Greg Plageman and series offer a special video presentation and Q&A. Join the discussion, as the science "fiction" of "Person of Interest" stays one step ahead of real-world events. The thrilling finale left us with a second machine-Samaritan-now online, making the elusive team targets themselves, hiding in plain sight. The only thing more frightening than the ruthless Decima organization calling the shots is leaving those decisions up to an untested Machine. Facing a dangerous tomorrow, the POI team must find a way to outsmart Samaritan, an all-seeing, all-powerful artificial intelligence that's self-governing, continually evolving, and growing stronger every day. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, "Person of Interest" returns for its fourth season in the fall on Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS. Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 2.
"American Horror Story: Coven" 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Who's the baddest witch in town? For the first time ever, the critically acclaimed miniseries visits Comic-Con with an exclusive look back at "AHS: Coven" followed by an all-star panel featuring AHS cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and executive producer Tim Minear. The panel will also treat fans to some exclusive secrets from the set of the next franchise installment, "AHS: Freak Show."
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment: "The Flash," "Constantine," "Arrow," and the World Premiere of "Gotham" with Special Appearances by Casts and Producers, Hosted by "Arrow"s Stephen Amell 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
DC fans-get ready for a superhero Saturday night, designed specifically for you! For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment will present a three-hour event in Hall H featuring some of DC Comics's greatest characters. Kicking off the exclusive evening is the world premiere public screening of the highly anticipated new drama series "Gotham," allowing fans their first trip into the dangerous and compelling world of the iconic city. This will be the only screening of Gotham at Comic-Con, and it will be followed by a screening of the complete pilot episode of new action-drama The Flash, as well as exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast and producers from all four series will make special appearances on stage throughout the night, with the festivities to be hosted by Oliver Queen himself -- "Arrow" star Stephen Amell.
" Gotham" - Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. With a reputation synonymous with law and order, Commissioner James Gordon is one of the crime world's greatest foes. Everyone knows the name. But what is known of Gordon's rise from rookie detective to police commissioner? And what did it take to navigate the layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains-the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? Gotham is the origin story of the great DC Comics supervillains and vigilantes, revealing a new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist," "Rome"), this one-hour drama follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular superheroes of our time. The series stars Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C."), Donal Logue ("Sons of Anarchy," "Vikings"), Sean Pertwee ("Elementary"), Robin Lord Taylor ("The Walking Dead"), Erin Richards ("Being Human"), David Mazouz ("Touch"),Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara ("Burn Notice"), Cory Michael Smith ("Carol"), Victoria Cartagena ("The Good Wife"), Andrew Stewart-Jones ("Person of Interest"), and Jada Pinkett Smith ("The Matrix" films), and is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon ("Nikita"), and John Stephens ("Gossip Girl"). From Warner Bros. Television, "Gotham" premieres this fall, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.
" The Flash" - From the "Arrow" creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, "The Flash" is a fast-paced superhero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. Written by Berlanti, Kreisberg, and DC Entertainment's chief creative officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows Central City police scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the genuine desire to help others. Standing still emotionally since the day his mother was murdered (and his father unjustly jailed for the crime), Barry was taken in as a child by the investigating Detective West and raised in a cop's home alongside West's super-smart daughter (and Barry's dream girl), Iris. But when an unexpected and devastating accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. With a winning personality and a smile on his face, Barry Allen-aka The Flash-is finally moving forward in life...very, very fast! The series stars Grant Gustin ("Arrow"), Candice Patton ("The Game"), Rick Cosnett ("The Vampire Diaries"), Danielle Panabaker ("Necessary Roughness"), Carlos Valdes (on Broadway, "Once"), with Tom Cavanagh ("Ed"), and Jesse L. Martin ("Law & Order"). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, "The Flash" premieres this fall on Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
" Constantine" - John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness -from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, he's an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, each with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural, but when a cryptic message calls him out to reluctantly resume his old life, he finds himself saving the life of a young woman whom he's never met but is connected to in a very important way. With dark forces gathering power in the world, Constantine allies himself with Manny, a rogue warrior angel, and his giant childhood protector, Chas-the only friend who's managed to stay alive. Based on characters published by DC Entertainment, "Constantine" reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn't come down on the side of either good or evil...but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. The series stars Matt Ryan ("Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"), Harold Perrineau ("Lost"), and Charles Halford ("True Detective") and is executive produced by Daniel Cerone ("Dexter") and David S. Goyer ("The Dark Knight" trilogy). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, "Constantine" will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC, premiering October 24.
" Arrow" - "Arrow" series stars Stephen Amell ("Private Practice"), Katie Cassidy ("Supernatural"), David Ramsey ("Dexter"), Emily Bett Rickards ("Flicka: Country Pride"), Colton Haynes ("Teen Wolf"), Willa Holland ("The O.C."), Paul Blackthorne ("The River"), and John Barrowman ("Torchwood") -- with executive producers Greg Berlanti ("The Flash"), Marc Guggenheim ("Green Lantern"), and Andrew Kreisberg ("Fringe") -- will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and discussion previewing the show's highly anticipated third season. Based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, "Arrow" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns for a third season this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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