As we’ve been telling you, if Comic-Con follows its usual practice, official schedules will be released on a daily basis beginning today for events on the Wednesday of Comic-Con two weeks later; tomorrow will see the release of the Thursday events, etc. It’s still fun, though, to see the press releases that are issued in advance. This one is from CBS Television Studios on behalf of the reboot of the 1980s series Beauty and the Beast, along with its stablemate Elementary:
CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS TO FEATURE WORLD PREMIERE SCREENINGS OF HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW SERIES “ELEMENTARY” AND “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” AT COMIC-CON 2012
Star-Studded Panels to Include Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu for “Elementary,” and Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan for “Beauty and the Beast”
June 26, 2012 – Los Angeles – CBS Television Studios will feature the world premiere screenings of its highly-anticipated fall series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ELEMENTARY at Comic-Con 2012 during back-to-back panels in Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 12. After premiering the first episodes exclusively for Comic-Con fans, panel discussions will follow with producers and fan-favorites Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and producers and series stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu for ELEMENTARY.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Screening and Panel Hashtag: #batbSDCC
(Thursday, July 12 at 3:30-4:35 PM, Ballroom 20)
Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) along with Executive Producers Jennifer Levin (Without a Trace), Sherri Cooper (Brothers & Sisters), Brian Peterson (Smallville) and Kelly Souders (Smallville) discuss the new CW fall series, a modern adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Centering on Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective who is haunted by witnessing her mother’s murder nine years ago – as well as the murderer’s quick demise at what she perceived to be the hands of a beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally discovers the beast is Vincent Keller (Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong and left him to lead a secret life in hiding. Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dalton Ross (Assistant Managing Editor, Entertainment Weekly).
Kreuk, Ryan and the show executive producers will participate in an exclusive autograph signing following the panel at the CW/CBS Booth at 5:00-6:15 PM on the convention floor.
For the latest updates on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and BTS coverage of Comic-Con, go to: www.cwtv.com/beautyandthebeast, www.facebook.com/BeautyandtheBeast; Twitter: @CW_Network, @CBSTVStudios, @MsKristinKreuk
ELEMENTARY Screening and Panel Hashtag: #ItsElementary
(Thursday, July 12 at 4:40-5:45 PM, Ballroom 20)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson over 120 years ago, and this fall on CBS the legendary characters get a contemporary update cracking cases in present-day New York City. Brilliant investigator Sherlock, played by Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), is a recent rehab graduate paired with his worst nightmare: sober coach Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels). Together, Sherlock’s unique detective skills and Watson’s medical expertise form a formidable force capable of solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Be the first to see the premiere episode of the new television series followed by a panel discussion with series stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Executive Producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly and moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Assistant Managing Editor Dalton Ross.
For the latest updates on ELEMENTARY and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2012, go to www.cbs.com/shows/elementary, www.facebook.com/ElementaryCBS; Twitter: @Elementary_CBS, @CBSatComicCon @CBSTVStudio
Stars Miller and Liu and creators of ELEMENTARY will participate in an exclusive autograph signing at the CBS/CW Booth on Thursday, July 12 at 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM.
For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @CBSTVStudios and visit http://cbstelevisionstudios.tumblr.com/.