Comic-Con 2010: Full Weekend Television Schedule

Thursday, July 22

12:00-1:00: Caprica, Battlestar, and Beyond— Hosted by actor/author Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt. Apollo, So Say We All), this panel features composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar, Eureka, Caprica), producer/writer Michael Tayler (Battlestar, Caprica, Star Trek), science consultant Kevin Grazier (Battlestar, Eureka), and special guests. Richard and the panelists will proide reviews, discussion, and Q&A of Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, and the upcoming BSG movie, including trailers.

1:00-2:00: USA Network’s Burn Notice— Bruce Campbell (Sam Axe), Matt Nix (creator and executive producer), and Alfredo Barrios, Jr. (executive producer) host a panel discussion and answer questions about the creative process of evolving an embryonic idea into a finished episode of cable’s #1 show.

: USA Network’s Psych— The creative team behind the most-watched comedy series on cable TV! Enjoy some face-time with series stars James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton “Gus” Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara), Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter), Kirsten Nelson (Chief Karen Vick), and Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer). Joining the cast will be Steve Franks (creator and executive producer), Kelly Kulchak (executive producer), and Chris Henze (executive producer), moderated by Psych’s resident funnyman Andy Berman (co-executive producer, ex-actor, and longtime writer).

3:30-4:30: Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries— A discussion with geek gods J. J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on the future of pop culture.

3:45-4:45: TV Guide Magazine And The Paley Center For Media Present: A Leap Of Faith, A Quantum Leap Retrospective— Moderated by TV Guide Magazine Executive Editor Craig Tomashoff, this panel will take a look back at the cultural phenomenon of the hit series Quantum Leap featuring clips from the Paley Center collection and a discussion with series star Scott Bakula (Men of A Certain Age, Star Trek: Enterprise, Chuck).

4:30-5:30: Behind the Music: Composing for Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy Film & TV

4:45-5:45: Our Heroes Have More Fun: the Anti-Heroes of Showtime— Hear firsthand from the showrunners, creators, and actors who have helped define this phenomenon.

5:00-6:00: Adult Swim: Childrens Hospital— Check out the Childrens Hospital panel and hear from the show’s creative team joined by members of their ensemble cast.

6:00-7:00: Showtime’s Dexter— What’s next for America’s Favorite Serial Killer? Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of Dexter. Featured panelists include Michael C. Hall (series star/executive producer), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), Desmond Harrington (Quinn), and executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Chip Johannessen (24), and Manny Coto (Star Trek: Enterprise).

Friday, July 23

10:00-11:00: Comedy Central: Ugly Americans—

10:15-11:15: Aloha, Earth!— Lost castaway found! Battlestar Cylon becomes human! Star Trek writers return from space! A supernatural force has drawn some of sci-fi’s giants back to Earth­ — and they’re all gathering on a beautiful and mysterious island in the Pacific. It’s Hawaii Five-0, a modern-day reimagining of one of television’s most beloved and iconic classics. The epic series, one of the most anticipated new shows of the season, will explore the origins of the Five-0 team and build on an already rich mythology. Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) and Peter M. Lenkov (24), director Len Wiseman (Underworld), and stars Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) present an exclusive sneak peek at the series and an in depth discussion on how they plan to marry their genre sensibilities with a classic police procedural.

10:30-11:30: Stargate Universe— Creative team and cast.

11:00-12:00: Bob’s Burgers—
Screening of never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A.

11:30-12:30: AMC’s The Walking Dead

11:30-12:30: Caprica— Featuring Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama), Ronald D. Moore (co-creator/executive producer), and David Eick (executive producer) and moderated by Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times.

12:00-1:00: Neighbors from Hell— Executive producers Pam Brady (South Park) and Mireille Soria (Madagascar) screen a never-before-seen episode of their newly launched TBS animated series and take questions from the audience, along with cast.

12:45-1:45: The Big Bang Theory— It’s “Anything Can Happen Friday” as The Big Bang Theory returns  with a special screening and Q&A featuring the show’s creators and stars.

2:00-3:00: Yo Gabba Gabba! – Panel, Q&A, and Prize Giveaway

2:00-2:45: Bones— Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson and star David Boreanaz are on hand to discuss what went down in Season 5 of Bones and the cliffhanger finale. The panel will be followed with a Q&A session.

2:15-3:15: The Cape: Sneak Peek and Panel Discussion

2:30-3:30: Nickelodeon: Penguins, Lemurs, and Pandas, Oh My!

3:00-3:45: The Joss Whedon Experience— Joss Whedon and a few thousand of his closest friends for the Q&A.

3:15-4:15: Spartacus: Blood and Sand— Andy Whitfield (McLeod’s Daughters) makes his Comic-Con debut, along with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), John Hannah (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), and Viva Bianca (Bad Bush). Executive producer Stephen S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast to discuss the upcoming prequel, titled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, expected to air on Starz in January 2011.

3:30-4:30: Terra Nova—
Cast and creative team talk this new event drama slated for midseason on Fox from Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin. [UPDATE: THIS PANEL HAS BEEN CANCELED]

4:00-5:00 Entertainment Weekly: Girls Who Kick Ass: A New Generation of Heroines—

4:30-5:30: Adult Swim Panel Featuring Robot Chicken, Venture Bros, and Metalocalypse— Show creators Seth Green, Matt Senreich, and Tom Root (Robot Chicken), Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer (Venture Bros), and Brendon Small (Metalocalypse) discuss their original series, screen sneak peeks, and answer questions. Keith Crofford, VP of production at Adult Swim, will moderate.

4:45-5:45: Falling Skies— Steven Spielberg’s new series that envisions a world where aliens have invaded and the fate of humanity lies in the hands of a few survivors. Q&A with some cast and creative team.

5:15-6:15: True Blood Panel and Q&A session

6:00-7:00: BBC America’s Being Human—
Creator/writer Toby Whithouse and cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner, and Sinead Keenan are on stage for a fan Q&A and exclusive inside peek at the new U.S. premiere season launching the same weekend as Comic-Con.

6:00-7:00: Archer— Creator and executive producer Adam Reed screens selected scenes from the FX animated series.

6:30-7:30: TV Guide Magazine: The 2010 Hot List

7:30-8:30: Discovery Channel’s Reign of the Dinosaurs

: Syfy Friday Night Screening: Eureka and Haven

Saturday, July 24

10:00-11:00: Nickelodeon Presents: The SpongeBob SquarePants Secret Formula Revealed!

10:00-11:00: Mad about MAD!

10:00-10:45 Chuck Screening and Q&A— Chuck executive producers and co-creators Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl) and Chris Fedak appear along with series stars such as Zachary Levi.

11:00-11:45: Family Guy— A discussion about all things Family Guy with Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and others.

11:15-12:15: The Event: World-Premiere Pilot Screening and Q&A with Cast and Producers—

11:30-12:30: Nickelodeon: Hartman’s Heroes: The Fairly OddParents and T.U.F.F. Puppy—

11:45-12:30: The Cleveland Show— Join the cast and producers of The Cleveland Show for a sneak peek at Season Two, a live table read of one act of Cleveland’s upcoming trip to Comic-Con, and an audience Q&A session featuring Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Rich Appel, Sanaa Lathan, and Kevin Michael Richardson.

12:45-1:30: Futurama— Celebrate Futurama’s triumphant re-return to the airwaves!

1:00-2:00 Sanctuary— Panel discussion abouy SyFy series

1:30-2:15 The Simpsons—
Get insights into the daily doings of this series from creator Matt Groening, showrunner Al Jean, executive producer Matt Selman, and supervising director Mike Anderson.

1:45-2:45: Cartoon Network: Action Adventure Animation—

2:30-3:15: V Screening and Q&A

3:00-4:00: Nickelodeon’s Fanboy & Chum Chum: Blah! Blah! Blah!

3:00-4:00: NBC’s Community Cast and Creative Team— The cast and producers will have a Q&A session.

3:15-4:15: ABC’s No Ordinary Family: Exclusive Premiere— Michael Chiklis (The Shield),  Julie Benz (Dexter), and executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Jon Harmon Feldman (Tru Calling), and David Semel (Heroes) present an exclusive screening of the new ABC series and discussion.

3:15-4:15: Fringe Screening and Q&A

3:30-5:00: Warehouse 13 and Eureka— Panels

4:15-5:00: The Vampire Diaries Screening and Q&A— The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to discuss the series.

5:00-6:00 G4: Attack of the Show— Panel

5:15-6:15: Nikita Pilot Screening and Q&A

6:00-7:00: Lost But Not Forgotten—
Lost Encyclopedia authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, along with other special Lost guests, discuss the show’s legacy, their thoughts on the finale, and the creation of the forthcoming Lost Encyclopedia.

6:15-7:00: Human Target Screening and Q&A

7:15-8:15: MythBusters— Panel

7:15-8:45: Kevin Smith— Spend a quiet, refined evening with the one-and-only Kevin Smith.

Sunday, July 25

10:00-11:00: Nickelodeon Presents: SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents, Fanboy, and The Troop— Screening of your favorite Nickelodeon shows

10:00-11:00: Smallville Screening and Q&A

10:30-11:30: ABC’s Castle: Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic—
Up close and personal with actors Nathan Fillion (Firefly) and Stana Katic (Quantum of Solace), creator Andrew Marlowe (Air Force One), and executive producers Rob Bowman (X-Files) and Laurie Zaks.

11:15-12:15: Cartoon Network: Tower Prep with Firebreather Sneak

11:15-12:15: Supernatural Screening and Q&A

11:45-12:45: Comic-Con Debut: International Hit Merlin— Behind-the scenes

12:30-1:30 Phineas and Ferb— Panel

12:30-1:15: American Dad— See a never-before-seen episode of American Dad in various stages of animation followed by a Q&A session with producers Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman and cast members Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes, and Rachael MacFarlane.

1:00-2:00: Unnatural History Episode Screening and Q&A

1:00-2:00: Nickelodeon’s The Troop: A Monster a Day Is All We Ask!

1:30-2:30: Glee— Get an exclusive first look at what’s in store for season 2 from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, along with stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera, as they share some never-before-seen footage, spill behind-the-scenes secrets, and take questions from the crowd.

2:15-3:15: Scooby-Doo Screening and Q&A

2:45-3:45: Sons of Anarchy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia—
Appearing at Comic-Con for the first time is Sons of Anarchy, with series stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal (Futurama), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Beauty and the Beast) and series creator Kurt Sutter. Next up is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito).

3:00-4:00 Yo Gabba Gabba!

3:00-4:00 Phineas & Ferb Special

4:00-5:00: Buffy the Musical— A screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More With Feeling” as Comic-Con 2010’s big closing event!

Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Written by Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

is Senior Managing Editor for SciFi, skips along between the lines of sci-fi, fantasy, and reality, and is living proof that geek girls really DO exist!