The third day of San Diego Comic Con International 2010 will be marked with a Seth McFarlane and Matt Groening fiesta in addition to a number of new series screenings. But beloved series like "Chuck" and "The Vampire Diaries" are also cramped on the usually most-crowded day.
"Chuck" which is known for its dedicated fans will be the first TV panel to occupy the Ballroom 20 that day. Last year, they set the bar high by featuring a performance by the Jeffster. Then starting from 11:00 A.M. Seth McFarland will take over the room to present panels for animations he created like "Family Guy". Matt Groening gets his turn at 12:45 P.M., kicking it off with returning series "Futurama".
New series which would be screened in smaller rooms are "The Event", "No Ordinary Family" and "Nikita". For those craving for some vampires, The CW will hold "The Vampire Diaries" panel at 4:15 P.M.. But they would be forced to choose between that and lining up for a free ticket to "True Blood" masquerade.
The selected TV panels are below while the full schedule including that for feature films is available at Comic-Con.org.
10:00-10:45 Chuck - Executive producers and co-creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak appear along with series stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin for their usual hijinks, a Q&A to discuss the upcoming season four and a special video presentation. Ballroom 20.
11:00-11:45 Family Guy - A freakin' sweet discussion on all things "Family Guy" with Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and others. And don't miss never-before-seen clips of the third "Star Wars" parody. Ballroom 20.
11:15-12:15 The Event - Be the first to watch the pilot episode. Moderated by E! News' Kristin Dos Santos, participate in a Q&A session with the cast: Jason Ritter, Blair Underwood, Laura Innes, Sarah Roemer, Zeljko Ivanek, Ian Anthony Dale, and the producers. Room 6A.
11:45-12:30 The Cleveland Show - Join the cast and producers 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. Ballroom 20.
12:45-1:30 Futurama - World-premiere footage will offer an exciting and informative glimpse of Comic-Con in the year 3010. Panelists include executive producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, and Maurice LaMarche, and more. Ballroom 20.
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. Ballroom 20.
2:00-3:00 The Guild - Writer/producer and Comic-Con special guest Felicia Day, producer Kim Evey, director Sean Becker, and the cast of "The Guild" including Wil Wheaton are on hand for a discussion and Q&A, along with the debut of never-before-seen content and other surprises. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront.
2:30-3:15 V - Actors Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Charles Mesure, Morena Baccarin, and Scott Wolf join executive producers Scott Rosenbaum and Steve Pearlman for a Q&A session with fans and to screen a special highlight reel from the show's first season. Ballroom 20.
3:00-4:00 Community - Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie and executive producers are on hand for an animated discussion and Q&A session about what's in store for viewers this fall. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront.
3:15-4:15 No Ordinary Family - Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, and executive producers present an exclusive screening of the new ABC series. After the screening, join them for a Q&A session and find out more about the superpowers that made this family go from ordinary to extraordinary overnight. Plus, everyone in the room will receive a surprise. Room 6A.
3:15-4:15 Fringe - Lance Reddick and Blair Brown make their first appearance at the convention, joining fellow series stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, and Jasika Nicole plus executive producers for a Q&A with fans and an exclusive video presentation. Join the discussion of this critically acclaimed thriller. Ballroom 20.
3:30-5:00 Warehouse 13 and Eureka - Catch back-to-back "Warehouse 13" and "Eureka" panels, featuring Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti, and Eureka's Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Neil Grayston, James Callis. Room 6BCF.
4:15-5:00 The Vampire Diaries - Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, and Matthew Davis join executive producers/writers to show fans a fang-tastic season-one highlight reel, followed by a Q&A session. Ballroom 20.
5:15-6:15 Nikita - Catch a sneak peek screening of this action-packed thriller, and join Maggie Q, series stars Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca, and executive producer Craig Silverstein for an inside look at one of the most anticipated new shows of the fall season. Room 6BCF.
6:15-7:00 Human Target - Executive producer Matthew Miller joins series stars Mark Valley, Chi McBride, and Jackie Earle Haley for a Q&A with fans and to screen a special video presentation. Room 6BCF.
8:30-11:30 HBO's True Blood Presents: The SDCC Masquerade - Fabulous original and re-created costumes crafted by our talented attendees appear on stage before an audience of thousands, with impressive awards and cash prizes bestowed to those judged most outstanding. Tickets will be required for seating and will be given out free to those lining up near Ballroom 20 beginning at 3:00 P.M. Saturday until all tickets are gone. Ballroom 20, with additional live broadcasts of the event in Rooms 5AB and 6A, and in the Sails Pavilion.