Get an early look at 'Almost Human' and more new series on July 17, and join the 35th celebration of 'Battlestar Galactica' as well as a farewell panel of 'Dexter' the next day.
San Diego Comic-Con has unveiled the full Day 1 schedule of its 2013 event. Among the highlights is a farewell panel of "Dexter" which will be the only TV show coming to Hall H on Thursday, July 18. Stars like Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are confirmed to attend the panel that will start at 6:30 P.M.
The CW will bring "Beauty and the Beast" as well as new shows "Star-Crossed" and "Star-Crossed" to the convention on the same day, as "Sherlock" makes its first trip to the convention. NBC will present a panel for "The Blacklist" and "Hannibal", MTV will make use of the event to promote "Teen Wolf", and CBS will introduce its upcoming drama "Intelligence".
Fans of "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Walking Dead" are invited to join special celebration panels, while "The X-Files" crew will reunite for a 20th anniversary panel. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are expected to show up at the event for the FOX series.
A day before, Comic-Con will present pilot screenings for freshmen "Almost Human", "The Originals", "The Tomorrow People" and "The 100" from 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
The full Friday, Saturday and Sunday schedules of 2013 Comic-Con will be revealed later this week on the official site.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 - Pilot Screenings (6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Ballroom 20)
"The Tomorrow People"
THURSDAY, JULY 18
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.: "Intelligence" (CBS) - Join the cast, including Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory, Marg Helgenberger, and executive producers Michael Seitzman, Rene Echevarria and Tripp Vinson for an exclusive viewing of the first episode of the new CBS dramatic thriller. It's followed by a panel discussion moderated by Debra Birnbaum, president and editor-in-chief, TV Guide magazine. Ballroom 20
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - A special discussion about all things "TMNT" featuring co-creator Kevin Eastman. Room 9
10:15 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.: "MAD" (Cartoon Network) - Producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek will be on hand for a discussion and share new footage from the show. Room 6DE
10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.: 35th "Battlestar Galactica" Celebration - Host Richard Hatch, director Michael Nankin, Dr. Kevin Grazier, producer/writer Michael Angeli, write/producer Kevin Murphy, Michael Taylor, producer Paul Leonard and surprise guests discuss and celebrate the 35-year history and future of the three "Battlestar Glactica" series and franchise. Room 6BCF
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M.: "Star-Crossed" (The CW) - Stars Matt Lanter, Aimee Teegarden and Grey Damon, along with executive producers Adele Lim, Meredith Averill, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg invite you to get a first look at the futuristic epic romance tale. Ballroom 20
12:00 P.M. - 12:45 P.M.: "Beauty and the Beast" (The CW) - Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan along with executive producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper, invite all #Beasties to join them for an exclusive discussion of what is ahead for #VinCat and the sophomore season of the breakout fan-favorite series from the CW network. Ballroom 20
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.: Comedy Legends of TV Land - Talent from shows airing on TV Land like "Hot in Cleveland", "Kirstie", "The Soul Man", "Happily Divorced" and "The Exes" will be on hand for a panel to discuss their current projects and their favorite sitcoms past and present. The panel also includes a sneak peek at new series "Kirstie". Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.: The Pitching Hour - The panelists include Jermaine Turner (director, current series, Disney TV Animation), Ted Biaselli (VP programming, The Hub Network), Jill Sanford (VP, Nickelodeon Animation Development) and more. They will explain the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Room 5AB
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.: Ghost Ghirls - A Behind-the-Scenes Paranormal Experience with Jack Black. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.: "Psych" (USA Network) - Fans will get a unique, interactive peek behind the pineapple as the show's creative team discuss Psych's long-anticipated musical episode and upcoming season, share exclusive video content, and take audience questions galore. The panel, moderated by Cary Elwes, features stars James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson, Tim Omundson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen, as well as producers Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak, and Chris Henze. Ballroom 20
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.: "Workaholics" (Comedy Central) - Stars, co-creators, writers, and executive producers Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck go behind the scenes for a sneak peek into next season, including a few special surprises. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.: Nick Re-Mix: It's Time to Go Behind the Slime! (Nickelodeon) - Craig Bartlett (creator, "Hey Arnold!"), Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb (creators, "The Adventures of Pete and Pete"), Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger (creators, "Sanjay and Craig"), and Steve Borst and Gary Doodles (creators, "Breadwinners") will offer an insider's look at the creative process behind some of our funniest, most endearing, and fan-favorite cartoons. Plus get a sneak peek at Nickelodeon's new animates series Breadwinners. Room 7AB
2:15 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.: "Sherlock" - Creators/executive producers/writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue (producer) discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. Ballroom 20
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.: "The Blacklist" (NBC) - Advance screening of the new drama series and a panel session with stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp, Jon Eisendrath, John Davis and John Fox. Room 6A
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.: "Murder Police" (FOX) - Panelists David Goodman, Jason Ruiz, Will Sasso, Chi McBride, Peter Atencio and Justina Machado will unveil a sneak peek at footage, followed by a fan Q&A session. Room 25ABC
3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.: TV Guide Magazine Celebrates "The X-Files" 20th Anniversary - TV Guide Magazine Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider leads a panel scheduled to include series creator Chris Carter, plus writers/producers David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban, Jim Wong and more. Ballroom 20
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.: I Can't Believe It's Over: The Best and Worst Series Finales Ever - GEEK Magazine answers the most important question of our time: What are the best and worst TV season finales of all time? Room 23ABC
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.: "Wilfred" (FX) - Stars Elijah Wood and Jason Gann along with executive producers Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne and David Zuckerman, plus executive producer/director Randall Einhorn discuss bringing this unique live-action comedy to life during Q&A session after a screening. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
4:15 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.: "The Walking Dead" 10th Anniversary Panel - Robert Kirkman discusses the evolution of "The Walking Dead" and his plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. Room 6A
4:45 P.M. - 5:45 P.M.: Entertainment Weekly's Brave New Warriors - Matt Smith, Kit Harington, Steven Yeun, Tyler Posey and David Giuntoli discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set. Ballroom 20
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.: "Archer" (FX) - Join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, plus series creator Adam Reed and executive producer Matt Thompson for a screening and Q&A. Indigo (Hilton Bayfront)
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.: Anything Goes - John Barrowman discusses his past, present, and future projects, including playing the Dark Archer and Captain Jack Harkness. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.: PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures - Producer Kunito Komori from Namco Bandai Games and Avi Arad, founder and director of Marvel Studios, discuss rebooting the iconic video game character for a new animated series for Disney XD and a blockbuster video game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC. Room 25ABC
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.: "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" - Casper Van Dien, Brian Tee, Ian Anthony Dale, Samantha Jo and Ed Boon join series creator and director Kevin Tancharoen, producer Lance Sloane and Machinima's executive vice president of network programming Aaron DeBevoise for an in-depth discussion about the highly anticipated second season. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.: "South Park" (Comedy Central) - Trey Parker and Matt Stone, will discuss their upcoming South Park videogame, South Park: The Stick of Truth. 6BCF
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.: "Teen Wolf" (MTV) - Join cast members Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Charlie Carver and Max Carver plus executive producer Jeff Davis for a Q&A as they discuss season 3 and share a special video presentation. Ballroom 20
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.: "Dexter" (Showtime) - Join the cast, writers/executive producers, and surprise guest stars who are too big to mention, for a final farewell panel that features series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas and James Remar. Also appearing are executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck and Manny Coto. Hall H
6:45 P.M. - 7:45 P.M.: "Hannibal" (NBC) - Executive producer Bryan Fuller, director David Slade, Martha De Laurentiis and star Hugh Dancy reveal juicy morsels from behind the scenes of the groundbreaking NBC drama. Also expect sneak previews of the second season and a few surprises along the way. Room 6A