Comic-Con 2012: 20th Century Fox Reveals TV Panels, But No ‘Glee?’
Can you just smell it, Billy? Yes, for the purposes of this article, we’re calling you Billy. Can you smell the nerd sweat, the re-heated pretzels and the cool breeze of the San Diego Marina bouncing off freshly-applied Klingon makeup? San Diego Comic-Con is coming. And while we’ll be on the front lines delivering all the scoop straight to your screen, Twentieth Century Fox is the latest company to lay out their TV plans for the big show this year.
Joining Warner Bros. announcement yesterday, Fox has hopped on the bandwagon to deliver their slate of TV panels to appear at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Curiously absent are any plans for mega-presence ‘Glee,’ or the second season of FX’s hit ‘American Horror Story.’ Studio reps have confirmed that ‘Glee’ will not have a presence this year, despite drawing huge crowds in the past, though plans may simply have been delayed while the show figures out precisely who will actually return in the next season.
Bear in mind that while several FX shows like ‘Sons of Anarchy’ are present, this doesn’t exclude fellow Hall H shows like ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ In fact, the only new series from 20th Century Fox’s development slate is new animated series ‘Brickleberry,’ produced and starring Daniel Tosh, with a screening to air during the convention.
Lacking any location placement, the full schedule is below:
FRIDAY, JULY 13
‘Bones‘ - Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel will be on hand to discuss the shocking finale of season 7 as well as what’s in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting season 8. The panel will be followed by a fan Q&A.
‘Bob’s Burgers’ – Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, will be on hand to screen never-before-seen footage followed by a panel discussion and fan Q&A.
‘Brickleberry’ – From creators and executive producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, and executive producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh (‘Tosh.0′), this hilarious new series premieres on Comedy Central in September after ‘Tosh.0.’ Voice cast including David Herman (‘Office Space’), Tom Kenny (‘SpongeBob SquarePants’), Jerry Minor (‘Anchorman’) and Kaitlin Olson (‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’) will be on hand for a for a panel discussion following a screening of the highly-anticipated premiere episode.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
‘Futurama‘ – ‘Futurama’ cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy-award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus: Wear your ‘Futurama’-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo).
‘The Simpsons‘ – : Now entering its twenty-fourth season, The Simpsons is a living animation legend. Join Moderator David Mirkin, Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Supervising Producer Mike Anderson, and the voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith, for a lengthy look at the upcoming “Treehouse of Horror”, a sneak (2D) peek at Simpsons theatrical short “The Longest Daycare” and more.
‘Family Guy‘ - Seth MacFarlane, Alex Bornstein, Mila Kunis (‘Black Swan,’ ‘Book of Eli’), Seth Green (‘Robot Chicken‘) and show-runners Mark Hentemann and Steve Callaghan will have a sneak peek at “Family Guy’s” funniest scenes from the upcoming new season followed by a freakin’ sweet Q&A with the audience.
‘American Dad’ – An exclusive preview of next season’s most hilarious moments followed by a panel conversation with the cast and producers of “American Dad” featuring Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman.
SUNDAY, JULY 15:
‘The Cleveland Show’ – World premiere screening of “Menace II Secret Society,” the season four premiere episode of “The Cleveland Show” featuring unbelievable guest voices followed by a Q&A with panelists Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan (‘AVP: Alien vs. Predator,’ ‘Blade’), Kevin Michael Richardson (‘Thundercats,’ ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series,’ ‘Transformers Prime’), Reagan Gomez and Rich Appel.
‘Sons of Anarchy‘ – Get an inside look into the world of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (‘The Shield’) and stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst and Dayton Callie.
Tell us if you’ll be on hand for Comic-Con 2012, and if so, which panels you’re most excited to see in the comments!