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Comic-Con 2012: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Fringe’ Move On Up as WB Announces Panels

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It’s coming.  June has arrived, and the last we checked July was sure to follow.  It can mean only one thing.  Comic-Con 2012 is nearly upon us!  So whether you’re there for the comics or the culture, TV’s presence at the big Con only grows from year to year.  Now that Warner Bros. is the first to announce their plans for San Diego 2012, what geek-friendly TV shows have moved on up to the big show, and when can fans see them? 

The first to announce their plans, today Warner Bros. has unveiled their full slate for San Diego Comic-Con 2012, and already our datebooks are filling up with lists of must-attend panels.  Two in particular have gotten notable bumps however, as both ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ and ‘Fringe‘ are moving to the convention’s largest arena, Hall H, from their usual slot in Ballroom 20.

Curiously, while ‘Fringe’s’ move to Hall H will unfold on Sunday of the convention, when most of the major movie studios have already gone, ‘The Big Bang Theory’s panel will take place on Friday in Hall H.  It remains to be seen if any of the other huge draws like ‘Game of Thrones‘ or ‘The Walking Dead‘ will get upgrades as well.

Behold, the full slate from Warner Bros!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

’666 Park Avenue,’ ‘Arrow,’ ‘Cult,’ ‘The Following’ and ‘Revolution‘ pilot screenings (Ballroom 20)

THURSDAY, JULY 12

MAD‘ (Cartoon Network) -  Get a glimpse behind the MADness with MAD television show producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek. (Room 6DE)

Nikita‘ (The CW) – Series stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca join executive producer Craig Silverstein. (Room 6BCF)

FRIDAY, JULY 13

‘The Big Bang Theory‘ (CBS) – The Bang gets even bigger —for the first time ever in Hall H — as series stars and executive producers answer burning questions. (Hall H)

Cult‘ (The CW) | Stars Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal and Robert Knepper joining executive producer Rockne S. O’Bannon. (Room 6BCF)

666 Park Avenue‘ (ABC) – Stars Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable joining executive producers David Wilcox (Fringe) and Matthew Miller (Chuck). (Room 6BCF)

Arrow‘ (The CW) – Cast members, including Stephen Amell, join producers for a special pilot screening and discussion. (Ballroom 20)

Childrens Hospital‘ (Adult Swim) – Star/exec producer Rob Corddry and EP Jonathan Stern join stars Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler and Ken Marino. (Hilton/Indigo Ballroom)

SATURDAY, JULY 14

The Vampire Diaries‘ (The CW) – Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and other stars join executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. (Ballroom 20)

The Following‘ (Fox) – Series stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy join executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega. (Room 6BCF)

Person of Interest‘ (CBS) – The stars and creators of this hit drama discuss Season 1 and give a sneak preview at what’s to come. (Room 6BCF)

Revolution‘ (NBC) – Stars Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito and Tracy Spiridakos join creator/executive producer Eric Kripke and director/co-executive producer Jon Favreau. (Room 6BCF)

SUNDAY, JULY 15

Supernatural‘ (The CW) – Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are joined by recurring guest stars Misha Collins, Jim Beaver and Mark A. Sheppard, and new executive producer Jeremy Carver and consulting producer Ben Edlund. (Hall H)

Fringe‘ (Fox) – Fringe has its first-ever Sunday panel, and in Hall H for the first time, with Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble and exec producers. (Hall H)

DC Nation (Cartoon Network) | Get a sneak peek at what’s in store for this action-comedy programming block. (Room 6BCF)

Are you as excited as we are?  Tell us which panels you’re going to attend at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 in the comments below!

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