Comic-Con 2013 is nearly upon us, as July 17-21 will once again see legions of pop culture fanatics descend on San Diego to celebrate their favorite properties and we’ll be on hand once again to bring you all of the TV and Movie coverage straight from San Diego! From 'The Walking Dead' season 4 to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and 'Game of Thrones,' we've got your complete Comic-Con TV panel schedule to check out from this year's event.
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'The Simpsons' is entering its 25th year of existence, as hard as that is to believe, and to help celebrate, the show's creators will be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. What's particularly interesting, however, is that they'll evidently be bringing never-before-seen footage from the show directed by none other than Guillermo del Toro. You read that correctly.
Earlier today we were surprised by the announcement that 'How I Met Your Mother' would make its first (and ultimately last) appearance at Comic-Con 2013, but that's only the beginning of what's to come. 20th Century Fox TV has announced their full list and schedule of the 11 different TV panels; among them are new series and fan favorites like 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Futurama'!
It's impressive to consider how far ahead of time we learn of 'The Simpsons'' guest stars, given the lengthy production cycle, but the latest casting from the long-running FOX series is far from a case of 'Arrested Development.' Gob Bluth himself, Will Arnett, will lend his voice to a late 2013 episode of 'The Simpsons,' but what tricks illusions might he play on Homer?
Now that 'Family Guy' creator and lead voice Seth MacFarlane has hopped universes to lend a voice to 'The Simpsons,' let it never be said that the animation titans can't have a friendly back and forth. Former 'Simpsons' writer and late-night legend Conan O'Brien will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of 'Family Guy,' but as whom?
Given the popularity of Universal Studios' many film attractions, from the 'Transformers' rides to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it was only a matter of time before the park corporation dug into a place fans have been longing to go: Springfield! 'The Simpsons' will get its own themed attractions at Universal Studios Florida in the near future, from rides to Duff beer at a real-life Moe's Tavern, so find out when you can visit Springfield IRL inside!
A few weeks ago we heard the inspired news that Adult Swim stop-motion animation gurus of 'Robot Chicken' had begun crafting a 'Simpsons' couch gag to air later in the season, and the finished product might just be our favorite couch gag of the year. Donut transformations, exploding Flanders and stop-motion murder await in the 'Simpsons' 'Robot Chicken' couch gag inside!
Kristen Wiig may have killed it with her big 'SNL' return this past weekend, but her next role will be all about the protect and serve. The 'SNL' vet and 'Anchorman 2' star will next lend her voice to yet another episode of 'The Simpsons,' appearing as a mysterious FBI agent helping Lisa, but what suspicious Springfield activity could bring Wiig back to the booth? Preview Kristen Wiig's next 'Simpsons' appearance inside!
A few months ago we heard the surprising news that 'The Simpsons' had cast its largest animation rival in 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane for an upcoming guest stint, to be utilized as this fall's season 25 premiere. Now however, 'Simpsons' producers have instead moved the animation mogul's appearance up to the May 19 season 24 finale, and released the first pictures of MacFarlane's alternate reality turn in Springfield! Take a look for yourself inside!
The moment CBS announced it would take Stephen King's 2009 thriller 'Under the Dome' to series, certain fans rallied behind a cry of "Simpsons did it" given that the 2007 feature-length adaptation of America's favorite animated family featured a similarly domed premise. Both domes proved mere coincidence, with a 2010 'Simpsons' episode even addressing the similarity, but how will CBS' upcoming summer series pay homage to 'The Simpsons' in turn?