The BBC’s fascinating genealogy show returns.
The BBC’s fascinating genealogy show returns.
Eight-part drama based on the novels by Max Allan Collins about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the soldiers whose sacrifices were too quickly forgotten.
New british comedy about a boy geek who develops an app that makes his family rich.
New spin off from the CSI franchise, starring Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek following the Cyber Crime Division at Quantico, Virginia.
America’s biggest comedy returns.
San Francisco detective series. I’m hoping for some Bullet-style car chases!
Western set after the United States Civil War show returns.
Another Tv series based on a film, this time the Mel Gibson vehicle which spawned three sequels. Announced in May 2016, casting fortunately does not seem to include the Leo Getz character.
Rich young businessman hire a personal chef, played by Rex Lee.
Each week Micky Flanagan’s Detours will see Micky delve into the past and the present with episode subjects as diverse as: The Monarchy, Men & Women, Patriotism and the Mid-Life Crisis.
Set 16yrs after Vader loses his legs, and 5yrs before Luke whinges about not being able to pick up power converters at Tosche Station, Star Wars Rebels is a new CGI animated series from Lucasfilm about the formation of the Rebel Alliance.
NCIS in New Orleans, starring Quantum Leap and Enterprise’s Scott Bakula, American Gothic’s Lucas Black, C. C. H. Pounder from Warehouse 13, and Zoe McLellan (Dirty Sexy Money). Returning from episode 13.
Ellen Barkin stars as Janine ‘Smurf’ Cody, matriarch of a crime family. Inspired by the David Michôd movie of the same name.
Bruce Campbell returns as the chinny zombie-fighter. For those without Virgin, the Season 1 DVD is available here.
Sci-fi drama about a family trying to cope as the world ends around them. Syfy Original drama, but airing on 5star in the UK.
Anthony Hopkins stars in this Jonathan Nolan remake of the Yul Brynner film.
Musical drama series about a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises. Stars Terrence Howard.
Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger star in this series set on, you guessed it, a ranch. In Colorado.
Paul and Ian are back with ten more episodes of the popular comedy panel show.
Peyton List (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) as Rami Sullivan, a police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak, via a ham radio, with her estranged father Frank (Riley Smith – Nashville, True Blood) who died in 1996. New episodes arrive Thursdays on Netflix.
It’s a hard one to guess because National Geographic seems to number some of the seasons differently to its native Canada, and previous seasons have not aired consistently. There’s some confusion over the season numbering in the UK compared to the US and Canada.
Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO in a new comedy about a very long divorce.
Another programme about zombies, this time from the people behind Eureka. Airs on SyFy in the US, and on Sky’s Pick TV here.
From Issa Rae this new comedy looks at the “contemporary black experience”
Drama based on former government informant Charles Falco’s account of events that took place between 2003 and 2006, when he infiltrated one of America’s most notorious biker gangs.
Remake of the Australian TV show of the same name about a man who discovers the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime suspect in his death. This version stars Juliette Lewis & Ryan Phillippe.
This second series moves the drama from France to Germany.
Rising like a phoenix from the flames of BBC cancellation, Ripper Street will return, premiering on Amazon Prime Instant Video, then air on the BBC afterwards. Ending with its 5th season.
James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) stars as Brian, an online data marketing assistant who gets transported to a parallel world full of warriors, soothsayers and wizards!
European crime series set in a fictional police unit in The Hague. The team includes British, French, German, Italian and Dutch police as well as Donald Sutherland as a Dutch judge.
American horror-comedy from Glee and American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy.
Australian tv series about a small town where the dead appear to be rising from their graves in perfect health, but with no memory of their identities.
One part chat show, one part spoof cookery show, Harry casts his comedy eye over the world of cooking and cookery TV programmes.
Yonderland follows 33-year old Mum Debbie Maddox (Howe-Douglas) who unexpectedly finds herself in an extraordinary world inhabited by a collection of eccentric (and usually idiotic) characters, some of whom happen to be puppets, with only an Elf by her side. Click here to listen to our interview with the cast!
The very long running crime drama returns to Universal.
Sitcom about an upper-middle-class African-American family starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The Griffins move to their new home on ITV2.
The worst of American criminals continue to be dramatically showcased. Could return in Oct, or may be Jan. We’ll have to wait and see!
Tv adaptation of the Scream movie series. Airs on MTV in the US and Netflix in the UK. Renewed for a 6 episode 3rd season.
Three part drama about a teenager with supernatural powers
Renewed to season 10, the costly comedy returns shortly after the U.S.
Misfits meets Buffy with a British twist. Howard Overman (Misfits) brings a new show to E4 about unlikely duo of demon hunters, played by Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum).
TV series based on the William Blatty’s original 1971 novel and the classic 1973 movie.
Charlie Brooker’s futuristic satire has moved to Netflix…
Alan and friends return for more clever musings, with new host Sandi Toksvig.
Stars Strike Back’s Philip Winchester as Alex Kane, a smartass security consultant, who meets Wesley Snipes who draws him into a high-stakes game, where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable. Cancelled after 1 season.
Another new version of Gerry Anderson’s classic, mixing live action with animation!
Doctor Who spin-off set at Coal Hill School.
new six part political drama from Australia
A genius computer type, eccentric of course, and some other young geniuses team up to save the world weekly via computers. Robert Patrick is also present.
Spin off from Chicago Fire – this one set in a hospital… which isn’t on fire… I hope… That wouldn’t be good… Started in Nov in the US, and coming to Universal in the UK in 2016.
The theme of stalking is turned into a comedy, a musical comedy at that, with a girl setting her sights on a former school boyfriend.
From the team behind Flash/Arrow comes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was sent away from Krypton and taken in by by the Danvers family where she hides her identity as Kara Danvers.
The US cable ratings monster returns for a 7th season, they are also simulcasting the premiere episode with the US, so you won’t have to turn off the internet for the 24hrs between the US and UK broadcast!
From the guys behind Arrow, Grant Gustin dons the speedster outfit to take on the role of Barry Allen aka The Flash.
originally paired with Modern Family on Sky1, the Middle has been on Comedy Central since season 5.
Comedy about a 30-something having difficulty making commitments.
Stephen Amell returns as Green Arrow to try and not ‘fail this city’.
Christine Lampard, Matt Richardson and Jamie East host 5 nights of scaring celebrities in one of the most ‘haunted’ hotels in Britain.
Jude Law stars as Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history.
Fox’s 2016 version of Richard O’Brien’s cult classic – The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Sitcom starring Colin Hanks about three generations of the Short family, with each family member telling their own version of events.
Human’s star Gemma Chan, explores the frontiers of research into Artificial Intelligence, and builds an AI version of herself. Is the future depicted in Humans – in which Gemma plays a ‘synth’ – just around the corner, or already here? If you’re a fan of Humans AND a fan of Geektown, I urge you to watch!
Scifi drama from Kudos about a world where humans and robots are identical.
Horror anthology series from Syfy, airing on 5star in the UK.
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) stars as Mary Ann Cotton, the real-life Victoria poisoner in this two part costume drama.
Series by Showtime starring Dominic West about, as the title suggests, an affair!
ITV2 had originally talked about airing Season 8 in 2017 to remove the mid-season break, however, they are now saying it’s planned for November 2016.
With the surname “Queen of Scots”, it was apparent young Mary was destined for greatness. Airs as a mid-season replacement in the US, so should return to Netflix in the UK, early 2017.
Series based on the Walt Longmire books where the titular character, a small town sheriff, is investigating serious crimes, returning to work following his wife’s death, and battling his deputy for re-election to the job. Cancelled by its US network, but saved by Netflix.
The greatest moustache in the world returns for another outing.
The long running medical show is still going.
Medical drama set in an overcrowded and understaffed ER in LA.
New show starring Hayley Atwell as the daughter of a former president who is blackmailed into becoming the head of LA’s Conviction Integrity Unit.
Arthur Darvill and Brandon Routh star in DC’s stab at creating a TV series not in support of their cinematic universe. A time traveller has to bring together forces of good and bad to fight some kind of a threat. In an interesting Prison Break reunification, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller also star.
New comedy television starring Don Cheadle & Kristen Bell based on the book ‘House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time.’
Drama by US SyFy channel based on James S. A. Corey’s series of novels about a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System. Stars Thomas Jane as police detective Josephus Miller and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that could threaten peace across the entire Sol system. You can buy the Blu-ray from Amazon of The Expanse Season 1.
From Peter Morgan, writer of The Queen, Frost/Nixon and Rush comes The Crown, a dramatisation of Queen Elizibeth II’s life, from her wedding in 1947 to the present day. Netflix bought it as 6 seasons of 10 episodes.
The excellent James Spader returns as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington for a new season of Blacklisty goodness (or badness… yep, probably badness if Red is involved)…
Half-hour comedy series created by and starring Community’s Donald Glover.
Sky’s popular supermarket sitcom returns for a new series.
French gritty police drama
The excellent Dave Gorman returns on Dave… appropriately…
Topical comedy show with Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe.
Late night chat and comedy, airing just 24hrs after the US.
Ryan Phillippe stars in a TV series based on the Marky Mark Wahlberg film (which in turn was based on a book).
Silicon Valley tech billionaire teams up with maverick surgeon to create a hospital full of cutting-edge technology to treat rare and incurable diseases.
Sullivan Stapleton stars in this crime drama centring on a woman with tattoos of crimes needing to be solved.
The spiritual continuation of the Clarkson, Hammond & May era Top Gear, which sees the 3 presenters in a big tent in a different worldwide location each episode.
In a show that might appeal to fans of Warehouse 13, Rebecca Romijn stars as one of a group of people charged with investing mysterious goings-on. Based on the film trilogy.
Seth McFarlane’s cartoon about the Smith family.
Lorelai, Rory, Emily, Luke, Sookie, Lane, Michel, Dean, Jess and Logan all return in four, season themed, Gilmore Girls specials on Netflix.
90s favourite sitcom returns after 15 years, making the jump the BBC to itv. The three original stars are all returning.
Samuel Barnett & Elijah Wood stars in this new BBC America adaptation of the Douglas Adams story.
Animated series from Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation about good and evil trolls.
Historical drama from US channel History, first UK run courtesy of Amazon Prime, then airing on the History Channel UK.
New show from the Mythbusters producers looking at weird and wonderful events from pop culture, science and history, where the presenters immerse themselves in experiments, builds and tests as they sleuth the truth behind the themes.
Sherlock in New York. Still on Sky Living, and running without a mid-season break this year.
Based on the Philip K Dick novel, this series presents a bleak alternate timeline where the Nazis won the War (as opposed to the bleakness of rampant nationalism and religious extremism). Set, of course, in America, the former USA has been split (much as Germany was in reality) between the Japanese, the Nazis, with a neutral zone in between.
There will be a Christmas special in 2016, but the full 10th series won’t air till Spring 2017 (I suspect Easter). Steven Moffat is leaving as showrunner, and his final episode will be the 2017 Christmas Special, with Torchwood & Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall taking over in 2018 for series 11.
This year’s Sky Christmas spectacular will be The Last Dragonslayer, based on the first of Jasper Fforde’s series of novels.
A little known cartoon… Still going strong.
The popular stand-up showcase returns to the BBC. NOTE: Moved from BBC One to BBC Two.
Following the Victorian special, a fourth series begins filming in 2016.
Not a low-budget remake of The 4400, but a drama about a small group of youths sent back to an Earth destroyed by a nuclear war – 100 of them. The US air it as a midseason replacement which puts it in early 2017.
Jim Caviezel and his handy billionaire return for the short (13 episodes) final season. No official news from Channel 5 yet, but we’re assuming early(ish) 2017 based on previous air dates.
Follows the plot of the film to begin with – Time travel, deadly virus etc…
Premiering on AMC Global in the UK, but seeing as only about 6 people have that channel, we’re tracking the Amazon Prime uk air date too. All 6 episodes of the show will drop at the same time.
Similar to Marvel’s Agents of Shield in that it is set in the superhero world without the superheroes, this is essentially Batman without Batman. However, it does feature a young Bruce Wayne and a number of the well-known Batman characters such as the Penguin, Catwoman and the Riddler.
Which county in the whole of Britain has by far the highest murder rate? Answer- the English county of Midsomer of course! Barnaby’s cousin continues to investigate grisly deaths in quaint locales.
The term “modern-day retelling” doesn’t always fill me with delight, especially when coupled with the resurrection of a long-dead character. However, the forces behind this particular modern-day retelling with resurrection of title character are Kutzman and Orci – the geniuses behind Fringe, so in this case delight is in abundance!
American political thriller. First two seasons aired on More4, then moving to Sky Living from season 3.
The cop drama with fairy tales will return for a shorter final sixth season.
Marvel Universe series continues. Now with added Ghost Rider! Looks like they are planning to wait till the new year so they can remove the mid-season break this time around.
FBI cases consist of the weekly discovery of, well, bones, and only one person can help. Renewed in Feb 2016 for a 12 episode final season.
The clever lawyers are back on our television for a 6th season.
From the creator of Shameless, this comedy drama follows a police station in a rough part of Manchester.
New series from the creators of Veronica Mars about a girl who solves crimes by eating the brains of the dead victims… because she’s a zombie. Airs as a mid-season replacement in the US, so should return to Netflix in the UK, early 2017.
New comedy staring Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Don Johnson about how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control.
New comedy starring stand-up comedian and singer/songwriter Nick Helm as Andy, a dissolute out-of work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with his 12-year-old nephew Errol after being morally blackmailed into looking after him by his chaotic sister Sam – all on the day Andy was planning to kill himself… Back for a 3rd and final season in early 2017.
More fun to come with the Winchester boys, thanks to E4. The channel are currently planning to air season 12 in January 2017!
Another season for the California spinoff.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service return as the veteran police procedural continues.
The popular remake with the classic theme tune is back for a new season.
Another American police show. This time however, it is a comedy making fun of all the other American police shows.
Tea Leoni is the Secretary of State with a CIA background.
Pirate drama from Michael Bay. First run is on Amazon, with second run on History.
US sitcom set in the 1980’s, based on a fictionalised version of the childhood of the writer, Adam F. Goldberg.
A return to the slightly odd Arctic town for a 2nd season.
Drama about a group of young FBI and their life after training at Quantico.
Lucky Man is the story of DI Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt), a cop from Central London’s notorious Murder Squad, who is given a charm that seems to confer upon the wearer the ability to control luck.
Starring Claire Danes, the American remake of Israeli “Prisoners of War”. Returns to the US in January 2017, and shortly thereafter in the UK.
Patrick Warburton stars as Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket novels, with Neil Patrick Harris playing Count Olaf.
These are shows which we’ve been told have a UK channel, but there is not enough info out there to predict an air date.
Norwegian drama about a man who leaves Norway for Asia after been acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend, and returns 20 years later as a successful businessman to save the main employer in his small town from bankruptcy.
A Dutch drama about a man falsely accused of a hit and run
Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s critically acclaimed comedy returns for a 2nd series.
Sitcom by Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan about a ‘show business legend’ (or possibly a self important, elderly, out of work actor…)
After a 5 year break, Larry David’s ground breaking comedy show returns. We’re assuming it’ll air on Sky Atlantic, although More4 did have the first run rights previously, we’re assuming that deal no longer stands.
Crime thriller set in Paris
English language intrigue miniseries from France set in Africa, the Middle East and Europe
Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones, and DC’s new big screen Aquaman) stars in a adventure drama set around the late 18th century North American fur trade.
No no. No no no no. No no no no. No no there’s no limit.
A spy drama from Framce.
Dutch drama about a widow who has to run her late husband’s criminal empire
New sci-fi show from The Wachowskis (Matrix, V for Vendetta) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) about 8 people around the globe who find themselves telepathically connected. Renewed for season 2 (which should arrive around June if it follows the release pattern of season 1).
Show about a con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who steals the identity of his ex-cellmate as a way to avoid the wrath of a furious mob boss (Bryan Cranston).
Set in the premise that Germany won the Battle of Britain, this adaptation of the Deighton novel follows an American journalist involved in a murder
New drama coming to Netflix created by indie film makers Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, with Marling also staring… That’s all we know at this point, other than there are 8 x 1hr episodes!
Polish drama about border guards on the Poland-Ukraine border
A three part series about the rise and fall of a Dutch banker
Familiar face Lars Mikkelsen leads a multinational cast in this Danish multi-language cross-border Euro police drama.
This is a list of everything else! TV shows people have asked about, but have yet to be picked up by any UK network, or have been dropped by their UK network, or we simply have no air date info about them!
A spinoff of sorts from the original series starring Kiefer Sutherland. This time round Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead, Straight Outta Compton) stars as a Ranger (that’s US Army, not Park) returning home and being faced with a terrorist plot (and a ticking clock).
Billionaire tech genius Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk – Weeds, Tyrant) takes control of Chicago’s troubled 13th District after his friend is brutally murdered and bleeds out in his arms. Can Gideon’s new gadgets and toys turn things around for the local police? Comes from the creator of Burn Notice, Matt Nix.
Adaptation of the Richard Morgan scifi novel developed and produced by Logoeta Kalogridis, the writer of Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys. Show is about a future where your mind can be uploaded into a new body, which is what happens to ex-military criminal Takeshi Kovacs, who must solve a murder in a world where technology has made death practically impossible, in order to gain his freedom.
Not to be confused with American Crime Story, American Crime is also anthology crime drama.
Zach Galifianakis plays twin brother Chip and Dale Baskets. Chip dreams of becoming a professional clown, but after failing clown school in Paris, he ends up back in his hometown of Bakersfield, California.
Richard Armitage stars in this CIA spy series set in the German capital
Bull stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of ‘Dr. Phil’ McGraw.
4th Chicago show, this time covering the legal system of the windy city.
Howard Silk (JK Simmons) is a cog in a seemingly innocuous UN agency, who discovers that they are actually guarding a path into a parallel dimension… Already has a 2 season order of 10 episodes each.
Following in the footsteps of Hannibal, Bates Motel and countless others, here’s another TV version of a film series, this time about the young antichrist.
He’s the greatest. He’s fantastic. Wherever there is danger he’ll be there. Season 1 has some 46 episodes and counting, with periodic breaks.
A timely reminder of problems created by splitting a country in two, this highly-rated German drama, centred on a spy for the East German Stasi, kicks off Channel 4’s new foreign language project – Walter Presents, available initially on Channel 4.
Allison Tolman (Fargo) stars as struggling millennial Nan, with her life told from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin.
A 10 part anthology series based on the work of Philip K. Dick.
Drama from Pretty Little Liar’s I. Marlene King about a college girl who has to balance life as a college student whilst also landing her big break as a movie star. Adapted from the book by Rebecca Serle, and starring PLL’s Bella Thorne. Airs in the US in 2017.
Mark Williams stars as the crime solving priest.
A family of Taiwanese origin moves from Washington to Florida.
Fantasy/Fairy tale themed musical comedy from Dan Fogelman with songs from Alan Menken & Glenn Slater.
The picturesque but drug-ridden towns of Calderdale return for a third series, once again starring Sarah Lancashire. It won’t be soon though, most likely in 2018
Due back in 2014 for the third season which begins in October in the US
American legal drama about a group of law students, and their professor, Annalise DeWitt (Viola Davis), who become entangled in a murder plot. Dropped by Universal Channel UK, so looking for a new home.
A Live-action/CGI show starring Jenna Elfman as a woman and her unhinged imaginary friend.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan comes to the small screen starring John Krasinski (The Office US), courtesy of Amazon.
Kevin James stars as retired police officer Kevin in new sitcom.
High concept US Comedy starring Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones and Mel Rodriguez. Phil is the last man on Earth after a virus wipes out the male population of the planet.
Tim Allen sitcom. Seems to have been dropped by Sky, and not airing anywhere else at the moment.
Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid are in their seventies and rediscovering love in this romantic comedy
Remake of the classic 80’s series. Lucas Till takes the Richard Dean Anderson role. Support comes in the form of ex-CSI George Eads and bald, male Pete Thornton has become a woman played by Sandrine Holt.
Netflix’s Emmy winning documentary series about the life and convictions of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey.
Adam Pally (Happy Endings) stars as a student who drags his history professor (Yassir Lester, Girls), into the past using his time machine… made out of a giant duffle bag.
Brit Michael Sheen stars in this drama based on real research into sexual dysfunction in the latter half of the twentieth century. No longer airing on More4 or Channel 4, so currently without a UK broadcaster.
Witches, vampires, werewolves, Angels and that sort of thing in this new series from the True Blood author
Netflix mixes Criminal Minds with the Silence of the Lambs. BSU agents interview serial killers to help solve crimes. Netflix 2017 in the US
A doctor becomes a therapist for an American football team. Three seasons exist.
Comedy/drama about a woman who falls for a claims the world will end soon, so creates a ‘bucket list’ of things to do before the apocalypse.
Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland) star in a show inspired by the true-life stories of cable news producer Wendy Walker and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, about the interplay of criminal law and the media.
US Drama about a struggle for power and control set in the mysterious hills of modern-day Appalachia. Focuses on the Farrells family, who behave as though they are above the law and are prepared to use any means necessary to protect their off-the-grid way of life in rural Kentucky.
New limited series bringing back many of the original characters. Due in the US in 2016.
Jennifer Beals stars as a cardiothoracic surgeon who is is paid by a terminally ill billionaire (Matthew Modine) it investigate what happens after death…
Greg Berlanti’s rather darker take on Archie Comics.
New version of the 1977 mini-series about an African-American family’s trials from slavery to freedom.
Drama ‘event series’ from Alex Kurtzman, which follows an MIT graduate and a tech genius who stumble upon the fact that an asteroid is only 6 months away from colliding with the Earth.
Denis Leary creates and stars in a comedy about the lead singer of 80s/90s rock band The Heathens, who’s trying to get back on top after 25yrs in the musical wilderness.
William H Macy stars in another American remake.
Animated character Zorn returns to earth after 10 years away at war on his home world of Zephyria to re-connect with his live-action ex-wife and son. From Wilfred staff writers Eli Jorne & Reed Agnew, and Phil Lord & Chris Miller (Lego Movie, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs).
A continuation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, following the backstabbing and treachery or the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lover’s death.
Scifi drama about a Caltech student who is ‘stitched’ into the memories of recently deceased people to help solve crimes…
Technically not a UK premiere, but people keep on mentioning it, so it’s back in the list. Teen Wolf is continuing on ‘normal’ TV with season 2 on 5*. Hopefully the other seasons to follow (not confirmed). You can get up to Season 3 on iTunes in the UK, and also get the later seasons legally is using a DNS Switcher like Unlocator to access Netflix US if you have a Netflix account.
During WWII, British experts trained Norwegians to sabotage the Nazi nuclear programme
A tv actress is paid $10m to marry a film star.
Spin-off from The Blacklist featuring Tom Keen & Susan ‘Scottie’ Hargrave.
New period drama from Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) set in 1880s New York, a period dubbed the “gilded age” as vast amounts of new money exchanged hands and fortunes were made.
Fantasy sitcom about Eleanor (Kristen Bell), who is killed and ends up in the afterlife. Her facilitator Micheal (Ted Danson) tells her she is in ‘the good place’ due to her good deeds… Except, she hasn’t done those good deeds… It’s an admin error… Can she hide her past and manage to stay, or will she get sent to ‘the bad place’?
The baking competition with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Doesn’t start till Oct 27 in the US, so it’s not clear if ITV2 will air it this year or next at the moment.
Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life. Cancelled by its US network but saved by Hulu and given a fourth season.
New tv series based on the Shannara books by Terry Brooks from Into the Badlands & Smallville creators Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. Airs on MTV in the US and 5star here.
Some people were born on the same day as each other in this drama starring Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gilmore Girls), Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.
Demark’s turn again for the remake honours – this time of the serial killer drama.
H.G. Wells in modern times chasing Jack the Ripper.
Goran Visnijc stars as a bad guy who steals a time machine in order to change history (specifically American history.)
Another film adapted for TV. This time Bill Paxton takes the Denzel Washington role in this series produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Romantic comedy with some darker tones from the makers of ‘Weeds’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’.
The BBC AMERICA booth (#4129) is back at San Diego Comic-Con featuring merchandise from Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Orphan Black, with exclusive items not available anywhere else, including a selection of oversized Topps Trading Card sets, featuring characters from the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor eras, and a selection of Doctor Who and Sherlock T-Shirts and Hoodies designed exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con.
The Doctor Who TARDIS 20Q – giving Whovians the opportunity to use their Doctor Who knowledge to outsmart the TARDIS – and a brand new Doctor Who 64-ounce Coffee Mug are being introduced as well.
As a special bonus, the TARDIS, the Doctor’s beloved time and space ship, will be parked in the BBC AMERICAbooth for the duration of the show. So bring your camera and take a photo by the TARDIS to share with your friends everywhere.
Full list of shop exclusive and first to market items:
Exclusive to Comic-Con
Doctor Who Rocket Pop Tee
Doctor Who Orange Dalek Hoodie
Sherlock Silhouette Tee
64-oz TARDIS Coffee Mug
Topps Trading Cards Tenth Doctor
Topps Trading Cards Eleventh Doctor
Topps Trading Cards Twelfth Doctor
First to Market at Comic-Con
Doctor Who Youth TARDIS T-shirt
Uncle Milton TARDIS 20Q Game
SDCC 2016 Doctor Who TITANS 12th Doctor under Lak
SDCC 2016 Doctor Who Titans 3″Glitter Tardis
Sherlock Playing Cards
Doctor Who Missy Pinup Ladies Tee
Doctor Who River Song Pinup Tee Small
iota has been e-mailing out confirmed tickets to Conan taping hopefuls all day — but whether you’re on the receiving end, or staring sadly at your empty mailbox, there are some important next steps to take.
First of all, congratulations! Make sure that you actually follow the instructions in your e-mail to reserve the ticket — but you’re still not actually done. On the morning of your taping, you’ll need to head to Spreckles Theatre with your e-ticket and ID, between the hours of 9AM-2PM* (though last year, distribution really started around 8AM with standby distribution — and if your ticket lists a different time, go with that), and exchange it for a physical ticket.
The line will start forming earlier than 9AM, because this is Comic-Con that we’re talking about, but there’s no need to show up at the crack of dawn. While we don’t recommend showing up at 1:59PM just in case all tickets are given out, there’s no need to rush. Tickets were distributed in a totally random order last year, so there’s no real advantage to getting the first ticket of the day or the 300th.
Finally, enjoy the show!
Deep breath — this is not necessarily the end of your Conan hopes and dreams. While it’s true that those who didn’t get on the waitlist at all are square out of luck (and if that’s you, okay, yes, this is the end of the road for you) — so long as you’re on the waitlist, you are not out of the Conan game just yet. Last year, hundreds made it in off the waitlist in the days leading up to the con (including, as we heard from one reader earlier today, at 10PM the night before the show). So, while it sucks that at the moment, you can’t add a taping to your schedule, keep the faith!
If on the morning of the show, you still don’t have a ticket — you can always try for standby. Head to Spreckles, and beginning at 8AM, Conan’s team will begin distributing numbered wristbands to those without an e-ticket. You’ll be given a time to return, and if there are still available seats, they’ll be distributed to standby in order of the number on the wristbands.
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Nickelodeon Opens Its Vaults to Bring Legends of the Hidden Temple,
Rugrats, Hey Arnold! and More to Comic-Con International:
San Diego, July 21-24, 2016
The ‘90s and Beyond are All That as Nickelodeon and The Splat Give Fans
an Immersive Retro Experience, from Booth to Panels and Special Guests
#NickSDCC at: /thesplat, @thesplat, @thesplatgram, @thesplatchat
LOS ANGELES—June 28, 2016— Nickelodeon and The Splat–the network’s programming block dedicated to Nick’s legendary library of hits from the ‘90s and 2000s–are blasting open the vaults for a slime-tastic, immersive experience at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 that’s bound to be All That, and more. Headquartered at its 1,800 square-foot booth (#4113) on the convention floor, Nickelodeon will pay tribute to some of its most memorable shows and popular characters with activations, games, panels, talent signings and interactive design elements featuring: Legends of the Hidden Temple, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Double Dare, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, CatDog, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Invader Zim, among many others.
“Those who dare to pass through the sacred gates of Comic-Con will enter a world of nostalgic treasures, artifacts and trivia from Nickelodeon’s beloved ’90s archives,” said King Olmec, Keeper of Nickelodeon’s booth. “The choice to enter is yours and yours alone, loyal fans.”
Every day of the convention, Nick’s booth will feature: a virtual reality 360-experience where fans can step into the world of the upcoming Legends of the Hidden Temple live-action TV movie; an interactive trivia game featuring Legends of the Hidden Temple’s King Olmec, Keeper of the Temple; photo opps with a life-size replica of the Hey Arnold! stoop and the nose from Double Dare; a retail area, where attendees can purchase a variety of exclusive Nick, The Splat and ‘90s-themed gear and one-of-a-kind collectibles; costumed character appearances; and autograph signings with cast member from All That, SpongeBob SquarePants’ Tom Kenny, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice talent, Kirk Fogg from Legends of the Hidden Temple, and more special appearances to be announced in the coming weeks.
Nickelodeon will present four panels during the convention: Happy Happy! Joy Joy!, a look back at 25 years of original Nick animation featuring the creators of Invader Zim, Hey Arnold! and other legendary series; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles–Return to New York, an exclusive first look at the current TV season; She Made That?: Nickelodeon hosts Women in Animation, featuring some of the genre’s female pioneers of the past and present; and a special reunion of cast members from legendary kids’ sketch-comedy series All That–with a surprise from Nick’s forthcoming Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie.
The following is a full rundown of the panels and booth activity:
Happy Happy! Joy Joy!: 25 Years of Nickelodeon Original Animation
Thursday, July 21, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Room: 6A) – For 25 years Nickelodeon has produced some of the most innovative and memorable animation in the history of television. Nick Animation Podcast host Hector Navarro finds out how and why four of the network’s most influential creators did what they did: Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim), Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom) and Arlene Klasky, who along with Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain, created Rugrats. Don’t miss the chance to see production art from the upcoming TV movie Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie; animation from Hartman’s new Bunsen is a Beast!; and the world premiere of Don vs Raph, a TMNT animated short written and produced by Jhonen Vasquez.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles–Return to New York
Friday, July 22, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (Room: 6A) – They travelled time and space to save planet Earth, and now the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return home! Executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman share sneak peeks of the epic adventures and new characters that await the Turtles when they return to the streets of NY in season four. On hand will be the extraordinary voice actors of the TMNT world: Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Gwendoline Yeo (Shinigami) and Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw). Also, witness the world premiere of two never-before-seen TMNT animated shorts presented by TMNT co-creator, Kevin Eastman. The panel will be moderated by Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy).
She Made That?: Nickelodeon hosts Women in Animation
Friday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Room: 24ABC) – Join this group of innovative and pioneering female cartoon creators for a discussion on their careers and the opportunities for women in animation today. Panelists include women responsible for the original Nicktoons from the 1990s and others who are making some of today’s best animation for TV and the web. The panel will include Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Mary Harrington (Invader Zim, Hey Arnold!), Vanessa Coffey (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rugrats), Rikke Asbjoern (Pinky Malinky), Margaret Dean (Women in Animation) and Maija Burnett (California Institute of the Arts).
Back to the ‘90s: Nickelodeon’s All That Reunion and Legends of the Hidden Temple!
Saturday, July 23, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Room: 6A) – Join Nickelodeon’s throwback programming block, The Splat, for a reunion of the trailblazing sketch comedy series’ major players, Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg and Kel Mitchell, discussing all things All That, with a few added surprises. Plus, get the first look at Nick’s new TV movie based on Legends of the Hidden Temple and hear about it from returning cast members Kirk Fogg and Dee Bradley Baker, along with Isabela Moner (Transformers 5). The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly staff writer, Marc Snetiker.
DAILY BOOTH ACTIVITY
Legends of the Hidden Temple Virtual Reality 360-Degree Experience: This 360-degree experience transports fans into the world of the upcoming action-adventure TV movie inspired by the iconic game show, allowing them to experience the mysterious Mayan temple first-hand.
Olmec Photo Opp/Trivia: Fans can interact with Legends of the Hidden Temple’s King Olmec and test their knowledge by answering trivia questions for the opportunity to win prizes.
Hey Arnold! Stoop and Double Dare Nose Photo Opps: Fans can take photos on a replica of Arnold’s stoop from Hey Arnold! and with the nose from Double Dare (beware of boogers).
Autograph Signings: Signing opportunities with Nickelodeon talent include: All That cast; Legends of the Hidden Temple cast; SpongeBob SquarePants voice talent; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice talent and executive producers; Nick current series creators and executive producers (C.H. Greenblatt, Harvey Beaks; Chris Savino, The Loud House; and Dave Cooper, Johnny Ryan, and David Sacks, Pig Goat Banana Cricket); and Nick original animation creators (Butch Hartman, The Fairly OddParents and Bunsen is a Beast!; Craig Bartlett, Hey Arnold!; Arlene Klasky, Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power; and Jhonen Vasquez, Invader Zim).
Costumed-Character Appearances: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Arnold and Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers Dino Super Charge will make appearances at Nick’s booth at select times during the convention.
Retail: Attendees can purchase Comic-Con exclusive figures, t-shirts and more.
Giveaways: Enter for a chance to win special prizes over the course of the convention.
Additionally, in celebration of the Aug. 11, 25-year anniversary of the launch of the network’s original animated series (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rugrats and Doug), The Splat will feature brand-new commentary and behind-the-scenes information from the series’ voice talent and creators, along with themed programming and encore airings of these animated series every night during the month of August.
Nickelodeon’s The Splat is a multiple-screen destination spanning television, eight social media platforms and a dedicated web site aggregating the most loved Nick content from the 1990s and beyond. Celebrating the characters and shows that are definitional to millennials who grew up in the ‘90s, The Splat consists of: an eight-hour television block airing daily from 10 p.m.–6 a.m. (ET/PT) featuring landmark Nickelodeon programs and classic programming stunts; a fan-driven website (www.TheSplat.com) built around social conversations; a robust social media community on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Vine and YouTube platforms; and a fully integrated Splat-branded emoji keyboard with emoticons, stickers and GIFs.
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Warner Bros. is bringing an unprecedented 21 series to San Diego Comic-Con this year – so expect this to be one of the biggest years ever for the studio.
Warner Bros. is bringing back The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZombie, Lucifer, The Originals, Supergirl, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries.
But that’s not all they’re bringing. For new TV shows, there’s the CW’s Frequency and Riverdale, TBS’ People of Earth (co-executive produced by Conan O’Brien!), NBC’s Powerless, and ABC’s Time After Time. You can catch the pilots of all of those series – as well as a brand new episode of Teen Titans Go! and the debut of Justice League Action, in Ballroom 20 on Wednesday night.
Over on the animation side, fans can look forward to Animaniacs Live!, Justice League Action, and Teen Titans Go!.
Unfortunately, gone is the Saturday night Hall H mega-event. Some panels are also shorter than normal, with most of the Saturday slots only 35-45 minutes each rather than a full 60 minutes.
Here’s a look at the full schedule:
SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
6:00–10:00 p.m. Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated series of the 2016–17 television season — Riverdale, Powerless, People of Earth, Frequency and Time After Time — as well as a brand new episode of Teen Titans Go! and the debut of Justice League Action. Ballroom 20
THURSDAY, JULY 21
10:15–11:15 a.m. Teen Titans Go! Video Presentation and Q&A — When there’s trouble, you know who to call…Teen Titans! When you want an awesome time at Comic-Con, you also know who to call…Teen Titans!!! Join a Titan-sized panel featuring producers Aaron Horvath (MAD) and Pete Michail (Space Racers) along with voice cast members Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton and Tara Strong for a screening and Q&A covering your favorite animated series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Teen Titans Go!: Season 3 Part 2 will be released on DVD on August 23. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeenTitansGo, and follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork. Room 6DE
12:00–1:00 p.m. Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A — The world’s greatest Super Heroes return to television in Justice League Action, an all-new quarter-hour animated series. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start; each 11-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge. Join producers Butch Lukic (Justice League), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and voice cast members Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) for a Q&A and exclusive sneak peek at this highly anticipated new series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, Justice League Action is coming soon to Cartoon Network. Follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork. Room 25ABC
FRIDAY, JULY 22
10:00–11:00 a.m. Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room — Join The Big Bang Theory writers as they return to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season nine and behind-the-scenes of TVs #1 comedy! From the wedding to the baby news to Shamy’s big night, find out what goes into making the hit series each week, and how the writers keep things fresh after more than 200 episodes! Join the show’s executive producers and writers as they take you inside the writers’ room for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 10 on September 19, airing Mondays at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 13. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheBigBangTheory and follow the show on Twitter @BigBangTheory. Ballroom 20
12:30–1:30 p.m. The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Following the climatic events of the season finale, join The 100 as the critically acclaimed series returns to San Diego for its annual appearance at Comic-Con. ALIE has been defeated, and The City of Light destroyed, but The 100’s victory is bittersweet as a new threat comes into focus. With the clock ticking and Earth’s radiation levels rising, our heroes must put aside their differences to save what remains of humanity. Will The 100 go quietly into that good night, or will they find hope and faith in each other, as they face their darkest chapter yet? Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season four. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Third Season will be available on DVD on July 19. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWThe100, and follow the show on Twitter at @CWThe100. Ballroom 20
2:00–2:30 p.m. People of Earth Pilot Screening and Q&A — From Emmy® winners Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office), and creator David Jenkins comes People of Earth, a half-hour single-camera comedy series about a support group for alien abductees. Join series star Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), co-executive producer David Jenkins and executive producer Greg Daniels for a screening of the pilot episode followed by a Q&A. People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about its members’ supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world. Produced by Conaco in association with Warner Horizon Television, People of Earth is coming this fall to TBS. Room 6BCF
2:30–3:00 p.m. Powerless Pilot Screening and Q&A — It’s a Super Hero’s world. We just live in it. Join cast members Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community), Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) along with executive producer Ben Queen (A to Z) and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (Reno 911) for a screening of the pilot episode and Q&A covering the first comedy series set in the DC universe. Powerless is the story of Emily (Hudgens), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when Super Heroes and Super Villains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers but they are out to make a difference in people’s lives and prove that you don’t need to have powers to be powerful! From Warner Bros. Television and based on characters from DC, Powerless premieres midseason on NBC. Become a fan of Powerless on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NBCPowerless, and follow the show on Twitter at @NBCPowerless. Room 6BCF
5:30–6:30 p.m. iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Television’s only Zom-Com-Rom-Dram, returns to San Diego for their third appearance at Comic-Con. After experiencing the heart-pounding season two finale, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for season three! Now that Clive is in the know about zombies, how will his dynamic with Liv change? With Ravi’s cure robbing Blaine of his memories, what will Major decide to do with his borrowed time? Will Peyton continue her efforts to take down crime lord, Mr. Boss? And will Vivian Stoll, new owner of Max Rager, succeed in making Seattle its zombie headquarters? Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, iZOMBIE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 12. Become a fan of iZombie on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cwizombie and follow the show on Twitter at @CWiZombie. Ballroom 20
SATURDAY, JULY 23
11:00–11:45 a.m. The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Q&A — The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego, for an exciting eighth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars will join executive producers on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries returns Friday, October 21, at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season will be released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and DIGITAL HD on August 16. Become a fan of The Vampire Diaries on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries, and follow the show on Twitter at @cwtvd. Ballroom 20
12:00–12:45 p.m. Blindspot Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Following the shocking first season finale, join Blindspot as the # 1 new series on broadcast TV from the 2015–16 season returns to San Diego for its second appearance at Comic-Con! Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander star in this one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a mysterious woman, with no memories of her past, is found in Times Square, her body completely covered in intricate cryptic tattoos. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI — Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza) and the tech-savvy Patterson (Ashley Johnson) — begin to investigate the veritable road map of Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations — with the information exposing a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson and writer/executive producer Martin Gero. Blindspot returns to NBC for its second season on September 14 at 10/9c, before moving to its regular time period of Wednesdays at 8/7c the following week. Blindspot: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray™ on August 2. Become a fan of Blindspot on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NBCBlindspot and follow the show on Twitter @NBCBlindspot. Indigo Ballroom
12:50–1:25 p.m. The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A — The Originals returns for a fourth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Join executive producers and series stars for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 20. Become a fan of The Originals on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cworiginals and follow the show on Twitter at @cworiginals. Indigo Ballroom
1:30–2:05 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A — All Hell will break loose when Lucifer returns to heat things up in San Diego. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to get the scoop on what’s sure to be a devilishly fun second season! Join us for a sizzling sneak peek at season two, followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns September 19, airing Mondays 9/8c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD on August 23. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LuciferonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @LuciferonFOX. Indigo Ballroom
2:10–3:00 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its third season, the stakes will be higher than ever! Super Villains are continuing to push Gotham City toward the brink, and while Jim Gordon remains at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city, how far will he go to save Gotham? Throughout season two, Gordon’s moral compass wavered more than ever, creating both personal and professional dilemmas in his life as villains emerged from the city’s darkest places, including Arkham Asylum’s secret experimental lab, Indian Hill. Bruce Wayne also began to unravel some of Gotham City’s — and his family’s — deepest secrets, leading him to discover that Wayne Enterprises could be behind some very dangerous schemes poised to tear the city apart. Be among the first to see what’s in store for season three as Gotham returns to Comic-Con with a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television and based on characters from DC, Gotham returns September 19 with all-new episodes airing Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 16. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham. Indigo Ballroom
3:30–4:15 p.m. Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Supergirl will be returning for more supercharged adventures in the show’s new home on The CW this fall! Wondering who’s in that pod, or what will be bringing Superman to National City? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss these season two hot topics and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters from DC, Supergirl’s second season will premiere Monday, October 10, at 8/7c on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray™ on August 9. Follow the show on Twitter at @TheCWSupergirl. Ballroom 20
4:15–5:00 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A — After saving the world — and all of time — from the immortal madman Vandal Savage, then bidding farewell to two of their fellow comrades, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the Legends received an unexpected visit from a mysterious new ally, Rex Tyler, who tasked the team with a brand new mission. What that mission is, how the Justice Society of America will factor in and who will be aboard the Waverider when The CW’s Super Hero team-up series returns for its second season are questions that the cast and creative team will seek to answer when they descend upon San Diego for their second visit to Comic-Con. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters from DC, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns Thursday, October 13, at 8/7c on The CW. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 23. Become a fan of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWLegendsofTomorrow and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCW_Legends. Ballroom 20
5:00–5:45 p.m. The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Parallel universes…and doppelgangers…and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not, fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show make their annual appearance at Comic-Con to begin giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters from DC, The Flash returns Tuesday, October 4, at 8/7c on The CW. The Flash: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on September 6. Become a fan of The Flash on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_TheFlash. Ballroom 20
5:45–6:30 p.m. Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A — In the face of worldwide nuclear destruction at the hands of the maniacal mystic known as Damien Darhk, Oliver Queen (aka Green Arrow) united Star City with a message of hope that allowed him to vanquish the season four Big Bad once and for all. However, our heroes’ triumph came at a cost, and the future of Team Arrow was left hanging in the balance. Now, as the show takes aim on season five, Oliver will set out to save his city from a new threat — one which he personally created — as both the newly appointed Mayor of Star City and as the Green Arrow. Returning to San Diego Comic-Con for the fifth consecutive year, the cast and creators of the hit CW series will be on-hand for a lively conversation surrounding the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters from DC, Arrow returns Wednesday, October 5, at 8/7c on The CW. Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 30. Become a fan of Arrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWArrow and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Arrow. Ballroom 20
6:30 p.m.–7:20 p.m. Riverdale Pilot Screening and Q&A — Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. Based on the iconic characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood), this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — and not follow in his dad’s footsteps — despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves — which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother, Alice (Mädchen Amick) — aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between she and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows. Riverdale makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. Riverdale is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics). Riverdale premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Riverdale on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRiverdale, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Riverdale. Room 6BCF
7:25–8:15 p.m. Frequency Pilot Screening and Q&A — Based on the New Line feature film, Frequency is the story of a father and daughter who are supernaturally reunited two decades after his suspicious and untimely death. New York detective Raimy Sullivan was only 7 when her father, Frank Sullivan, an undercover cop, abandoned his family in pursuit of a case that led not only to his family’s breakup, but also his eventual death undercover. Always believing her dad died in disgrace as a corrupt cop, Raimy set forth to surpass him in law enforcement, rising through the ranks to detective. But everything she knows changes when somehow Raimy and Frank connect — across two decades — over Frank’s vintage ham radio in the garage. Where once Frank was lost in the shadows of his undercover work in 1996, he has now miraculously been found by his now-grown daughter in 2016. As they forge a new relationship while working together in two time periods to close an unsolved serial murder investigation, their emotional connection transcends time to not only repair the broken bonds of their family, but also defy fate and change the course of destiny. Frequency makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Peyton List (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), Riley Smith (Nashville, The Messengers) and Mekhi Phifer (Torchwood, ER), along with executive producers Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, U.S. version of Being Human) and Jennifer Gwartz (Lethal Weapon, Veronica Mars). From Lin Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, Frequency premieres Wednesday, October 5, at 9/8c on The CW. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWFrequency and follow the show on Twitter at @CWFrequency. Room 6BCF
8:20–9:15 p.m. Time After Time Pilot Screening and Q&A — Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, Time After Time chronicles the epic adventures of a young H.G. Wells. At the age of 28, the 19th century scholar has yet to publish any of his landmark science fiction novels, but his idealistic thinking and radical ideas have led him to actually create a time machine. When his longtime friend — the charismatic (and secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, aka Jack the Ripper — finds himself cornered by the authorities at Wells’ London home, he escapes to present-day New York City using the time machine. Naturally, Wells follows, but instead of the Utopian society he imagined would be in the future, he finds a world more aligned to Stevenson’s temperament. Fortunately, Wells meets up with Jane Walker, an assistant curator at a museum staging an exhibition on H.G. Wells, the Father of Science Fiction. As Wells and Jane come together, they will not only play a dangerous endgame with Stevenson, but also find themselves involved with the incredible characters and scenarios that inspired Wells’ War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau and more. An epic love story charged with danger and adventure, Time After Time gives an unpredictable spin on the mythology of H.G. Wells by looking at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday. Time After Time makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with executive producers Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek, The Following, Scream movies) and Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Cold Case, Veronica Mars) and series stars Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter films, Pitch Perfect, Game of Thrones, 13 Hours, UnREAL) and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6). Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time premieres midseason on ABC. Become a fan of Time After Time on Facebook at facebook.com/TimeAfterTimeABC and follow the show on Twitter at @TimeAfterABC. Room 6BCF
SUNDAY, JULY 24
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Join series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th ), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer) and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producers Robert Singer (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) in Hall H to answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the 12th season of this exciting series! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Eleventh Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release on September 6. The 12th season of Supernatural will premiere October 13 in its new Thursday time period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Supernatural and follow the show on Twitter at @cw_spn. Hall H
3:00–4:15 p.m. Animaniacs Live! — It’s time for Animaniacs…LIVE! Join the voice cast of the iconic animated series Animaniacs — Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille and Jess Harnell — along with series songwriter Randy Rogel for a zany, animany and totally insaney afternoon as they perform songs from the beloved cartoon. Animaniacs Live! will be coming to a city near you. For tour information, please visit www.animaniacslive.com.
And here’s a look at the new series: