Complete Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels Schedule

Day 3: Saturday’s Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels

10:00am – 11:00am Are You Ready, Kids?: Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants – The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a new episode and fan trivia with prizes. Hosted by Claudia Spinelli, VP of current series animation for Nickelodeon. All landlubbers welcome. Room 6A

10:00am – 11:00am Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy – The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. For over six years, Avatar Legacy has been hosting panels celebrating the fans’ love and loyalty. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year’s panelists are Magda E. (artist), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders creator), Giancarlo Volpe (director ATLA, producer Green Lantern the Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (head writer ATLA), Dante Basco (voice actor, Zuko), Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka), and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Voice actor, Ikki). The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered. Room 25ABC

10:00am – 11:00am Let’s Create a Cartoon Series – A combination of actual show creation and an improv game with high audience participation. Experienced animation show creators including Dean Stefan (Matchbox Big Rig Buddies, Quack Pack), Rob Hoegee (Thunderbirds are Go!, Teen Titans), Holly Huckins (Rugrats, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West), John Derevlany (LEGO Legends of Chima, Endangered Species), and Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars) take suggestions called out by people in the audience for a genre, a main character, other characters, and the world it takes place in. The panel will provide a take on how a show is created, all the elements you need to take into consideration, and why the idea of it being about this or that would be too expensive. Why would we like this main character? What age group is this for? And as people shout out different ideas, you will learn why a producer or studio might say no or yes to various aspects. Room 9

10:00am – 11:00am My Book Is a Movie/TV Show: Now What? – Authors discuss the process of having their book made into another medium, their involvement and/or lack thereof, and how they feel now toward the project. Do they wish they could have done something differently? Do they feel the TV/movie has benefited or hurt their book? Lauren Kate (Unforgiven), Jeff Jensen (Before Tomorrowland), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker), Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen), and Daniel H. Wilson (Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown and Robopocalypse) join in conversation with Ava Dellaira (Love Letters to the Dead). Room 7AB

10:00am – 11:00am The Last Man on Earth – What would you do if you were the last person on Earth? Star and creator Will Forte (Nebraska, Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, Flight of the Conchords), January Jones (Mad Men), and director/executive producer Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) discuss the surprising twists and turns of the first season as well as tease the upcoming second season. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am – 11:00am Land of the Lost Series Reunion – This year’s Saturday Morning Cartoons Happy Hour takes a routine expedition down memory lane to Sid & Marty Krofft’s live-action classic Land of the Lost. Moderator Corey Rothermel hosts the party as guests Wesley Eure (Will Marshall), Kathy Coleman (Holly Marshall), Phil Paley (Cha-Ka), and David Gerrold (writer/story editor) recount and reminisce about their time spent in the “original” Jurassic World. And director Tyrone Tann will be screening never-before-seen footage from the upcoming Land of the Lost documentary, Searching for Spencer. They will cover everything from Sleestaks to Selima, from Pylons to Pakuni. So if you’re nostalgic for the Saturday morning programs of old or want to discover them for the very first time, meet up with this panel for the happiest hour at Comic-Con. Room 29AB

Once Upon a Time ABC Comic-con 2015 Panel

10:00am – 10:45pm Once Upon a Time – Once Upon A Time’s savior has gone dark! As Emma Swan transitions into her role as the Dark One, join the resident fairy tale characters as they cope with Emma’s new role and begin the search for Merlin. Join the cast Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader along with co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (LOST) and Adam Horowitz (LOST) as they discuss the upcoming season of unexpected twists, evolving characters, new adventures and new rivalries. The Q&A session will be moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) and fans will get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s in store for Season 5. Ballroom 20

10:30am – 11:30am Into the Badlands – Cast members Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, and Orla Brady join executive producers and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, executive producer and director David Dobkin, and executive producer and fight director Stephen Fung in a panel discussion about bringing authentic martial arts to the small screen, as well as what audiences can expect to see when this new series premieres later this year on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of Season 1. Room 5AB

10:30am – 11:30am Marvel Animation Presents – The Marvel Animation Studios team returns for one of the most anticipated television panels at San Diego. Join Stephen Wacker (VP, current series Marvel Animation Studios), Cort Lane (VP, animation development and partnerships), and Eric Radomski (SVP, production and creative director, animation) for exclusive first looks at the exciting new seasons of the hit animated series Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6. Plus, experience the world premiere of never-before-seen footage from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, starring Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Gamora, and Drax in the highly anticipated new animated series coming to Disney XD this year. Room 6BCF

10:30am – 1:00pm Saturday Playback Room Block #1 – The Playback room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Once Upon a Time, TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites, and Warner Bros.. The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

11:00am – 11:45am TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites – TV Guide Magazine brings the screams to San Diego again for this all-star, must-see panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, stars from TV’s hottest shows provide a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoops. Panelists include David Anders (iZombie), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones). Ballroom 20

11:00am – 12:00pm Childhood’s End – Syfy’s upcoming miniseries based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel stars Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort), and Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black). The cast will be on hand, along with director Nick Hurran (Sherlock: His Last Vow) and screenwriter Matthew Graham (Doctor Who) to discuss how they brought the iconic novel to screen for the very first time. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:00am – 12:00pm Todays Costume Designers – The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members Soyon An (Jem and the Holograms), Ann Foley (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kristin Burke (Conjuring), and Ivy Thaide (Kamen Rider Dragon Knight) discuss the world of costume design for television and film. Joe Kucharski, editor of Tyranny of Style will be moderating. Room 23ABC

11:15am – 12:15pm Blindspot Pilot Screening and Q&A – Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor films) star in Blindspot, a one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow, Pan) and writer/executive producer Martin Gero (Stargate: Atlantis). Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos, including his name on her back. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI begin to investigate the veritable treasure 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; the information they uncover might ultimately change the world. Blindspot makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with executive producers and series stars. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Blindspot premieres this fall Mondays at 10/9c on NBC. Room 6A

11:30am – 12:30pm Inside the Writers’ Room: The Pilot: Part One – Before there can be a hit series (or even a Manimal), there has to be a pilot, and this panel of expert creators and writers will share their experiences-the good, bad, and the very ugly-in selling and making a television pilot. Get the straight scoop from some of today’s most talented and outspoken creators. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television’s senior VP of drama development and production, Chris Parnell. Panelists include Sarah Watson (Parenthood, About a Boy), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost, Helix), Ashley E. Miller (Terminator, Fringe), Craig Engler (Z Nation), Kay Reindl (Scream, Millennium), Steve Kriozere (Agent X, NCIS), Amy Berg (Caper, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Thomas P. Vitale (Fmr. EVP Chiller Strategic Operations, SYFY Original Movies and co-productions). Room 24ABC

11:30am – 12:30pm Monster High Panel – This the place for avid fans to be the first to experience new character and doll introductions, as well as never-before-seen content reveals for the upcoming season. This includes exclusive scenes from upcoming DVDs with real-time commentary from its creators. The panel also allows for fan Q&A with Monster High toy and packaging designers, the marketing team, and writers/producers. Room 5AB

The Simpsons Comic-con 2015 Panel

12:00pm – 12:45pm The Simpsons – Going into its record-demolishing 27th season! Join this panel for a sneak peek behind “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” and much, much more with creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike Anderson, long-time director David Silverman and the woman behind Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright. Ay carumba indeed. Ballroom 20

12:00pm – 1:00pm 12 Monkeys – Join executive producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and stars Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) of Syfy’s critically acclaimed series as they dissect the mysteries of the first season and hint at the twists and turns coming in Season 2. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm – 1:00pm Sci-Fi/Fantasy Family Feud – Who is the most popular Doctor Who companion? How about the worst place to Hulk out in? Authors Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive series), Patrick Rothfuss (the Kingkiller Chronicles series), Ernie Cline (Armada), Naomi Novik (Uprooted), Chuck Wending (Zer0es), Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy), and Austin Grossman (Crooked) square off in an epic game of Family Feud, answering questions posed by Heath Corson (Nerdist) about the hottest topics in geek culture. Room 7AB

12:00pm – 1:00pm The 10th Annual All-Star Comic Book Podcaster Panel – Get ready for a no holds barred debate and discussion of the current state of the comic book marketplace in publishing, television, and film. Like sports reporters at the World Series, these podcast hosts voice their opinions on their shows. But what happens when they face each other and may not get the last word on a subject? Featuring John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Calvin Reid (Publisher’s Weekly-More to Come), Mark Bernardin (Playboy.com-Fatman on Batman), John Mayo (Comic Book Page), and Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider). Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm – 1:00pm The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination – The production designer opens the script, reads, and dreams up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which to tell the tale, whether the story is set in the mythic past, the here and now, or any imaginable future. Then the designer must gather and lead the army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will actually make the design real. Panelists include John Mott (12 Monkeys, The Americans), James Chinland (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Legacy, Avengers), Darren Gilford (Star Wars Epside VII: The Force Awakens, Tron), Ed Verreaux (Jurassic World, Looper), Neil Spisak (Terminator Genisys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Gregory Melton (Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead). Moderated by John Muto (Species, Home Alone). Room 23ABC

12:00pm – 1:00pm World Building: Telling Stories in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Federation Space, and that Galaxy Far, Far, Away – Creators who’ve worked in three of fandom’s most beloved franchises- Star Trek, Star Wars, and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, discuss the exciting, yet daunting task of telling new stories in universes that many hold so dear. How do you get started? What’s fair game and off-limits? Is the opportunity a nightmare or a dream come true? These are just a few of the topics that’ll be discussed by a distinguished group of panelists. Moderated by Eric Moro (Wikia’s VP of programming), panelists include superfans from Wookieepedia and the Shadow of Mordor Wikia, Michael de Plater (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9) and more! Room 29AB

12:00pm – 1:30pm Colony: USA Network Series Screening – Be the first to see Carlton Cuse’s highly anticipated USA Network television series, Colony, at an exclusive screening, followed by a Q&A with Cuse (Lost, The Strain), executive producer Ryan Condal (Hercules), along with series stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) and Peter Jacobson (House), moderated by comedian Paul Scheer (The League). From Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, Colony is set in near-future Los Angeles after outside intruders have seized control of the city and subjected it to a military occupation. Surrounded by impenetrable walls and torn by opposing forces, most citizens feel powerless to stop the new regime; some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. Horton Grand Theatre

12:30pm – 1:30pm Sid & Marty Krofft: A Look at the Future, Present, and the Past – Cesar Millan joins Sid & Marty Krofft’s panel as a guest moderator for this very exclusive event at Comic-Con. Brothers Sid & Marty Krofft have been producing quality family entertainment for over 40 years. They are currently producing a new series at Nickelodeon, Mutt & Stuff with Cesar Millan. They are also producing Sigmund and the Sea Monsters at Amazon Studios and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl at Legendary Pictures. The brothers became a household name in the’70s with a series of remarkable programs that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters. Room 5AB

1:00pm – 2:00pm Nerdist Industries with Chris Hardwick – Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead) is joined by Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Battlebots) and the editorial team from Nerdist online, including Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief of Nerdist), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Malik Forté (Nerdist Play), Matt Grosinger (Celebrity Playlist), Kyle Hill (Because Science), Nerdist Podcast Network producer Katie Levine, and a special guest or two. Join this panel for a lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, announcements, and, of course, quemments await. Come and enjoy your burrito! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfron

1:00pm – 2:30pm Cartoon Voices 1 – The fine art of giving voice to animated characters is again demonstrated by a dais of the best. This year, join Keone Young (Star Wars Rebels, G.I. Joe), Pat Musick (Rugrats, Extreme Ghostbusters), Eric Bauza (Ben 10, The Adventures of Puss in Boots), Jessica DiCicco (Gravity Falls, Pound Puppies), Phil Morris (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Ultimate Spider-Man) and Josh Robert Thompson (Family Guy, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson). Mark Evanier, as usual, gets these talented folks to demonstrate what they do so well. Room 6BCF

1:00pm – 2:45pm Seth MacFarlane Animation Block – A Comic-Con first! The Renaissance man of entertainment will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of fan favorites Family Guy and American Dad plus an exclusive look at his newest project, Bordertown! Joined by the casts and executive producers from each show, including Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Wendy Schaal, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Matt Weitzman, Brian Boyle, and from Bordertown, Missi Pyle, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Mark Hentemann. Ballroom 20

1:15pm – 4:45pm  Saturday Playback Room Block #2 – Details TBD The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

2:00pm – 3:00pm Babble on with the Cast of Babylon 5 – Celebrating their 20 years of Sci-fi TV history, castmates Bruce Boxleitner (Sheridan), Claudia Christian (Ivanova), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Peter Jurasik (Londo), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Stephen Furst (Vir), Patricia Tallman (Lyta), Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), and some surprise guests from the Hugo award-winning series Babylon 5 talk about their time on the show and what’s happening now. Horton Grand Theatre

2:00pm – 3:00pm Children of Tendu Live – Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Jose Molina, writer/producers of Lost, Firefly, Agent Carter and The 100 discuss their journey in the entertainment industry. Whether you’re a fan of the shows they have written, their fearlessly honest podcast, or are simply curious about how genre TV is made, the Children of Tendu are here to answer all your questions about how your favorite shows come to be. Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm – 3:00pm The Awesomes: A Hulu Original – Hulu’s hit original series The Awesomes is back! This animated show for adults combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the hallmark irreverent and inspired comedy of co-creators Seth Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). It’s the story of the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. In Season 3, the new Awesomes and team leader Prock (Seth Meyers) have finally been accepted by America. Their only problem: The team’s founder and Prock’s Dad, Mr. Awesome, has returned from space, he’s been infected with Dr. Malocchio’s evil serum, and he has a plan to destroy his own son’s team. Meyers and Shoemaker are joined by cast members for a program and audience Q&A that will include some never-before-seen footage. The third season of The Awesomes premieres this fall on Hulu. It is a Hulu co-production with Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live) and Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers). Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm – 3:00pm The Return of Invader Zim – Join Oni Press, Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Invader Zim), and the legendary creative team of the new Invader Zim comic for world domination and a panel about the revival of this much-loved series. Room 29AB

2:30pm – 3:30pm Wander Over Yonder: The Galactic Domination Tour – Join creator Craig McCracken along with the stars of the series for a special sneak peek at the epic new season of Disney XD’s Wander Over Yonder. What happens when Wander (Jack McBrayer), the friendliest face in outer space, comes up against the vilest villain in the universe, the mysterious Lord Dominator? And what does this fearsome new foe have in store for a suddenly outmatched Lord Hater? And just who the heck is this Dominator guy anyway? So many questions! Find out some answers with exclusive clips from the upcoming season and an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of Pickle and Peanut and Future-Worm!, two new animated shows coming to Disney XD. Room 5AB

3:00pm – 3:45pm Grimm Season 5 – NBC’s hit Friday night series returns to Comic-Con, featuring an exclusive sneak peek from the upcoming fifth season’s premiere episode. Nick Burkhardt has faced some insane obstacles, from becoming a zombie to losing his abilities as a Grimm; however, all this pales in comparison to not only losing his mother but also having the love of his life die in his arms. How will Nick cope? Will he find any solace with his new child with Adalind? Join your fellow “Grimmsters” for a panel filled with Wesen, Season 5 themes, and of course, a Q&A session with the cast: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt and Norberto Barba. Ballroom 20

3:00pm – 4:00pm Anything Goes with John Barrowman – John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) is an entertainer with a capital “E.” He sings, he dances, he acts, he presents, he judges; ask him anything! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm – 4:00pm Lost Podcast and Beyond – For their 9th SDCC panel, Jay Glatfelter and Jack Glatfelter (The Leftovers with Jay and Jack, Jay and Jack TV) get ‘lost’ in TV talk. The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack will discuss ten years of Lost, as well as other TV shows that have filled their Lost void, including The Leftovers, True Detective, and more. Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

The Muppet Show ABC Comic-con 2015 Panel

3:00pm – 4:00pm The Muppet Show Coming to ABC – The Muppets return to primetime television this fall on ABC in a way they’ve never been seen before! Filmed in a documentary style with cut-to interviews, the Muppets come to life, giving audiences a chance to explore their rich inner lives and intense interpersonal relationships, romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants, and desires. Co-creators and executive producers Bill Prady (Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell (The Simpsons), executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) and executive producer Bill Barretta (The Muppets) screen the video presentation that inspired the series and discuss the first season of this new, more grown-up Muppet show for kids and adults of all ages. The panel will also feature a few of the brilliant Muppet performers, giving you a rare opportunity to witness them bringing some of your favorite characters to life. Room 6A

3:00pm – 4:00pm Outcast TV Series: A First Look with Robert Kirkman – Be the first to get possessed by Outcast! From Cinemax and FOX comes the exclusive first look at the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s hit comic book by the same name. Outcast chronicles Kyle Barnes; a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate, and the fate of the world, forever. Executive producer Chris Black (Desperate Housewives), cast members Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire), and special surprise guests, in a panel moderated by Kumail Najiani (HBO’s Silicon Valley) discuss the highly anticipated series and debut a sneak peek of Season 1; coming worldwide in 2016. Room 6DE

3:30pm – 4:30pm Doctor Who Comics Panel: Year Two, Crossover Event and New Miniseries! – Titan Comics gives you a sneak peek at the next chapters for the Doctor in all his incarnations, including sneak peeks at the direction of Year Two featuring the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors. Writer Cavan Scott and artist Blair Shedd discuss the smash-hit Ninth Doctor miniseries. Writer Paul Cornell (Wolverine) gives you a sneak peek at August’s comics crossover event. Writers George Man and Cavan Scott and cover artist Alice X. Zhang take you behind the scenes of the Twelfth Doctor SDCC exclusive short story edition. Plus, witness the reveal of the next miniseries-which Doctor is it going to be? Free Doctor Who comic for all who attend, and prizes to win. Room 5AB

3:45pm – 4:30pm Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass – A discussion among fierce, fearless, actresses Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story), and other flat out fantastic females, who will open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by Sara Vilkomerson. Hall H

4:00pm – 4:45pm Starz: Outlander – Ronald D. Moore (executive producer/writer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Maril Davis (executive producer) discuss the hit series and preview what’s to come in Season 2. Q&A moderated by Kristin Dos Santos (E! News). Ballroom 20

4:00pm – 5:00pm Milestone 2.0: The Return of the Mack – What’s going on with the Static Shock live-action digital series? Who’s in the cast? When does it start shooting? When does it debut? Will there be action figures of the classic Milestone characters? When do the new Milestone Comics debut? Who’s working on the books? Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Derek Dingle, and other surprise guests set the record straight. Room 9

4:00pm – 5:30pm The Expanse – Join the cast and executive producers for a first-ever, exclusive screening of the series premiere before it airs on Syfy in December. Hailing from the writers of Children of Men and Iron Man and the director of Breaking Bad, The Expanse is set 200 years in the future after mankind has colonized the solar system. Based on The New York Times bestselling book series. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:45pm – 5:30pm Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon – Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store next, and get exclusive insights into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more. Hall H

5:00pm – 5:45pm Hannibal: Savor the Hunt – Your company is requested at a grand soiree in honor of esteemed colleague Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Prepare to be delighted by stories of European travels, friendships renewed, and culinary feasts as told by executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, and star Hugh Dancy. Be the first to witness beautiful new works by artiste extraordinaire Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), as well as a few other surprises along the way. Bon appétit, Fannibals! Ballroom 20

5:00pm – 6:00pm Man of Action: Taking Comics from Print to Screen – Man of Action’s Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle create TV shows (Ben 10, Generator Rex) and write comic books/graphic novels for the Man of Action imprint and Image Comics. Learn from the pros how to turn comics into hit television shows (Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and films (Rouleau and Seagle created the comic book team and characters for the Academy Award-winning film Big Hero 6). Man of Action is producing the feature films Officer Downe and I Kill Giants, with scripts by Casey and Kelly, respectively, based on their own graphic novels, with more in the works. Room 9

5:00pm – 6:00pm Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski – Born a small woodland creature, J. Michael Straczynski soon evolved into a marsupial life form that was bewitched by a passing elf into human form, conferring on him an Eisner, two Hugos, a British Academy Award nomination, and a career slamming words together for a living. Join him for a discussion of TV (including Sense8), movies, comics, and some surprising upcoming projects. Room 29AB

5:00pm – 7:45pm Saturday Playback Room Block #3 – The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Legendary Pictures, Grimm Season 5, Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass, and Starz: Outlander. The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

5:15pm – 6:15pm Person of Interest Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fifth year. Join the discussion, as the science fiction of Person of Interest stays one step ahead of real-world events. John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) have saved countless lives thanks to the omniscience of their supercomputer and their crack team of brave misfits: NYPD detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), the unpredictable cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker), and missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi). But, a new threat puts their mission in jeopardy and their lives in even more danger. Samaritan, the rival AI, has initiated its lethal correction. Finch’s Machine is essentially dead. Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritan’s invisible grip tightening everywhere, will Finch be able to rebuild and resurrect The Machine? And if he does, will it be the same Machine when it comes back online? Find out as executive producers and series stars undergo a Comic-Con interrogation with a special video presentation and Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest returns for its fifth season on CBS. Room 6BCF

5:30pm – 6:30pm Disney-ABC: Reinvention: The Writer, The Director, The Story – For years people have reinvented themselves. Actors turned politicians; Luke Skywalker turned Jedi; Captain America turned first Avenger. Disney-ABC’s Creative Talent Development and Inclusion team has successfully assisted many achieve their dreams by helping them reinvent their careers. Whether you’re an actor who wants to direct, a director who wants to write, a feature writer who wants to write television, or a comedy writer who wants to write drama, you’ll get helpful tips and insight on how to successfully make a career transition from Disney-ABC writers, directors, and executives. Room 24ABC

5:30pm – 6:30pm Salem – It’s a witch war! Join the star-studded cast including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, and Iddo Goldberg, along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek) and Adam Simon, for a look back at intriguing footage from the supernatural second season, from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. This moderated discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A. Room 6A

5:30pm – 6:30pm Z Nation – Dust off the Z-Whackers and join the cast and executive producers of fan-favorite zombie show, Z Nation, as they provide a behind-the-scenes look at what fans can expect to see this fall when Season 2 premieres on Syfy. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

6:00pm – 7:00pm Spotlight on Reginald Hudlin – Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Django Unchained, Black Panther), the writer/director/producer of movies, TV shows, and comics, will have a no-holding-back discussion of both upcoming projects and classic work like the Black Panther comic book and animated series; the return of Milestone Media, including the upcoming Static Shock live action series; and the Django/Zorro comic book, as well as his experiences on groundbreaking projects like The Boondocks, Bebe’s Kids, Boomerang, and more. There will be several special guest stars, including CNN host Van Jones. Room 9

6:00pm – 7:00pm The Geek Shall Inherit: A Look at the Evolution of Geek Culture – Geek culture has become mainstream, but it wasn’t always that way. Comic conventions have boomed in popularity, the cosplay community is thriving, and TCG tournaments are breaking attendance records. Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology, Magic: the Gathering judge), Jenna Busch (host/founder of Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy,Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show, Super Fantastic Nerd Hour), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy, The Walking Dead Psychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), and Matt Munson (The Project Workbench) explore the evolution of our beloved culture. Room 14A

6:00pm – 7:00pm The Keys to Successful, Career-Changing Acting and Filmmaking in Today’s New Entertainment Industry – Director Richard Hatch (Battlsestar Galactica Golden Globe nominee Captain Apollo, Tom Zarek, General Kharn, Axanar) hosts a discussion, lecture, and practical demonstrations on the state of the industry and how to powerfully up level your skills and performance in order to position yourself for breakthrough success in today entertainment industry. Room 30CDE

6:15pm – 7:15pm Containment Pilot Screening and Q&A – When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure in Containment. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. Containment makes its Comic-Con debut with a special screening of the entire pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow). Room 6BCF

6:30pm – 7:30pm Inside the Writers’ Room: The Series: Part Two – If writers’ rooms were like superhero teams, this panel has assembled the Justice League and The Avengers for an insider look at your favorite TV series. Join the scribes behind some of today’s hottest genre shows as they share their candid thoughts on how to write and rewrite the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writers’ room, and why network executives actually care about what you post on message boards. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television’s jocular senior VP of drama development and production Chris Parnell, this heroic lineup includes Gabrielle Stanton (The Flash, Haven ), Michael Narducci (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Medium), Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory), Ryan Condal (USA’s new sseries, Colony), William Harper (Grey’s Anatomy), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Guardians of the Galaxy), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly, Sleepy Hollow), and Mark A. Altman (Agent X, Castle, Femme Fatales). Room 24ABC

6:30pm – 7:30pm The Jinnrise Journey: From Comic Book to Animated Series – For genre producers, today’s transmedia (film, television, toy) possibilities have never been greater. However, with each opportunity comes the potential loss of creative control and exploitation without reward. Taking matters into his own hands, moderator Sohaib Awan (CEO of Jabal Entertainment and creator of Jinnrise) is spearheading Jabal Entertainment’s Jinnrise 3D/CG animated series. Along with panelists Yuri Lowenthal (Naruto, Ben 10), James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan), Russ Carney (Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ron Corcillo (Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), David W. Collins (LucasArts sound designer), and Chris Ryall (editor-in-chief, IDW Publishing), Sohaib will walk attendees through the step-by-step process of independently taking an original intellectual property and translating it into another medium like television. Exclusive footage from Jinnrise the Animated Series will be shown. Room 8

6:45pm – 7:45pm The Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror Film: Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, and SpectreFest – Thanks to a bold new school of filmmakers and creative talent, independent horror and genre cinema is enjoying an unprecedented resurgence of critical and box office success. Kicked off by You’re Next in 2011, this new wave of independent genre film has continued to thrive and has broken through over the past year with The Babadook and It Follows. Hosted by the US’ leading genre film festivals, we discuss this convention-defying movement with the directors, producers, writers, production companies and programmers who are progressively shaping the brave evolution of cinematic terror. Scheduled panelists include Elijah Wood (Spectrevision /Cooties), director Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), director/producer Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S, V/H/S/2), Mette Marie Katz (XYZ Films -The Raid, The Raid 2), Christian Parkes (Founder/Director Beyond Fest), Ryan Turek (Programmer – Beyond Fest), and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (directors of Spring) with more to be announced, featuring an exclusive sneak peek at Spectrevision’s Cooties and Radius’ Goodnight Mommy. Additional films to be discussed include The Invitation, The Witch, Cop Car and more! Added bonus: Join Turek and Shock Til You Drop Managing Editor Sam Zimmerman for a special round of Dead Rights Horror Trivia at the end of the panel for a chance to win passes to the renowned festivals hosting the panel! Moderated by The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato. Room 6A

7:00pm – 8:00pm TeeFury: Shirts in the Pop-Culture Bubble – Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Crystal “Bamboota” Fontan (graphic designer and illustrator), Drew Wise (artist and illustrator), Dylan Hay-Chapman (graphic designer for TV and film), and John “Captain Ribman” Sprengelmeyer (award-winning illustrator/syndicated cartoonist) share their experiences as pioneers in the pop-culture shirt space and provide practical advice for independent artists. Q&A moderated by Tom Kurzanski (art director of TeeFury). Room 4

7:00pm – 8:30pm Nickelodeon’s Variety Show Featuring Breadwinners Live – Nickelodeon Animation takes over the Horton Grand Theatre to bring you a cartoon-copia of surprises, including swag bags packed with exclusive collectibles. Hosted by DJ Boogie. You can meet SpongeBob, Patrick, and the Dino Charge Power Rangers. Watch exclusive cartoons and the world premiere of two new shows, Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House. See the stars of Henry Danger unmask a super-secret surprise ,and laugh with the voice cast of Breadwinners as they perform and sing at a live table read. Yip-Yip! Scheduled to appear are Robbie Daymond (SwaySway), Eric Bauza (Buhdeuce), and special guests. [Ticket required: get free tickets in the Autograph Area of the Sails Pavilion.] Horton Grand Theatre

7:30pm – 8:30pm An Hour with Adam Savage – Sure, Adam Savage is one of the stars of MythBusters, but he’s so much more: maker, cosplayer, movie fan, and problem solver. He’s not here to promote anything; he’s here to enjoy Comic-Con, like you. And as part of that, he’s opening himself up to fans for one hour, with no agenda; ask him anything. Room 6BCF

8:00pm – 9:00pm Creepy and Eerie Unleashed – A ghoulish panel of horror freaks discusses the classic Warren horror titles Creepy and Eerie and their upcoming adventures in film and TV. Super-secret secrets will be revealed! Moderating the panel is Gemstone’s J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet Price Guide) and consulting editor and writer Dan Braun (Creepy), who will be joined by Dark Horse founder and publisher Mike Richardson and New Comic Company’s Josh Braun. Throw in a couple of surprise Creepy artists and writers, and it will be a tasty stew. They might be giving away awesome Creepy swag, but only to the demonically deserving. Room 25ABC

8:00pm – 9:00pm Rooster Teeth: Lazer Team and More! – Rooster Teeth’s Matt Hullum, Gus Sorola, Lindsay Jones, and Jordan Cwierz, along with Lazer Team stars Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Colton Dunn (Parks and Recreation) discuss Lazer Team, Red vs. Blue, X-Ray and Vav, RWBY, and all things Rooster Teeth. The panel will debut exclusive scenes from Lazer Team and show off other exciting Rooster Teeth content exclusively for the Comic-Con audience. Room 6DE

8:00pm – 9:00pm The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Evolved – The Thrilling Adventure Hour has come a long way from their monthly LA Largo show, which just ended a 10-year run. The stage show, in the style of old-time radio, has captured the attention of audiences across the globe with sold-out shows in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Chicago, Australia and New Zealand. With their hit Nerdist podcast, Eisner-nominated graphic novel, concert film, a new Image Comics series, an international tour and new comic adaptation shows, they’re still at it. Moderated by co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker and featuring The WorkJuice Players including Mark Gagloardi, Hal Lubin, and director Aaron Ginsburg and special guests Molly Quinn (Castle), Richard Speight Jr (Supernatural), Arden Myrin (Mad TV), Rob Benedict (Supernatural), comedian Carla Cackowski and musical duo Paul & Storm, you won’t want to miss this chat. Room 23ABC

8:00pm – 10:30pm Saturday Playback Room Block #4 – The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon, Hannibal: Savor the Hunt, and 20th Century Fox. The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

Gotham Comic-con 2015 Panel

8:00pm – 11:00pm Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block – DC fans, get ready for Super Hero Saturday Night! Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment welcome fans into the world of some of DC Comics’ greatest characters during a three-hour experience in Hall H. The exclusive evening will feature a pilot screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers, plus individual special video presentations and Q&A’s with stars and producers from Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. Also, don’t miss a special Q&A with cast and producers of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a peek at the new digital series Vixen. Hall H

  • Supergirl – In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl premieres Mondays at 8/7c on CBS this November.
  • Gotham – The origin story continues in season two of Gotham, and the stakes are higher than ever, as supervillains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. Season 2 will witness Detective James Gordon’s moral compass wavering, as he confronts Gotham’s most notorious criminals. At the same time, he will continue his quest to gain the trust of the young Bruce Wayne, who is on a clear path toward the man he is destined to become, after discovering his father’s deepest secrets. After the epic turf war that culminated in the events of the season finale, find out what’s in store for Season 2. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns this fall, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8.
  • Arrow – After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra’s al Ghul, is anyone really safe? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and Arrow: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 22.
  • The Flash – The cast and creative team behind The CW’s highest-rated show of all time, The Flash, speed back to San Diego for their second Comic-Con appearance, bringing with them answers to many of the questions left unanswered in the jaw-dropping Season 1 finale. Following the defeat of Barry Allen’s arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), Team Flash quickly turned their attention to the singularity swirling high above Central City, which fans last saw consuming everything in its path. Armed with the heart of a hero and the ability to move at super speeds, Barry charged into the eye of the singularity, but will he actually be able to save his city from impending doom? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Flash: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 22.
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. In DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat-one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. From the creators of The Flash and Arrow comes this superhero team-up unlike anything that’s ever been seen on television before. Combining characters from both shows, in addition to new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon, this epic story lives in an interconnected universe and presents a high-stakes feature film experience with edge-of-your-seat action, time travel, seamless visual effects and an infectiously fun character dynamic that’s like a Flash/Arrow crossover times one hundred! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres Midseason on The CW.
  • Vixen – Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe’s parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals-anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family. This six-episode series debuting on CW Seed this fall, featuring the voices of Stephen Amell (Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), and Carlos Valdes (The Flash). It follows Mari’s path as she first learns to embrace her incredible abilities and discovers the source of the mysterious Tantu Totem’s power.

9:15pm – 10:15pm Scream Queens: World Premiere Screening – Be the first in the world to see Fox’s comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens. From Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, this killer new series stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigal Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas, and Ariana Grande. The show centers on a string of college campus muders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a designer glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Curtis) decrees that Kappa must accept all new pledges and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a 20-year-old mystery and a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc. Room 6DE

Continue reading for Sunday’s Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels Schedule–>

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