Preview Night pilots and other TV panels

22 JULY 2013

We finally know what pilots will be screening in Ballroom 20 on Preview Night. They are once again from Warner Brothers and they are...

A special presentation of The Originals - this is the The Vampire Diaries spinoff that originally aired as an episode; it includes footage that never aired then, and centers on the "Original Family" in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Knowing how popular TVD panel is, I foresee a lot of people lining up for this one alone.

Almost Human - a futuristic show where police partner with cyborgs to stop crime. From J.J. Abrams if that entices you.

The Tomorrow People - beautiful youngsters who embody "the next stage of human evolution," telepathy, special powers, basically everything but Magneto and Kitty Pryde.

The 100 - a century ago, Earth was ruined by a nuclear apocalypse; the only survivors were up in space stations, who now are sending a group of juvenile delinquents to the surface to see whether it's safe to come back.

Quite a few panels have been announced now; I'll keep updating the Comic Con 2013 page as they come in but for now we know of:


Murder Police.  New animated series. Panelists: David Goodman, Jason Ruiz, Will Sasso, Chi McBride, Peter Atencio and Justina Machado.

MAD. With producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.
Black Sails. No panel, just the pilot of the Michael Bay pirate drama airing on Starz. Yes, I said Michael Bay pirate drama; the trailer is exactly what you'd expect. 
Hannibal at 6:45 pm. A sizzle reel of season one footage and Q&A with Bryan Fuller, Hugh Dancy, David Slade and Martha DeLaurentis.


Sleepy Hollow. The pilot premieres Friday with a Q&A and stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie.

Bones. Panelists include producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan, plus star David Boreanaz.
Banshee. Airing on Cinemax.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Joss Whedon, Jeph Loeb and additional guests.
Bob's Burgers. Executive producers are joined by cast members H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eurgene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy.
Brickleberry. Panelists include producers Waco O'Guin, Roger Black and Zac Moncrief and stars David Herman, Tom Kenny, Jerry Minor and Natasha Leggero.
Almost Human
The Big Bang Theory. The producers and writers, no stars.
Children’s Hospital. Creator/star Rob Corddry and executive producers David Wain and Jonathan Stern join cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel.
The Following. Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry join executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega.
Nikita: The very last panel, with stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Devon Sawa and Noah Bean.
The 100. Series stars Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, and Henry Ian Cusick join executive producers Matthew Miller and Jason Rothenberg.
The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad. A "new digital series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity."


Futurama. cast members and executive producers.
The Simpsons. Matt Groening and producers will screen unseen footage, including some from guest director Guillermo del Toro.
Family Guy. Season 12 preview.
American Dad. Includes premiere of a song from the Christmas episode.

How I Met Your Mother. This is apparently taking Glee's place in the category of shows that don't really belong at SDCC. The full cast will be there.
Once Upon a Time and Wonderland. Cast and producers.
Arrow. Stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes joining executive producers.
The Originals. Cast and producers.
Person of Interest. Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman join the cast.
Revolution. Series stars and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke power up this panel.
The Tomorrow People. Stars Robbie Amell, Mark Pellegrino and Peyton List with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Danny Cannon.
The Vampire Diaries. Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.


Sons of Anarchy. Cast Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and Jimmy Smits.

Dr. Who.
Supernatural.  Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard; executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer.
Beware the Batman. A new CG animated series.
Teen Titans Go! Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast for screening and Q&A.

No, I don't know when the Game of Thrones, Walking Dead and True Blood panels will be. Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are usually on the same day in Hall H; True Blood has been in Ballroom 20 the past few years, but maybe this is the year it's deemed worthy of Hall H. It would be great if they could package all three together as a triple slam and let the shared fanbase only have to suffer through one overnight line - but we'll see.

ETA: The Walking Dead will be on Friday. Breaking Bad is on Sunday.

As for when we know everything - historically, CCI has published the programming two weeks to the day before Comic Con. This year, that would put the date for publishing Thursday programming on July 4.

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