Nora Dominick ’17/ Emertainment Monthly Co-Executive Stage Editor
Comic-Con 2016 just got even bigger. Warner Bros. TV announced early today that they will be bringing a historic 21 TV shows to San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this year. The world’s leading comics and pop-culture convention will be dominated by WBTVG, with 13 returning shows and eight new series making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut.
Of course some of the biggest series for WBTV right now are the superhero TV shows dominating The CW. Arrow will be returning for its fifth consecutive convention with a panel and special video presentation scheduled with the cast and creative team. The Flash will also be holding a special video presentation and panel as well as Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Other hit series returning to the biggest pop-culture convention are The 100, Supernatural, iZombie, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Big Bang Theory, Lucifer, Blindspot, Gotham and Teen Titans Go! just to name a few.
Fan-favorite WBTV shows aren’t the only one’s getting in on the Comic-Con fun, new TV series including Riverdale, Frequency, Powerless and Time After Time will have world premiere pilot screenings. Plus there will be advance looks at a new episode of Teen Titans Go! and the debut of Justice League Action.
Check out the full WBTV schedule below and get ready for all of Emertainment Monthly’s coverage of Comic-Con 2016.**
Wednesday, July 20th
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their 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 21st
Teen Titans Go! Video Presentation and Q&A. (Room 6DE)
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.
Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A. (Room 25ABC)
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.
Friday, July 22nd
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. (Ballroom 20)
The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A
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. (Ballroom 20)
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. (Room 6BCF)
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. (Room 6BCF)
iZombie Special Video Presentation and Q&A
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). (Ballroom 20)
Saturday, July 23rd
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. (Ballroom 20)
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!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. (Indigo Ballroom)
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. (Indigo Ballroom)
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). (Indigo Ballroom)
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? 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. (Indigo Ballroom)
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! (Ballroom 20)
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. (Ballroom 20)
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. (Ballroom 20)
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. (Ballroom 20)
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. 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.(Room 6BCF)
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.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) andJennifer Gwartz (Lethal Weapon, Veronica Mars). (Room 6BCF)
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.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). (Room 6BCF)
Sunday, July 24th
Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Join series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with executive producers Robert Singer (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) andAndrew 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 6th. (Hall H)
**Note: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.