Just as Superhero movies have taken over the big screen, now our nerdy favorites are making a huge dent in the world of television. What’s even better news? Most of these new shows look great! No more horribly stiff and embarrassing shows. Yeah, I’m looking at you The Cape. Wondering what television shows will be attending SDCC 2014? We’ve got the entire list here!
Wow, this is an impressive list. It looks like anyone and everyone who wants to promote their new show, season or just jump on the Nerdy Bandwagon will be making an appearance. Check out the list below and let us know which your most interested in hearing about.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 (Preview Night)
• Pilot screenings: The Flash (CW), Constantine (NBC), iZombie (CW)
THURSDAY, JULY 24
• Sharknado 2: The Second One (Syfy) Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Kari Wuhrer, Judah Friedlander and director Anthony C. Ferrante preview the second wave of the TV movie. 7:15-8:15 p.m., Room 6BCF.
• Under the Dome (CBS) Sneak preview of what’s to come in season two followed by a panel with stars Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford and Eddie Cahill and EP Neal Baer. 11:15 a.m.-noon, Ballroom 20.
• Scorpion (CBS) The new dramawill be screened followed by a panel with stars Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee and EPs Nick Santora, Nicholas Wootton, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Justin Lin. 12:05 p.m.-1:10 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• Reign (The CW) A preview of season two will be screened followed by a Q&A with stars Adelaide Kane, MEgan Follows and Toby Regbo as well as EP Laurie McCarthy
• Penny Dreadful (Showtime) Stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway will join series creator John Logan in a panel moderated by Aisha Tyler. 6-7 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• 24 (Fox) Sneak preview and Q&A with the cast moderated by EP Jon Cassar. 10-11 a.m., Ballroom 20.
• Legends (TNT) Screening and Q&A of the new drama from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary and starring Sean Bean. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 6A.
• Dig (USA Network) The miniseries will feature Tim Kring, Carol Barbee and Alison Sudol on the panel, with Gideon Raff, Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche and Lauren Ambrose appearing live via sattelite from Israel. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Indigo Ballroom at the HIlton Bayfront.
• Batman: The Complete TV Series (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will panel to promote the complete TV series’ release on Blu-ray and DVD. 6-7 p.m., Hall H.
• Community (Yahoo Screen) TV Guide Magazine presents: Greendale Forever, a Tribute to Community. EPs Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna will be joined by the cast. 2:15 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• Hannibal (NBC)
• Teen Wolf (MTV) Panel includes Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, plus new cast members Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry, along with EP Jeff Davis. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim) Panel includes Rob Corddry and cast. 6-7 p.m., Room 25ABC.
• Witches of East End (Lifetime) Panel with stars Jenna Dewan Tatum, Julia Ormond, Madchen Amick, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter and Daniel DiTomasso. 5:45-6:45 p.m., Room 6DE.
FRIDAY, JULY 25
• The Walking Dead (AMC) The cast — Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz — and exec producers Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert — will preview season five in a panel moderated by Talking Dead’s Chris Hardwick. 12:20-1:20, Hall H.
• Dominion (Syfy) Stars Chris Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and EP Vaun Wilmott preview the new series. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 6DE.
• Banshee (Cinemax) Panel to include stars Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Geno Segers and EP Jonathan Tropper. 7:15-8:15 p.m., Room 6A.
• Bones (Fox) David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel and EP Stephen Nathan share secrets from the set and preview season 10. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• Bob’s Burgers (Fox) New footage will be screened, followed by a Q&A with Loren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive, H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy. 4-5 p.m., Indigo Ballroom at the HIlton Bayfront.
• Brickleberry (Comedy Central) Watch a live table read with the cast, followed by a new episode and panel with the cast and creators Waco O’Guin, Roger Black, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Jerry Minor and Natasha Leggero. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 25ABC.
• Sleepy Hollow (Fox) Get an exclusive look at season two followed by a Q&A with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Mark Goffman, Heather Kadin, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, Lyndie Greenwood and Katia Winter. 5:45-6:45 p.m., Room 6BCF.
• Archer (FX) Original exclusive animation piece w ill be screened along with the season six premiere, followed by a Q&A with H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates, Adam Reed and Casey Willis. 5-6 p.m., Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront.
• Outlander (Starz) EP Ron Moore, author Diana Gabaldon and stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavis and Lotte Verbeek will be in attendance. 2:15-3:15 p.m., Room 6A.
• Vikings (History) Stars Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick,Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig and showrunner Michael Hirst as well as History exec Julian Jobbs will attend. 4:45-5:45 p.m., Room 6A.
• Bates Motel (A&E) Showrunners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will debut a new video with the cast before a Q&A with stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 6A.
• The Big Bang Theory (CBS) For the second year in a row, the writers will take center stage for a Q&A. 10-11 a.m., Ballroom 20.
• iZombie (CW) The midseason drama from Rob Thomas will screen the pilot, with a short Q&A to follow featuring cast Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and EPs Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright. 11:30-12:30 p.m., Room 6BCF.
• Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim) Mike Tyson will preview his new animated comedy series on a panel that also features Rachel Ramras, Jim Rash and producer Hugh Davidson. 2:30-3:15 p.m., Indigo Ballroom.
• The 100 (CW) Video presentation and Q&A with the cast and EP Jason Rothenberg. 3:15-4:15, Room 6BCF.
• The Originals (CW) EP Julie Plec and co-EP Michael Narducci will be joined by stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell for a video presentation followed by Q&A. 4:15-5:15 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• Arrow (CW) Stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman — with EPs Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg — will unspool a video presentation and panel discussion previewing season three. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• Game Your Brain to Superhero Status (Nat Geo) National Geographic Channel’s Eric LeClerc, David Rees, Tony Gonzalez and Armand Dorian for a series of interactive experiments that will mess with your mind and show you that what may seem superhuman is actually within your reach.
• @Midnight live show (Comedy Central) 10:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre. RSVP required.
SATURDAY, JULY 26
• The Simpsons (Fox) Celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary with Matt Groening, Al Jean, MIke Anderson and David Silverman. Panel will include a visit from Homer Simpson. 10-11 a.m., Ballroom 20.
• Helix (Syfy) Stars Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanime, Jordan Hayes, Neil Napier and EPs Ron Moore and Steven Maeda preview season two. Noon-1 p.m., Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.
• Defiance (Syfy) Stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Jesse Rath and EP Kevin Murphy preview the new season. 1-2 p.m., Indigo Ballroom at the HIlton Bayfront Hotel.
• Ascension (Fyfy) Stars Tricia Helfer, Brian Van Holt and Andrea Roth join EP Philip Levens for an exclusive look at the new event series. 2:15-4:15 p.m., Room 6DE.
• Family Guy (Fox) Watch a sneak peek of the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover, followed by a panel with Seth Green, Mike Henry, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Danny Smith and Peter Shin and other surprise guests. 1-1:45 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• American Dad (TBS) Screening and Q&A with Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Weitzman and Bryan Boyle and more. 2-2:45, Ballroom 20.
• Salem (WGN America) Screening and Q&A with Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, Elise Eberle, Brannon Braga, Adam Simon and Josh Barry. 5:45-6:45 p.m., Room 6DE.
• American Horror Story: Coven (FX) Get an inside look at the recently concluded season of the anthology series with cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and EP Tim Minear. Panel will look back at Coven and preview the new season, AHS: Freak Show. 7-8 p.m., Room 6DE.
• The Vampire Diaries (CW) Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join EP Julie Plec for a video screening and Q&A. 4-4:45 p.m., Ballroom 20.
• Constantine (NBC) Pilot screening followed by Q&A with stars Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford join EPs Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. 5:15-6:15 p.m., Room 6BCF.
• Person of Interest (CBS) EP Greg Plageman joins series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. 6:15-7 p.m., Room 6BCF.
• Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and the world premiere of Gotham (Fox) with appearances by casts and producers. The Flash pilot will also be screened, with video presentations of Arrow and Constantine. Cast and producers from all four shows will also appear throughout the night. 8-11 p.m., Hall H.
• Grimm (NBC) 3 p.m., Ballroom 20.
SUNDAY, JULY 27
• Sons of Anarchy (FX) Get an inside look at the final season with a panel including Kurt Sutter, Paris Barclay, Charlie Hunnam, K atey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Jr., Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and Jimmy Smits. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Hall H.
• The Strain (FX) Screening and Q&A with Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse, Chuck Hogan, Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben yland and Jack Kesey. 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Hall H.
• Supernatural (CW) Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with EP Jeremy Carver preview season 10. The panel will feature an exclusive video presentation with series highlights and special features from the season nine DVD set. 10-11 a.m., Hall H.
• The Following (Fox) Stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup join EPs Kevin Williamson, Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for a Q&A and special video presentation. 11:15-12:15 p.m., Hall H.
• Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network) Q&A with producers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath and members of the voice cast. Panel will include a special appearance by Puffy AmiYumi, the Japanese pop duo responsible for the theme song from the original Teen Titans series. 11:45-12:45 p.m., Room 6BCF.
That is a lot of television. It might be too much. Will this years SDCC coverage be an overload for the average nerdy person? Will everything drown out each other in their attempts to grab the headline of the day?
I find myself asking what the hell is 24 doing at SDCC this year? Seriously, is there some nerdy side plot I don’t know about? Person of Interest I can at least say there’s some nerdy science used in the show, and I’m stretching for that. Now I’m mad that the reboots of Murder She Twitted and Mattlock in Space were snubbed in this years panels!
We reported about one of our favorite comic book characters Harley Quinn, going to this year’s SDCC yesterday. Wouldn’t it be grand if DC pulled off an actual appearance like Deadpool did when his video game came out?
There’s still time to make this happen, tweet DC and #hashtag something Harley Quinn at SDCC until they surrender!