Though Christmas is just fine, many within the geek and nerd communities may consider San Diego Comic-Con to be the most wonderful time of the year. People from all corners of pop culture descend upon the San Diego Convention center for a weekend full of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, superheroes, comic books, and much more. And now that we’re under a month away, many studios, networks, and publishers are starting to reveal their slates of programming for some of the biggest properties that they are going to show off this year. However, it looks as if Warner Bros. TV is upping their chances of making a lasting impact with attendees.
Deadline revealed earlier this week that WB TV will be bringing a record number of their shows to SDCC next month. The studio will bring twenty-one of their most anticipated series including ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Riverdale’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Powerless’, ‘Justice League Action’, ‘Supernatural’, and more. Furthermore, on top of the new and returning shows for the upcoming season, they’re reaching deep into the studio lot water tower to bring back Yakko, Wakko, and Dot – The Animaniacs – for an epic panel featuring the iconic songs from the beloved animated series. You can check out the whole Warner Bros. TV SDCC schedule below:
Wednesday, July 20:
Screenings of ‘Riverdale’, ‘Frequency’, ‘People of Earth’, ‘Powerless’, ‘Time After Time’, ‘Teen Titans Go!’, & ’Justice League Action’
Thursday, July 21:
10:15AM – Teen Titans Go! Room 6DE. The Titan-sized panel for the Cartoon Network show will feature producers Aaron Horvath (‘MAD’) and Pete Michail (‘Space Racers’) along with voice cast members Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, and Tara Strong.
12:00PM – Justice League Action Room 25ABC 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’) will be on hand for this upcoming Cartoon Network show.
Friday, July 22:
10:00AM – Inside The Big Bang Theory‘s Writers’ Room Ballroom 20. A Comic-Con perennial. There’s always fun footage and a star from the show who parachutes in. Season 10 of the CBS show returns September 19, on Mondays at 8/7c.
12:30PM – The 100 Ballroom 20. Season four teases by cast and producers TBD. Returns midseason on CW.
2:00PM – People of Earth Room 6BCF with series star Wyatt Cenac (‘The Daily Show’), co-executive producer David Jenkins, and executive producer Greg Daniels. ‘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. On TBS this fall.
2:30PM – Powerless Room 6BCF with cast members Vanessa Hudgens (‘High School Musical’), Danny Pudi (‘Community’), and Alan Tudyk (‘Suburgatory’) along with executive producer Ben Queen (‘A to Z’) and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (‘Reno 911’). 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. Airs midseason on NBC.
5:30PM – iZombie Room Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright. Midseason on the CW.
Saturday, July 23
11:00AM – The Vampire Diaries Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs TBD. Returns Friday, October 21, at 8/7c on The CW.
12:00PM – Blindspot Indigo Ballroom with series stars Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, and writer/EP Martin Gero. Series returns for season 2 on NBC on Sept. 14 10/9c, before moving to its regular time period of Wednesdays at 8/7c
12:50PM – The Originals Indigo Ballroom. Stars and EPs TBD. Returns midseason to CW.
1:30PM – Lucifer Indigo Ballroom with series stars as well as EPs Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich. Returns to Fox on Monday, Sept. 19 at Mondays 9/8c.
2:10PM – Gotham Indigo Ballroom series stars and EPs TBD will discuss season 3 which returns to Fox on Sept. 19 8/9c.
3:30PM – Supergirl Ballroom 20 series stars and EPs will kibitz about season which will now air on CW, not CBS, on Monday, Oct. 10, 8/7c.
4:15PM – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs. Returns October 13, at 8/7c on The CW.
5:00PM – The Flash Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs. Returns Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8/7c.
5:45PM – Arrow Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs. Returns Wednesday, Oct. 5, 8/7c on CW.
6:30PM – Riverdale Room 6BCF. Midseason premiere on the CW is a subversive take on the Archie Comics. All-American teen adventures with Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel), Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and the Pussycats, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), doe-eyed Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), and her overbearing mother, Alice (Mädchen Amick). And there’s the new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), fresh from New York, who Archie strikes a relationship with. Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), Veronica’s mom, has secrets of her own. Riverdale’s Queen Bee, is along for the ride to stir up trouble.
8:20PM – Time After Time Room 6BCF. Pilot episode screening with Q&A by EPs Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega and series stars Freddie Stroma and Genesis Rodriguez. ABC midseason premiere.
Sunday, July 24
11:15AM – Supernatural Hall H with series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Mark A. Sheppard, along with EPs Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. They’ll discuss season 12 which is returning on Oct. 13 to the CW.
3:00PM – Animaniacs Live! The voice cast of the iconic animated series Animaniacs — Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, and Jess Harnell — join series songwriter Randy Rogel for a zany, animany and totally insaney afternoon as they perform songs from the beloved cartoon.
What do you think about Warner Bros. TV’s slate of programming for San Diego Comic-Con this year? What are you most excited to hear about? And if you’re going to the convention, which events are you planning to attend? Sound off in the comments.