WB Announces Their 2012 TV Panels

Though Warner Brothers no longer has a whole network to call their own, they still produce some of the best shows on TV for other networks to air, and many of them are consistent con favorites. Thus they’re first out of the gate with announcing what shows will be at SDCC 2012.

Their roster this year includes returning favorites The Big Bang TheoryFringe (going into its final season), NikitaPerson of InterestSupernaturalThe Vampire DiariesChildrens HospitalDC Nation and MAD all getting panels. Fringe and Big Bang Theory are in Hall H for the first time (the biggest room at the convention center), and new shows 666 Park AvenueArrowCultThe Following, and Revolution will also be getting panels of their own, likely with screenings of their first episodes. This is really exciting news for any TV fans, especially those locked out of the massively popular Fringe or TBBT panels in the past, since they were always some of the most attended in Ballroom 20.

What shows are you looking forward to most?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

666 Park Avenue, Arrow, Cult, The Following and Revolution pilot screenings (Ballroom 20)

THURSDAY, JULY 12

MAD (Cartoon Network) | Get a glimpse behind the MADness with MAD television show producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek. (Room 6DE)

Nikita (The CW) | Series stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca join executive producer Craig Silverstein. (Room 6BCF)

FRIDAY, JULY 13

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | The Bang gets even bigger —for the first time ever in Hall H — as series stars and executive producers answer burning questions. (Hall H)

Cult (The CW) | Stars Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal and Robert Knepper joining executive producer Rockne S. O’Bannon. (Room 6BCF)

666 Park Avenue (ABC) | Stars Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable joining executive producers David Wilcox (Fringe) and Matthew Miller (Chuck). (Room 6BCF)

Arrow (The CW) | Cast members, including Stephen Amell, join producers for a special pilot screening and discussion. (Ballroom 20)

Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim) | Star/exec producer Rob Corddry and EP Jonathan Stern join stars Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler and Ken Marino. (Hilton/Indigo Ballroom)

SATURDAY, JULY 14

The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and other stars join executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. (Ballroom 20)

The Following (Fox) | Series stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy join executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega. (Room 6BCF)

Person of Interest
 (CBS) | The stars and creators of this hit drama discuss Season 1 and give a sneak preview at what’s to come. (Room 6BCF)

Revolution
 (NBC) | Stars Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito and Tracy Spiridakos join creator/executive producer Eric Kripke and director/co-executive producer Jon Favreau. (Room 6BCF)

SUNDAY, JULY 15

Supernatural (The CW) | Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are joined by recurring guest stars Misha Collins, Jim Beaver and Mark A. Sheppard, and new executive producer Jeremy Carver and consulting producer Ben Edlund. (Hall H)

Fringe (Fox) | Fringe has its first-ever Sunday panel, and in Hall H for the first time, with Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble and executive producers. (Hall H)

DC Nation
 (Cartoon Network) | (Room 6BCF)

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  • Artimus

    I think the biggest news here is the fact that there’s a TV show in Hall H on Friday. Does this mean more big TV panels (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones) are moving out of Ballroom 20? And what does that mean for the movies that owned the space previously?

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  • Zack Young

    There’s been a few TV panels in Ballroom 20 in the past (Heroes and Lost are two I can recall) but I think it does mean more shows in H this year and smaller movies elsewhere. Over the last few years they’ve put a lot of smaller or independent movies in Hall H and struggled to fill it.

  • Jon Reeves

    The other interesting news to veteran con-watchers here is that Hall H will be used on Sunday for the first time. Admittedly, less interesting than the fact that it’s being used for TV for the first time…

  • Kerry

    Jon, Hall H was used last year on Sunday – they put the TV stuff there (Supernatural, Glee, and Doctor Who, though there may have been more) and didn’t open Ballroom 20 on Sunday.

    I’m kind of happy about this news. If they move Game of Thrones and Vampire Diaries to Hall H too, it’ll cut down a lot on the people who have been camped out all day in Ballroom 20 the last few years just for those panels (which is a pretty good percentage).

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  • Jeremy Rutz

    @Kerry: TVD will be in Ballroom 20, but I expect GoT and Walking Dead to be in Hall H this year. Maybe True Blood. I really don’t see any other TV shows which would fill Hall H enough to move. Plus last year, two of the four days Hall H was a ghost town. They could fill an extra day with TV Shows and still have a day to bring in some more movie panels.

  • outphase

    It’s possible that Hall H may be big TV on Friday and movies on Saturday.

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  • Kerry

    @Jeremy: I totally meant True Blood! But my brain/fingers apparently had other plans. But I do think if anything else moves to Hall H, the HBO stuff is the most obvious candidate.

  • Jon Reeves

    Ah, good point. I forgot about Sunday Hall H last year. I guess because I didn’t go to any of those, though I see now I had them noted on my one-page cheat sheet schedule. I’ll chalk it up to last year being unusually weird for me at Con (for personal reasons).

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  • @CWBeautyBeast CBS left it off the panel list. http://t.co/FQO7vpMo I thought it was a safe bet. May be production not far enough along?