This year’s San Diego Comic-Con convention, which runs July 18 – 21 at the San Diego Convention Center, will be literally overrun with 14 panels from fan-favorite shows produced by Disney Television Studios, including Twentieth Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of programs and panel discussions with the casts and creators, producers and stars will rotate through the ABC and 20th Century Fox Television booths on the convention center floor for autograph signings and activities, including distribution of exclusive 2019 poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways and DVD sales.
Brief descriptions of panel sessions and screenings follow (note: talent is subject to change):
THURSDAY, JULY 18
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EMERGENCE (Produced by ABC Studios) – This character-driven genre thriller follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. Executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters with cast members Allison Tolman, Donald Faison, Clancy Brown, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr. and Zabryna Guevara will all be in attendance. (Indigo Ballroom)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (Produced by ABC Studios) – Stars in attendance will include Clark Gregg, newly minted Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell and Jeph Loeb. (Hall H)
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. STUMPTOWN (Produced by ABC Studios) – Based on the “Stumptown” graphic novel. Panelists include cast members Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Camryn Manheim, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus and Adrian Martinez, with executive producer Jason Richman and “Stumptown” graphic novel author Greg Rucka. (Indigo Ballroom)
FRIDAY, JULY 19
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. BLESS THE HARTS (Produced by 20th Century Fox Television) – FOX’s new half-hour comedy, “Bless The Harts,” features Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, along with Jillian Belland Ike Barinholtz. Emmy® Award winner Emily Spivey and Academy Award® winners Phil Lord & Chris Miller, and the all-star cast behind the Harts! (Indigo Ballroom)
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. SOLAR OPPOSITES (Produced by 20th Century Fox Television) – Join Justin Roiland (“Rick and Morty”), Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”) and Mary Mack (“Golan the Insatiable”), along with executive producers Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty”) and Josh Bycel (“Happy Endings”), for an exclusive first look into the series premiering in 2020 on Hulu. (Indigo Ballroom)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS (Produced by 20th Century Fox Television) – Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Nora Smith will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy and Megan Mullally will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A. (Indigo Ballroom)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. What Just Happened??! WITH FRED SAVAGE (Produced by 20th Century Fox Television) – Join Fred, alongside stars of “The Flare,” Shiri Appleby (“Roswell”), Kevin Zegers (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Tyler Ritter (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), and co-creators Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser and director Jon Cassar (“24”) to get a sneak-peek screening of the fourth episode of the after-show dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding the “The Flare.” Screening to be followed by conversation moderated by Fred Savage and fan Q&A. (Room 6DE)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. the rookie (Produced by Entertainment One and ABC Studios) – Join series star and executive producer, Nathan Fillion, as he discusses his latest role on ABC’s high-action drama “The Rookie,” as production begins on its second season. Joining Nathan will be longtime friend and “The Rookie” showrunner, Alexi Hawley. The two collaborators will also reflect on Nathan’s career, spanning from “Firefly” to Shakespeare, and now, playing the oldest rookie in the LAPD. (Horton Grand Theatre)
6:45 – 7:45 p.m. neXt (Produced by 20th Century Fox Television) – World premiere of “neXt,” a fact-based thriller starring John Slattery (“Mad Men”) as a Silicon Valley pioneer, who teams with cybercrime agent Fernanda Andrade (“The First”), to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Panelists to include creator and executive producer Manny Coto (“24”), executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“This Is Us”), Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley (“Ozark”), Jason Butler Harner (“Ozark”) and Eve Harlow (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) for a moderated conversation and fan Q&A. (Room 6DE)
SATURDAY, JULY 20
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. THE SIMPSONS (Produced by 20th Century Fox Television) – Now 30 years old and part of the mighty Disney empire, get inside insights and secret tips on the upcoming, brand-new season from Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike B Anderson, Stephanie Gillis and the voice of Lisa Simpson and panel moderator, Yeardley Smith. There WILL be freebies! (Ballroom 20)
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. AMERICAN DAD! and FAMILY GUY (Produced by 20th Century Fox Television) – Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), Steve (Scott Grimes), Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker) and Principal Lewis (Kevin Michael Richardson), plus executive producer and co-creator Matt Weitzman and producers Kara Vallow & Jeff Kauffmann will treat “American Dad!” fans to a first look at scenes from all-new episodes coming soon to TBS … plus a few other surprises!
Also, cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin and Kara Vallow from FOX’s hit animated comedy “Family Guy” will celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary with a look back at some favorite moments, plus a special sneak peek at the upcoming season! (Ballroom 20)
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. THE ORVILLE (Produced by 20th Century Fox Television) – The full crew of the U.S.S. Orville will be on hand: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Mark Jackson and Chad L. Coleman, and executive producers David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar and Brannon Braga. There will be an exclusive look back at never-before-seen moments of season two and a special sneak peek at the missions in the upcoming third season. (Ballroom 20)
SUNDAY, JULY 21
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. MAYANS M.C. (Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios) – There will be an exclusive sneak peek at a scene from the upcoming season and a not-to-be-missed conversation with co-creator/executive producer/writer Kurt Sutter, co-creator/executive producer/writer/director Elgin James and executive producer/director Kevin Dowling, plus stars JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero and Vincent Rocco Vargas discussing what to look forward to from season two. Moderator: Lynette Rice, Entertainment Weekly. (Hall H)
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