Changes are coming to the fourth season of AMC's The Walking Dead. With its third showrunner in as many years, the zombie drama will take a more character-focused approach to storytelling, with an eye on "remixing" executive producer Robert Kirkman's comics that serve as the source material for the record-breaking drama.
In addition to holding 11 panels for new and returning shows, the network is making a big push for rookie drama Sleepy Hollow, documentary series Cosmos and late-night animated block Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD), The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Fox also has debuted more than a dozen special posters, and THR exclusively debuts eight of them, including The Following, Family Guy, The Simpsons and Cosmos. To view the posters, go here.
AMC's The Walking Dead will return in October for its fourth season with its third showrunner in the past three years when Scott Gimple takes the reins from Glen Mazzara. Under the latter's oversight, the zombie drama continued its impressive history of breaking its own records as TV's No.
Many in the entertainment industry trek from Hollywood to Comic-Con not for any panel in Hall H, not to see if there are any comic properties to snap up, but for the thriving party scene that has cropped up over the past decade.
From movie and television studios to video game companies and publishers, the selection of parties to hit never has been greater. But getting invites still requires some Hollywood-style wheeling and dealing.
Syfy is going big for its upcoming Ron Moore drama Helix.
The cable network, only four months after ordering the thriller about a disease outbreak to series, is giving the show the Defiance treatment and promoting it with a massive wrap-around on the Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel adjacent to the Convention Center.
AMC on Monday released the banner that will be displayed inside the San Diego Convention Center during the annual geek-fest this month. The massive poster features Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and new series regular Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) fighting off tons of walkers -- but offers little new information other than that the katana-wielding warrior has managed to secure a horse.
USA Network has expanded the episode order for Psych.
The cable network has added two more episodes for the long-running comedy, upping the season-eight order from eight to 10.
Viewers will also have the chance to vote on the Psych website (www.usanetwork.com/psych) for one of the episodes they would like to see broadcast during the season. The results will be announced during Psych's Comic-Con panel in mid-July.
Robert Kirkman will celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Walking Dead comic series with an array of interactive activities at San Diego Comic-Con International.
Kirkman's Image Comics imprint Skybound is partnering with digital media and content marketing group Future US with a dedicated booth at the event featuring the debut of a custom 2013 Hyundai Veloster -- dubbed the Zombie Survival Machine.
The pieces of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con are starting to fall into place. Though it will be some time before the full schedule and times come out, Twentieth Century Fox Television has confirmed which of its series will be making the trek this year -- and for one veteran it will be a first.
Who does Kevin Bacon geek out over? The answer may surprise you.
The Following star, along with James Purefoy, touted at Comic-Con his new (and terrifying) Fox thriller about an FBI agent who finds himself in the middle of a network of serial killers. He also let his geek flag fly.
"I remember one time I thought I was a pretty big star and I was a really huge fan of The Police, so going back to when [they] were first starting out. I heard that Sting was staying at the same hotel that I was in and so I got up my courage," Bacon revealed in The Hollywood Reporter's Comic-Con video lounge.
"I had this idea that if I just called him, he'd probably want to hang out and party with me so I picked up the phone and called the front desk -- he wasn't under a pseudonym -- and I said, 'Hey, can you ring Sting's room for me?' They did and he picked up the phone," Bacon recalled.
"I was like, 'Hey .. Sting .. this is Kevin Bacon.' There was a pause. 'Kevin Bacon, the actor,' " he continued.
Sting's response may have been the highlight of the exchange. "He goes, 'Fill me in,' " Bacon said with a laugh.
For Purefoy, whom Bacon called "way too cool" to be geeky, he recently asked the lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, for an autograph -- for his son, of course.
What attracted the duo to board The Following was the page-turner of a script by executive producer Kevin Williamson.
"[It] really was one of those scripts where you just had no idea what was going to happen next and you just didn't see it coming over the horizon at all," Purefoy said. "Quite often you do when you read through a lot of scripts."
The dynamic between Purefoy's serial killer Joe Carroll and Bacon's detective Ryan Hardy will be a big highlight to play with for the actors as the series progresses, who discussed their characters' relationship.
Sons of Anarchy, FX’s gritty biker drama, was the closing act for Hall H at Comic-Con and treated the thousands of fans with the announcement of the premiere date, a clip from the upcoming season and plenty of witty banter.
The cast, featuring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst, Kim Coates and Dayton Callie, were present for the panel along with the show’s creator, the often-outspoken Kurt Sutter.
White tulips, tears and Observer hats (and bodily fluids) took over the cavernous Hall H bright and early Sunday morning for what was Fringe's final Comic-Con panel.
"That is just awesome," Joshua Jackson said with a laugh after the cast saw the fans hold up drawings of a tulip.
Season five will take place in the future, but in the exclusive teaser shown to the Hall H crowd, there was some new footage intercut into the trailer even though production on the new episodes will begin next week.
"Yes it's going to pick up where we left off in [season four, episode 19], the day after," showrunner Joel Wyman said.
"We had to get the actors who worked incredibly long hours to go and shoot for a season that they had no idea what it was about or [knew] would happen," he shared. "That was our sales tool to get us a season five."
Fans looking for answers about Person of Interest's cliffhanger finale at the CBS drama's Comic-Con panel did not squeeze much out of creator Jonathan Nolan and showrunner Greg Plageman -- but the duo were confident about bringing back a recent guest.