Comic-Con 2011: Thursday TV Panels Include 'Ringer,' 'Game of Thrones'
The first full day of events also feature Elijah Wood's 'Wilfred' and USA's 'Psych,' 'Covert Affairs'
With San Diego Comic-Con two weeks away, the official panel lineup has begun rolling out, with programming set for the first full day of events set for Thursday, July 21.
Below is a rundown of Thursday’s TV panel highlights.
10-11 a.m. Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (USA). The Burn Notice prequel will make its DVD debut. Panelists include Bruce Campbell, Matt Nix. Ballroom 20.
10-11 a.m. Deadliest Warrior: Vampires vs. Zombies (Spike). Who would win in a battle of zombies vs. vampires? The Deadliest Warrior team will be joined by guests including Wes Craven to settle the debate. Room 25ABC.
11 a.m.-noon The Evolution of Web Series: The Guild to Dragon Age. The Guild – and former Dollhouse guest – Felicia Day is joined by Doug Jones, Peter Winther and Mark Darrah to discuss taking the popular video game to the next level. Room 7AB.
11:15-12:15 p.m. Covert Affairs. Piper Perabo makes her first visit to Comic-Con for the USA series. She’ll be joined by Christopher Gorham, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek, Peter Gallagher and exec producers Doug Liman, Chris Ord, Matt Corman and Dave Bartis. Oded Fehr moderates. Ballroom 20.
11:45-12:45 p.m. Battlestar: So Say We All. Richard Hatch hosts a panel and fan discussion with surprise guests for the roundtable and Q&A session. Room 6BCF.
Noon-1 p.m. Putting the “Epic” in Epic Fantasy: Writing to Excite! Fantasy authors including Game of Thrones scribe George R.R. Martin discuss the craft. Room 6A.
Noon-1 p.m. Nickelodeon’s Fanboy & Chum: Tighty, Whitey & Mighty. Panelists include Jamie Kennedy. Room 23ABC.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Psych (USA). The series returns with a panel featuring James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson, Tim Omundson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen, Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze. Ballroom 20.
1-2 p.m. Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation: The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole. Castmembers and exec producers discuss how the series is made. Room 23ABC.
1:45-2:45 p.m. Ringer (CW). Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to Comic-Con to promote the new thriller with castmembers including Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell, Kristoffer Polaha as well as execs Pam Veasey, Nicole Snyder and Eric Charmelo. Ballroom 20.
2-3 p.m. Napoleon Dynamite (Fox). The cast from the feature film-turned-animated series will be on hand for a Q&A following a sneak preview of the fall series. Room 7AB.
3-4 p.m. Game of Thrones (HBO). Author George R.R. Martin moderates a panel featuring series writers/exec producers David Benoiff and D.B. Weiss as well as cast members Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Jason Moma. Ballroom 20.
3:45-4:45 Awake (NBC). Star Jason Isaacs and exec producers Howard Gordon and Kyle Killen will answer questions after the pilot screening. Room 6A.
4-5 p.m. Archer (FX). Panelists include H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and George Coe. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
4:14-5:15 TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites. Panelists include Ringer’s Nestor Carbonell, The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki, Alcatraz’s Jorge Garcia, The River’s Leslie Hope, Chuck’s Zachary Levi, True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and Deborah Ann Woll, The Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, Doctor Who’s Matt Smithand others. Ballroom 20.
4:45-5:45 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 4 preview. Behind-the-scenes talent from Lucasfilm Animation will be on hand. Room 6BCF.
5-6 p.m. Beavis & Butthead (MTV). Mike Judge will present footage from new episodes and discuss the series’ return. Room 6A.
5-6 p.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and LGBT Comics Fandom. Buffy’s Scott Allie, Jane Espenson, Andrew Chambliss, Drew Greenberg and Tom Lenk as well as a special guest will discuss how the series -- and subsequent Season 8 comics -- have influenced the LGBT community. Room 32AB.
5:30-7:30 Showtime: Tired of Ordinary Television? Showtime previews new seasons of Dexter, Shameless and freshman series Homeland during their panel, which will feature stars Michael C. Hall, Emmy Rossum and Morena Baccarin, among others, as well as executive producers. Ballroom 20.
6:15-7:30 Wilfred (FX). Elijah Wood returns to Comic-Con for a panel promoting his new FX comedy with co-stars and executive producers including Jason Gann. Room 6A.
7-8 p.m. Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (Discovery Channel). The panel will feature the duo introducing their new fall series. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
8-11 p.m. Ballroom 20 and Hall H playbacks. Video from the day’s panels will be screened.
8:30-10 p.m. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. A live sing-along of the Joss Whedon web series. Ballroom 6BCF.
9:30-10:30 p.m. Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz). Catch a preview of the week’s newest episode. Room 6DE.
For Thursday’s full list of events, check out the official lineup.