8:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Comic-Con: Craig Ferguson to Moderate 'Big Bang Theory' Panel (Exclusive)
Craig Ferguson is making great plans for this month's Comic-Con.
The outgoing Late Late Show host has been tapped to moderate this year's The Big Bang Theory panel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Set for Friday, July 25, from 10-11 a.m. in Ballroom 20, the session will for the second year in a row go inside the writers room to share secrets behind TV's No. 1 broadcast comedy series and discuss Bob Newhart's Star Wars journey as the Emmy-winning Professor Proton and more.
Last year's panel was moderated by co-star Melissa Rauch (Bernadette), with Johnny Galecki (Leonard) making a surprise appearance after standing in line in full costume (as Princess Leia's bounty hunter from Star Wars.
Following the panel, Ferguson will head to Hall H from 1:40-2:40 p.m. to moderate HBO's Game of Thrones session with the cast and creators.
The news comes three months after Ferguson announced he would sign off as host of CBS' Late Late Show after 10 years. His final episode will air in December.
The Big Bang Theory's eighth season returns Monday, Sept. 22, with back-to-back episodes before moving to Thursdays starting Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.
Check out THR's handy Comic-Con TV lineup here.