GLEE's Lea Michele, Darren Criss et al to Headline Comic-Con Panel
In a late development, Twentieth Century Fox Television will return GLEE to Comic-Con for the fourth straight year with a star-studded panel that is sure to be standing-room only for GLEEks of all ages. The panel is scheduled to take place in the Indigo Room on Saturday, July 14 from 6:00-7:00 PM PT and will be moderated by TVLine.com's Michael Ausiello.
"The fans at Comic-Con were among the first to really get behind our show, and we've had such a great time returning there every summer," said GLEE co-creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk. "This was the first year our cast has not gone out on tour, so Ryan and I thought we'd let them have some well-deserved time off. But everyone wanted to be there, and we couldn't be happier to report that GLEE is returning to the convention where we feel it all started."
Original cast members Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz and Naya Rivera are all returning to the "Con," some for the first time since GLEE initially appeared at the convention to standing-room-only crowds back in 2009. Additionally, Falchuk will be on the panel to answer questions and tease the upcoming season.
GLEE joins a roster of nine other Twentieth Century Fox Television shows previously scheduled to appear at Comic-Con 2012:
FRIDAY, JULY 13:
BONES: Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and stars David Boreanaz ("FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth") and Emily Deschanel ("Dr. Temperance Brennan") will be on hand to discuss the shocking finale of Season Seven as well as what's in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting Season Eight. The panel will be followed by a fan Q&A.
BOB'S BURGERS: Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast, including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, will screen never-before-seen footage followed by a panel discussion and fan Q&A.
"Brickleberry": From creators and executive producers Waco O'Guin and Roger Black, and executive producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh ("Tosh.0"), this hilarious new series premieres on Comedy Central in September after "Tosh.0." Voice cast including David Herman ("Office Space"), Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants"), Jerry Minor ("Anchorman") and Kaitlin Olson ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") will be on hand for a panel discussion following a screening of the highly-anticipated premiere episode.
SATURDAY, JULY 14:
"Futurama": "Futurama" cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy Award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus: wear your "Futurama"-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include creator/executive producer Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West ("Fry," "Zoidberg," "Professor Farnsworth," "Zapp Brannigan"), Katey Sagal ("Leela"), John DiMaggio ("Bender") and Maurice LaMarche ("Kif Kroker," "Calculon," "Morbo").