Warner Bros. Television Group has had a pretty sizable presence at Comic Con in San Diego in recent years, and this year is no exception. The studio announced the 17 series that will be present at SDCC this year, including the new dramas that will be screened during preview night. Those SDCC attendees there for Preview Night (Wed. July 17) and looking for an escape from the crowds, excitement and loot being offered on the convention center floor can head upstairs to Ballroom 20 for the pilot sneak peek, which will feature the series premieres of upcoming series Almost Human, The Originals, The Tomorrow People and The 100.
Almost Human comes from J.H. Wyman and J.J. Abrams and will air on Monday nights Fox this fall. The series is set in the future in Los Angeles where human cops are being partnered with human-looking robot cops. Michael Ealy plays robot Dorian, and Karl Urban plays John Kennex, a reluctant cop who's stuck patterned with him. The other three series being screened are all set to air on the CW. The Tomorrow People stars Robbie Amell as a guy who discovers he has super abilities and is one of the "Tomorrow People." The Originals is the spin-off to The Vampire Diaries. And The 100 is set for midseason and centers on a group of delinquent teens sent back to a previously uninhabitable earth to see if the planet is fit for humanity.
Beyond the pilot screenings, WB TV has a number of panels set to take place over the course of the Convention. Here's the full list. Actual times and locations TBD.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
• MAD (Mondays 8:30/7:30c Cartoon Network): Get a glimpse behind the MADness with MADtelevision producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
• Almost Human (Late Fall, Mondays 8/7c FOX): Step into the future with series stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and executive producer J.H. Wyman.
• The Big Bang Theory (Thursdays 8/7c CBS): In a panel sure to be filled with debate and discussion — and more than a few surprises — executive producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady and the writers of The Big Bang Theory take fans behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy.
• Childrens Hospital (Returning This Summer, Adult Swim): Creator/star Rob Corddry and executive producers David Wain and Jonathan Stern join cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel for a sneak peek of the show’s upcoming fifth season.
• The Following (Midseason, Mondays 9/8c FOX): Become a follower with stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry joining executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega.
• Nikita (Midseason The CW): Nikita makes its Comic-Con farewell with stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Devon Sawa and Noah Bean joining executive producer Craig Silverstein.
• The 100 (Midseason The CW): Series stars Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos,and Henry Ian Cusick join executive producers Matthew Miller and Jason Rothenberg.
• The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad (Coming Soon, CWTV.com) Join producers Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) & Russ Cundiff and creators/stars John Dale & Michael Hobert as they introduce a new digital series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
• Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW): Chills turn to thrills in this session with stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes joining executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
• The Originals (Tuesdays 8/7c The CW): Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.
• Person of Interest (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS): Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman join members of the cast for their third visit to Comic-Con. (You’re being watched.)
• Revolution (Wednesdays 8/7c NBC): Series stars and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke power up this panel.
• The Tomorrow People (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW): Practice your teleportation skills and get to this session featuring series stars Robbie Amell, Mark Pellegrino and Peyton List with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Danny Cannon.
• The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW): Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
• Supernatural (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW): Returning to Hall H are cast members Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard with executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer.
• Beware the Batman (Saturdays 10 a.m. ET/PT Cartoon Network, premiering July 13): The Dark Knight makes his return to television in this new action-packed CG animated series. Producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson will give fans a peek behind the cape.
• Teen Titans Go! (Tuesdays 7:30/6:30c Cartoon Network): Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes and Scott Menville, for this screening and Q&A. Go!
In addition to panels, the WB studio will have a 2,400-square foot booth on the convention floor. And there may be more surprises to keep an eye out for. Last year, Revolution had a pretty great display set up not far from the convention center. It'll be exciting to see if WB does anything like that for one of the new series this year.
For other announcements about the TV series set to be featured at SDCC this year, go here.