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Comic Con is a little over a month away, which means we're at the point where we should start hearing confirmation on what TV shows will be showcased at the convention. The list for 20th Century Fox TV's series has arrived online and indicates that a number of new series will be featured with panels, as well as How I Met Your Mother, which will make its Comic Con debut in San Diego to promote its final season.
EW posted the list today, noting that How I Met Your Mother's panel will take place on Saturday. No word on where it will take place, but we might assume Ballroom 20 is the intended venue. Of the cast, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris are all listed as featured among the panel. No mention of Jason Segel. Also set to appear are executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Pamela Fryman.
Sure, we can argue that TV sitcom How I Met Your Mother isn't really Comic Con material. There's no sci-fi, fantasy, animated, comic-related or supernatural element, nor is it particularly geeky in concept. And that could be said for certain other shows featured at SDCC. But factor in the devoted fanbase and then take a look at the cast of HIMYM and there's an argument to be made for the sitcom's presence at the convention, with Dr. Horrible's Neil Patrick Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Alyson Hannigan, and Cobie Smulders, who knocked our socks off in The Avengers last year. Plus Barney Stinson has demonstrated an appreciation for Star Wars, giving the CBS series a bit more geek cred. Scraping all of those points together, I think How I Met Your Mother deserves a spot at SDCC, especially considering the CBS series is on its way out. And let's face it, there's potential for this to be a really great panel.
The other 20th Century Fox TV series set for panels at Comic Con are - For Thursday, July 18: Murder Police. For Friday, July 19: Sleepy Hollow, Bones, Bob's Burgers, Brickleberry. For Saturday, July 20: HIMYM, Futurama, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad. And Sunday, July 21: Sons of Anarchy.