Comic-Con: Saturday, 20 July line-up: How I Met Your Mother, Futurama, The Originals, True Blood, Family Guy to host panels

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If you thought Friday and Saturday was action packed at Comic-Con, wait until you see the Saturday line-up, it’ll blow your socks off.

Comic-Con kicks off later this month and we have the finalized Saturday schedule for you to feast your eyes on with some gems such as How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons and The Tomorrow People.


On Saturday, we’ll be bidding farewell to a couple of shows as Futurama takes to the stage to host its final ever panel as the animated comedy’s final ever season will be celebrated.

Not only that, for the first time ever – and sadly for the last – How I Met Your Mother will be attending Comic-Con. I you didn’t know, the hit Sitcom is set to come to an end after its forthcoming season. Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan will be on hand to give an exclusive first look at the new season along with hosting a Q&A section.

The Originals will have its first screening as will The Tomorrow People – two brand new shows which are set to take The CW by storm later this year.

Fan favourites such as The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad and True Blood will also be hosting panels on the third day of Comic-Con.

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The full schedule can be seen here, meanwhile, take a look at our top picks for the day, below:

Futurama: (12pm-12:45pm, Ballroom 20) – We’re dooooooooomed! An epic panel for the ages will celebrate Futurama’s latest and greatest final season. On hand will be most or all of Futurama’s legendary voice cast, consisting of Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom, performing never-before-heard scenes from the upcoming “Last Episode Ever.” Plus executive producer David X. Cohen, creator Matt Groening, and a cartooning showdown to the death! (Note: actual death not guaranteed.)

How I Met Your Mother: (12pm-1:00pm, Indigo Ballroom) – For the first time ever, the hit sitcom visits Comic-Con to kick off its final season with an exclusive look at the show and a panel featuring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease), Jason Segel (The Muppets), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Pamela Fryman.

Family Guy: (12:45pm – 1:30pm, Ballroom 20) – Celebrate The Simpsons’ 25th year on the air with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and consulting producer David Silverman, enjoy never-before seen footage from guest director Guillermo del Toro, and hear musical guests perform “We Put The Spring In Springfield!”

The Originals: (1:00pm – 2:00pm, Indigo Ballroom) – From the executive producer of The CW’s #1 series and Comic-Con fan favorite The Vampire Diaries comes The Originals, a sexy new drama centering on the Original Family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans-a town he helped build centuries ago-where he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the Crescent City. Join executive producer Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), and Charles Michael Davis (Switched at Birth) for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So- Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air Tuesdays 9/8c on The CW this fall.

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The Simpsons: (1:45pm – 2:30pm, Ballroom 20) – The Griffins are back at Comic-Con for another raucous panel and a sneak peek at season 12, featuring Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Alex Borstein (MADtv, Shameless), and executive producer Rich Appel (The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show) plus other surprise guests.

American Dad: (2:30pm – 3:15pm) – Be on hand for an exclusive look at the new season, the world premiere of a song from the never-before-seen Christmas episode featuring the return of Krampus, and a Q&A featuring Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers), Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and more.

Grimm Season 3: (2:40pm – 3:50pm, Room 6BCF) – In season 2’s shocking cliffhanger finale, we were left screaming for answers! What will happen to Nick Burkhardt now that he’s a zombie? What do the royal families want with Nick, and what will Captain Renard’s next move be? Will Monroe and Rosalee (“Monrosalee”) take their relationship to the next level? What will come of Adalind’s royal baby? Is Portland doomed? Join your fellow “Grimmsters” for an hour filled with wesen, third season themes, and of course, a Q&A session with the cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree
Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt, Todd Milliner, and Norberto Barba.

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True Blood: (3:30pm – 4:15pm, Ballroom 20) – Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated True Blood kicked off its sixth season June 16 on HBO. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar and Golden Globe award winner Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Brian Buckner serves as executive producer of the series, which also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin, Michael McMillian as Steve Newlin, and Rob Kazinsky as Ben. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ballcreated and is also an executive producer on the series, based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.

Being Human: (4:00pm – 5:00pm, Indigo Ballroom) – Itching to know what goes on behind the scenes of Syfy’s smash hit series Being Human? Give in to temptation and join cast members Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh), Kristen Hager (Nora), and executive producer Anna Fricke as they discuss what’s in store for a larger-than-life new season. Moderated by Aaron Sagers, entertainment journalist (CNN.com/MTV.com) and geek culture expert.

The Tomorrow People: (5:55pm – 6:55pm, Room 6BCF) – Sure, teleporting into San Diego remedies many stresses associated with Comic-Con, and knowing fans’ questions before they are ever asked would certainly seem to give them a leg up, but that doesn’t mean The Tomorrow People are any less excited about their inaugural visit to the world’s premier fan convention. Series stars Robbie Amell (1600 Penn), Peyton List (Mad Men), and Mark Pellegrino (Lost), along with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and Danny Cannon (Nikita), will be on hand for a special pilot screening, followed by a Q&A to discuss this story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions, FremantleMedia, Warner Bros. Television, and CBS Television Studios, The Tomorrow People will air Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW this fall.

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