With movie panels in Hall H dying down to a mere trickle, Comic-Con Saturday (July 23) will be another TV-dominated day.
The packed schedule includes returning favorites like "Chuck," "Fringe," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Community," but the schedule is probably most notable for a string of new shows getting their first Comic-Con exposure in the afternoon.
Among the notable pilots being screened for the Comic-Con faithful on Saturday include "Alcatraz," "The Secret Circle," "Once Upon a Time," "Charlie's Angels" and "Grimm." Because of scheduling, you won't be able to catch all of them, but you should be able to see enough to make your non-attending fans jealous.
Here are some (but not all) of the TV-related highlights from Comic-Con Saturday:
10:00 - 10:45
Ballroom 20
Who: Chris Fedak will be joined by stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin.
Lowdown: Nobody does Comic-Con quite like the "Chuck" gang and the beloved NBC favorite will be coming down to San Diego for what will, barring a Friday ratings miracle, be its final visit as a collective. Expect a lavish video presentation and, if the fans are lucky, maybe even a chance for audience questions this year.
"Terra Nova"
11:00 - 12:00
Ballroom 20
Who: Star Stephen Lang, plus producers Rene Echevarria, Brannon Braga and Jose Molina.
Lowdown: The schedule doesn't indicate that a full pilot will be screened, but FOX's long-anticipated future/pre-historic drama is expected to at least screen a pile of new footage for the Con crowd. Most of the cast may be shooting in Australia, but Stephen Lang shouldn't have a problem generating love from the audience.
"Sanctuary" and "Being Human"
11:00 - 12:00 and 12:00 - 1:00
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Who: Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne represent "Sanctuary," while "Being Human" stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington will be joined by producers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke.
Lowdown: It's off to the Indigo for two straight Syfy fan favorites.
"Futurama," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy" and "American Dad"
12:15 - 1:00, 1:00 - 1:45, 2:00 - 2:35 and 2:35 - 3:15
Ballroom 20
Who: "Futurama" will be represented by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, plus voice-actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche. Groening will stick around for "The Simpsons" along with Al Jean, Rob Lazebnik, Matt Warburton, Mike Anderson and Tom Gammill. "Family Guy" will be represented by voice talent Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Adam West, plus producers Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan and Kara Vallow. And for "American Dad," it's stars Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane and Dee Bradley Baker plus producers Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, and Kara Vallow.
Lowdown: Continuing a Comic-Con tradition, it's two solid hours of 20th Century Fox TV animation, with "The Cleveland Show" holding out til Sunday. Expect scenes from upcoming episodes, perhaps some rough animatics and lots of funny people making funny voices. One thing you apparently shouldn't expect? Seth MacFarlane.
1:00 - 2:00
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Who: Stars Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie and Ken Jeong will share the stage with producers Dan Harmon, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan and Russ Krasnoff.
Lowdown: Despite packing the Indigo last year, "Community" isn't getting a Ballroom upgrade this year, so expect another full house and another rollicking panel from one of TV's funniest casts and most adored creative teams. 
"TV Guide Magazine Presents: Super Supernaturals"
2:30 - 3:30
Room 5AB
Who: John Barrowman, Kristin Bauer, Thomas Dekker, David Greenwalt, Thoe James, Jim Kouf, Britt Robertson, Phoebe Tonkin and Tyler Posey
Lowdown: Another of TV Guide's All-Star Panels, though this one apparently wasn't star-studded enough to get any of the major ballrooms. Even as a minor league panel, it's still a pretty good lineup of actors and producers who you'd be able to see on other panels, but rarely in such a long line of microphones.
"Dark Horse: Joss Whedon"
3:00 - 4:00
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Who: Joss Whedon, duh.
Lowdown: It's Joss Whedon, duh.
"Once Upon a Time"
3:15 - 4:15 
Room 6DE
Who: Damon Lindelof moderates a panel that includes old "Lost" chums Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, plus stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jonnifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla and Josh Dallas.
Lowdown: Wanna talk about pandering? Not only is Lindelof moderating the panel for ABC's new fairy tale drama, but it's even being called "Calling all 'Lost' fans: 'Once Upon a Time.'" A screening of the pilot will be followed by a brief Q&A, though unlike most of the afternoon's screening-and-Q&A panels, at least this one has been allotted a full hour.
"The Vampire Diaries"
3:30 - 4:15
Ballroom 20
Who: Producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec will be joined by stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola and Joseph Morgan.
Lowdown: "The Vampire Diaries" delivered a solid Ballroom 20 crowd last year and there's no reason not to expect more of the same from the beloved CW drama. The banter between the three stars is always worth the price of admission.
4:15 - 5:15
Room 6A
Who: Stars David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Sasha Roiz will be accompanied by producers Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt.
Lowdown: NBC's Friday fairy tale procedural won't premiere until October, but you can see it now. With David Greenwalt's "Angel"/"Moonlight"/"Buffy" credentials and Sasha Roiz' "Caprica" background, there should be plenty to discuss at the Q&A afterwards.
4:30 - 5:15
Ballroom 20
Who: Stars Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble will be joined by showrunners Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman.
Lowdown: Gee. Look what star's name isn't on the talent list. Gee. Think about what happened in the mind-bending "Fringe" finale. Gee. Do you think there will be things the fans will want to discuss? Expect and full house and some time-and-dimension-bending questions that will make your brain hurt.
"Charlie's Angels"
5:00 - 6:00
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Who: Stars Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, and Ramon Rodriguez will be joined by producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.
Lowdown: Watch ABC's new version of "Charlie's Angels" and then watch people pepper Gough & Millar with "Smallville" questions. It'll be fun! This is sure to be one of Saturday's prettiest panels.
"The Secret Circle"
5:15 - 6:00
Room 6BCF
Who: Producers Kevin Williamson, Andrew Miller and Richard Hatem join fresh-faced stars Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin and Natasha Henstridge.
Lowdown: Somehow, the new CW drama "The Secret Circle" is going to screen its 40+ minute pilot and then stage a Q&A all in a 45-minute time period. Don't expect much time for moderator questions, much less audience inquiries. But hey, at least you'll see the pilot before anybody else.
5:15 - 6:00
Ballroom 20
Who: Writer-producer Elizabeth Sarnoff will be joined by stars Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia.
Lowdown: It's another 40+ minute pilot paired with an alleged Q&A, but scheduled for only a 45-minute slot. Don't expect much time with Hurley, "Lost" fans. But since "Alcatraz" won't premiere on FOX until at least the spring, this will put you months ahead of your jealous friends when it comes to FOX's time-travel prison drama. This is the first of two J.J. Abrams-produced new dramas that will be paneled without the J.J. Abrams star power on Saturday.
"Teen Wolf"
5:30 - 6:30
Room 24ABC
Who: Stars Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes will join producers Jeff Davis and Russell Mulcahy.
Lowdown: Have you ever wondered why MTV's new drama is called "Teen Wolf" even though it isn't funny, nobody plays basketball and barely anybody has fully wolfed out yet? This would be the perfect time to ask those questions. Or just a perfect time to look at all of the pretty people.
6:00 - 6:45
Room 6BCF
Who: Stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca will join producer Craig Silverstein.
Lowdown: Shouldn't this panel be in Ballroom 20? Oh well. The stars of The CW's action-drama will take a slightly smaller room to talk about the twists and turns of their show's first season and to hint at the shocks in store for Season Two. But really, the panel will be worth attending just to see if Shane West is able to put aside his character's growl-and-glare for the fans.
"Person of Interest"
6:45 - 7:30
Room 6BCF
Who: Producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman will share the stage with stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Traji P. Henson.
Lowdown: Hmmm... You have the writer of "The Dark Knight" on stage with Jesus, Ben Linus and an Oscar nominee and you give them a 45-minute panel time to screen their CBS drama pilot *and* answer questions? Things may feel rushed.
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A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.