'Glee,' 'Supernatural,' 'Anarchy' reign over Comic-Con Sunday schedule
'Doctor Who,' Nathan Fillion and 'Always Sunny' are also coming
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With the movie studios departing Comic-Con a day early (or two days early if you weren't a fan of the Saturday options), Sunday (July 24) will be all about TV.
And for the first time, Comic-Con is acknowledging the TV dominion by just shifting a whole day of small screen panels over the the cavernous Hall H. While other TV shows -- "Lost" and "Heroes" come to mind -- have paneled in Hall H in the past, this Sunday's slate -- including "Glee," "Doctor Who," "Supernatural" and "Sons of Anarchy" -- will all be making their Hall H debuts.
But even while Hall H gets the biggest of the Sunday TV names, a slew of smaller shows will still be paneling elsewhere, which will make for a potentially busy last day of the Con.
Here are the Sunday Comic-Con highlights:
10:00 - 11:00
Who: Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will be joined by a yet-to-be-revealed assortment of "Glee" castmembers.
Lowdown: It used to be that people didn't understand what a show like "Glee" was doing at a place like Comic-Con, but thanks to two years of packing smaller rooms, FOX's musical hit is ready for the big-time. Expect lots of audience members thanking the producers for various things, though a question about Kurt and Finn last year caused actual tension.
11:00 - 12:00
Who: Jonah Hill, French Stewart and Nat Faxon will be joined by producers David Goodman, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul.
Lowdown: See? Not all of the big names are over in Hall H. Come marvel at Jonah Hill's weight loss and get a sneak peek at his new FOX animated comedy.
11:15 - 12:15
Who: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are the only names on the Comic-Con schedule, but we assume an assortment of co-stars and producers will also be there.
Lowdown: After filling up smaller rooms in previous years, "Supernatural" packed Ballroom 20 to the gills last Comic-Con and there's no reason to doubt that the Winchester Boys will be able to pack Hall H as well.
11:45 - 12:45
Who: Nathan Fillion
Lowdown: Last year, Nathan Fillion's Sunday panel was so packed that this reporter couldn't even get into the room and missed out entirely. So this year? The Comic-Con organizers put him in the same room. Good luck getting in this year to see one of TV's most beloved figures.
12:30 - 1:30
Who: Who? "Who." Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will be joined by some number of "Doctor Who" writers and producers.
Lowdown: How often do you get to be in a vast ballroom with a Time Lord, a Companion and 6000-ish of your closest friends? Not too often.
1:00 - 2:00
Who: Anthony Head leads a panel that also includes co-stars Colin Norgan, Bradley James and Katie McGrath, plus producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy.
Lowdown: Expect plenty of schadenfreude if anybody happens to ask the "Merlin" gang about how their little show keeps trucking along (Season Four is on the way), while Starz' far more hyped and star-studded "Camelot" flamed out after only one season.
"The Cleveland Show"
1:45 - 2:45
Who: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez, Rich Appel and Kara Vallow.
Lowdown: See, you pair this show with "Allen Gregory" and it's a logical animation pairing in a smaller room and then you put Nathan Fillion in Hall H and the result is that the entire Hall H audience doesn't clear out after Doctor Who. And as with Saturday's panels, Seth MacFarlane remains absent.
"The Looney Tunes Show"
2:15 - 3:15
Who: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Hugh Davidson and Rachel Ramras.
Lowdown: An assortment of producers, animators and writers discuss their refreshing of the Bugs, Daffy and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.
2:45 - 3:30
Who: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito.
Lowdown: It'll be a freewheeling good time, as the stars (and creators) of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" get together to talk about their comedy's upcoming season and why, exactly, Rob McElhenney decided to put on more than 50 pounds for his art. It's a hilarious cast and hilarity is almost guaranteed to ensue.
"Sons of Anarchy"
3:30 - 4:00
Who: Creator Kurt Sutter will be joined by stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman.
Lowdown: The "Sons of Anarchy" gang made its Comic-Con debut last year with a solid Ballroom 20 panel, so perhaps for the show's Hall H debut they're going to really let Sutter off his leash.
Comic-Con International runs from July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Unfortunately, all passes are currently sold out.
Look for continuing updates on Comic-Con 2011 before and during the annual pop culture extravaganza on HitFix.
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