How will press tour be upstaged by Comic-Con?
For the last several years, press tour has taken place after Comic-Con. This year, though, it happens before, which means we may get a rehash of the issues that started propping up the last few times the order fell this way, where networks purposely withheld news announcements or even actor appearances from press tour because "we're saving that for the fans at Comic-Con." (Not surprisingly, the critics and reporters in the room grumbled loudly every time that happened, and occasionally pressured the networks into changing their minds.) On the plus side, the various actor anecdotes will be fresher at the tour this time, where for the last few years, they've often been preceded by "As I just said last week at Comic-Con..."
- Alan Sepinwall