Following in the footsteps of Warner Bros. TV, 20th Century Fox Television has released their roster of panels for the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, and the three-day schedule looks awfully slight in comparison.
Now, Wednesday is Preview Night, which traditionally sees little programming take place because the Exhibition Hall is the main focus, but Thursday is the first full day of the convention, so it's not clear why that day is free of Fox TV. Of course, more panels could still be announced as the convention approaches.
The limited variety of programs also makes Fox look weak in comparison to WB's panels. There are only two shows that aren't animated, and neither Bones nor Sons of Anarchy belong to genres that are usually the focus of Comic Con.
Though room designations aren't provided, past experience tells me that none of these shows draw a big enough crowd that they would need to be held in Hall H. The shows air on FOX unless specified.
FRIDAY, JULY 13
Bones | Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel will be on hand to discuss the shocking finale of Season 7 as well as what's in store for Booth and Brennan in Season 8.
Bob's Burgers | Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, will be on hand to screen never-before-seen footage followed by a panel discussion and fan Q&A.
Brickleberry (Comedy Central) | From creators and executive producers Waco O'Guin and Roger Black, and executive producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh, this hilarious new series premieres on Comedy Central in September after Tosh.0. Voice cast including David Herman, Tom Kenny, Jerry Minor, and Kaitlin Olson will be on hand for a for a panel discussion following a screening of the highly-anticipated premiere episode.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
Furturama (Comedy Central) | Futurama cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy-Award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus: Wear your Futurama-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo).
The Simpsons | Now entering its 24th season, The Simpsons is a living animation legend. Join Moderator David Mirkin, Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Supervising Producer Mike Anderson, and the voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith, for a lengthy look at the upcoming "Treehouse of Horror", a sneak (2D) peek at The Simpsons theatrical short "The Longest Daycare" and more.
Family Guy | Seth MacFarlane, Alex Bornstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, and showrunners Mark Hentemann and Steve Callaghan will have a sneak peek at Family Guy's funniest scenes from the upcoming new season followed by a freakin' sweet Q&A with the audience.
American Dad | An exclusive preview of next season's most hilarious moments followed by a panel conversation with the cast and producers of American Dad featuring Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman.
SUNDAY, JULY 15
The Cleveland Show | World premiere screening of "Menace II Secret Society," the season four premiere episode of The Cleveland Show featuring unbelievable guest voices followed by a Q&A with panelists Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez, and Rich Appel.
Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Get an inside look into the world of FX's highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst, and Dayton Callie.
What panel listed above are you most excited about attending?