Yesterday’s announcement of CBS/CBS Access plans for Star Trek at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con were just the tip of the iceberg.
CBS is also bringing Scorpion, American Gothic and its MacGyver prequel/reboot to SDCC 2016 – along with its first ever ‘Fan Favorites’ panel of CBS stars – and fans can get rides (see above) ‘in Specially Designed Electric Cars Promoting “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “MacGyver,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “The Great Indoors” and “Man with a Plan”.‘
The Big Bang Theory will also be represented with a panel and ‘Special Video Presentation,’ courtesy of Warner Bros. Television.
Add to that CBS Interactive’s annual con coverage and unique giveaways (the MacGyver ‘mulit-tool,’ anyone?) and the result falls just short of a full-scale invasion!
For a complete list of events and times, follow the jump.
A BLOCKBUSTER LINEUP OF CBS SERIES FROM THE NETWORK’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE WILL BE PRESENTED IN PANELS AT COMIC-CON® 2016
CBS Presents “Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years,”
A Panel Featuring Cast Members from All Five TV Series, Moderated by Bryan Fuller, Executive Producer of the New “Star Trek” Series, Saturday, July 23
Warner Bros. Television Hosts a Panel for “The Big Bang Theory,” Including a Special Video Presentation, Friday, July 22
CBS to Have Consecutive “Scorpion,” “American Gothic” and “MacGyver” Panels with Exclusive Video Content, as well as Its First-Ever “Fan Favorites” Panel of CBS Stars, Thursday, July 21
Fans Can Score Free Rides in Specially Designed Electric Cars Promoting “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “MacGyver,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “The Great Indoors” and “Man with a Plan”
CBS Interactive to Provide its Annual On-Site Coverage, via CBS.com, GameSpot, CNET and TVGuide.com
A blockbuster lineup of CBS series from the Network’s past, present and future will be presented in panels at Comic-Con® 2016. STAR TREK, THE BIG BANG THEORY and SCORPION return to San Diego, joined by new Network series and a first-ever “Fan Favorites” session with CBS stars. Exclusive videos will be presented at each of the series’ panels.
Also, CBS will offer free rides in electric cars promoting THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, MACGYVER, KEVIN CAN WAIT, THE GREAT INDOORS and MAN WITH A PLAN. Giveaways will include collectibles for SCORPION and the upcoming CBS All Access STAR TREK series and promotional items for MACGYVER and THE GREAT INDOORS.
CBS Interactive will provide fans with its annual on-site coverage, via CBS.com, GameSpot, CNET and TVGuide.com.
DETAILS ON PANELS/SCREENINGS (in chronological order):
THURSDAY, JULY 21
CBS Television Studios Block
(Featuring SCORPION, AMERICAN GOTHIC, FAN FAVORITES and MACGYVER)
12:00-3:00 PM (Ballroom 20)
SCORPION #TeamScorpion #SDCC2016
#TeamScorpion, we’ve got a case! We need to retrieve the inside scoop on what’s happening this fall with #Waige, #Quintis and the rest of our favorite band of misfit geniuses. Back by popular demand, Monday night’s top-rated drama series, SCORPION, returns to SDCC for the third year in a row with the stars and producers giving fans the intel on plots, story arcs and romances before anyone else. Fans can join series stars Elyes Gabel (“World War Z”), Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2”), Katharine McPhee (“Smash”), Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie”), Jadyn Wong (“Broken Trail”), Ari Stidham (“Huge”) and executive producer Nicholas Wootton (subject to availability) for a panel discussion moderated by Patrick Gomez (@PatrickGomezLA) from PEOPLE magazine.
**A SCORPION signing with the cast will take place from 11:00-11:30 AM on Thursday at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343).
For the latest updates on SCORPION, go to:
@ScorpionCBS, @ElyesGabel, @robertpatrickT2, @katharinemcphee, @JadynJWong, @AriStidham and @NicholasWootton
@scorpioncbs, @ElyesGabel, (Robert Patrick) @ripfighter, @ katharinemcphee, @JadynJWong, @AriStidham
AMERICAN GOTHIC #AmericanGothic #SDCC2016
See how the other half kills with AMERICAN GOTHIC, CBS’s new summer series centered on a prominent Boston family that is reeling after a chilling discovery links someone in their midst to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, the mounting suspicion and paranoia threatens to tear the family apart. Get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s behind closed doors at the Hawthorne estate followed by a panel discussion with the stars and producer. AMERICAN GOTHIC stars Juliet Rylance (“The Knick”), Antony Starr (“Banshee”), Virginia Madsen (“Sideways”), Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”), Megan Ketch (“Jane the Virgin”), Elliot Knight (“Sinbad”), Stephanie Leonidas (“Defiance”) and Gabriel Bateman (“Lights Out”).
For the latest updates on AMERICAN GOTHIC, go to:
@AMERICAN_GOTHIC, @julietrylance, @antonystarr, @madlyz, @justinchatwin, @itmeganketch, @itselliotknight, @stephleonidas, @1gabrielmichael
@AmericanGothicCBS, @julietrylance, @virginiamadsen, @justingchatwin, @megamketch, @itselliotknight, @stephleonidas, @gabrielmichaelbateman
FAN FAVORITES #CBSFANFAVORITES #SDCC2016
It’s Throwback Thursday at Comic-Con with some of your favorite CBS stars! Join Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Daniela Ruah (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Wilmer Valderrama (“NCIS”), Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”), Daniel Henney (“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) and James Wolk (“Zoo”) as they throwback to the early days of their careers and the most memorable moments from the sets of their shows. Don’t miss the fan Q&A when they will exclusively tease what’s ahead for their characters in the upcoming season. Kevin Frazier (@KevinFrazier), host of “Entertainment Tonight,” will moderate Fan Favorites.
@kirstenvangsness, @jameswolk, @ericcolsen, @wilmervalderrama, @danielaruah, @danielhenneyofficial
MACGYVER #MacGyver #SDCC2016
Mac is back! The action-adventure drama, and hugely popular, MACGYVER is coming back to CBS this fall in the reimagining of the classic series. MacGyver creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. MacGyver and his team take on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Fans will be joined by series stars Lucas Till (“X-Men”), George Eads (“CSI”) and Executive Producers Peter Lenkov (“Hawaii Five-0”) and James Wan (“Furious 7”) for an exclusive sneak peek of the first season, followed by a panel discussion. Michael Yo (@MichaelYo), correspondent for “The Insider” will moderate.
For the latest updates on MACGYVER, go to:
@MacGyverCBS, @LucasTill, @PLenkov, (James Wan) @creepypuppet
@MacGyverCBS, @LucasTill, @PLenkov, (James Wan) @creepypuppet
FRIDAY, JULY 22
THE BIG BANG THEORY (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)
10:00–11:00 AM (Ballroom 20) #WBSDCC
Inside THE BIG BANG THEORY Writer’s Room — THE BIG BANG THEORY’s writers return to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season nine and behind-the-scenes of TV’s #1 scripted series/comedy! From the wedding and the baby news, to “Shamy’s” big night, find out what goes into making the hit series each week and how the writers keep things fresh after more than 200 episodes! Join the show’s executive producers and writers for a lively discussion and special video presentation.
From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, THE BIG BANG THEORY returns for season 10 on Monday, Sept. 19. (The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 13.) For the latest updates on THE BIG BANG THEORY, go to:
SATURDAY, JULY 23
STAR TREK: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
(Presented by CBS Television Studios and CBS Consumer Products)
2:00-3:00 PM (Hall H) #StarTrek50
Sept. 8, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of STAR TREK. What began as a TV show became a window into the future and a reflection of our greatest hopes and dreams. By envisioning a world where technology and science improve the human condition and where peace and unity transcend conflict and separation, STAR TREK has inspired children, parents, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and viewers around the world. It’s also spurred countless real-world innovations and “firsts”… giving a name to a Space Shuttle (the Enterprise), launching one of the first and most passionate worldwide fandoms and featuring the first interracial kiss on U.S. television. Join William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner. The conversation will be moderated by Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the new STAR TREK television series coming to CBS All Access, following its CBS Television Network preview in January 2017.
For details on the additional, previously announced, STAR TREK-themed panels, go to:
For more information on STAR TREK go to: www.StarTrek.com
@StarTrek, @WilliamShatner, @ScottBakula, @akaWorf, @JeriLRyan, @BrentSpiner, @BryanFuller, @StarTrek
DETAILS ON CBS’S ACTIVATIONS AND GIVEAWAYS:
In a move to drive even more viewers to “America’s Most Watched Network,” from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, CBS will offer complimentary rides throughout the Gaslamp District in branded electric cars. Featured shows will include: THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, MACGYVER, KEVIN CAN WAIT, THE GREAT INDOORS and MAN WITH A PLAN. Trailers of the series will be screened for the passengers in those cars as well.
Brand ambassadors will distribute giveaways making their debut at Comic-Con, including the MACGYVER “multi-tool” (with the hope of inspiring some clever “Macgyvering” around San Diego!), THE GREAT INDOORS “lounge chairs” (for when mobile phones are “resting” at home or in the office), collectible SCORPION button pins, CBS Comedy LOL-ipops and trading pins featuring the logo for the highly-anticipated CBS All Access STAR TREK series.
DETAILS ON CBS INTERACTIVE’S ACTIVITIES:
CBS.com – CBS.com will again offer a window into CBS events, news and action at Comic-Con. Coverage will include interviews with CBS stars in attendance and on-demand video coverage of the CBS series’ panels as well as photos and editorial coverage from key Comic-Con and CBS events. In addition to CBS.com, fans can get real-time updates through CBS series’ Twitter accounts (@CBS, @Scorpion_CBS, @American_Gothic, @MacGyverCBS and more) and CBS’s Snapchat (@cbstv), and CBS’s Facebook page will feature Facebook Live interviews with CBS stars. Social coverage will include live tweeting of panels and events, plus access to photos and videos.
GameSpot and CNET – With so many video game, television and movie announcements made at Comic-Con, GameSpot.com and CNET.com’s expert editors will be at the show, reporting on all the latest pop culture news. Coverage of Comic-Con will include videos from major events, interviews with attending celebrities, photo galleries curating some of the most epic cosplay and booths, game demos and much more.
TVGuide.com – TVGuide.com will cover the avalanche of breaking TV news coming out of Comic-Con: first-look trailers, big casting announcements and all the scoops fans crave about their favorite shows. Follow TVGuide.com on Twitter (@TVGuide) and Facebook for all the latest updates.