Comic-Con: Best Of 2017 TV Schedule Adds ‘X-Files’ & ‘Star Trek Discovery’ Panels + Jack Kirby Tributes – Updates

By Dominic Patten, Patrick Hipes

The X-Files Star Trek Discovery Comic-Con
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UPDATED, 11:11 AM: With The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones and Twin Peaks in Hall H and Outlander on-site, Friday, July 21 looked to be the big day for the small screen at Comic-Con this year. But the confab is always full of surprises and a couple out-of-this-world heavy-hitters are showing up Saturday too it seems.

More details emerged today of the Star Trek Discovery and the Stranger Things Season 2 panels at SDCC. As well, along with tributes to Jack Kirby on the 100th anniversary of his birth, it looks like the revived The X-Files or at least a leading-man portion of it will be taking the stage to talk about the series and its audio off-shoots.

Check out the latest July 22 updates to the television schedule for the fanfest in San Diego below – and, yes, we still want to believe, so who knows what tomorrow’s release of the final day of SDCC 2017 will unveil.

PREVIOUS, JULY 6 AM: The opening day of Comic-Con is just two weeks away and it’s already clear there will be a lot of very big deal television filling the four days of the San Diego confab. Among the offerings, small screen blockbusters Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Doctor Who are returning to Hall H and, as we exclusively revealed yesterday, the Twin Peaks revival makes its SDCC debut in the San Diego Convention Center’s biggest room.

Even though we already know a number of the panels and presentations, today saw Comic-Con release Day 1 of the official schedule for the July 20-23 pop culture hootenanny. The preview night July 19 will see clips from Krypton, Black Lightning and a new episode of Teen Titans Go! make their debut to the fanboys, fangirls and looming media and industry types. On the opening Thursday, chats with Sherlock EP Steven Moffat and DC boss Geoff Johns have now been added to the listings in San Diego.

Having said that, we will update our not-to-be-missed TV panels as SDCC officially reveals over the next few days more of what shows and who from them will be in attendance. You can also check out the best of Film SDCC 2017 schedule here.

However, as The Strain moves forward in its final season, The Tick debuts on Amazon, Marvel’s team-up The Defenders on Netflix, and Peter Capaldi makes his farewell as the 12th Time Lord, take a look at what is on the calendar so far below and start inking in where you need to be at Comic-Con this year.


Cartoon Network/WBTV’s Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! & Justice League Action
10 AM-1:30 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: TTG: Producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath, Pete Michail and voice-over cast Greg Cipes, Tara Strong and Scott Menville along with a special one-hour episode. U: Edward Skudder, Lynn Wang and members of the voice cast including Eric Bauza along with new episode premiere. JLA: Producers Jim Krieg and Butch Lukic joined by voice cast Diedrich Bader, Jason J. Lewis, Rachel Kimsey, and voice director Wes Gleason.

12 PM, Room 5AB
Panelists: EP Steven Moffat, EP Sue Vertue

MTV’s Teen Wolf
2 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Cast Tyler Posey, Dylan Sprayberry, Shelley Hennig, Cody Christian and Khylin Rhambo along with executive producer Jeff Davis. An extended sneak peek at final season is planned.

Battlestar Galactica Reunion
2:30 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Creator Ronald D. Moore and cast Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell and Grace Park, with others TBA in reunion of Syfy series that ran from 2004-2009.

DC: Geoff Johns
3:15 PM, Room 6DE
Panelist: Geoff Johns

NBC’s Timeless
3:30 PM, Room 6BCF
Panelists: Cast  Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett, Matt Lanter and Goran Visnjic plus EPs Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke.

FX’s The Strain
3:45 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: EP/showrunner Carlton Cuse, EP/writer Chuck Hogan, and cast Corey Stoll,David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel and Max Charles

FX’s Legion
5 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Creator/EP Noah Hawley, EPs John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner and Jeph Loeb, cast Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder.

Fox’s The Exorcist
6 PM, Room 6BCF
Panelists: EP/Creator Jeremy Slater, EP/showrunner Sean Crouch and cast Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera, Kurt Egyiawan plus the latest additions of John Cho and Brianna Hildebrand. (BTW – I’m moderating this panel. The Exorcist was one of my fav new shows of 2016)

ABC’s Marvel’s Inhumans
6:15 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists:  cast + exclusive footage on panel moderated by EP and Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb.


CBS’ The Big Bang Theory 10th Anniversary
10 AM, Hall H
Panelists: Cast members Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman plus EPs and writers.

AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead
11:15 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert and creator Robert Kirkman to be joined by departing showrunner David Erickson and cast Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Mercedes Mason, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman and Michael Greyeyes.

AMC’s The Walking Dead
12:15 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Cast Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, Khary Payton and Chandler Riggs; joined by EPs Hurd, Nicotero and Alpert, showrunner Scott Gimple, and Kirkman.

[adult swim]’s Rick and Morty
1:15 PM, Indigo Ballroom, Bayside Hilton
Panelists: EPs and co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, writer/producer Ryan Ridley, plus voice cast Sarah Chalke and Chris Parnell.

HBO’s Game Of Thrones
1:30 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Cast Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill and Sophie Turner.

Brave New Warriors
1:45 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: David Harbour (Stranger Things), Christopher Meloni (Happy!), Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon a Time), Richard Rankin (Outlander), Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), and Ricky Whittle (American Gods)

Showtime’s Twin Peaks
2:45 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Cast Kyle MacLachlan, Tim Roth, Dana Ashbrook, Kimmy Robertson, Everett McGill, Matthew Lillard, James Marshall, Don Murray and Naomi Watts, moderated by Damon Lindelof. Followed by exclusive Part 11 screening at 10 PM in Room 6A.


Dave Gibbons In Conversation
3 PM, Room 4
Panelist: Watchman co-creator Dave Gibbons

Fox’s The Gifted
3:45 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Cast Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White + EPs  Matt Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jim Chory andSimon Kinberg

AMC’s Preacher
4 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Cast Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish joined by graphic novelist Garth Ennis and executive producer Seth Rogen.

Amazon’s The Tick
4:45 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: EP/Creator Ben Edlund, EPs Barry Josephson and David Fury, cast Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Yara Martinez, Brendan Hines, Scott Speiser and Michael Cerveris.

Starz’s Outlander
5 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Author Diana Gabaldon, executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis join cast Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin. Panel moderated by Jenna Dewan Tatum.

Netflix & Marvel’s The Defenders
5:15 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb plus cast Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones

History’s Vikings
5:45 PM, Room 6BFC
Panelists: Cast Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard,  Alexander Ludwig, Alex Høgh Andersen, and EP/Creator Michael Hirst.


The CW’s Riverdale
11 AM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Cast KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott, Haley Law, Asha Bromfield and producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.

WBTV’s The Originals, Krypton, Lucifer and Gotham
Noon-3:50 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: TO (The CW): Executive producer Julie Plec and cast Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkel. K (Syfy): Cast Cameron Cuffe and EPs Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh offer sneak peek of upcoming series. L (Fox): Cast Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia and Tricia Helfer and EPs Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich. G (Fox): Cast and creatives TBA.

Marvel Animation
12:30 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: Cort Lane (SVP, animation and family entertainment), Eric Radomski (SVP, production and creative director, Marvel Animation), Stephen Wacker (VP), and Kevin Shinick (supervising producer, Marvel’s Spider-Man).

Jack Kirby Tribute
1:30 PM, Room 25ABC
Panelists: IDW president Greg Goldstein, Walter Simonson, Kevin Eastman,Scott Dunbier, Dirk Wood, and, according to the schedule, “perhaps even a surprise guest or two.”

CBS All Access’ Star Trek Discovery
2:30 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists:  Led by The Walking Dead alum and SDCC vet Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, and James Frain will be there along with EPs Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman.

Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 2
3 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Still TBA but we know Chief Hopper himself David Harbour will be at SDCC for another panel on July 21 so one + one = ….

WBTV/The CW’s Supergirl, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, The Flash, Arrow
3:30–6:30 PM, Ballroom 20.
Panelists: S: TBA. LOT: Cast Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and TBA producers. BL: Cast Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain and Christine Adams joined by EPs Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil. F: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale and TBA producers. A: Cast Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy and Rick Gonzalez and TBA producers.

NBC’s Midnight, Texas
4PM, Room 6BCF
Panelists: Executive producer Monica Owusu-Breen and cast François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez and Jason Lewis.

HBO’s Westworld
4:15 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Creator-showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy expected to by joined by Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, Shannon Woodward and Jeffrey Wright.


Audible’s The X-Files: Cold Cases
6:45 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: David Duchovny, producer Dirk Maggs


The CW’s Supernatural
10:30, Hall H

BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
1 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Creator/EP Max Landis, EP/showrunner Robert Cooper, cast Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho, Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine

BBC America’s Doctor Who
2PM, Hall H
Panelists: EP/Showrunner Steven Moffat, cast Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez and writer and actor Mark Gatiss. Plus expect to see footage of the upcoming Christmas special which will see Capaldi’s exit as the 12th Time Lord

Marvel Animation: Marvel’s Spider-Man
10:15 AM, Room 6A
Panelists: TBA

Audience’s Mr. Mercedes 
1:30 PM, Location TBA
Panelists: Harry Treadaway, Holland Taylor, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Breeda Wool and Jack Bender.

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