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.
@Vangsness, @JamesWolk, @ericcolsen, @WValderrama, @DanielaRuah, @danielhenney
@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:
@BigBang_CBS, executive producers @SteveMolaro @billprady
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
No Question Mark Box Here; Super Mario Delivers a 1-Up in Theaters
If you were born in the ’80s, ’90s, or literally ANY decade after those, you know about Super Mario. A cultural phenomenon was brought to life on the big screen this last weekend. One that has not only stood the test of time but reinvented itself time and time again. This wasn’t even the first time it’s been made into a movie but, well, let’s be honest.. some of us choose not to acknowledge the LIVE action adaptation of the beloved game from 30 years ago.
It was pretty bad… But this was animation. ILLUMINATION animation at that. The Universal company that brought us Gru and his Minions, showed us the Secret Life of Pets, and gave us a reason to SING! Still, I had my reservations and even some concerns, especially when the casting was announced.
Eyebrows were raised. As big of stars as they were on paper, could they really deliver on voicing characters from a staple of our childhood? They did.
Chris Pratt and Charlie Day may not be Italian, and Jack Black may not be a King or Turtle creature from the Mushroom Kingdom, but they make the characters their own all while paying homage to the lore of a video game.
From the jump, the story reintroduces us to the brothers that just want to save Brooklyn one clogged sink at a time. We feel an instant connection and relate to these “underdogs of the plumbing world”. The movie is riddled with easter eggs, each of which tugs on the heartstrings of every generation of Mario fandom. And the soundtrack was beautifully put together to not only make us feel like we’re taking a walkthrough of the game but like an experience all its own with some familiar favorites thrown in.
Every word in the movie is pure eye candy for both those that are casual fans, and those analyzing every frame to see what they’ll catch next. Bowser’s ship, the Mushroom Kingdom, Kong’s arena, and the Rainbow Road.. They’re all meant to give us just enough of a “new” look at these amazing worlds, but stay true to how we remember them.
The movie itself moves along at the perfect pace. Although, if you don’t really know ANYTHING about the Super Mario Bros, you may have gotten a little lost and felt left behind in the green tunnel. But that’s ok! It’s an adventure of the imagination and a classic story of a boy that meets a girl and tries to save the world from a monster that wants to destroy it.
What’s funny is that you could easily say this is a story about two characters who couldn’t be more opposite if they tried, battling to win the heart of a princess. Who would’ve thought that the King of the Koopas was just trying to impress his crush?
And that song? Ohhh THAT song! It’s my new ringtone and deserves the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Back to the movie.
Universal and Illumination clearly understood the assignment. Is it missing some things or could things have been done differently or even better? Absolutely! We’re the worst critics of the things we hold nearest and dearest to our hearts. But if you’re up for going on a 90-minute adventure through amazing worlds, with awesome music, and characters that’ll make you smile and laugh, then this is the perfect movie to spring you into that warm summer feeling.
Plus there’s the whole part with karts and shells, and banana peels and oh my goodness how amazing was that?? It’s enough to make you want to stand up and cheer, then go home and destroy your friends and family on your favorite track haha.
The bottom line, it pays homage in all the right ways to the little guy with the mustache, while giving us something new and exciting. Take the kids and go see Super Mario Bros. You’ll be glad you did!
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023
Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Opening Act Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. on North 200A. Talent confirmed so far to participate in the post-screening panel is Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky, The Goldbergs, Gotham) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and longtime RWBY cast member Lindsay Jones (Camp Camp) as Ruby, Kara Eberle ( RWBY: Ice Queendom) as Weiss, Arryn Zech (Detective Now Dead) as Blake and Barbara Dunkelman (Blood Fest) as Yang – along with Jeannie Tirado (Soul, Saints Row) as Green Lantern and Tru Valentino (The Rookie, The Cuphead Show!) as a cyborg. Also attending the panel will be producer/director Kerry Shawcross (series RWBY) and writer Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II).
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023 with the big screen debut from DC Animated Films: highlights this year include the world premieres of the highly anticipated Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham and Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Part One the weekend of March 24-26 in Anaheim, California. Both screenings will be followed by panel discussions with actors and creators. Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham premieres at The Arena on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Tati Gabrielle (Kaleidoscope, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Uncharted) as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham (The Lincoln Lawyer, Insatiable) as Oliver Queen, David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) as Grendon, producer/co-director Sam Liu (The Death and the Return of Superman), co-director Christopher Berkeley (Young Justice) and screenwriter Jase Ricci (Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem Across the Multiverse).
Both films will have encore screenings in the Arena on Sunday, March 26. Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One will screen at 12:15pm, followed by Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham at 2:00pm