THE HIT SHOWTIME® DRAMA SERIES DEXTER® TO HEADLINE OPENING DAY OF COMIC-CON 2012
Exclusive First-Look At Season Two of Homeland Along With Dexter Panel Session To Kick Off San Diego Comic-Con On Thursday, July 12th
Shameless Panel Session To Be Presented On Saturday, July 14th
LOS ANGELES, CA – (June 20, 2012) – SHOWTIME has announced its panel line-up for the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 which will feature stars from some of the network’s biggest original series. This year’s panels will include the Emmy®-nominated series DEXTER, as well as the hit drama series SHAMELESS. Additionally, SHOWTIME will premiere an exclusive first-look trailer for season two of the Golden-Globe® Award-winning drama series Homeland, which will be introduced by series’ executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. The DEXTER panel will be presented on the first day of the world-famous gathering in San Diego on Thursday, July 12th in Ballroom 20. The Shameless panel will be presented on Saturday, July 14th at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s Indigo Room. The SHOWTIME panels will include:
Thursday, July 12
The gasps from last season’s finale can still be heard among every DEXTER fan as their worst fears were realized – Dexter got caught and by none other than Deb! What will he do, what will she do…what’s next for America’s favorite serial killer? If the suspense is killing you, then don’t miss this incredible panel, where you’ll be the first to see the Comic-Con EXCLUSIVE first two minutes of the season premiere. Moderator Ralph Garman (KROQ entertainment reporter) presides over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of Dexter. Featured panelists include series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), special guest star Yvonne Strahovski, and executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton and Scott Buck.
Plus, Dexter fans will be the first to see the world premiere trailer of one of the hottest series on television, the Golden Globe-winning drama Homeland, presented by executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.
Prior to the DEXTER panel, SHOWTIME will also debut the first chapter of the new season of the animated webisode series “Early Cuts: All In The Family,” narrated by Michael C. Hall, written by Dexter producer Scott Reynolds and illustrated by celebrated comic book artist David Mack. “Early Cuts: All In The Family” continues to tell important stories from Dexter Morgan’s past – this season written thematically to tie-in to the season six cliffhanger, as Dexter reflects back on other instances where his sister, Deb, has sensed his darkness. Satisfy your obsession with America’s favorite serial killer all weekend. Head to the Showtime booth (#4129) for Dexter giveaways and signings, and stop by the Entertainment Earth/Biff Bang Pow (#2343) for exclusive merchandise. The new season of Dexter premieres on September 30th at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on SHOWTIME. Room: Ballroom 20. #dexterSDCC
Saturday, July 14
The mischievous, unabashed Gallagher clan returns to Comic-Con for a completely shameless panel! Meet the cast and creative team behind one of the hottest SHOWTIME original series, Shameless; moderated by series’ writer and consulting producer Mike O’Malley (Glee.) This scrappy, unique family is incredibly engaging, but being a Gallagher isn’t always as easy as it looks. The cast and executive producer discuss how they capture some of their most shameless moments, plus be there when they answer fan-submitted Twitter questions and reveal the top 5 fan favorite moments as voted on by you! Featured panelists include William H. Macy (Frank), Emmy Rossum(Fiona), Justin Chatwin (Steve), Jeremy Allen White (Lip), and more, along with executive producer John Wells (West Wing, ER, Southland). Head to the Showtime booth (#4129) for Shameless giveaways and signings. Room: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront. #shamelessSDCC
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SHOWTIME has announced its panel line-up for the 2011 Comic-Con which will feature stars from some of the network’s biggest original series. This year’s panel will include the Emmy®-nominated series DEXTER, as well as the new hit series SHAMELESS. Additionally, SHOWTIME will premiere an exclusive first-look trailer of its new drama series HOMELAND starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Morena Baccarin. The SHOWTIME panel will be presented on the first day of the world-famous gathering in San Diego on Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20. The SHOWTIME panel will include:
Come party with the cast and creative team behind the critically-acclaimed new hit Showtime original series Shameless. If you thought your family was dysfunctional, wait until you meet the Gallaghers. Get the inside scoop on what’s in store for the new season as Mike Schneider (TV Guide Los Angeles Bureau Chief) leads an interview and Q&A with series stars William H. Macy (Frank) and Emmy Rossum (Fiona) and many more, along with executive producer John Wells.
HOMELAND EXCLUSIVE COMIC-CON TRAILER:
This fall, the war on terror comes home in the new Showtime original series Homeland from executive producers/writers Howard Gordon (24, The X-Files) and Alex Gansa (24) starring Claire Danes (Terminator 3), Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers, Life), Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride, Criminal Minds) and Morena Baccarin (V, Firefly). Comic-Con favorite Baccarin will make a special appearance to introduce the exclusive trailer from Homeland.
DEXTER SEASON SIX:
Comic-Con fans will be the first to see the exclusive world premiere of the new season’s trailer, then moderator Ralph Garman (KROQ Entertainment Reporter) will preside over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers. Featured panelists include Michael C. Hall (series star/executive producer), series stars C.S. Lee (Vince Masuka) and David Zayas (Sgt. Angel Batista), guest star Colin Hanks (Peter Jackson’s King Kong, Roswell) and more. Also appearing, executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck and Manny Coto.