Break out your capes and cowls and stretch your free-hugging muscles. It's time for Comic-Con!
From Thursday to Sunday, hordes will descend upon San Diego for the ultimate fan experience where cosplay is king and superheroes mingle with bronies. TVGuide.com will be on hand to get the latest entertainment scoop. Here are 12 things we're looking forward to the most at Comic-Con:
Cowabunga! Get ready to Simpsons-ize your life.
At the Television Critics Association fall previews on Monday, FXX announced that it would air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons and the movie in a record-breaking 12-day marathon beginning Thursday, Aug. 21. That's 278 straight, chronological hours of The Simpsons to celebrate the network's exclusive cable acquisition and non-linear VOD rights to the hit animated show.
David Tennant and Anna Gunn
On Fox's upcoming drama Gracepoint, David Tennant will look familiar to his fans, but he'll sound decidedly different.
The former Doctor Who star plays the lead detective on the murder mystery, an American adaptation of the British series Broadchurch — which also starred Tennant, and in the same role. "We did not have to loop a single word of his American accent," executive producer Carolyn Bernstein told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "His American accent is impeccable."
War is going to disrupt Sleepy Hollow in more ways than one.
"War can tear a town apart but also a family," series co-creator Roberto Orci said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "Can [Ichabod and Katrina] redeem their son or not?"
Red Band Society
Red Band Society focuses on a group of sick kids at a children's hospital, but viewers won't have to face the grim prospect of watching them die.
"Eighty-five percent of all kids who go to the hospital recover," writer-executive producer Margaret Nagle said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday...
Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz
Will Bones finally bite the dust?
"I hope this year is not its last year," Peter Rice, Chairman & CEO of Fox Television Group said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "It's Emily and David's last year contractually," he notes. "I hope it will come back."
Showtime is sticking with its winning formula.
The premium cable network doesn't have much to complain about with eight of its nine eligible series garnering Emmy nominations. With the return of Homeland the launch of The Affair in October, and three more pilots in the works, Showtime president David Nevins is psyched about its latest hit, horror drama Penny Dreadful, which became the network's most-watched new show On Demand and on ShowtimeAnytime.
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
Expect a healthy dose of Demon Dean when Supernatural returns.
The CW drama, which comes back Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 9/8c, will pick up with Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) having become the thing he's always hated most: a demon. "We will stay with Demon Dean for more than one episode," series executive producer Jeremy Carver said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "You'll see a different type of Demon Dean than you might expect."
Want a bar mitzvah but aren't Jewish? Comedian Anthony Anderson can help.
The star of ABC's upcoming comedy Black-ish, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9:30/8:30c, was faced with that question when his 12-year-old son expressed a wish for the Jewish coming-of-age ritual. "I looked him in the eye and said, 'That's not our culture, but I will throw you a hip-hop "bro-mitzvah."' I trademarked the name," Anderson said at ABC's Television Critics Assocation fall previews on Tuesday.
Casey Wilson and Ken Marino
On NBC's upcoming comedy Marry Me, Happy Endings star Casey Wilson will trade in single girl Penny for Annie, a woman who's been in a steady six-year relationship with Jake (Ken Marino). "Annie is slightly less desperate than Penny," Wilson said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "I'll try to do subtle difference between the characters. Annie doesn't always act like Penny."