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Bones: A Sneak Peek at Season 2

Bones' David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel

When TVGuide.com caught up with David Boreanaz at last year's Comic-Con, he had just shot the pilot for the Fox series Bones and was scheduled to film the next batch of episodes as soon as he got back to L.A. At that point, no one had any idea how the show would fare in the ratings. What a difference a year makes. Returning to San Diego a few weeks ago, the former angsty vampire was all smiles, secure in the knowledge that his character, FBI agent Seeley Booth, would be solving forensic crimes opposite Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) for another season. After appearing at a Bones panel disc read more

Comic-Con Roundup

Tobey Maguire and Samuel Jackson

The lines were longer than ever at this year's Comic-Con International, the annual celebration of all things geeky. Just ask the thousands of Battlestar Galactica fans who waited en masse outside of Ballroom 20 to see their favorite Cylons and colonials in the flesh. Meanwhile, the queue for New Line's special Snakes on a Plane presentation snaked (ha ha ha) out the door and down the side of the massive convention center. There are only two possible explanations for the sheer number of people who invaded San Diego for that weekend: 1) Nerds have learned how to clone themselves or 2) Geek culture is now mainstream culture. Either way, Comic-Con '06 was one for the ages. Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the four-day extravaganza.

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O.C.'s Adam Brody Takes a Comic Turn

The O.C.'s Adam Brody and his Red Menace

Fans of The O.C. will recall that Season 2 of Fox's teen soap opera found über-nerd Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) creating his own comic book, "Atomic County." Now art is imitating life as Brody teams up with Danny Bilson (father of Adam's O.C. costar and real-life girlfriend Rachel) and Paul DeMeo to pen the series Red Menace for WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics. "As much as I love comics, writing one wasn't something I ever thought about doing," confesses the 26-year-old Brody, who unveiled Red Menace last week at Comic-Con International in San Diego. "Danny brought it up, so I tho read more

O.C.'s Adam Brody Takes a Comic Turn

The O.C.'s Adam Brody and his Red Menace

Fans of The O.C. will recall that Season 2 of Fox's teen soap opera found über-nerd Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) creating his own comic book, "Atomic County." Now art is imitating life as Brody teams up with Danny Bilson (father of Adam's O.C. costar and real-life girlfriend Rachel) and Paul DeMeo to pen the series Red Menace for WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics. "As much as I love comics, writing one wasn't something I ever thought about doing," confesses the 26-year-old Brody, who will be on hand to unveil Red Menace at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Friday, July 21. "Danny brough read more

Hey, Sarah Silverman Does Magic, Too!

Sarah Silverman in Jesus Is Magic

Sarah Silverman has made a name for herself cracking wise about topics — rape, AIDS and teen pregnancy included — that other comics wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole. (In fact, if you are easily offended, you may want to skip this Insider and reread the Keira Knightley one or something.) But there are times when even Silverman is leery of going too far. Before filming her new concert film Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, based on her long-running stand-up show of the same name, Silverman cut a joke that had to do with the Holocaust — specifically, the rumors that an aspirin company tested its products on concentration-camp prisoners. 

"I was talking about how it's a headache medicine and that they'd probably give it to a cou read more

Behind-the-Scenes at Serenity's Shoot

Nathan Fillion in Serenity

Movie sets can be notoriously cold and impersonal places where busy cast and crew members scurry around barely looking each other in the eye, but that wasn't the case with Serenity, writer-director Joss Whedon's big-screen take on his short-lived sci-fi Western series, Firefly. No, it was the kind of set where Whedon begins a take by yelling to his actors, "OK, everybody, be awesome!" It was a place where the cast openly joked about rubbing each other's behinds, and a mysterious bottle labeled "Extra Longlasting SEXY Powder" could be found where the actors relax in between takes. In short, everyone had a grand old time. And why not? After all, the chance to revive a canceled TV series as a feature doesn't come along every day, and that's something that everyone involved with Serenity is keenly read more

Angel Is Back and He's Not Alone

Bones

After a year away from the small screen, Angel star David Boreanaz returns to series television in Bones, a procedural drama that debuts this fall on Fox. Boreanaz plays Seeley Booth, a straight-shooting special agent who reluctantly becomes partnered with forensic anthropologist/novelist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) to solve crimes. The biggest difference between Seeley and Angel? The Fed actually gets to go out into the sunlight on occasion. Boreanaz and Deschanel spoke with TVGuide.com about the show, their on-screen relationship and... salad.

TVGuide.com: What attracted you both to Bones?
David Boreanaz:
I just kind of fell into this role. I was fortunate to read a script and like it, but I was hesitant to get back into [episodic television] coming off read more

Lost Duo Offer Peek At Season 2

Josh Holloway and Maggie Grace

When the cast of Lost appeared at last year's San Diego Comic-Con — months before the series' debut — they were greeted by only a small crowd, most of whom were there to spy Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan. Obviously, a lot has changed since then. This year, the returning castaways (and cocreator Damon Lindelof) basked in the cheers of a roomful of passionate fans. "What a welcome that was," an awestruck Maggie Grace told TVGuide.com afterward. "This whole experience is just so overwhelming. A year and a half ago I was just making ends meet; this is a different level completely!" Josh Holloway, back in full Sawyer mode, complete with stubble and flowin read more

The Best and Worst of Comic-Con 2005

Superman Returns

Crazy-long lines, cries of "Woo-hoo!" and the aroma of flop sweat hanging heavily in the air. Such are the trademarks of Comic-Con International, the geek extravaganza that invades the San Diego Convention Center every year. Last weekend's 2005 Con sported big-name cameos, hot-ticket sneak peeks and lots and lots of free merchandise (hooray for swag!). Here are some of the highlights — and lowlights — from the front lines.

Biggest slip-up: Bryan Singer, director of 2006's blockbuster-to-beat Superman Returns, didn't endear himself to many when he errantly referred to Kal-El (aka Clark Kent aka Superman) as Jor-El (aka Man of Steel's papa). Fortunately, Singer made up for his error just a few moments later by unveiling...

Best teaser: Superman Returns might actually give Batman Begins a run for its money. Yes, Kate Bosworth is too young to play Lois, and read more

Spike and Angel Rise from Grave

Cancelation, like death, doesn't seem to stop vampires. Characters from three defunct Joss Whedon series — Buffy, Angel and Firefly — are being resurrected this summer in comic-book form.

First up, on June 29 is Angel: The Curse, IDW Publishing's five-part story set after the events of last year's apocalyptic series finale. The story finds Angel in Romania searching for the Gypsy tribe that cursed him with a soul a century ago. IDW also brings back Angel's former rival for Buffy's affections in the one-shot Spike: Old Times in August. The blond Brit will reunite with a vengeance demon and former crush. In between these two Buffyverse comics, the first issue of Dark Horse Comics' Serenity, based on the space-cowboy TV show Firefly, goes on sale July 6. The three-part comic serves as a bridge between the series and the upcoming movie, directed by Whedon and due in theaters on September 30.

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