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Comic-Con 2016 To Feature The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, And More Hit CBS Shows Plus, take a ride on CBS' many themed electric cars!
Posted on Jul 6, 2016 10:30am

CBS is rolling out in style for this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory, and Scorpion will all be making their triumphant returns for panels at the event, alongside newcomers American Gothic and MacGyver. In addition to a centerpiece Star Trek panel with stars from multiple series (including William Shatner), the legendary franchise will have five additional panels over the course of the weekend.
A special "Fan Favorites" panel will include stars from several hit TV shows, including Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Zoo.
Expect to see new, exclusive videos at each panel.

Meanwhile, you can catch a free ride in electric cars promoting The Late Late Show with James Corden, MacGyver, Kevin Can Wait, The Great Indoors, and Man With A Plan. That's not to mention CBS giveaways and collectibles for Star Trek, Scorpion, MacGyver, and The Great Indoors.

Whether you're at the Con in person or tuning in from home, you can join the conversation and track your favorite shows on social media using the hashtags #StarTrek50, #BigBangTheory, #TeamScorpion, #AmericanGothic, #MacGyver, and #SDCC.

PANELS (THURSDAY, JULY 21)
CBS will be kicking off Comic-Con with a three-hour block of panels on Thursday, July 21. The festivities begin at 12 PM PT and will feature Scorpion, American Gothic, and many others in a "Fan Favorites" panel.

Scorpion

#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 PT on Thursday at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343).

American Gothic

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).

Fan Favorites

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, host of Entertainment Tonight, will moderate.

MacGyver

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.

PANELS (FRIDAY, JULY 22)

Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
10:00–11:00 AM PT (Ballroom 20)

The Big Bang Theory's writers return to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of Season 9 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 September 13.)

PANELS (SATURDAY, JULY 23)

Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years
2:00-3:00 PM PT (Hall H)

September 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..

CBS ACTIVATIONS AND GIVEAWAYS
In a move to drive even more viewers to "America's Most Watched Network," from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, CBS will offer complimentary rides throughout the Gaslamp District in branded electric cars. Featured shows will include: The Late Late Show with James Corden, MacGyver, Kevin Can Wait, The Great Indoors and Man With A Plan. Trailers of the series will be screened for the passengers in those cars as well.

Brand ambassadors will distribute giveaways making their debut at Comic-Con, including the MacGyver "multi-tool" (with the hope of inspiring some clever "Macgyvering" around San Diego!), The Great Indoors "lounge chairs" (for when mobile phones are "resting" at home or in the office), collectible Scorpion button pins, CBS Comedy LOL-ipops and trading pins featuring the logo for the highly-anticipated CBS All Access Star Trek series.

CBS ACTIVITIES

CBS.com

CBS.com will again offer a window into CBS events, news, and action at Comic-Con. Coverage will include interviews with CBS stars in attendance and on-demand video coverage of the CBS series' panels as well as photos and editorial coverage from key Comic-Con and CBS events. In addition to CBS.com, fans can get real-time updates through CBS series' Twitter accounts (@CBS, @Scorpion_CBS, @American_Gothic, @MacGyverCBS and more) and CBS's Snapchat (@cbstv), and CBS's Facebook page will feature Facebook Live interviews with CBS stars. Social coverage will include live tweeting of panels and events, plus access to photos and videos.

GameSpot and CNET

With so many video game, television and movie announcements made at Comic-Con, GameSpot.com and CNET.com's expert editors will be at the show, reporting on all the latest pop culture news. Coverage of Comic-Con will include videos from major events, interviews with attending celebrities, photo galleries curating some of the most epic cosplay and booths, game demos and much more.

TVGuide.com

TVGuide.com will cover the avalanche of breaking TV news coming out of Comic-Con: first-look trailers, big casting announcements and all the scoops fans crave about their favorite shows. Follow TVGuide.com on Twitter (@TVGuide) and Facebook for all the latest updates.