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Comic-Con 2013: 10 TV Panels We’re Looking Forward To Most

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Supernatural’s Misha Collins
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We’re a week away from the mecca all TV, movie, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic-Book geeks everywhere need to make at one point in their lives. Yes, the San Diego Comic-Con is almost here and right now we’re firming up our panel-going plans. For us, there are ten of them we’re already looking forward to the most (well, ten-ish, we cheat with more than a few of these, but it’s our list. Shut up):

Intelligence’s Josh Holloway & Meghan Ory
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  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Almost Human/Intelligence. Three new shows headed our way in the next year. Joss Whedon is a Comic-Con god. And he always entertains the masses. We’re looking forward to his Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so much. The anticipation for this panel is going to reach an unmanageable level at some point in the next week, we just know it. Also, we’ve seen the pilots for Almost Human and Intelligence and are on board for both of these shows. But there are three reasons why these panels cannot be missed. Two of them are Karl Urban and Michael Ealy. Their chemistry as partners is one of the best aspects of the first episode. The final reason? Josh. Holloway. Enough said.
  • Teen Wolf. We attended the WonderCon panel this year and we can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we had there. Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien are so much fun. You can tell how much they enjoy working together. Not only do we want to see how the rest of this crazy cast interact on stage, but we can’t wait to learn more about this super-sized season.
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Community’s Alison Brie and Joel McHale
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  • Community. One of us refused to watch season 4 because Dan Harmon wasn’t involved in the show. And one of us will not be watching that season ever. Now that Dan has returned, we can’t wait to see where the story goes. Dan’s mind is a strange but magical place. What will the gang have to endure this year? Will everyone graduate? Do we even know everyone’s majors at this point? Is this show even really about college? And what has the Dean been up to? We’re just really excited to see this talented and wildly funny cast interact on stage. We’ve seen them numerous times at Paley, but we’ve never seen them at Comic-Con.
  • Haven. Yes, Haven‘s getting a panel this year. We’ve never heard the actors talk about the show in person before. After all, they do shoot way up in Nova Scotia. In addition to Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour, new cast member Colin Ferguson is joining the group. So excited about the Eureka alum and the Comic-Con audiences know him well. Another thing to think about: this Haven fix will have to last us until season four starts Friday September 13 @ 10/9c. We think we’re going to have to re-watch the season three finale before we head off to San Diego.
  • Sherlock/Doctor Who. Steven Moffat is an evil genius. Of course these two shows are wildly different, but we love the creative mind working behind the scenes to ensure that these shows are interesting, satisfying, and well-told. We’re bummed the actors can’t be a part of these panels, but we’re not heartbroken. We love having the producers/writers talk to us about the characters and what will happen in upcoming episodes and seasons. We’re especially excited to get intel on Season 3 of Sherlock because of the super long (and somewhat cruel, if we’re honest) hiatus and the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who.
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Vikings’ Travis Fimmel
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  • Vikings. We went to the Vikings panel at WonderCon but we don’t care. We need to hear about season two big time. Surely, the panelists will be able to give us a hint as to what’s going to happen when the show returns. We need Lagertha and Ragnar to be good with each other. And Athelstan to be a bigger part of the action. And…well, we just need this HISTORY show back on air sooner rather than later.
  • The X-Files/Veronica Mars. What can these two shows possibly have in common, you ask? Well, they’re both cult classics that ended up on the big screen. Yeah, we’re gonna go with that. We were such huge fans of The X-Files back in the day, so we love that the cast (meaning David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) and producers are getting back together to talk about one of our favorite sci-fi shows. It’s going to be real hard to contain the fangirling. And, yes, we both contributed to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. Not only are we incredibly excited to see this cast of characters back together, but we can’t wait to see what they’re up to 10 years later.
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Hannibal’s Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne & Mads Mikkelsen
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  • Dexter/Hannibal/Bates Motel. We thought we’d group the serial killer shows together. Is that cheating? Absolutely. We’re especially excited about Dexter because it’s the final season and there is some really great stuff happening on the show. Hannibal had a great run and a very interesting season finale. We’re so excited it’s coming back for season 2 and we want to know how Will Graham is going to get himself out of that mental institution and what Hannibal will do to keep him there. Bates Motel is such an interesting and wild ride. We like that the TV show has modernized this classic tale and think Norma’s point of view has only added to the drama.
  • Supernatural. We’ve been going to Comic-Con for the last six years or so and we don’t think we’ve ever been to the Supernatural panel. This egregious error has to be rectified this year. We will be waiting in line mighty early in order to get into Hall H for the panel. By the way, how great is it that Supernatural will be in Hall H again? And since we’re in the midst of a painful hellatus, we’re in dire need of some intel on season nine. Season nine, people! How has time flown by so fast? Oh and we’re making a plea now. If anyone ends up with an extra Supernatural Comic-Con bag (provided there is indeed a new one this year), please give us a heads up here @ TV Goodness. Thank you in advance.
  • Orphan Black. Have you guys discovered BBC America’s Orphan Black yet? Well, get with the program pronto! We’re still feverish (in a good way) over having watched season one. We’ve been paying it forward. Some friends recommended it to us. We have, in turn, highly recommended it to others. We actually can’t stop talking about how good the series and the show’s star is. Tatiana Maslany is brilliant as Sarah and the rest of the clone club. She freaks us out, makes us laugh, makes us feel so much and sometimes it seems like each clone is being played by different actresses. But it’s just one person. It’s mind-blowing, actually. Anyway, this show will be at Comic-Con for the first time and we have to be a part of it.

There are other panels we hope to tackle — like Person of Interest, The Walking Dead, Arrow, Grimm and Revolution — to name just a few. If we make it to half of them, we’ll consider Comic-Con 2013 a win. TV Goodness will be present and accounted for in San Diego. So we’ll try to report back to you guys as much as we can. Remember to follow us on Twitter @tvgoodness. We’re also on Facebook, Tumblr and, of course, here at tvgoodness.com.

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