In non-comics news, a slew of TV-show related Comic-Con news is beginning to flood the nets. Among the slebs expected to attend: Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, Nathan Fillion, and Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim. According to The Hollywood Reporter several of the shows coming to Comic-Con this year will be straight crime and drama shows, without a lot of the usual nerd-friendly trappings, but this isn’t without risks. For instance, will Con crowds really be interested in a remake of Hawaii Five-0?

Though the dramas play in more grounded genres than such Comic-Con TV pioneers as ABC’s “Lost” and Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica,” each choice needs to present a compelling case to be included in the lineup. Comic-Con picks are debated by networks and studios and discussed with Comic-Con organizers — who veto shows from participating if they’re too off-brand.

All agree it’s not in anybody’s best interest for a show to go to the event if fans ridicule its inclusion or fail to pack its ballroom. (Networks declined to comment for this report since Comic-Con organizers prefer to announce the event schedule).

In the case of “Five-0,” there are a few factors that make the show more Comic-Con friendly than one might expect. It’s a remake of a 1970s series, it’s CBS’ tentpole new title for the fall and it boasts heavy amounts of action. But what best lures Comic-Con fans to a new show is the panelists, and “Five-0” has former “Battlestar” veteran Grace Park and ex-“Lost” co-star Daniel Dae Kim, not to mention “Star Trek” producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

It’s a revelation that Con organizers might veto any shows as being off-topic, but frankly, also a relief

TV Squad has a complete list of shows expected to attend Comic-Con:

‘Human Target
‘Bobs Burgers’
‘Terra Nova’
‘The Simpsons’
‘Family Guy’
‘Cleveland Show’
‘American Dad’

‘The Cape’
‘The Event’

‘No Ordinary Family’

The CW
‘Vampire Diaries’

‘Hawaii Five-0’
‘Big Bang Theory’
‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’
‘Sons of Anarchy’

‘White Collar’
‘Burn Notice’

Comedy Central


‘True Blood’


‘The Walking Dead’

‘Neighbors From Hell’


Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
‘Adventure Time’
‘Generator Rex, Ben 10’
‘Unnatural History’
‘Tower Prep’
‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’
‘Venture Bros’
‘Robot Chicken’
‘Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’


  1. All I know is it will be very difficult to watch Daniel Dae-Kim in Hawaii on his new show and not be distracted by “Lost” nostalgia

  2. 1. I think there should be a LOT and a HEROES panel. Because it’ll feel weird without them.

    2. BBC? Doctor Who? Torchwood?

    3. Yeah, trying to pimp out most of these shows is pretty dumb.

  3. So in addition to shows that nerds currently like, they include a) shows about nerds, and b) shows starring actors who previously were in shows nerds liked.

    I think this is OK, as long as the actual sci-fi/fantasy shows get first dibs.

  4. Oh, the same pissy little forty-year-old boys who moaned about all those girls camped outside of Hall H for the Twilight panel last year will be whining about all the girls (and me) camped out at Hall H for the Glee panel this year.

    Suck it up, fanboys. I want to see Dianna Agron! Especially if, say, they do a miniset that includes Bad Romance — in costume.

    — Rob