Comic-Con is going to look a little differently this year as the annual fan convention embraces a remote presence amid the coronavirus pandemic.
For those who planned to travel to San Diego to see their favorite actors and get lost in the magic of movies and television, it’s a bummer, but the bright side is that you can experience the whole thing without even leaving your living room!
This year, Comic Con is going to feel larger than life with more than 350 panels featuring some of the biggest stars like Keanu Reeves, Amy Poehler, Seth McFarlane and more!
Check out the virtual schedule below:
Thursday, July 23
Truth Seekers (Amazon), 12 p.m. PT
Panelists: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, James Serafinowicz, and Nat Saunders. Moderated by Empire Magazine’s Chris Hewitt.
Utopia (Amazon), 1 p.m. PT
Panelists: Writer and executive producer Gillian Flynn and stars John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Sasha Lane, Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, Javon “Wanna” Walton, and Jessica Rothe. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly‘s Christian Holub.
Upload (Amazon), 2 p.m. PT
Panelists: Creator Greg Daniels and stars Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards, and Zainab Johnson. Moderated by Engadget‘s Cherlynn Low.
The Boys (Amazon), 3 p.m. PT
Panelists: Executive producer Eric Kripke, stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Aya Cash, with moderator Aisha Tyler. Featuring a special appearance by executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Friday, July 24
Archer (FXX), 5 p.m. PT
Panelists: Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, as well as executive producer Casey Willis.
Saturday, July 25
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe (Disney Channel), 12 p.m. PT
Panelists: Ashley Tisdale, Vincent Martella, Maulik Pancholy, and Dee Bradley Baker, and creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh, director Bob Bowen.
The Right Stuff (Disney+), 1 p.m. PT
Panelists: Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Trotter, Aaron Staton, Micah Stock, James Lafferty, Nora Zehetner, Shannon Lucio, Eloise Mumford, Eric Ladin, and Patrick Fischler, as well as showrunner Mark Lafferty and executive producer Jennifer Davisson.
What We Do in The Shadows (FX), 5 p.m. PT
Panelists: Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Kayvan Novak, Mark Proksch, Harvey Guillén, and moderator Haley Joel Osment.
Sunday, July 26
Panels with TBA Dates/Times
A Conversation with Nathan Fillion
Panelists: Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, The Rookie), Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas, as well as The Rookie showrunner Alexi Hawley
American Dad! (TBS)
Panelists: Rachael MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, and Dee Bradley Baker, as well as executive producers Nic Wegener and Joe Chandler.
The Blacklist (NBC)
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Panelists: Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, as well as Wyld Stallyns, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, and director Dean Parisot and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson.
Bless the Harts (Fox)
Panelists: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell, and Fortune Feimster, as well as executive producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Andy Bobrow.
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Panelists: H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, and Larry Murphy, as well as creator Loren Bouchard.
Crossing Swords (Hulu)
Panelists: Scott Mantz, Seth Green, Alanna Ubach, Tara Strong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Adam Pally, Tom Root, John Harvatine IV, and Adam Ray.
The Dragon Prince (Netflix)
Panelists: Jack Desena, Paula Burrows, Sasha Rojen, Erik Todd Dellums, Jason Simpson, Jesse Inocalla, and Racquel Belmonte, as well as creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond.
Panelists: Amy Poehler, Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome, Joy Osmanski, Yassir Lester, Betsy Sodaro, Rashida Jones, and Wiz Khalifa, as well as executive producers Mike & Julie Scully.
Family Guy (Fox)
Panelists: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, as well as executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, and Kara Vallow.
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
Panelists: Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades, as well as Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg.
Panelists: Stephen Moyer, Tala Gouveia, Casper Van Dien, and John Rhys-Davies, as well as director Tom Paton.
The Goldbergs (ABC)
Panelists: Wendi McLendon-Covey, George Segal, Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, and Sam Lerner, as well as executive producer Doug Robinson.
Panelists: Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Ron Funches, Natasha Leggero, Cleo King, and A.D. Miles, as well as creator Ben Hoffman.
“Horror Is Queer” (Shudder)
Panelists: Sam Wineman, director of Shudder’s upcoming LGBTQ horror film history documentary, Nay Bever ( co-host of the Attack of the Queerwolf podcast), Bryan Fuller (Hannibal creator), Don Mancini (Child’s Play creator), Lachlan Watson (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and moderator Jordan Crucchiola.
Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform)
Panelists: John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, and Eve Harlow, as well as creator Manny Coto.
Panelists: Zachary Quinto as well as showrunner Jami O’Brien and executive producer Joe Hill.
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe
“Scary Good TV” Horror Showrunners Panel (Shudder)
Panelists: Nick Antosca (Channel Zero), Meredith Averill (Locke & Key), Don Mancini (Chucky), Greg Nicotero (Creepshow), Jami O’Brien (NOS4A2), and moderator Tananarive Due (executive producer of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror).
The Simpsons (Fox)
Panelists: Jean, Matt Selman, David Silverman, Carolyn Omine, Mike B. Anderson.
Solar Opposites (Hulu)
Panelists: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack, as well as executive producers Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel.
Panelists: Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, and Michael Ealy, as well as executive producers Jason Richman, David Bernad, and Ruben Fleischer.
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Panelists: Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, and Paola Lazaro, as well as Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, and executive producer Greg Nicotero.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC)
Panelists: Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Joe Holt, as well as Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Matt Negrete.
Wynonna Earp (Syfy)
What to Watch December 2020: ‘Selena: The Series,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Shameless, ‘Sabrina’ and More!
The holidays are upon us and with that, some much-needed time to just sit back and relax with loved ones.
And there’s no better way to bond with others than by watching TV!
Here are all the exciting additions coming to primetime, cable, and streaming in December?
What are you adding to your binge-watch list?
SEAL Team – CBS (December 2)
Season 4 returns with a 2-hour season premiere with the team’s potential shakeup. Per the synopsis: “Bravo Team enters enemy territory in the snowy Spin Ghar Mountain Range to capture Al-Hazred, the leader of a terrorist group and son of the terrorist leader that Jason took down early in his career and made him Bravo One.”
Selena: The Series – Netflix (December 4)
The spirit of Selena Quintanilla comes to life in Netflix’s biopic starring Christian Serratos. Re-live the story of the Tejano music and iconic Mexican-American pop star. We interview Madison Taylor-Baez, who plays young Selena in the series. Check it out now.
The Hardy Boys – Hulu (December 4)
The Hardy Boys are back… and they’re on the case. To fill the Nancy-Drew sized void in your life, Hulu is rebooting the mystery series that will deliver action packed twists you didn’t see coming!
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays – Netflix (December 4)
There’s nothing like getting into the holiday spirit with some tasty treats. The third season of the baking competition finds former bakers competing in holiday-themed challenges.
MacGyver, Magnum P.I., and Blue Bloods – CBS (December 4)
The trio of veteran CBS dramas returns on the first Friday of the month for season 5, season 3, and season 11, respectively.
Shameless – Showtime (December 6)
The final season (season 11) is upon us. It’s time to say goodbye to the Gallagher family after nearly 10 years together.
Euphoria – HBO (December 6)
While this isn’t a second season announcement, HBO will air two special episodes bridging the gap between season 1 and 2, which has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Grinch the Musical – NBC (December 9)
Your heart might grow three sizes when you see Matthew Morrison take on the cynical creature in the theatrical event.
High School Musical: The Musical: Holiday Special – Disney+ (December 11)
Celebrate the holiday with the cast of HSMTMTS as they sing their favorite joyful songs and recall some holiday memories.
Bridgerton – Netflix (December 25)
Shondaland is here to give you your next obsession. Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix show following her transition from ABC is based on the popular best-selling book. It follows eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton in Regency in the early 1800s England.
Letterkenny – Hulu (December 26)
The comedy sitcom about the residents of Letterkenny, a small community in Canada, returns for its ninth season!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Netflix (December 31)
It’s time to say goodbye to the Spellman clan, but not before one last hurrah. The fourth and final season of the Riverdale spinoff premieres on the final day of 2020. According to the synopsis,”The Eldritch Terrors descend upon Greendale [and] the coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to… The Void, which is the End of All Things.
Godmothered – Disney+ (December 4)
Based on the trailer and the fact that Isla Fisher stars in the film, it’s giving me Enchanted vibes, which is a great thing. Jillian Bell stars as Eleanor, an inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training hoping to help Mackenzie Walsh (Fisher).
The Prom – Netflix (December 11)
Ryan Murphy return to the streaming giant with a musical, based on the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway musical. It follows a star-studded cast (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden and Andrew Rannells) of Broadway stars who visit a small-town in Indiana to help a high school girl named Emma attend to prom with her girlfriend.
The Midnight Sky – Netflix (December 23)
Times are bleak, but this post-apocalyptic space thriller hopes that you’ll indulge anyway. It follows George Clooney’s Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, hoping to contact astronauts to warn them against returning home tp Earth, where a mysterious catastrophe has taken place. Meanwhile, the astronauts, led by Felicity Jones, wonder why contact with Mission Control has seized.
Soul – Disney+ (December 25)
The highly-anticipated Pixar film arrives as a treat from Santa. After its theatrical release was delayed due to the COVID pandemic, the film will hit the streaming service with its star-studded cast of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, and Graham Norton.
Chess Boards Are Sold Out and You Can Thank Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
Queen’s Gambit is taking the chess world by storm.
In a case of art influences life, sales of chess boards have skyrocketed thanks to the Netflix limited series.
The series, set in the 1950s, trails the rise of a young orphan, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), who finds chess to be an outlet, leading her to become a female prodigy.
Spin Master, a Toronto-based toy merchant, said that chess sales have increased by “triple digits” since the show’s premiere on October 23.
Goliath Games has also noted a surge of more than 1,000 percent, NPR notes.
“Our October sales for chess were up 178% over the same period last year,” Mary Higbe, director of marketing at Goliath Games, said. “That’s a big increase. But something else unexpected happened at the end of the month. Now, she says, “our chess sales are up 1,048%.”
EBay has made similar findings, reporting a 215 percent spike in sales of chess sets.
The New York Times found that wooden sets have trumped plastic sets.
Even before the series debuted, interest in chess sets was spiking due to COVID.
Will this make finding a Christmas present harder?
Toy analyst Gerrick Johnnson told NPR: “Good luck finding a chess set this holiday!”
The popularity also extends to groups such as the US Chess Federation, which revealed that membership also jumped for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.
You Can Get Free Streaming Subscriptions in December Thanks to Beautyrest
The one thing that has been keeping us all sane through what feels like a never-ending pandemic? TV shows!
Especially now as the winter months creep in and it becomes darker earlier than every, we’re turning to streaming services to find some comfort.
If you’re a TV show lover, like myself, you’re probably subscribed to several services because you watch an array of shows and the costs ADD UP!
Well, how would you like it if all of those streaming services were free in December? That means all the Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and more for free!
Beautyrest, the ultimate brand in luxury mattresses, wants to cover streaming subscriptions during the month for 100 lucky people. 10 of those lucky people will even snag a Beautyrest mattress so that they can catch some R&R this winter (while watching shows, of course).
How can you enter the contest?
Now through December 5, send an email to BeautyrestUpgrade@icfnext.com with one sentence on why you deserve an upgrade for a chance to win.
Beautyrest will choose 100 winners through a random drawing on or around Monday, Dec. 7. If you’re a winner, you’ll be notified via email. You’ll need to reply within 48 hours to the email, so make sure you check your inbox!
Visit Beautyrest.com/FirstClassUpgrade for full rules and additional information on how you can score the ultimate binge-watching experience in bed.
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