According to Variety, this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which runs from July 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center, will see an ever greater TV and network presence then in years past. Networks and studios plan to showcase even more shows than ever at the con, making it more and more into an invaluable promotional tool where Hollywood can publicize new shows to the 126,000 fans who head there each year.
Positive reaction to early footage seen in San Diego can generate strong buzz across the Internets that could make or break a show well before its debut. And now that we have Twitter, the buzz can build almost immediately.
Here’s what some of the studios and networks will be bringing to San Diego this year:
* Warner Bros. is bringing 11 shows, the most ever for the company. These include new shows Eastwick, Human Target, Past Life, V and The Vampire Diaries, as well as returning series Fringe, The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Smallville, Supernatural and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
* Twentieth Century Fox TV has nine shows going: 24, Bones, Dollhouse, The Simpsons, American Dad, Futurama, Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, along with other newcomer, Glee.
* ABC won’t screen the pilot for Flash Forward but will host a panel and show selected scenes so as to not give away crucial plot twists. Lost, with its anticipated final season ahead, will be there as well.
* Sony will be promoting The Spectacular Spider-Man, currently airing on Disney XD.
* NBC will be at the Con to promote the new season of Heroes.
Of course, we’ll be at the con in force so be sure to check back right here at The Flickcast for all of our Comic-Con coverage.