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Comic-Con 2013: ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Arrow,’ more set panels

The Warner Bros. Television Group has unveiled a starry slate of panels for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, and stars like Maggie Q, Rob Corddry, Karl Urban, Kevin Bacon and Batman will be making the journey from L.A. to answer fan questions about popular veterans shows and new projects.

Panel highlights include the return of Comic-Con fave “The Big Bang Theory,” with executive producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady and some “surprises”; the last ever Comic-Con panel for The CW’s “Nikita,” featuring stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford and Melinda Clarke; Adult Swim’s cult hit “Childrens Hospital, ” with creator/star Rob Corddry and cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel; and Comic-Con veteran “Supernatural,” with stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.

Among the new projects being touted will be the animated “Beware the Batman,” and Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes”) and Russ Cundiff’s digital show “The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad.” 

Here’s WB TV’s panel schedule:

THURSDAY, JULY 18

MAD (Mondays 8:30/7:30c Cartoon Network): Get a glimpse behind the MADness with MAD television producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Almost Human (Late Fall, Mondays 8/7c FOX): Step into the future with series stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and executive producer J.H. Wyman.
The Big Bang Theory (Thursdays 8/7c CBS): In a panel sure to be filled with debate and discussion – and more than a few surprises – executive producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady and the writers of The Big Bang Theory take fans behind the scenes of TV”s #1 comedy.
Childrens Hospital (Returning This Summer, Adult Swim): Creator/star Rob Corddry and executive producers David Wain and Jonathan Stern join cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel for a sneak peek of the show”s upcoming fifth season.
The Following (Midseason, Mondays 9/8c FOX): Become a follower with stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry joining executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega.
Nikita (Midseason The CW): Nikita makes its Comic-Con farewell with stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Devon Sawa and Noah Bean joining executive producer Craig Silverstein.
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