Comic-Con 2019: WBTV Celebrates 50 Years Of SDCC

San Diego may not be getting any DC Films previews this summer, but Warner Bros. Television will make up for it. To celebrate 50 years of Comic-Con, it seems like they’re packing 50 years of programming into Hall H, the convention floor, and probably well into the Gaslamp District. Though it’s all subject to change (let’s call it Hypertime), they’ll be bringing stars and producers from DC Comics adaptations on the CW, DC Universe, and Epix. Then they’ll also have Supernatural the last (?) panel, Riverdale, and… Rooster Teeth?

Marvel Studios got a lot of attention for Avengers: Endgame, but this is an opportunity to celebrate an equally monumental and amazing achievement — that this fall we’ll see Crisis on Infinite Earths bring together at least 5 shows in a cross-over, ending one and launching another. Dick Wolf may have tried it with his “Chicago” shows, but this is a far more impressive feat.

In addition to Batwoman launching, Epix’s Pennyworth will have its world premiere. If your taste isn’t into superheroes but still well-written characters, there will be a spotlight on Hulu’s Veronica Mars return.

It’s all cool, but what I really want is confirmation that I should renew my subscription to DC Universe.

Warner Bros. Television highlights include:

  • Farewell to Arrow and Supernatural: Fans attending Comic-Con will have their last chance to celebrate long-running hit series Arrow and Supernatural as they make their final appearances at SDCC: Arrow on Saturday in Ballroom 20 and Supernatural in its traditional Sunday slot in Hall H.
  • Preview Night/World Premieres of Batwoman, Pennyworth and More: SDCC will be the place for world premiere screenings of the Arrow-verse’s newest DC Super Hero drama Batwoman (in advance of its Sunday, October 6, premiere at 8/7c on The CW) and DC origin story Pennyworth (prior to its Sunday, July 28, debut at 10/9c on EPIX) on preview night, Wednesday, July 17. WBTVG will also feature an advance sneak peek of the pilot episode for the highly anticipated FOX dramatic thriller Prodigal Son, starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen. And for those of you who like your Super Heroes a little more animated, we have something for you as well, with the world premiere of the upcoming DC UNIVERSE animated comedy series Harley Quinn, as well as a never-before-seen episode of the hit Cartoon Network series Teen Titans GO!, and more.
  • World Premiere of Veronica Mars: The cult favorite returns after 10 years with Veronica (series star Kristen Bell) drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery as a series of bombs terrorize spring breakers in Neptune. Fans attending the show’s Friday panel will get to see the show’s first episode a week prior to its July 26 debut on Hulu.
  • DC UNIVERSE Saturday Night: DC UNIVERSE fans can enjoy an evening of sneak peeks, first looks and breaking news for Titans, Doom Patrol, the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders and the upcoming animated comedy series Harley Quinn during a special two-hour event on Saturday night.

  • Panels: Returning Comic-Con essentials Arrow, Black Lightning, DC Super Hero Girls, The Flash, Legacies, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, Teen Titans GO!, Veronica Mars and Young Justice: Outsiders are all back in San Diego, along with Batwoman, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Pennyworth and Titans making their SDCC debuts.
  • Warner Bros./DC Booth: The Studio’s massive multi-level booth #4545 will now more than ever become a must-visit destination on the convention floor, when Warner Bros. teams up with DC for an awesome mega-booth.
  • Signings: Autograph signings will take place in the WB/DC booth #4545. WBTVG follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. Visit https://www.comic-con.org/cci/autographs for more info.

The current schedule:

THURSDAY, JULY 18

3:15–4:15 p.m. Teen Titans GO! Brand-New Episode Screening and Q&ARoom 6DE

FRIDAY, JULY 19

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Veronica Mars World Premiere Screening and Q&ABallroom 20

12:30–1:30 p.m. DC Super Hero Girls Brand-New Episode Screening and Q&A –– Room 6DE

3:15–4:15 p.m. Legacies Special Video Presentation and Q&A –– Room 6BCF

4:30–5:30 p.m. Pennyworth Special Video Presentation and Q&A –– Room 6BCF

8:00–9:00 p.m. Rooster Teeth Special Video Presentation and Q&ARoom 6DE

SATURDAY, JULY 20

10:30–11:45 a.m. Batwoman Pilot Screening and Q&ABallroom 20

3:30–4:15 p.m. Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&ABallroom 20

 4:15–5:00 p.m. Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&ABallroom 20

5:00–5:45 p.m. Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&ABallroom 20

5:45–6:30 p.m. The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&ABallroom 20

7:00–9:00 p.m. DC UNIVERSE Series Sneak Previews and Q&AIndigo Ballroom

SUNDAY, JULY 21

10:30–11:30 a.m. Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&AHall H

11:45 a.m.–12:45p.m. Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A –– Hall H

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