Comic-Con Scoop: How I Met Your Mother Making First Trek to SDCC to Tee Up Show's Final Season

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The Stamp TrampSan Diego Comic-Con 2013 is shaping up to be legen… dary.

For the first time, CBS’ How I Met Your Mother will be in attendance, with a panel featuring stars Josh RadnorJason SegelNeil Patrick HarrisCobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan and an exclusive look at the sitcom’s final season.

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The HIMYM event, which will take place on Saturday, July 20, is part of 20th Century Fox’s jam-packed Comic-Con line-up, which also includes sessions for Bones (featuring David Boreanaz, creator Hart Hanson and exec producer Stephen Nathan on Friday, July 19) and Sons of Anarchy (featuring the entire cast and series creator Kurt Sutter on Sunday, July 21).

The studio’s two newest shows will make their Comic-Con debuts at the fan fest, as well. Sleepy Hollow will screen its pilot episode, and the animated series Murder Police will host a Q&A with the cast and creators.

Other 20th Century Fox series scheduled for panels — as well as who’ll be up on stage — are:

• Bob’s Burgers – producers and cast members
• Brickleberry – producers and cast members
• Futurama — creator Matt Groening, producers and cast members (including Katey Segal, Sons of Anarchy), who’ll perform scenes from an upcoming episode
• The Simpsons – Groening and producers
• Family Guy – producers and cast members (including Seth Green, Dads)
• American Dad — producers and cast members

Noticeably absent from 20th Century Fox’s SDCC contingent is Glee, which will not have a presence at the event for the first time since its launch.

Hit the comments with the shows you can’t wait to see at Comic-Con!

Comments (20)

  • No Cristin Milioti on the panel? That would definitely make it even more interesting.

    Comment by MG – June 12, 2013 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish they could get more big names to go to New York Comic con.

    Comment by Steven – June 12, 2013 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What does this have to do with comics, fantasy, or science fiction? lol I know, maybe it’s that the story is set in the future and told as a series of flashbacks, lol.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – June 12, 2013 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think there’s pretty good justification for the HIMYM gang to be at this Comic Con – the timing is good. HIMYM is entering its final season, and they [20th Century] want to get as many fans engaged in this final season as possible – have a strong, solid finish to the series. Also, we don’t want to lose sight of the ‘Cobie factor’. CS will be on a variety of Marvel comic driven movies next year 2014+ , so her being at Comic Con is a really good fit – now is the time to get the entire HIMYM team out there, with Cobie as lead.

      Comment by the 'Cobie factor' – June 12, 2013 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • the panel will be for people who get lost looking for the Buffy, Muppets, and SHIELD panels, lol.

        Comment by Michael Sacal – June 12, 2013 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It’s true. While HIMYM may not itself be comic-centric, it’s cast certainly has a lot of heat in that world, for the aforementioned reasons, though you also left out Doctor Horrible.

          Comment by wordsmith – June 12, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • and at comic-con, they are more likely to be asked about those than about the show they are there to promote.

            Comment by Michael Sacal – June 12, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  
        • Also Smurfs and award show hosts.

          Comment by Dick Whitman – June 26, 2013 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If there’s ever an HIMYM Con, they better have a Star Wars panel! :P And a Superman panel. And a Star Trek panel.

        Comment by Michael Sacal – June 12, 2013 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t Glee do this last year as well and then announced like one-two weeks before SDCC that they were gonna have a panel after all?

    Comment by A Young Samaritan – June 12, 2013 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I bet this will all be in Ballroom 20 at SDCC – meaning it will be nigh impossible to get in (unless you have the patience to be in line for hours). Also, a bit surprised that Glee doesn’t have a panel this year… yet.

    Comment by Steve F. – June 12, 2013 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome…wish Castle would have a panel…

    Comment by Rachel – June 12, 2013 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ABC, NBC, and the rest of CBS have yet to announce their SDCC programming – but I’m sure that there will be a panel for Castle. Fillion’s got that fanbase, after all!

      Comment by Steve F. – June 12, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hi REBECCA, what about HOMELAND?????

    Comment by Alex – June 12, 2013 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m happy that Bones will be there, especially since this might be the last season, but I’m a bit bummed that Emily won’t be.

    Comment by Sarah – June 12, 2013 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as I love HIMYM, I doubt they will tell us anything that interesting. On the weekend of Barney and Robin’s wedding, Ted miraculously decides he no longer loves Robin after 8 years, meets the Mother, falls in love with her in 2 days, and they all live happily ever after. At least the ride will be entertaining. Glad SOA is there too!

    Comment by cas – June 12, 2013 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee is not present at Comic Con because it is a terrible show and has nothing to do with anything that would be relevant at comic con. Them having a pannel is always, ALWAYS, a terrible idea. Fact.

    Comment by Matthew – June 12, 2013 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^This. The show has become tedious and tiresome, and the back and forth character development alone means this show needs to be off the air… Unfortunately…

      Also, shouldn’t it be legen… wait for it… dary! That’s what Barney always says, not legen- dary.

      Comment by Miranda – June 13, 2013 12:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • lmao…last year they wanted to kick Glee off too but they somehow trolled their way on stage & no one gave a sh1t. After crap ratings and new characters no one cares about, no wonder they were left off again. Leave Comic Con for the good shows, with a bright future!

    Comment by yo – June 12, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love that HIMYM will go but I hate that Glee won’t :’( Glee is my favorite of them all

    Comment by Liliana – July 19, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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