Comic-Con Burning Qs: Big Bang Theory Cast MIA? Bones' Emily Deschanel Attending After All?

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blog_bbt_emily3_7.9.13Comic-Con 2013 is a little more than a week away, yet burning questions about the biggest geek convention in the galaxy remain. Below, we tackle  a few of those nagging unsolved mysteries.

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Will the Big Bang Theory cast attend? | Sadly, no. CBS’ reigning geek squad will be MIA for the first time since the show’s launch. According to sources, scheduling was a contributing factor. Several of the show’s stars — including Jim Parsons — are off doing movies. (Parsons is in New York shooting Ryan Murphy’s Normal Heart). But SDCC won’t be completely Bazinga-free. A Q&A featuring the hit sitcom’s writers will be held Friday at 10 am in Ballroom 20.

A Bones panel without Emily Deschanel? Say it ain’t so! | It ain’t so! I can exclusively confirm that Deschanel will be joining leading man David Boreanaz, series creator Hart Hanson and exec producer Stephen Nathan at the show’s panel on Friday at 12:30 in Ballroom 20.

Which Persons of Interest can be expected? | The “TBD” castmembers on the Person of Interest panel can now be revealed. Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, new series regular Sarah Shahi and recurring baddie Amy Acker will join EPs Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman (on Saturday, July 20 at 4 pm in Room 6BCF). Taraji P. Henson can’t make it, due to a long-standing charity commitment.

Will Friday’s Vikings event feature a glimpse at the History hit’s second season? | In a word, yes. Even though the drama just resumed production, a “quick Season 2 tease” will be screened for fans.

When will folks find out if they won a ticket to the 5th Annual Aushole Gathering? | The 80 lucky victors will be contacted via email in the next 24 hours. (I’ll send a Twitter alert the second notifications are sent, so you’re not needlessly sitting around waiting/wondering.) Also, to the 1,842 of you who do not score a pass, sources confirm to me exclusively that you will get a second chance via a super-fun contest. Stick close to TVLine’s Facebook page for details!

What nagging Con Qs are keeping you up at night? Post ‘em below and we’ll get our detectives on the case!

Comments (36)

  • Hopefully the “Bones” folks won’t cancel at the last minute like last year.

    Comment by Moms a TVFan77 – July 9, 2013 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They can’t help that they’re so popular.

      Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – July 9, 2013 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bones didn’t cancel last year 2012, it was 2011. Which was also the summer in which Emily was heavily pregnant.

      Comment by Jess – July 9, 2013 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And when David got caught cheating on his wife!

        Comment by Sarah Huff – July 9, 2013 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, totally the opposite! Everybody was surprised he didn’t hide.

          Comment by MEt – July 9, 2013 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was 2 years ago and Emily was pregnant.

      Comment by Sarah – July 9, 2013 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Another question: can we make it through an entire Once Upon a Time panel without having to hear questions about whose sword fits in Emma’s super special sheath?

    Comment by courts – July 9, 2013 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any news on whether or not Lana Parrilla will be at the Once Upon A Time Panel?

    Comment by Callie – July 9, 2013 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lana just announced via Twitter that she will be there! Happy news!

      Comment by Jennifer – July 9, 2013 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • to say last year’s Big Bang Panel was underwhelming is an overstatement. I’m not sad that they cut it back a bit this year.

    Comment by Arien – July 9, 2013 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree but paley fest was great this year so they can make these things work

      Comment by chloe – July 9, 2013 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • can everyone but mayim bialik’s condescending presence be there? please? also, her biggest fan steve molaro can stay home, too. he’s ruined the show with his sappy storylines.

      Comment by Cassidy Hayes – July 9, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about The Pretender?! The makers announced that they’re would be something at comic con.If it’s ressurected then why isn’t it on Tvline?

    Comment by Adriana – July 9, 2013 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I read they’re not _AT_ Comic con but announcing something _DURING_ that week. I’m guessing just a graphic novel or something :-[

      Comment by Danyelle – July 9, 2013 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I really hoped there would be something on comic con, but even if it’s just a graphic novel (which I do suspect too) it would be better than nothing.

        Comment by Adriana – July 9, 2013 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wishing there was a Castle panel …

    Comment by Just Jules – July 9, 2013 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry, why is “Bones” even at Comic Con?

    Comment by ConfusedTvViewer – July 9, 2013 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a long time, and about a lot of shows that aren’t just Bones. (*ahem*CASTLE*ahem*). Complete waist of time and space for a convention such as this. Make a “Wussy TV Romance-Con” if you want pannels for shows like Bones.

      Comment by Matthew – July 9, 2013 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Waste not waist, Matthew.

        Comment by teach – July 9, 2013 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I remember the round table from last year and David B saying he has gone most years since 1997!! Joshua Jackson said that David is still a bit of an icon there because of his Angel days.. Same can be said for Nathan Fillion I suppose although he rarely promotes Castle ( It was a Firefly reunion last year). I do know Bones has been part of comicon since their first season and they fill the hall so good luck to them :)

        Comment by Smiletime – July 9, 2013 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • since the first years?
          um. comic Con has been going for over 20 years. You mean since you heard about it.

          Comment by Nick C – July 9, 2013 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Um no Since Bones first season! Trust me I know how long Comicon has been around!

            Comment by Smiletime – July 9, 2013 11:22 AM PDT  
      • Agreed about Castle and Bones, they don’t need to be at SDCC. Now, Nathan Fillion is another matter, he’s one of the main attractions whatever panel he’s on. Boreanaz generates some geek interest as well, it’s just that he does way less nerdy things than Fillion, and seems like not as much into fan gatherings, so he can only come for Bones really (unless there’s some Buffy reunion). Of course it’s still not a “waste” (neither it is a “waist”) because plenty of people come to see these stars. It’s just less honest. And I watched some of those panels on YT, while Castle’s are always entertaining because of Fillion and the cast, it’s kinda painful to watch because all questions are about Firefly and his other projects. Even Castle questions are mostly for Nathan, and it’s not fair to other cast members. Of course SDCC without Fillion is not SDCC, but it’s better and more honest when he comes for other things. (Same with Bruce Campbell).

        Comment by jjK – July 10, 2013 02:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Why is ANY show NOT based on a comic/graphic novel there? COMIC Con. Get it? Answer: Without the TV stars/showrunners there, it would still be just another nerd fest like it was when it started.

          Comment by Bob – July 10, 2013 06:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because Comic Con has turned into “Culture Con” So anything that is popular will be there whether it’s related to comics or not

      Comment by Raven – July 9, 2013 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael, why did SyFy send every one of its current scripted series to San Diego…EXCEPT Continuum? I know Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster are filming movies in Alabama and Romania, respectively, but the other cast would no doubt be happy to be there, and showrunner Simon Barry said in as many words they wanted to go, but SyFy said no. We need answers…

    Comment by PaulH – July 9, 2013 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Its a canadian show on showcase, syfy dont own it. And you cant have their first panel without rachel and victor!!

      Comment by jen – July 9, 2013 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Your right, it’s not Syfy’s show to send there, up to the Canadian company.

        Comment by Lauren – July 9, 2013 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where is Parks and Rec???

    Comment by smithbm2 – July 9, 2013 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where is the GLEE panel?? It would have been a great chance to intro the updated cast.

    Comment by Fernando – July 9, 2013 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Which cast members of Revolution will be at their Comic Con panel along with Eric Kripke?

    Comment by RJ – July 9, 2013 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • another good question would be: will Daniel Gillies be attending the ‘Originals’ panel ? Or is there a scheduling conflict with ‘Saving Hope’ ?

    Comment by mac – July 9, 2013 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last year Peter Jackson said there wasn’t going to be a Hobbit Panel but then there was. Think there is a chance of that this year?

    Comment by Raven – July 9, 2013 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I understand Mr Reese must speak softly when on the phone w sensitive intelligence but why must he whisper in a room where everyone else is speaking audibly in normal voices??? I watch the DVDs daily & LOVE LOVE LOVE the show but that breathy whispering is tedious to listen to.

    Comment by POI Fan – July 12, 2013 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The murmur, like the 99% of the time stern visage, is part of the Reese character.. And as much as I think Mr. C is well cast as Mr. Reese, I don’t think interviews are his favorite thing/comfort zone. Hence the murmuring. So, we shrug, sigh, and go back to watching DVDs of Season 1 and the weekly, if out of order, repeats of Season 2. (We had hog heaven for 3 weeks – episodes on both Tuesday and Thursday. Now we’re all retrained to watch on Tuesday at 10 p.m., so it’s back to once a week so they can somehow make the episodes left from season 2 fill 10 more weeks. Aarrgghh!!) Only 11 more weeks till Season 3, but hey, who’s counting?

      Comment by SueZQ – July 12, 2013 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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