In a late development, Twentieth Century Fox Television will return GLEE to Comic-Con for the fourth straight year with a star-studded panel that is sure to be standing-room only for GLEEks of all ages. The panel is scheduled to take place in the Indigo Room tonight, July 14 from 6:00-7:00 PM PT and will be moderated by TVLine.com's Michael Ausiello.
"The fans at Comic-Con were among the first to really get behind our show, and we've had such a great time returning there every summer," said GLEE co-creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk. "This was the first year our cast has not gone out on tour, so Ryan and I thought we'd let them have some well-deserved time off. But everyone wanted to be there, and we couldn't be happier to report that GLEE is returning to the convention where we feel it all started."
Original cast members Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz and Naya Rivera are all returning to the "Con," some for the first time since GLEE initially appeared at the convention to standing-room-only crowds back in 2009. Additionally, Falchuk will be on the panel to answer questions and tease the upcoming season.
GLEE joins a roster of nine other Twentieth Century Fox Television shows previously scheduled to appear at Comic-Con 2012:
SATURDAY, JULY 14:
"Futurama": "Futurama" cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy Award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus: wear your "Futurama"-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include creator/executive producer Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West ("Fry," "Zoidberg," "Professor Farnsworth," "Zapp Brannigan"), Katey Sagal ("Leela"), John DiMaggio ("Bender") and Maurice LaMarche ("Kif Kroker," "Calculon," "Morbo").
THE SIMPSONS: Now entering its 24th season, THE SIMPSONS is a living animation legend. Join moderator David Mirkin; creator Matt Groening; executive producer Al Jean; supervising producer Mike Anderson; and Yeardley Smith, the voice of "Lisa Simpson" for a lengthy look at the upcoming "Treehouse of Horror," a sneak (2D) peek at theatrical short "The Longest Daycare" and more.
FAMILY GUY: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis ("BLACK SWAN," "The Book of Eli"), Seth Green ("Robot Chicken") and showrunners Mark Hentemann and Steve Callaghan will offer a sneak peek at FAMILY GUY's funniest scenes from the upcoming new season, followed by a freakin' sweet Q&A with the audience.