Spike TV announced today that the network's live "All Access" multi-platform franchise, which covers the biggest events in gaming, pop culture and technology, will return with COMIC-CON ALL ACCESS LIVE. The live event which airs on Spike TV, in HD, on Friday, July 13, from 4:00 - 7:00pm ET/1:00 - 4:00pm PT, will be the command center for all of the top entertainment headlines during the event, and the Comic-Con viewing party destination for fans at home. "Comic-Con All Access Live" will cover the top panels and announcements from the event, host the hottest stars of the genre, including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi and much more.
"We are excited to bring our 'All Access' multi-platform franchise to Comic-Con 2012," said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-Platform Programming, Spike TV. "Comic-Con is a celebration commemorating everything that fans love about comics, movies, TV shows and games, and 'Comic-Con All Access Live' will provide fans with an interactive and up-close experience that only Spike TV can deliver."
Kevin Smith will join the "All Access" team to serve as moderator of "Comic-Con Bonus Round," a live series of roundtable discussions surrounding comic books, pop culture and entertainment. In addition, Nerd Machine's Zac Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislip, will return to the "All Access" franchise to give fans an exclusive sneak peek into their popular Nerd HQ event.
"Comic-Con All Access Live" will also feature an interview with Stan Lee and the creators of "Amazing Spiderman," in honor of the superhero's 50th anniversary, an exclusive reveal of the landmark #700 issue of "Amazing Spiderman," interviews with Mark Hamill, Kit Harington from "Game of Thrones," and visits from the cast of "Doctor Who," and MMA fighter Nate Quarry who stops by to talk about his "Zombie Cage Fighter" comic book. Dhani Jones (former NFL player and host of Spike TV's "Playbook360") will also be on hand to give a behind-the-scenes look into the "Walking Dead Escape" experience at Petco Park, and viewers can also watch "All Access" host, Katie Linendoll run a quarter-mile segment in the inaugural "Course of the Force" lightsaber relay, dressed in an R2D2 costume, to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation. "Course of the Force" is a Star Wars tribute event beginning in Santa Monica and ending in San Diego. The relay race takes place from July 7-11.