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The Television Presence At San Diego Comic-Con 2009

10:00-11:00 a.m.: Doctor WhoOn this panel will be David Tennant, executive producers Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn.

This is the first time anyone from the Doctor Who production will appear at Comic-Con.  Check out more details at Doctor Who & Torchwood Panels At Comic-Con.

10:30-11:30 a.m.: SmallvilleOn the panel will be Erica Durance, Justin Hartley and Cassidy Freeman.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: American DadShowrunners Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman will be on hand as will stars Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schall and Dee Bradley Baker.

Here, you'll get an insiders look at how an episode is made.  (Ballroom 20)

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: SupernaturalPanelists will be Misha Collins, Jim Beaver and executive producer Eric Kripke.

1-2 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer

2:15-3:45 p.m.: Torchwood & Being Human joint panelJohn Barrowman will be in attendance in addition to executive producers Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn (Director)

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In Closing

There is no news on True Blood yet, but I can't imagine HBO not being there.  We also won't see any panel for NBC's Day One because NBC execs say it's "too early" for that, but there will be some buzz marketing.  Huh?  Since when is it ever too early to tease fans?  Is this some kind of warning sign?

I don't think this is the best time for Tom Welling to not be at the Smallville Comic-Con panel and that has me wondering.  I'm jazzed about Bruce Campbell from Burn Notice being there, though I just might have enjoyed the explosive Fiona attending as well.

I'm also curious about the mega successful panel that Ghost Hunters had last year, why I haven't seen any news about them for this year?  The line to get into that panel went down the hall, out the back door, around the north side of the convention center and ended almost at the street out front.  Where are they this year?  Maybe it's early and they haven't announced anything yet.

Keep in mind that as with anything involving the actors, creative teams and such, all schedules, guests and plans are subject to change.  Last year the Knight Rider panel started without everyone except the showrunner because the cast got caught up in a pretty bad traffic jam trying to get to the event.

Are there any panels you, the reader, really need us to cover?  Let us know and the cadre of Screen Rant reporters will do their best to cover it!

Sources:  E Online, SF Universe, Chicago Tribune, Hollywood Reporter, Reuters, Warner Brothers, NBC, ABC, Fox

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