or


[07/15/08 - 04:55 PM]
Biggest Presence Ever for the BBC at Comic-Con 2008
"Spaced," "Doctor Who," "Torchwood" and "Primeval" will be among the featured panels.

[via press release from BBC America]

BIGGEST PRESENCE EVER FOR THE BBC AT COMIC-CON 2008

- Key talent attending from Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval and Spaced -

The BBC is coming to Comic-Con 2008 with its first ever BBC AMERICA booth plus an army of creators and stars from international hit series Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval and Spaced. The booth on the exhibition floor will promote BBC Video, associated merchandise as well as BBC AMERICA's Supernatural Saturdays, home of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Primeval.

To mark the event, BBC AMERICA has launched an exclusive website with up-to-date information on ticket giveaways for signings, live video updates from the floor and exclusive interviews with the stars � www.bbcamerica.com/comiccon

Thursday, July 26 kicks things off with a panel featuring Britain's most successful sci-fi franchise. The Doctor Who panel includes the BAFTA winning executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat and executive producer Julie Gardner. It is followed by a Torchwood panel � BBC AMERICA's highest rated television show ever - with actors John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Naoko Mori and executive producer Julie Gardner.

Friday, July 27 sees a panel for the clever and edgy comedy Spaced with creator-stars Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead, Son of Rambow), and director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). The panel will be moderated by Drew �Moriarty' McWeeny, West Coast editor of Ain't It Cool News. Created for fanboys and fangirls, Spaced will be available for the first time in North America in a DVD set on July 22 and on sale at the BBC booth. Later that evening, there will be a special screening of three episodes as chosen by the fans, log on to www.spacedinvasion.com to get involved.

BBC AMERICA's newest sci-fi hit, Primeval, will also be represented with a panel on Friday, July 27 featuring actors Douglas Henshall, Juliet Aubrey and Karl Theobald discussing their onscreen battle to save humanity from prehistoric creatures invading the present day world.

The Doctor Who, Torchwood and Primeval panels will be moderated by Los Angeles Times writer Geoff Boucher. Boucher, who has written about Hollywood and the music industry for a decade for the Times, is also the lead blogger on Hero Complex (www.latimes.com/herocomplex) which has insider coverage of genre films, graphic novels, science fiction and all the other heroic pursuits in pop culture.

BBC AMERICA's booth (#3629) on the exhibition floor will host various signings on Thursday and Friday related to all four programs. Fans will be able to purchase DVD sets from BBC Video and merchandise from a range of licensees � see booth numbers below.

Official BBC AMERICA Comic-Con Panel and Signing Schedule

Thursday, July 24

10:00-11:00am Doctor Who: Executive Producer and lead writer Steven Moffat signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

12:00-1:00pm Doctor Who: Executive Producer and lead writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Executive Producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood) discuss their creative process and experience on working on the BBC's Doctor Who - Britain's most successful sci-fi franchise - with exclusive clips and a Q&A session. Ballroom 20

1:00-2:00pm Torchwood: Join Executive Producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood), actors John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Naoko Mori to discuss their creative process and experience on working on BBC AMERICA's highest rated show ever � Torchwood � followed by a Q&A session. Ballroom 20

2:00-3:00pm Doctor Who/Torchwood: Executive Producer and lead writer Steven Moffat, Executive Producer Julie Gardner and Actor Naoko Mori official Comic-Con signing. Autograph Area 2.

4:00-5:00pm Torchwood: Actor Naoko Mori signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

Friday, July 25

12:30-1:15pm Spaced: Join Actor/Creator Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead), Actor/Creator Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz) as they recall the clever and edgy comedy series that started it all for the award-winning team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz followed by a Q&A session. Room 6A

1:15-3:00pm Spaced: Actor/Creator Jessica Hynes, Actor/Creator Simon Pegg and Director Edgar Wright official Comic-Con signing. Autograph Area 6.

1:15-2:00pm Primeval: Join Actor Douglas Henshall to hear firsthand about his leading role in BBC AMERICA's all-new U.S. premiere sci-fi series along with Actors Juliet Aubrey and Karl Theobald. When evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter (Henshall) discovers prehistoric creatures alive and well in the present day, the natural world is turned on its head and humanity faces a threat to its very existence. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 6A

2:00-3:00pm Primeval: Actors Douglas Henshall, Juliet Aubrey and Karl Theobald official Comic-Con signing. Autograph Area 3.

10:15-11.45pm Spaced: To close the day, Simon, Jessica and Edgar are asking fans to pick three episodes for a special Comic-Con screening event in Room 6A. Log on now to spacedinvasion.com to cast your vote.

About BBC Worldwide America

BBC Worldwide America (BBCWA) is part of BBC Worldwide - the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBCWA has headquarters in New York and Los Angeles and brings together all of BBC Worldwide's businesses in the U.S. � including cable channel BBC America and a bi-coastal production division responsible for the smash hit �Dancing with the Stars,� which returns for its 7th season this Fall.





  [july 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DOCTOR WHO (BBC AMERICA)
· PRIMEVAL (BBC AMERICA)
· SPACED (BBC AMERICA)
· TORCHWOOD (STARZ)











[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to Appear on the "Hollywood Film Awards(R)" Nov. 14 Live on CBS
They join previously announced guests Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O'Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.

[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
National Geographic Channel Will Go Under the Covers on the Science of Sleep in Television Event "Sleepless in America" Premiering Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 PM ET/PT
The film spotlights our nation's sleep-loss epidemic, revealing the serious consequences of not sleeping enough and explaining how we became a society that fails to prioritize sleep.

[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
"The Eric Andre Show" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Eric and his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress are here to subject A-list stars to a hellish and inescapable nightmare talk show experience.

[10/30/14 - 09:05 AM]
TBS's "Conan" to Welcome Cast of Hit Series "Sons of Anarchy" Nov. 11 for Their First-Ever Joint Talk Show Appearance
Series creator Kurt Sutter, along with stars Charlie Hunnam, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Smits, Drea de Matteo, Mark Boone Junior and more to be announced, will all join host Conan O'Brien from Stage 15 at Warner Bros.

[10/30/14 - 09:05 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" Gets a Star-Studded Makeover When Season Eight Premieres Sunday, December 7 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will air on Sunday at 9:00/8:00c for the first two weeks and then will air at 10:00/9:00c on Sunday, December 21.

[10/30/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Hello Ladies: The Movie," Wrapping Up the Comedy Series from Stephen Merchant, Debuts Nov. 22, Exclusively on HBO
Christine Woods, Nate Torrence, Kevin Weisman and Kyle Mooney will also return with Sean Wing and Crista Flanagan guest starring.

[10/30/14 - 09:02 AM]
Video: Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Releases Trailer for Season 5 with Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Fred Armisen
Seinfeld also announced that the guest for premiere episode will be Kevin Hart.

[10/30/14 - 08:56 AM]
NBCSN to Present 12 Races During 2015 Verizon IndyCar Season
"This year's schedule looks to be one of our most exciting ever, as it combines new races in Brazil and New Orleans with old favorites, such as Long Beach, Barber and Milwaukee," said Jon Miller.

[10/30/14 - 08:50 AM]
Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit Primetime Viewership Gains Among HHs, A18-49 & A25-54 in October
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[10/30/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Wraps on Top for FOX
Plus: The CW's "Arrow" and "The 100" see double-digit weekly gains despite said competition.

[10/30/14 - 08:35 AM]
"The Mysteries of Laura" Retains 92% of the Prior Week's Rating in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/14 - 08:19 AM]
October Is a Record-Breaking Month for DIY Network
DIY Network spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[10/30/14 - 08:08 AM]
Hulu Announces Ten Episode Straight-to-Series Order for "Casual," a Comedy Series Executive-Produced and Directed by Oscar(R) Nominee Jason Reitman
The series follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister.

[10/30/14 - 07:59 AM]
Video: First Look - "Portlandia" Season 5 - Goth Couple Plans Own Funeral - Premieres January 2015 on IFC
Most people avoid planning their own funeral services, but this goth duo considers it the pinnacle of their life's celebration.

[10/30/14 - 07:01 AM]
Video: New Trailer for Syfy's Upcoming Series "12 Monkeys"
Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, the series premieres Friday, January 16 at 9:00/8:00c.