Monday, July 23, 2012

'True Blood' Upcoming Episdoe (Spoilers) 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone'

****SPOILER ALERT* Season 5 Episodes 9 & 10**** 

            Episode #57: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
            Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
            As the Authority proceeds with Lilith’s plan, Eric (Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd) plots his escape. Gran (Lois Smith) directs Sookie (Anna Paquin) to a clue to her parents’ murderer. Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) search for leads to the identities of the people behind the shifter killings. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) recalls his pack induction; Arlene (Carrie Preston) gets caught in Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick’s (Scott Foley) crossfire; Steve (Michael McMillian) gets a new pet.
            Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Dan Attias.

            Episode #58: “Gone, Gone, Gone”
            Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
            With vampire-on-human attacks increasing, the Authority attempts to woo public favor. Meanwhile, Nora (Lucy Griffiths) tries to convert Eric to Lilith’s gospel. Jason finds a mysterious scroll; Elijah (Keram Malicki-Sanchez), the new vampire sheriff of Area 5, pushes Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) to obey a new mandate; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) search for Emma (Chloe Noelle); Russell (Denis O’Hare) seeks a higher calling.
            Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Scott Winant.

Source: HBO

CBS:'Elementary' First Look Photo

Coming to a TV screen near you this fall--- 'Elementary'. CBS is bringing back a modern day Sherlock Holmes that is set in New York City. I have seen the pilot. I have an opinion (positive) but will share that closer to it's premiere date. Premiering Thursday September 27 at 10e/9c only on CBS.

Source: EW ,CBS

Dreamworks Buys Classic Media

Via Press Release...

July 23, 2012

Dreamworks Animation Agrees to Acquire Classic Media

Casper the Friendly Ghost, Where's Waldo?, Lassie, George of the Jungle and Christmas Classics Among Extensive Portfolio of Intellectual Property Sold to DreamWorks Animation for $155 Million

GLENDALE, Calif.July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Classic Media, owner of one of the most extensive portfolios featuring many of the best-known and most-enduring franchises in all of family entertainment, for $155 million in cash from Boomerang Media Holdings I LLC, a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR.                                  
Classic Media's library of intellectual property, which is focused on family characters and brands, features a vast collection of filmed entertainment with over 450 titles and more than 6,100 episodes of animated and live-action programming. Classic Media owns one of the world's largest comic book archives and media rights to the titles in the Golden Books library, which have sold over two billion copies worldwide. Their properties have been distributed in over 170 territories around the globe.
With well-established titles such as Casper the Friendly GhostWhere's Waldo?LassieThe Lone RangerGeorge of the Jungle and Rocky & Bullwinkle, Classic Media's properties have been a fixture in mainstream entertainment for decades. The Christmas Classics — Frosty the SnowmanRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer andSanta Claus is Comin' to Town — are the longest-running, highest-rated holiday specials in television history. Classic Media counts among its holdings contemporary bestsellers such as VeggieTales and the beloved Olivia property, as well as hits Postman Pat and Noddy in international markets.
"Classic Media brings a large and diverse collection of characters and branded assets that is extremely complementary to DreamWorks Animation's franchise business, and we plan to leverage it across our motion picture, television, home entertainment, consumer products, digital, theme park and live entertainment channels," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation. "Founders and co-CEOs Eric Ellenbogen and John Engelman — seasoned executives with over 20 years of industry experience and a proven track record of success in managing high-quality content — have built an amazing team at Classic Media and are a welcome addition to the DreamWorks Animation family."                                
Classic Media has approximately 80 employees and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in the UK and a division, Big Idea Entertainment, in Nashville, TN.
"No company knows the family entertainment business better than DreamWorks Animation and we are excited to join their family in a natural extension of our long-standing relationship that began years ago on Mr. Peabody & Sherman," said Eric Ellenbogen, co-CEO of Classic Media. "Classic Media brings to the table extensive rights to some of the most beloved family entertainment brands in the world. Our combination with DreamWorks Animation will expand the opportunities for us and for our content and distribution partners around the globe."
Classic Media's joint venture with Jay Ward Productions, a legend in animation, manages the rights to the entire Jay Ward animated catalog, which includes Rocky & Bullwinkle and Mr. Peabody & Sherman. DreamWorks Animation's 3D feature film Mr. Peabody & Sherman is scheduled for release on December 25, 2013.
"For over 75 years, Classic Media's iconic properties have entertained kids and families around the world with a unique, cross-generational appeal that is also a defining characteristic of DreamWorks Animation's films," added Bill Damaschke, Chief Creative Officer at DreamWorks Animation. "We believe their characters and brands will continue to serve as a creative magnet for the industry's top directors, producers and artists."
For the 12 months ended February 29, 2012, Classic Media earned net revenue of $82.2 million and operating profit of $19.2 million.
The acquisition of Classic Media will be financed through a combination of cash and borrowings under DreamWorks Animation's revolving credit facility. The purchase price of $155 million includes amounts required to retire indebtedness.
"As part of DreamWorks Animation's ongoing diversification strategy, this acquisition combines our hit-driven business with Classic Media's extensive and sustainable library revenue stream," added Lew Coleman, DreamWorks Animation's President and Chief Financial Officer. "We expect the transaction to be accretive to our earnings in the first full year following the completion of the acquisition."
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. DreamWorks Animation expects that the transaction will be completed during the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. acted as financial advisor and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and O'Melveny & Myers LLP served as legal advisors to DreamWorks Animation in connection with the transaction. Jefferies & Company, Inc. acted as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Classic Media in connection with the transaction.
About DreamWorks AnimationDreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for four consecutive years. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation ranks #14 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 24 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of ShrekMadagascarKung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. The Company's theatrical releases for the current year are Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted on June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians on November 21, 2012.

About Classic MediaClassic Media, the owner of one of the world's largest libraries of family filmed entertainment, is a leader in reinventing the entertainment classics of yesterday and creating the classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop culture entertainment brands, includingCasper the Friendly Ghost®Where's Waldo?®Lassie®, The Lone Ranger®, Postman Pat® and George of the Jungle®. Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased across multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music. Visit us
About GTCR Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the "Leaders Strategy" — finding and partnering with management leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $9 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit

'21 Jump Street' Hitting The Streets Once Again

21 Jump Street Sequel To Begin Shooting Later This Year image

No real surprise given the audience and box office sucesse of '21 Jump Street' back that the comedy will indeed will have a sequel. The movie goers of today either love or hate, given the studios throwing  at us either remakes, re-imagining or a sequel.

Confirming the story via THR the film will being production this coming fall. Now weather or not the comedy will live up or fall flat, only time will tell. Channing Tatum is pretty much box-office gold as of late. The huge recent hit of 'Magic Mike' (also getting a sequel). It had pretty strong numbers making 39.2 million opening weekend (June 28).

I for one actually enjoyed that the comedy took a risk with giving you something a bit different from the TV series but still sticking to the basic premise. I will keep the site posted on more news as it comes.

Source: THR

Thursday, July 19, 2012

'Lost Girl' Moving, 'Alphas' And 'Warehouse 13' Returns



NEW YORK – July 16, 2012 – Syfy’s potent one-two punch of hit series Warehouse 13 and Alphas will return to Powerful Mondaysbeginning Monday, July 23, from 9-11PM (ET/PT).

Starting Friday, July 20, Lost Girl will move to its new time slot at 10PM (ET/PT).

Season 4 of Warehouse 13, comprising 10 episodes, will premiere at 9PM (ET/PT). The season opens with the team confronting the horrible reality of the Warehouse’s destruction and the tragic loss of Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) and H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray). With matters so desperate, Pete (Eddie McClintock), Myka (Joanne Kelly), Artie (Saul Rubinek) and Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) must decide whether to knowingly use a dangerous artifact for their own personal gain – at the risk of deadly consequences.

Among this year’s guest stars will be Sam Huntington (Being Human), Jeri Ryan (Star TrekVoyager), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: Next Generation), Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse).

During season three, Warehouse 13 averaged 3.3 million total viewers and a series record 1.6 million Adults 18-49, based on Live +7 data. The most watched series in Syfy history, Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner.

The second half of Warehouse 13’s fourth season (10 episodes) will air in April 2013.

In season 2 of Syfy’s action-packed hit drama series Alphas – returning at 10PM (ET/PT) – a clandestine group of ordinary people with superhuman mental and physical abilities, led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), takes on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve going head-to-head with many of the criminal Alphas hiding among the normal population.  

The new season picks up eight months after last year’s stunning season finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences.  Dr. Lee Rosen, having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his stunning revelation. Some of the team have disbanded and without Dr. Rosen’s care and guidance, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons, reunite and try to save their own.

Alphas also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell. Erin Way (Detroit 187Private Practice) joins the cast this season as Kata mysterious young loner, whose Alpha ability is perfect muscle memory, making her a “quick study.” But while her skills may be permanent, her personal memories are short-lived.

This season’s guest stars include Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Lauren Holly (NCIS), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica), Noah Reid (Titanic/Miniseries), and Steve Byers (Immortals). Returning guest stars include John Pyper-Ferguson (Brothers and Sisters) as Stanton Parrish, Kathleen Munroe (Haven) as Dani Rosen and Mahershala Ali (Treme) as Agent Nathan Cley.  In addition, Summer Glau (Last ResortDollhouse) will return as Skylar Adams, an Alpha who once again is enlisted to assist the team.

Alphas, which averaged 3 million total viewers, 1.5 million Adults 25-54 and 1.4 million Adults 18-49 (based on Live +7 data), is produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television with executive producers Bruce Miller, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, and Gene Stein.  Zak Penn and co-executive producer Michael Karnow are series creators.

Source: Syfy

iHeart Radio Music Festival Coming To The CW

Via PRESS RELEASE 7/18/12....



Festival’s Lineup of the Biggest Names in Music Includes Usher, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Swedish House Mafia, P!nk, Aerosmith, Rihanna, No Doubt, Lil Wayne, Miranda Lambert, Shakira, Brad Paisley, Enrique Iglesias, Green Day, Jason Aldean, Mary J. Blige, Linkin Park, deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Pitbull
July 18, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW announced today that it will kick off its Fall 2012 season with an exclusive broadcast of Clear Channel’s massive iHeartRadio Music FestivalMonday, Oct. 1, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET. The two-day concert event will take place Sept. 21-22 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
Artists scheduled to perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival include Usher, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Swedish House Mafia, P!nk, Aerosmith, Rihanna, No Doubt, Lil Wayne, Miranda Lambert, Shakira, Brad Paisley, Enrique Iglesias, Green Day, Jason Aldean, Mary J. Blige, Linkin Park, deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Pitbull with more to be announced in the weeks prior to the event. The performances to be featured on The CW’s Oct. 1 special will be determined and announced following the two-day concert event.
“The inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival was an amazing experience for our listeners and music fans across America, and this year’s lineup is again going to exceed all expectations. With CW as the Festival’s TV broadcast partner, we can give people who can’t be in Las Vegas the ability to watch this extraordinary event from their own living rooms,” said John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises. “This exclusive broadcast event emphasizes our commitment to bringing great music and content to our audience anywhere they want it.”
“The CW is thrilled to partner with Clear Channel to bring our viewers the exclusive TV broadcast of 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “What better way to kick off our new fall season than with many of the music industry’s biggest acts on The CW.”
The following night, Tuesday, Oct. 2, The CW’s fall premiere week begins, with the season premiere of HART OF DIXIE, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
Source: CW Network

'New Girl' Season 2 Poster

Thanks to the folks at EW here is your first look at 'New Girl' Promo Poster.
Never watched the hit FOX series. Well now is the time to catch up. The shows first season will start re-airing on Thursday July 19, with season two premiering Sept. 25.

Source: EW, FOX

'Alphas' Season 2-Premiere:'Wake Up Call' Preview

'Alphas' the breakout hit Syfy series is back with all new episodes starting Monday July 23 at 10e/9c.

Check out the pictures from the premiere and the trailer below. A nice wrap up of Season 1 and a sneak peek of Season 2.

Source: Syfy

Sexy Must See Cast Poster For 'Gangster Squad'

In 1949, Los Angeles. Brooklyn-born ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, guns and prostitutes--and if he has his way--every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all while having the protection of paid goons, the police and even politicians under his thumb. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop. Except for the few in a secret crew of the LAPD led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try and tear Cohen's world apart. 'The Gangster Squad' is a colorful retelling of events involving the LAPD's efforts to take back the mean streets from one the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

'Gangster Squad' is scheduled for release on September 25, 2012.

Source: Yahoo Movies

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

'White Collar' Reaction Review S4Ep2: 'Most Wanted'

'White Collar' season premiere left you wanting more after such a great season 4 opener. (*Spoiler Alert*) If you have not watched the premiere yet, do not continue. Who would have thought that his safety was in jeopardy when his "right hand man" Henry Dobbs(Gregg Henry) turns him right over to Agent Collins (Mekhi Phifer). I would have not guessed that ending.

Well this week's episode 'Most Wanted' turns it up another notch. If you did not love this show already. Neal being held hostage is pretty hot (well a girl can dream). But it does take a turn leaving him injured.

Don't fret, Mozzie and Peter on the case of how to come to Neal's rescue. The clever way Neal makes a run for it, may make you feel bad for Agent Collins. Nope, I doubt it.

Peter wants to make a deal with his boss to reinstate Neal to his original deal. Peter, Mozzie and Neal have to form a very risky plan to take down Dobbs. It is rare when Peter is called on to have a "undercover" role to play, can be awkward but fun to watch.

The shows writers are brilliant in how they can always build on the excitement from one episode to the next. It just hooks you into these characters and won't let go. You can never be to sure to how the storyline will suddenly change and keep you guessing.

I think it was smart to have Neal's island fling (Mia) help the men escape from Agent Collins and friends. If you did not already know Agent Collins and pretty much everyone else is very hot on their tail.

Neal gives Mia a pretty sweet parting gift to remember him by. Mozzie is not done living on this fanasty island. Peter gets a change he did NOT see coming. Agent Collins gets taken for a loop. I just love these twist ending yet again. Don't you. Tune in to see why this show just keeps getting better.

'White Collar' airs Tuesday Nights at 9e/8c only on USA Network.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

'Covert Affairs' Season 3 Premiere Photos/Sneak Peek

'Covert Affairs' is back with all new episodes starting tonight on USA. Be warned you are in for a bit of a shocking ???? in the first five minutes. {no spoilers} I am sure most of you have seen the promos, that pretty much give it away.

Tune in to USA Tuesday's at 10e/9c.

Source: USA Network

'White Collar' Season 4 Premiere: 10 Reasons To Watch

1) A wet and shirtless Neal. (swoon-worthy)
2) Mozzie's usually banter (always hilarious)
3)  Mekhi Phifer (a.k.a. Agent Collins) being a bad ass "whatever" it takes to get stuff done.
4) Neal's stare (those killer baby blues)
5) Neal speaking Spanish
6) Elizabeth (Mrs. Suit) wanting to "kick Collins ass
7) Neal building a replica of "New York City" in the sand to get the girl.
8) Elizabeth helping her hubby ( in full stakeout mode)
9) Neal and Peter's "bromance" reunion
10) The ending was CRAZY. (some may seeing it coming...not me.)

Monday, July 9, 2012

White Collar's Tim Dekay Talks Season 4

Source: KTLA 5

'Dexter' Season 7-Teaser Trailer

"Dexter" Season 7 premieres Sun., Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime

"Mike Mike" Cast Uncensored Pt.2 (Video)

Cinemax "After Dark" Uncensored Chat with "Magic Mike" Cast Part 2

Source: Cinemax, You Tube

"Magic Mike" Cast Unsensored Part 1 (Video)

Cinemax Magic Mike Chat Part 1

Source: Cinemax, YouTube

'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Premiere First Look

Here is your first look at the hit AMC series. It's fifth season premiere is on Sunday July 15 at 10e/9c.

Check out the photo's from the premiere below the video.

Source: AMC

Monday, July 2, 2012

Breaking Bad Was Passed Over By FX

"Look, it was a wonderful scrip. If I had know Vince Gilligan was going to be one of the best showrunners in television, and 'Breaking Bad'  was going to be literally one of the very best shows in television, I would have picked it up despite the concept.

Read the the full story here. EW

Source: AMC and

HBO Renews "The Newsroom" and "True Blood"

Jeff Daniels The Newsroom HBO

"HBO" gave the green light for it's newest series "The Newsroom" after only two episodes of the Aaron Sorkin the political drama, which is a hit with critics. Staring Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer. The much hyped drama drew big rating for the cable network at 2.1 million people tuning in. It is not yet clear of when season two will premiere.

True Blood Season 6 HBO

Fans of "True Blood" can rejoice with glee. The veteran hit vamp hit has been renewed for a sixth season.
Season 6 however will be missing the the original showrunner Alan Ball. As he will be working on a new show "Banshee" for cable network Cinemax.

Tune into True Blood and The Newsroom airing on HBO Sunday nights starting at 9e/8c.

Warner Bros. Is Giving You:Extra At Comic Con"

 Free Outdoor Entertainment Festival During Comic-Con
Brings Batmobiles, the Extra Stage and More to Fans

Twitter Pitch: Warner Bros. goes beyond the Con in 2012 with the @extratv live stage and all 6 Batmobiles: #WBSDCC #SDCC

BURBANK, Calif. (July 2, 2012) — For the first time ever, Warner Bros. Entertainment will presentExtra at Comic-Con®, a free outdoor entertainment festival happening in San Diego’s Bayfront Park July 12–14 during Comic-Con International: San Diego. Bayfront Park is located between the San Diego Convention Center and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.

  • Located just steps from the Convention Center, Extra at Comic-Con will be a live, multi-day entertainment experience capturing all the excitement of the Studio’s fan-facing properties: FromThe Lord of the Rings to the DC Universe, they’re all here!

“Everyone at Warner Bros. Television approaches Comic-Con as a fan-first experience. It’s in our DNA, with everything we do — from panels to signings to our bags, posters and more — carefully curated with our fans in mind,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “With the Extra at Comic-Con space, we have created a free and fun outdoor entertainment destination for fans. In addition to having all the Batmobiles on display and game demos, we will be hosting interviews throughout the day on the Extra stage, as well as evening and night events such as screenings and live comedy and musical performances after the convention floor closes for the day. It’s additive to the experience of being at the Con.”

Extra at Comic-Con attractions include:


The centerpiece of this 60,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment event is the Extra stage. Featuring Q&As, live performances, screenings and talent interviews presented by the long-running hit TV entertainment magazine Extra, the stage will be a constant — and free — place for fans to go beyond the Con.

  • Stars from The Big Bang TheoryFringe, The Vampire Diaries and more will appear live on theExtra stage to tape interviews with Extra’s on-camera hosts


On display in “The Batcave”: all six Batmobiles from television and film! For the first time ever, Comic-Con fans will have the opportunity to see all of Batman’s iconic onscreen vehicles live and in person, from Adam West’s 1955 Lincoln Futura to the Tumbler from The Dark Knight trilogy.

  • Adam West’s 1955 Lincoln Futura. Designed by George Barris, this original Batmobile was featured in the cult classic television series and 1966’s Batman, the Movie.

  • Michael Keaton’s Batmobile from 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns. Sleek and powerful with a central turbine, the vehicles’ slightly retro design followed Tim Burton’s art deco look of the films.

  • Revamped for Joel Schumacher’s 1995 Batman Forever, with bat-lighting and extended fins, Val Kilmer’s hot rod had the ability to drive up walls.

  • Schumacher updated the Batmobile once again for George Clooney in 1997’s Batman & Robin.At 33 feet long and a top speed of 350 mph with afterburner thrust, this was the largest and fastest Batmobile on the road.

  • The Tumbler designed for Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins and 2008’s The Dark Knightis the prototype military vehicle designed by the character Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).

  • The unveiling of the replacement Camouflage Tumbler, to be seen in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, in theaters and IMAX July 20.


With anticipation mounting for Warner Bros. Pictures’ December 14, 2012, release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is showcasing two upcoming games set in Middle-earth.

  • Fans can play hands-on with new video game Guardians of Middle-earth as characters including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, Thrain, Galadriel, Legolas and many more. This new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game allows up to 10 players to engage in competitive matches. The game includes tie-ins with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey film. Tournaments will take place each evening, with prizes including custom-painted video game console systems and high-end gaming audio gear.

  • LEGO® The Lord of the Rings: 3D Street Art. From the creative minds at Planet Streetpainting comes a one-of-a-kind, LEGO The Lord of the Rings–inspired 3D street art design that will be created and on display for fans of all ages over the course of three days, July 13–15. Stop by each day and watch the artwork unfold!

Warner Bros&TV Guide Special Ed. Covers SDCC 2012


 Collect All Four Sets of “Flip” Covers Featuring The Big Bang Theory,
Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries
 Magazine to Be Distributed at the Warner Bros. Booth in San Diego;
On Sale at Newsstands and on NOOK Beginning July 17

Twitter Pitch: WBTV & @TVGuideMagazine reteam for WB-themed @Comic_Con 2012 special issue: Collect all 4 sets! #WBSDCC #SDCC

BURBANK, Calif. (July 2, 2012) — TV powerhouses Warner Bros. Television and TV Guide Magazinehave renewed their super alliance to deliver fans the ultimate must-have Comic-Con item for the third year in a row: a Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, featuring programming from the Studio and four sets of collectible “flip” covers starring the casts of The Big Bang TheoryFringeSupernatural and The Vampire Diaries on both front and back.

For an advance look at the four — or is that eight? — “flip” covers, click here to download:

  • The Warner Bros. TV Guide Magazine special issues will be distributed at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on preview night, Wednesday, July 11, and continuing through Sunday, July 15.

  • For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible “flip” covers will be on sale from July 17 at newsstands wherever TV Guide Magazine is sold. And for the first time, the special issue will also be available for purchase on the NOOK by Barnes and Noble.

In addition to sections on the four cover shows, the 88-page issue is packed with features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

  • Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series 666 Park Avenue (starring Lost’s Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams), Arrow (featuring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen), Cult (from the executive producers of Farscape and Chuck), The Following (from The Vampire Diaries’ Kevin Williamson, starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy) and Revolution (from executive producer J.J. Abrams, Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau)

And that’s not quite all, folks! There’s more, including:

  • A sketch-by-sketch guide to drawing Bugs Bunny from The Looney Tunes Show, by character designer Jessica Borutski

  • Justice League foldout poster as drawn by bestselling artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee.

  • An exclusive preview of MAD Magazine’s unique take on The Dark Knight Rises as drawn by the renowned Sergio Aragones

  • An in-depth look at the new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe comic book series written by James Robinson, with artwork by Philip Tan

  • The hottest photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and photo booth at Comic-Con 2011

  • The ultimate Comic-Con survival guide, with tips from stars of The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries, among others

  • Comic-Con Couture: how two inspired designers turn Warner Bros.’ Comic-Con bags into the Con’s biggest fashion statements

  • And much more…