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See 5 minutes of the 'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover episode

If you’ve always wondered what would happen if Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson hung out at a bar while Bart and Stewie made prank phone calls, Family Guy is about to satisfy your crossover craving. In the Sept. 28 season premiere, “The Simpsons Guy,” the albino Griffins wind up by accident in Springfield, where they are greeted warmly by the hepatits-y Simpsons. But a fast friendship christened with delicious doughnuts may be forever destroyed by an argument over Pawtucket Patriot Ale and Duff Beer, which leads to an epic chicken fight.

To see the collision of these two animated worlds—plus a cameo by Bob from Bob’s Burgers—check out nearly five minutes of footage from the double-sized episode, which was screened on Saturday during the Family Guy panel at Comic-Con. READ FULL STORY

Watch the 'Archer' cast reveal God's plan for season six

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Initially, the riotously funny cast of Archer came by the EW hideout  at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the show’s upcoming sixth season. After the madness of season five’s Archer Vice, there was no telling what to expect from the animated spy comedy.

However, there’s also no telling what the Archer cast is going to say when you put them all in a room together. Fortunately, EW had a camera running. READ FULL STORY

Ginnifer Goodwin's message to 'Once Upon a Time' fans at Comic-Con

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The bad news: Ginnifer Goodwin couldn’t come to Comic-Con this year. The good news: She taped a message to fans attending the San Diego convention from ABC’s Once Upon a Time set in Vancouver. Exclusively on EW.com, here the actress who plays Mary Margaret / Snow White shows that having her first child hasn’t changed her one bit.

Also from Comic-Con: Check out the must-see hilarious video from the Once Upon writers room showing the moment they decided to take on Frozen. Once Upon returns for its fourth season on Sunday, Sept. 28: READ FULL STORY

Marvel announces new 'Guardians of the Galaxy' animated series

This morning at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Animation unveiled the newest addition to its growing lineup of animated series: Guardians of the Galaxy.

The series was revealed at the Marvel Animation panel with a one-minute trailer that prominently featured Guardians characters Rocket Raccoon and Star Lord. As Marvel is fond of synergy across all of its entertainment properties, it’s likely that the lineup for the series will very closely resemble that of the Guardians film, which premieres next week.

Also shown was footage from upcoming seasons of all of Marvel Animation’s current shows: Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. The new seasons are all set to begin this Fall.

No word on when the Guardians series would premiere.

Starz 'Outlander' opening credits revealed

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Starz’ Outlander had its world premiere screening to a rapturous crowd of 1,500 fans in downtown San Diego on Friday night. But before the airing the first episode, Emmy-winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead) treated the audience to a live performance of the show’s score, including his title credits song. It’s an arrangement of the Scottish folk tune “The Skye Boat Song” — appropriate for Starz’ romantic adventure following a 20th century woman who travels back in time to 18th century Scotland.

Below we exclusively have the Outlander credit sequence, including new footage from the series. The song, arranged by McCreary with vocals by songstress Raya Yarbrough, is going up on iTunes right now: READ FULL STORY

The hilarious reason 'Once Upon a Time' took on 'Frozen'

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Once Upon a Time and Frozen: It’s a match made in fairy tale (and corporate synergy) heaven. But how did this chocolate-and-peanut butter pairing come about? What was the moment of inspiration when ABC’s Once Upon showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz decided to take on the biggest animated movie in history for a story arc this fall during their hit show’s fourth season? As it turns out, the precise moment was captured on camera in the Once Upon writers room. The team revealed the footage to fans during the Once Upon panel at Comic-Con on Saturday. We have the clip for you now, exclusively on EW.com. Enjoy this (rather hilarious) scene of behind-the-scenes creative illumination: READ FULL STORY

Sneak a peek at the 'Simpsons' season premiere, in which one character will die

In the Sept. 28 season premiere of The Simpsons, a familiar character from the animated comedy will meet his/her maker. Is it Homer? Of course it’s not—that would be dumber than… well, Homer in pretty much any situation.

But in this scene from the episode, which was screened at the Simpsons’ Comic-Con panel on Saturday, he looks to be in pretty rough shape. See for yourself in the video below and then begin wildly speculating about who will be six feet under by the end of the episode, titled… “Clown in the Dumps.”

D’ohn’t just sit there scratching your head. Press play and revel in the misdirection. READ FULL STORY

George R.R. Martin won't write a 'Game of Thrones' episode next season

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The fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is not going to have its best-known writer. Thrones author George R.R. Martin won’t pen an installment of the hit fantasy series next year, breaking a tradition that has spanned the first four seasons.

Before you get too upset, however, here’s the author’s reason: He wants to focus on writing the eagerly awaited sixth novel in his Song of Ice and Fire saga, The Winds of Winter. As fans are very much aware, Thrones is quickly catching up to the author’s storyline, with season 5 mining material from his fourth and fifth novels in the saga.

Check out the video interview from Comic-Con below. EW sat down with Martin and a few cast members to talk a bit about where each of their characters left off and what they’re looking forward to. READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con's 'Orphan Black' fans share gifts, tales with Tatiana Maslany

If you doubted that fans really, really love Orphan Black, the show’s Comic-Con panel would immediately change your mind.

The BBC America series’ panel was in one of Comic-Con’s smaller rooms as far as TV shows go, 6A, but the cheers and laughter in the audience were at a volume of a bigger room. When star Tatiana Maslany first walked on stage, she got a standing ovation. Over a dozen security guards had to block audience members from storming the stage at the end of the panel. A representative for fan group Clone Club presented Maslany with “The Best Actress in the World Award.” (Who needs an Emmy when you have that?) Another fan gave Maslany a set of Russian nesting dolls with each painted as one of her characters. Helena was the tiny one in the middle. READ FULL STORY

'Bates Motel' at Comic-Con: Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga talk about the kiss

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Near the end of season two, A&E’s Bates Motel gave a tantalizing glimpse of teen Norman Bates experiencing the personality split integral to his later-life behavior. Since the character has already racked up a body count, the next question might be when he’ll begin wearing his mother’s clothes. In a discussion after the Bates Motel Comic-Con panel in San Diego Friday afternoon, star Freddie Highmore addressed the inevitable.

“It’s going to come at some point, isn’t it? I can see Norman sitting down in her room in front of the mirror and thinking ‘Oh, I’m going to put on her clothes and see what they look like,’” Highmore said. “Whether that’s this year or next year or the year after, who knows? I don’t know with any certainty at all. But, yeah, there’s certainly going to be the merging of the two parts of Norman’s life and of his personality… The furthest [he's gone] was probably in the motel with Caleb when he starts speaking as her. And that’s when she’s kind of taken over his personality. I mean, maybe if there had been a dress around—who knows?” READ FULL STORY

Cast, showrunner hint at what's next on 'Falling Skies' at Comic-Con

Falling Skies is halfway through its fourth season, which saw a lot of changes from season 3, along with the addition of new showrunner David Eick. With the 2nd Mass separated after an Espheni attack, our ensemble cast found themselves in very different worlds from one another.

“In Tom’s world we were in darkness. Lexi’s world—it was light. It was almost like Munchkinland,” Eick said during the show’s Comic-Con panel. “In Anne’s world it was very gritty but stripped down.”

At Comic-Con, Eick and the show’s cast hinted at what’s to come on Falling Skies now that the characters have reunited. Most important to know right off the bat? As Sarah Sanguin Carter (Maggie) said on the panel, “The second half is gnarly, you guys.”

Here’s more that Eick and the cast revealed on their panel: READ FULL STORY

Your first peek at season 2 of 'Sleepy Hollow' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Haunted by the lack of Sleepy Hollow in your life these days? Do not your lose your head over this, for a tantalizing peek into season 2 awaits you. The producers of Fox’s supernatural drama—which features the revived history professor-turned-Revolutionary War soldier Ichabod Crane trying to save his witch wife while staving off the End of Days—unspooled a bit of footage from an upcoming episode at Comic-Con on Friday afternoon. Using a few special incantations, we are able to summon one of those precious clips on this very page. So press play and watch Crane (Tom Mison) dabble in the magical arts, as he and Abbie (Nicole Baharie) use the skull of Headless to unleash a new, powerful demon that just might prove an asset in their epic battle against Moloch and War.

Sleepy‘s new season awakens Sept. 22. READ FULL STORY

That 'Arrow' happy ending isn't going to stick, producer says

Although a lot has changed since Comic-Con began, fans still show the most passion for a classic superhero. So Stephen Amell and the cast of the CW’s Arrow did not disappoint in Ballroom 20 for the show’s panel. After an eventful second season, lots of questions remained about the future of Olicity and Starling City. Here are the highlights (spoilers ahead if you’re not caught up):

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg admitted the beginning of season two was his biggest challenge to write because of the pressure he had put on himself and the show. However, some of Arrow‘s biggest twists—Sarah not being dead, Oliver waking up in Hong Kong—were discussed when writing the original pilot. Because season one ended on a low note with the death of Tommy, Kreisberg and the writers figured a happy ending to the second season would be the biggest surprise for fans. But don’t get too comfortable: “The minute you give your character happiness, you have to yank it away from him,” Kreisberg said, quoting Joss Whedon.

• Star Stephen Amell said that when the show premiered back in 2012, he felt as much responsibility for its success as his character does for Starling City. “I remember sitting in this ballroom [two years ago] and making a promise to the people who were here that we were going to work really hard and the show wasn’t going to suck,” he said. “It sounds simple, but that’s what drives us every day.” Then someone who didn’t want things to get too heavy yelled for him to take off his shirt. (He didn’t.)

• Willa Holland had to check with the producers about how much she could say regarding Thea’s future. Now that we know she’s Malcolm’s daughter, maybe evil lurks within her too? She said she’s been hitting the gym a bit and hinted that Thea would return a different person, but couldn’t elaborate. The producers did say that they will flash back to the season-two scene where Willa entered a limo with Malcolm and show how that played out.

John Barrowman will return as a series regular in season three as Malcolm Merlyn, having spent some time on Doctor Who—as Kreisberg put it, sometimes “you have to go away a little bit so you can come back better.” Because of his work schedule, Barrowman hasn’t finished reading the third season, but he says he finished the entire DC Comics Encyclopedia that he keeps on his bedside table.

• The producers already announced that Brandon Routh would join Arrow this season as The Atom.”We were looking to add a lighter hero, someone a little more fun, a little bit Superman—so we got Superman.” Routh’s character will also start a love triangle with Oliver and Felicity.

• Also already announced was the episode-eight crossover of The Flash and Arrow, and when asked which actor from the former he most wants to work with, Amell answered Jesse L. Martin—apparently forgetting that his cousin, Robbie Amell, is on the show. As for other teases, Colin Donnell will return for a flashback in episode two of an unknown encounter between Oliver and Tommy. Just don’t expect more island flashbacks to what Amell described as the “cold and rainy and wet, no matter what time of year” location where they shot.

• And yes, Stephen Amell can actually shoot an arrow and would beat Katniss Everdeen in any competition. Hands down.

Arrow returns for season 3 on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.

Stay tuned for EW’s all-access coverage of Comic-Con at EW.com/ComicCon.

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