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'Beauty and the Beast' Comic-Con panel: Kristin Kreuk transitions from Lana Lang to a hard-boiled homicide detective

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You know you want more Comic-Con coverage! During a panel this afternoon moderated with ninja-like precision by EW’s Dalton Ross, the CW screened the entire pilot episode of upcoming drama Beauty and the Beast (premieres Oct. 11). In the modern retelling of the classic fairytale, Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk plays Catherine Chandler, an NYPD homicide detective who witnessed the murder of her mother years ago. She also remembers “a beast” attacking her mother’s killer and then saving Catherine’s life.

In the pilot, Catherine discovers the identity of the beast — it’s Vincent Keller (played by Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment gone very, very wrong. Catherine’s re-introduction to Vincent occurs as she investigates a murder, and it seems the show will be set up to cover a “case of the week.” We saw two attack scenes from the beast — but as they were from Catherine’s perspective, the action was a bit blurry and we don’t yet know many physical characteristics of the beast, his capabilities, the true extent of his “rage,” etc. READ FULL STORY

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Who wouldn’t want Hodor as their bartender?

At the Wired Cafe at the Omni Hotel, a Hodor walked into a bar — and took over! Below Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn mixes drinks at Comic-Con.

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'Psych' Comic-Con Panel: Boss previews two-hour musical episode!

EW’s Comic-Con coverage continues! Next up, a peek inside Ballroom 20 as the cast of Psych hits the stage:

The Panel: Actors James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Kirsten Nelson, Maggie Lawson, and Tim Omundson, who doubled as moderator. Executive producers Steve Franks, Kelly Kutchak, and Chris Henze.

The Big Revelations: “The musical episode is half-way written,” revealed Franks, who also sang a piece of the music. The two-hour episode includes the line, “…soon to be unfurled, it’s the murder capital of the world.” Also, there’s a book on the way! Look out for Psych’s Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified.

Footage Screened: There was a short preview of the episodes to come, including the big Clue-themed 100th episode. Other highlights from the reel included a Big Foot-themed episode, which looks to have a Blair Witch touch to it, the arrival ER vet Parminder Nagra as Gus’ love interest, and the resolution to last year’s big cliffhanger involving Henry (Bernsen). Our peek at the latter was actually pretty powerful, and the end of the footage found Shawn pointing a gun at the man who shot Henry!

Snap Judgment: READ FULL STORY

'Teen Wolf' Comic-Con panel: Kisses thrown! Third season!

The Project: MTV’s Teen Wolf

The Panel: Stars Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Colton Haynes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Holland Roden; moderated by TV Guide‘s Damian Holbrook

The Big Revelations: Tyler Posey announced that the show had been renewed for a third season, with a 24 episode order instead of 12.

Footage Screened: MTV screened the entire episode that will air this Monday, July 16. Beforehand, the cable net screened the premiere trailer for its upcoming show The In-Betweeners, which essentially looked like The Hard Times of RJ Berger, just about four semi-cool, sex-starved high schoolers instead of one. Sample joke: “A Ford Festiva? More like a Ford Celibacy!”

Snap Judgment: The Teen Wolf episode revolved around trying to stop Jackson (Colton Haynes) from continuing his murder-spree while controlled by an unseen mysterious force. READ FULL STORY

'Teen Wolf' renewed

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Teen Wolf will howl on for another season.

Star Tyler Posey announced during the show’s panel at Comic-Con that the show will return for a third season and consist of 24 episodes. The order is the largest ever for the series; the first two seasons received 12-episode orders. It is also the largest order ever for an MTV scripted series.

Production on the series, which is currently shot in Atlanta, Ga., will move to Los Angeles for the third season.

Check out other panel highlights here.

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'Firefly' Comic-Con reunion teaser video -- EXCLUSIVE

When Firefly fans pack Comic-Con’s Ballroom 20 to see the crew of the Serenity reunited on Friday, they’ll watch a teaser video to get warmed up. This video, below. It’s all part of Science Channel’s Firefly reunion master plan, which include tomorrow’s cast-and-producers panel and an upcoming TV special (details here). Nope, there’s no new footage in this “sizzle reel,” but what’s here will remind you what made this short-lived series so great (or, for the uninitiated, give you a sense of what the fuss is all about). So without further ado… READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con reviews Fox's 'The Following': Fans say...

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At first, things didn’t look so hot for Fox’s The Following.

A pretty large chunk of Comic-Con’s Ballroom 20 audience didn’t stick around after watching The CW’s Arrow (those fan reactions here), and one attendee who left after The Following‘s first 10 minutes says she was “bored” by Kevin Williamson’s new serial killer drama. Plus, the show, starring Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent and James Purefoy as a sadistic killer who’s obsessed with Edgar Allen Poe, is pretty grim stuff for broadcast TV.

So I was surprised when The Following received some of the strongest raves we’ve heard so far. I couldn’t find one negative opinion, and those who liked the show really liked it. Listen to this:

– “It was awesome,” says Chris, 47, from 29 Palms. “It kept me on edge, it was really suspenseful. It was really messed up.” READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con reviews '666 Park': Fans say...

666 Park is not the lightest pilot fare being offered up by networks this fall — in fact, it’s downright spooky. But that seemed to please most of Comic-Con goers who attended the pilot screening this evening in San Diego as part of the annual convention.

The show, starring Lost alum Terry O’Quinn, Rachel Taylor, and Vanessa Williams, centers on a young couple (Taylor and Dave Annable) that takes a job as managers of a historic (and totally haunted) apartment building. Quinn and Williams play the mysterious owners of the building.

Positive as the buzz has been around the eerie ABC show, the reaction from the crowd tonight was mixed. Here’s what some of the audience members had to say:

“It’s a little slow for me. I’m not really engaged with the mysteries at all or the people. I kinda don’t care. [The acting] was fine. I mostly saw it for Terry O’ Quinn; he did okay. [The character] is no Locke, though.” — Thad, 35

“It was actually pretty good. It was pretty interesting and pretty well done. It was well shot for a pilot…[and] suspenseful.” — Gustavo, 24

“This was a good concept. The cinematography looked cool and the play on history [with] the occult was cool. I’d recommend it [to fellow Lost fans] because [O'Quinn] still has that same style of acting.” — April, 26 and Lost fan

“I’ll watch it. I’m a Vanessa Williams fan. It looks like it’s well written, and there were definitely moments where I didn’t expect [certain things] to happen. I had a couple of shocking moments…I’m definitely going to watch it when it hits the TV.” — Mari, 57

“I liked Terry O’Quinn. It wasn’t really that frightening, [but] there were definitely things [in the pilot] that I want to find out more about, and hopefully I’ll watch the rest of it.” – Ritchie, 24

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Comic-Con reviews The CW's 'Arrow': Fans say...

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So what did the Comic-Con masses think of The CW’s Arrow?

Based on DC Comic’s Green Arrow, the new fall action-drama’s pilot seems ready-made for the fan event. The pilot just screened in Ballroom 20 and fans…

Pretty much loved it. The crowd not only applauded at the end of the episode, they applauded following a particularly intense fight scene. “It was fantastic,” says Gabi, 35, visiting from England. Gabi enthused about star Stephen Amell despite having also loved Smallville‘s Green Arrow played by Justin Hartley. “[Amell's] really physical and his acting is great.”

“I really liked it; it had really good production values,” says Jamie, 45, who watched the pilot along with Gabriel, 12, who added: “It was really cool; it really kept you into it.”

“I don’t watch much TV, but I would watch this,” says Carissa, 22, from Paso Robles, California. READ FULL STORY

'Elementary': Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Holmes and Watson! -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

When CBS’ new Sherlock Holmes series Elementary debuts this fall, you can expect a few changes to the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story. For one thing, the genius British detective will be solving crimes this side of the pond in New York City. For another, his trusty companion Watson…is a woman! We begin the countdown to Thursday’s Elementary Comic-Con panel (moderated by yours truly) with an exclusive new image of Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. Apparently, they’re very into reading! Check out the photo below (and click on the link below that for a high res version), and for more news and views, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

Awesome 'Game of Thrones' Comic-Con posters revealed -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

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Are you ready for three very different awesomely artistic takes on the land of Westeros?

HBO has teamed with Austin-based collectible arts boutique Mondo (of Alamo Drafthouse fame) to launch a series of limited-edition screen-printed posters to be released at Comic-Con this week. Below are new images by artists Martin Ansin, Vania Zouravliov and Daniel Danger (OK, I want to change my name to Daniel Danger now). The posters will be gradually made available throughout the week at Mondo’s booth (#437; for more detail follow @MondoNews). Also, be sure to check out EW.com’s InsideTV blog on Friday for our coverage of the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel (in fact, it’s the same day as the panels for the Firefly reunion, The Walking Dead, Spartacus and Breaking Bad — so just park your browser here and let us run around the San Diego convention center for you).

Here are all three of Mondo/HBO’s Game of Thrones Comic-Con 2012 poster images, exclusive to EW.com: READ FULL STORY

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Now this is the guy you want to be standing in line behind when waiting to get into Hall H.

To promote the upcoming debut of midseason thriller The Following, Fox is giving away this Edgar Allen Poe-inspired T shirt at Comic-Con this week.

In the show, serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) is obsessed with Poe’s work, and one of his fans gets her body tattooed with the author’s writing (trailer below). This rather readable shirt is covered with Poe’s classic narrative poem “The Raven.” The shirt will be available to Comic-Con’s weak and weary who are tap-tap-tapping at Fox’s booth #4313, with creator Kevin Williamson, executive producer Marcos Siega and stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy signing autographs on Sunday. Check it out below:

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'Game of Thrones' Comic-Con panel adds Ygritte, but loses ...

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UPDATE: You know nothing about Game of Thrones‘ Comic-Con plans!

There’s been a programming change to HBO’s panel. Lena Headey is not going to be able to make the show’s Friday event at 2:45 p.m. due to a schedule conflict. Instead, the lovely Rose Leslie (Ygritte) will take the stage (along with Alfie Allen, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Michelle Fairley and Richard Madden), plus she’ll be on hand for autograph signing at the booth. EW.com will blog live from the panel.

Meanwhile, the Thrones third season casting rumors continue to swirl, but HBO hasn’t confirmed any names yet. Two of interest: Tara Fitzgerald is rumored to be cast as Selyse Florent (Stannis Baratheon’s wife) and Mackenzie Crook (The Office UK) is being buzzed about as a possible Vargo “The Goat” Hoat.

UPDATE: Harington is out too, says HBO, since he’s recovering from a broken ankle (the injury is not expected to impact production, the network says). The way Thrones actors are dropping, are we sure George R.R. Martin isn’t scripting this event instead of just moderating it?

And for those who missed this viral gem last week: READ FULL STORY

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