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Comic-Con: Take a look at TV lineup so far

EW has put together a guide of all the TV madness happening at Comic-Con this year. Whether you’re dying to know what’s going down next season on Glee, searching for the inside scoop on buzzy new shows like Arrow, or just hoping to catch a glimpse of Ian Somerhalder speak, there’s a panel that’s got you covered. Drop in to learn what’s going on with your favorite television programs, and  be sure to keep checking back to this page as we update with more panel info and star appearances as they become available. Comic-Con takes place July 12-15 in San Diego. But don’t worry if you can’t make it — EW will be on ground bringing you updates as it all unfolds.

Thursday July 12:

-Beauty and the Beast (The CW): Stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, along with executive producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper.

-Dexter (Showtime): Stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and special guest star Yvonne Strahovski. Also appearing are executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, and Manny Coto.

-MAD (Cartoon Network): Producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.

-Nikita (The CW): Stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Forseca; Executive Producer Craig Silverstein.

-Psych (USA): Stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Tim Omundson, Kirsten Nelson, and Corbin Bernsen, along with creator/executive producers Steve Franks,  EP Kelly Kulchak, and EP Chris Henze.

-Teen Wolf (MTV): Stars Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes, along with executive producer Jeff Davis.

-Wilfred (FX): screening and Q&A with Elijah Wood.

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'The Simpsons': Exclusive details on the next big-screen adventure (it's a 3-D short)!

Simpsons fans who have been awaiting the show’s return to the big screen, you may now let out a short, silent “Woo Hoo!”: A four-and-a-half-minute dialogue-free film, titled The Longest Daycare, will be shown before Ice Age: Continental Drift when that movie hits theaters on July 13. (There’s a little history between these two Fox franchises: The trailer for 2007′s The Simpsons Movie was stealthily placed before Ice Age: The Meltdown.)

Teased at the end of the season 23 finale on Sunday, the short marks The Simpsons’ first 3-D adventure (not counting the exploits of “3-D Homer” in Treehouse of Horror VI).  “[Executive producer] Jim Brooks thought we should do an animated short — a la the ones Pixar does before their features, a la the cartoons you used to see in the theater years ago — as a fun thing to give our fans,” executive producer Al Jean tells EW. “We just wanted to do this as a way of saying, ‘We appreciate how much people have stayed with the show and watched it for 25 years.”

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'Celebrity Apprentice' lowest-rated finale yet

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NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice live final couldn’t withstand the ABC’s telecast of the Billboard Music Awards.

The three-hour music awards telecast delivered 7.4 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. That’s tying with Billboard’s lowest-rated telecast ever and down 10 percent this year. Still, it was enough to win the night for ABC.

The two-hour Celebrity Apprentice (6.8 million, 2.2) closer was the reality competition’s lowest-rated finale ever,  down a sharp 27 percent from last year (here’s Dalton Ross’ interview with the winner). Fox’s animation lineup also had its finales, including The Simpsons (4.8 million, 2.1) and a one-hour Family Guy (5.3 million, 2.5).

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Watch Lisa make Lady Gaga cry on 'The Simpsons' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Lady Gaga is coming to Springfield this Sunday? To paraphrase Mr. Burns: “Eggcellent!”

Seriously, she’s bringing the egg (er, vessel) — along with 18 different costumes and who knows what else — to the season finale of Fox’s The Simpsons. How exactly does the monster pop star wind up in town? When Lisa’s scheme to boost her popularity at school goes horribly wrong, Gaga, who happens to be chugging past Springfield on the Gaga Express, magically intuits that her help is needed. She’s determined to cheer up Lisa — and the rest of Springfield — by all means necessary, including through song and flash mob. In this clip from the episode, you will see that Lisa isn’t exactly going gaga for Gaga, and that hurts Gaga’s feelings. And when Gaga’s feelings get hurt, something priceless happens.

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What will Lady Gaga look like when she visits 'The Simpsons'? -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

And there’s your fashionable answer. It appears that the already-animated pop star will lose little in translation to cartoon, sporting a seafoam-and-white punky dress accented with a tiara and platform shoes. Behold the cool-as-ice queen! READ FULL STORY

Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sarah Silverman join Zooey Deschanel on 'The Simpsons' -- EXCLUSIVE

When Bart’s love life heats up again on The Simpsons, it will involve an old flame or two. Actually, make that five. Not only will Zooey Deschanel guest-star on the animated comedy by reprising her role as Mary Spuckler — that adorable hillbilly daughter of Cleetus whom Bart nearly married in season 19 — four other former girlfriends, voiced by Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Sarah Silverman, make cameos in the same episode, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons' knock Fox News during network anniversary -- PHOTO

The Simpsons took a little shot at Fox News during Fox’s anniversary celebrations Sunday night. Fox re-aired the original holiday special/pilot of its long-running animated hit as part of the network’s 25th anniversary specials. In the credits for the pilot, the card below appeared. Though Fox broadcast network and cable channel Fox News are both owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and tend to get lumped together in the minds of some casual viewers, the networks are under separate day-to-day management and tend to have rather different personalities. And of course, this isn’t the first time The Simpsons have taken aim at the news network. Click below for the pic.

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Julian Assange's TV show to debut next week

Julian Assange’s upcoming talk show will debut on April 17, Russian network Russia Today (RT) announced this morning. Titled The World of Tomorrow, the 12-episode series will be broadcast online, as well as on RT, according to a statement released by the channel.

The guests on the 26-minute episodes will consist of “politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries,” as well as “iconoclasts, visionaries, and power insiders,” though RT did not reveal the identity of the first guest.

Assange is currently under house arrest as he waits to hear on the UK Supreme Court ruling of his possible extradition to Sweden based on accusations of sexual assault.

Assange recently starred as himself on the 500th episode of The Simpsons that aired in February.

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'The Simpsons': Jennifer Tilly to help Lisa learn poker -- EXCLUSIVE

What’s in the cards for Jennifer Tilly? A guest spot on The Simpsons. The actress and poker expert will make a cameo appearance in an episode as herself, popping up in an instructional DVD that Lisa watches to brush up on her card skills. (It turns out that Homer doesn’t trust banks and has stashed Lisa’s college fund in an online poker site.)  “It was a real pleasure to have the Bride of Chucky on the show,” executive producer Al Jean tells EW. “Only three people in the crew were mysteriously killed.”  READ FULL STORY

Meet the two brave souls who watched 86 hours and 37 minutes of 'The Simpsons' in a row

Have you ever won a marathon? No, we’re not talking about one of the 26.2 mile sort. That’s beginner stuff. We’re talking about sitting on your butt, watching episode after episode after episode after episode after episode of The Simpsons until you’re seeing double Disco Stus. Two California residents, Jeremiah Franco, 22, and Carin Shreve, 33, broke the Guinness World Record for longest continuous television viewing by absorbing 86 hours and 37 minutes of Homer’s exploits at an Ultimate Fan Marathon hosted by Fox from Feb. 8-12 in L.A. (The animated comedy presents its 500th episode on Sunday.) We caught up with the winning eye-hard fans, who were among 100 contestants and now are both $10,500 richer. READ FULL STORY

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to guest on 'The Simpsons' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Here’s some news that we couldn’t wait to leak: Julian Assange will play himself in the 500th episode of The Simpsons! EW has learned exclusively that the WikiLeaks founder/editor-in-chief recorded a guest spot over the summer that is part of the animated Fox comedy’s landmark episode airing Feb. 19.

So, how did this casting curveball come about? Simpsons exec producer Al Jean says that series creator Matt Groening heard a rumor that the polarizing and elusive activist who runs the whistle-blowing website was interested in guest-starring on the series, “so we asked our casting director Bonnie Pietila — who had been able to unearth Thomas Pynchon and got Tony Blair to do the show — to find Mr. Assange. And she did.” Assange recorded his lines at a location unknown to Simpsons producers — he was and is still under house arrest in Britain — as Jean directed him remotely from Los Angeles. (“I was just given a number to call,” sums up Jean.) READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time' ratings top Sunday entertainment shows

The magic is still with ABC: Once Upon a Time led all non-sports shows Sunday night in the ratings.

Though NBC won the night, thanks to the Pro Bowl NFL game, ABC’s Once Upon (10.8 million viewers, 3.4 adults 18-49 rating) rose 6 percent and had its most-watched episode in 11 weeks. The fantasy drama led into a Hallmark movie that was actually called A Smile as Big as the Moon (6.9 million, 1.5). READ FULL STORY

Steve Carell to return to TV... as a guest on 'The Simpsons'! -- EXCLUSIVE

Steve Carell said goodbye to The Office earlier this year, but he’ll be back in prime time next year to lend his voice to an episode of The Simpsons, EW has learned exclusively. Carell will play Dan Gillick, a tightly wound accountant for Fat Tony (returning guest Joe Mantegna), who may go from crunching numbers to crunching skulls when he’s put in charge of the mob by Fat Tony while the big boss serves jury duty.  READ FULL STORY

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