WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE
CELEBRATE COMIC-CON 2010 WITH SPECIAL PRINT ISSUE
DEVOTED SOLELY TO PROGRAMMING FROM THE STUDIO
TV Guide Magazine Issues Four Collectible Covers Featuring
â€œThe Big Bang Theory,â€ â€œFringe,â€ â€œSmallvilleâ€ and â€œThe Vampire Diariesâ€
Exclusive Distribution to Fans During Comic-Con at the Warner Bros. Booth;
On-Sale Nationally at Newsstands Beginning Monday, July 26
Twitter Pitch: WBTV & TV Guide Mag special Comic-Con issue: http://bit.ly/dsQ5Ra #WBSDCC #2010 @Comic_Con @thewbdotcom @TVGuideMagazine
BURBANK, Calif. (July 12, 2010) â€“ Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) and TV Guide Magazine have cooked up something special for fans at this yearâ€™s Comic-Con: a special edition of the magazine devoted solely to programming from the Studio, with four collectible covers featuring the hit television series â€œThe Big Bang Theory,â€ â€œFringe,â€ â€œSmallvilleâ€ and â€œThe Vampire Diaries.â€ For a sneak peek at three of the covers, click here: www.thewb.com/comiccon/tvguidecovers2010
WBTVG will distribute copies of the magazine throughout the five days of Comic-Con (including Preview Night) exclusively at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545, on the convention floor. The special issue will then go on sale nationally to the public on newsstands beginning Monday, July 26.
In addition to the four collectible covers and features on those series, the 88-page special issue is stuffed with sections about the following programs:
Warner Bros. Televisionâ€™s (WBTV) continuing series â€œChuck,â€ â€œHuman Target,â€ â€œSupernaturalâ€ and â€œV,â€ WBTVâ€™s new action hour â€œNikitaâ€ and HBOâ€™s â€œTrue Bloodâ€
Family programming, including Warner Horizon Televisionâ€™s â€œUnnatural History,â€ as well as Warner Bros. Animationâ€™s new upcoming programs â€œThe Looney Tunes Show,â€ â€œMAD,â€ â€œScooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporatedâ€ and â€œThunderCatsâ€
Titles from DC Entertainment, including Warner Bros. Animationâ€™s (WBA) hit series â€œBatman: The Brave and the Boldâ€ and its upcoming show â€œYoung Justice,â€ as well as the WBA/Warner Home Video/Warner Premiere release of â€œBatman: Under the Red Hoodâ€ on Blu-rayâ„¢ and DVD
Other elements making this issue a must-have for fans include:
A 10-page sneak peek at the all-new Superman â€œGroundedâ€ storyline, starting in Superman #701, from DC Comics
An exclusive MAD magazine fold-in, created by Al Jaffee, gracing the inside back cover of the special issue, designed specifically for the convention, with a Comic-Con theme
Photo essay of the Warner Bros. booth throughout the years at Comic-Con
Cover gallery looking back at TV Guide Magazineâ€™s prior coverage of the Studioâ€™s Comic-Con series
The ultimate superfan quiz and crossword puzzle
For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom and use hashtag #WBSDCC, log on to www.thewb.com/comiccon, and read news at www.thewb.com/blog.
About Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) is one of the entertainment industryâ€™s most respected providers of original content, producing award-winning drama and comedy series for both broadcast network television and cable. WBTV is currently producing more than 20 primetime series, with at least one show on each of the five broadcast networks. New programs include the one-hour drama â€œThe Vampire Diariesâ€ on The CW, â€œHuman Targetâ€ for FOX, â€œThe Middleâ€ and â€œVâ€ for ABC and â€œMiami Medicalâ€ for CBS, among others. Signature continuing programs include â€œThe Big Bang Theory,â€ â€œThe Mentalist,â€ â€œTwo and a Half Men,â€ â€œThe New Adventures of Old Christineâ€ and â€œCold Caseâ€ for CBS, â€œFringeâ€ for FOX, â€œChuckâ€ for NBC and â€œGossip Girl,â€ â€œOne Tree Hill,â€ â€œSmallvilleâ€ and â€œSupernaturalâ€ for The CW. WBTVâ€™s cable series include â€œThe Closerâ€ and â€œSouthlandâ€ for TNT, as well as the upcoming â€œShamelessâ€ for Showtime and â€œChildrens Hospitalâ€ for Cartoon Network.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinkinâ€™ in the Bathtub. Since then, WBAâ€™s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studioâ€™s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most-honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy AwardsÂ®, 35 EmmyÂ® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parentsâ€™ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards.
About TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is one of the longest-published, most popular weekly magazines in the country, with 15 million weekly readers. As the ultimate guide to â€œWhatâ€™s Worth Watching,â€ readers refer to TV Guide Magazine more frequently than any other weekly magazine. Popular columns including â€œTV Insider,â€ Matt Roushâ€™s â€œRoush Review,â€ Bruce Frettsâ€™ â€œCheers & Jeers,â€ William Keckâ€™s â€œKeckâ€™s Exclusivesâ€ and Stephen Battaglioâ€™s â€œThe Bizâ€ cover every corner of the TV medium and bring exclusive news and interviews to readers who want to be in-the-know. TV Guide Magazine is the premier source for television news, guidance, and information about Americaâ€™s most popular leisure time activity. TV Guide Magazine was acquired by OpenGate Capital, LLC in 2008.