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Alcatraz Escapes From Wondercon

On March 21, 1963 all the inmates and guards at Alcatraz, America’s most infamous prison, disappear. The government puts their own spin on it, prisoners and guards were merely transferred to newer facilities. The notorious prison island eventually becomes a National Park and tourist attraction.

Prisoners are now reappearing after almost 50 years, but seemingly untouched physically by the time. A secret government agency lead by Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) is investigating the mystery and trying to recapture the inmates. But he has secrets of his own and so does his trusted confident Dr. Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra).

Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) is recruited after her partner is killed by one of the ’63s, as the missing prisoners are called. Dr. Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia), an author/expert on the history of Alcatraz becomes her new partner, but neither is prepared for the things they discover about the prison and their own personal ties to the mystery.

Alcatraz only has 3 more episodes to go with lots of things to explore and hopefully explain which will probably only open more doors, and in one case literally. Solutions to the mystery also leads to keys for a door which opens an area below the prison that might answer some issues and, as in all good cliffhangers, pose more questions which can only be answered in a full Season 2. We hope

Even though Alcatraz is actually shot in Vancouver the show returned to the hills of San Francisco to film an epic car chase for the closing episode, their version of the classic Steve McQueen stunt in Bullitt.

Alcatraz is seen Mondays on FOX at 9:00 PM. The final two shows of this season will be seen on March 26th.
For more information on the infamous ’63s see the new video:

Fringe Season Four Premiere And Cast Photos

“NEITHER HERE NOR THERE” Airs Friday, September 23 at 9:00 PM on FOX

Just one week after Peter Bishop saved the day and was then wiped from existence, the truce between the two worlds remains intact and the two sides are forced to work together. Lincoln Lee joins the Fringe team as they investigate a shapeshifter case that is very personal to him.

Looks like Olivia’s got a new partner and Peter is still nowhere to be seen. Wait, who’s this Peter Bishop person being referred to? Anyway, Fringe is back for another season and that is really all that matters. Tune in Friday, September 23 to see how this new spirit of cooperation between here and over there plays out!

SDCC 2011: FOX Reveals A Full Line-Up Of Panels

FOX is bringing out all its big shows to San Diego for next month’s Comic-Con International with a huge slate of panels. Here is the rundown:

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
Original cast members from the hit indie film, Jon Heder, Tina Majorino, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Sandy Martin, Diedrich Bader and Executive Producer Mike Scully present a new series following your favorite awkward teenager like you’ve never
seen him before – animated! Join us for a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of the newest
member of FOX’s Animation Domination lineup and a “sweet” Q&A session.

AWAKE
Since the trailer was unveiled at NBC’s upfront presentation in New York, this spellbinding sci-fi drama about the power of the mind from the brilliant creators Howard Gordon (24) and Kyle Killen (The Beaver) has been one of the most eagerly anticipated series of the 2011-12 season. While most viewers will have to wait months to sample this series about a detective Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) desperately straddling two realities as he copes with immeasurable grief, Comic-con
fans will get an exclusive first look at the entire first episode of the series, and an audience with Gordon, Killen and star Isaacs.

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

BONES
Creator/Executive Producer Hart Hanson, Executive Producer Stephen Nathan and Stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel will be on hand to discuss the shocking finale of Bones season 6 as well as what’s in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting season 7! Hart Hanson will also introduce the audience to the stars of The Finder, his new Fox series premiering in January, followed by fan Q&A.

BOB’S BURGERS
Creator/Executive Producer Loren Bouchard and Executive Producer Jim Dauterive and Bob’s Burgers cast H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, will be on hand to entertain animation fans with hilarious never-before-seen clips from season two followed by a fan Q&A.

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

TERRA NOVA
Star Stephen Lang (Avatar), executive producer Rene Echevarria (Castle, Medium, The 4400, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), executive producer Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: Enterprise) and co-executive producer Jose Molina will finally unveil this epic adventure series 85 million years in the making, set to premiere this September on Fox. This new event drama from the brilliant minds of Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Pacific) and Peter Chernin follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race.

FUTURAMA
Futurama is back! Again!!! On stage will be Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo). Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of Futurama reincarnated as Japanese anime, along with a thrilling preview of this summer’s all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus more! Much more! Moderated by Bill Morrison.

THE SIMPSONS
Now entering its record-annihilating 23rd season on Fox, and airing its landmark 500th episode on February 19, 2012, The Simpsons has won 27 Emmy awards, was the subject of an international film smash in 2007, inspired a ride you ride again at Universal Studios, and Homer Simpson was named the greatest television character of the last 20 years by Entertainment Weekly. Get an insight into the daily doings of this series from Creator Matt Groening, Showrunner Al Jean, Co-Executive Producer Rob Lazebnik, Co-Executive Producer Matt Warburton, Supervising Producer Mike Anderson and Producer/Panel Moderator Tom Gammill.

FAMILY GUY
Join Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Adam West (Batman) and executive producers Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan and Kara Vallow for a sneak peek at the all-new episode “Stewie Goes For A Drive” featuring voice guest star Ryan Reynolds followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

AMERICAN DAD
Catch a preview of the season seven premiere of American Dad, featuring guest star Cee-Lo Green as a signing hot tub, followed by a Q&A with cast members Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane and Dee Bradley Baker and executive producers Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and Kara Vallow.

SUNDAY, JULY 24:

GLEE
Join Creator/Executive Producer Ryan Murphy and Creator/Executive Producer Brad Falchuk and stars of the sensation Glee for a tuneful sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes secrets, followed by a Q&A session in which fans can ask everything they ever wanted to know about the Golden Globe winning musical series hot off its blockbuster international concert tour.

ALLEN GREGORY
Join Creator/Executive Producer and star Jonah Hill (Superbad, Get Him to the Greek) Showrunner David Goodman (Family Guy), and Creators/Executive Producers Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul along with an all-star voice cast for a sneak peek at FOX’s new animated series that tells the story of the most pretentious 7-year-old of our time. Glimpse exclusive Allen Gregory animation followed by a fan Q&A session.

THE CLEVELAND SHOW
Join the cast and executive producers for a look at The Cleveland Show’s not-to-be-missed parody of Die Hard followed by a discussion with panelists Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez, Rich Appel and Kara Vallow.

Sam Weiss Tells His Story On Fringe

“THE LAST SAM WEISS” Airs Friday, April 29 at 9:00 PM on FOX

Sam Weiss, played by Kevin Corrigan, first appeared in the second episode of Fringe‘s second season and has remained an enigma until recently. Earlier this season it was revealed he was the author of a book published in 1897, making him impossibly older than he appears. This week, we finally get the story behind the erstwhile bowling alley operator as Sam and Olivia (Anna Torv) in a desperate race against time to figure out how to save reality. This is the penultimate episode of season three and time may just be running out for one of our favorite characters next week.