Warner Bros. Television Group and TV Guide Magazine Celebrate Comic-Con 2010 with Special Print Issue Devoted Solely to Programming from the Studio

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TV Guide Magazine Issues Four Collectible Covers Featuring “The Big Bang Theory,” “Fringe,” “Smallville” and “The Vampire Diaries”. 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

Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) and TV Guide Magazine have cooked up something special for fans at this year’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 “The Big Bang Theory,” “Fringe,” “Smallville” and “The Vampire Diaries.” For a sneak peek at three of the covers, click here: http://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. Television’s (WBTV) continuing series “Chuck,” “Human Target,” “Supernatural” and “V,” WBTV’s new action hour “Nikita” and HBO’s “True Blood”
  •     Family programming, including Warner Horizon Television’s “Unnatural History,” as well as Warner Bros. Animation’s new upcoming programs “The Looney Tunes Show,” “MAD,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “ThunderCats”
  •     Titles from DC Entertainment, including Warner Bros. Animation’s (WBA) hit series “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” and its upcoming show “Young Justice,” as well as the WBA/Warner Home Video/Warner Premiere release of “Batman: Under the Red Hood” on Blu-ray™ and DVD

Other elements making this issue a must-have for fans include:

  •     A 10-page sneak peek at the all-new Superman “Grounded” 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 Magazine’s prior coverage of the Studio’s Comic-Con series
  •     The ultimate superfan quiz and crossword puzzle
  •     And more…

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom and use hashtag #WBSDCC, log on to http://www.thewb.com/comiccon, and read news at http://www.thewb.com/blog.

About Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) is one of the entertainment industry’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 “The Vampire Diaries” on The CW, “Human Target” for FOX, “The Middle” and “V” for ABC and “Miami Medical” for CBS, among others. Signature continuing programs include “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Mentalist,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “Cold Case” for CBS, “Fringe” for FOX, “Chuck” for NBC and “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill,” “Smallville” and “Supernatural” for The CW. WBTV’s cable series include “The Closer” and “Southland” for TNT, as well as the upcoming “Shameless” for Showtime and “Childrens Hospital” 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, Sinkin’ in the Bathtub. Since then, WBA’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 Studio’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 Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ 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 “What’s Worth Watching,” readers refer to TV Guide Magazine more frequently than any other weekly magazine. Popular columns including “TV Insider,” Matt Roush’s “Roush Review,” Bruce Fretts’ “Cheers & Jeers,” William Keck’s “Keck’s Exclusives” and Stephen Battaglio’s “The Biz” 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 America’s most popular leisure time activity. TV Guide Magazine was acquired by OpenGate Capital, LLC in 2008.

Contacts:        
Tammy Golihew, (818) 954-4855
Warner Bros. Television Publicity
tammy(at)golihew(at)warnerbros(dot)com, http://www.twitter.com/TeeVeeGal

Shari Kaufman, (818) 618-1035
SKPR for TV Guide Magazine
shari(at)sk-pr(dot)com

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