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July 17, 2009 - The Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) makes its mark at the 2009 Comic-Con convention with a diverse
slate of series, including repeat favorites, new buzz shows, a hit animated series, an upcoming new holiday animated special,
an author's roundtable, futuristic action-adventure/sci-fi series and a cast reunion.
Perennial Comic-Con fan favorites, "Lost" executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, will participate in their
final convention appearance for the series, and ABC's highly anticipated new drama series "Flash Forward" will present its
first-ever panel, featuring executive producers David S. Goyer, Marc Guggenheim and Brannon Braga, as well as cast members
Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Courtney B. Vance, Christine Woods and Peyton List. Patricia Heaton, star of the upcoming ABC
comedy series "The Middle," makes her Comic-Con debut hosting a sneak peek screening of the series for her fans.
Additionally, DATG will showcase distinctive series across its various divisions over the four days of the event: panels
with new ABC series "Eastwick" and "V"; returning Comic-Con favorite "Ghost Whisperer," produced by ABC Studios, will feature
a panel with the complete cast, including star Jennifer Love Hewitt, along with Jamie Kennedy, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim
and Christoph Sanders, plus executive producers Ian Sander, Kim Moses and P.K. Simonds; ABC Studios' syndicated
action-adventure series "Legend of the Seeker" will unveil a sneak peek at their upcoming second season; ABC Family's "The
Middleman" will bring Comic-Con fans the first cast reunion since the series' completion, as well as a table read of the lost
13th episode, "The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse," which was never produced but has been turned into a graphic novel.
After last year's standing room only panel, television's #1 animated series for kids, Disney's "Phineas and Ferb," returns
to Comic-Con. This year creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, as well as cast members
Vincent Martella, Olivia Olson and Tyler Mann, will participate in a Q&A session, preview a sneak peek of new episodes and
offer the chance to win "Phineas and Ferb" prizes. The holiday special "Prep & Landing," ABC's first-ever collaboration with
Walt Disney Animation Studios, will receive a special preview at an animation panel headlined by Academy Award winner and
executive producer John Lasseter.
New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer previews his highly anticipated book, "And Another Thing," the sixth
installment in the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series, as part of the panel "The Care and Feeding of a Series." He
will be joined by panelists Brian Herbert, Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie, D.J. MacHale, Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. "And
Another Thing" will be published by Hyperion Books, the Disney/ABC Television Group's in-house imprint, in October.
DATG joins an increased Walt Disney Company presence from past years that includes Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures'
first-ever 3D panel with veteran directors Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton and animation legends Hayao Miyazaki and John
Lasseter. D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans and the Walt Disney Archives, will premiere a few
never-before-exhibited artifacts from their collection of sci-fi, fantasy and adventure film costumes and props from "TRON,"
"The Rocketeer" and "The Black Hole." The display will be open throughout the event. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
will also be in attendance, screening their new digital motion comic series Time Jumper from comic book legend Stan Lee.
LOST: The Final Season Begins with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
In appreciation of all the fan support through
five seasons of "Lost," co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse will pay homage to
all of the fans at their final Comic-Con appearance for "Lost." Questions will be answered. Fun will be had. And you won't
want to miss the surprises in store for the audience. This will be the must-attend event of Comic Con! /p>
Other "Lost" treats at Comic-Con are:
"Lost" Magazine, a must-have for fans, available at Titan Publishing's booth 5337
Free "Lost" promotional cards from Rittenhouse Archives.
"Lost" collectible bobble-head dolls from Bif Bang Pow! at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343