TV News: IFC Will Air FREAKS AND GEEKS and UNDECLARED Repeats, Fall Premiere Dates for The CW, THE EVENT Pilot Will Premiere at Comic-Con July 24

     June 30, 2010

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IFC has announced via press release that they’ve acquired the syndication rights for two Judd Apatow-produced series, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.  The notice is short (Freaks reruns start airing Friday July 2 at 11/10c), but the news is fantastic.  Created by Paul Feig in 1999, the high school dramedy Freaks and Geeks was cancelled after one season but helped launch the careers of Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason Segel.  The college sitcom Undeclared launched shortly after in 2001 with Jay Baruchel at the center, and likewise lasted only one season; Undeclared will debut on IFC in the fall.

After the jump, check out the fall premiere dates for such CW shows as The Vampire Diaries, Smallville, and Supernatural, as well as details on the Comic-Con visit of NBC conspiracy thriller The Event.

vampire_diaries_cast_cw_tv_showABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox typically kick off the fall season toward the end of September, but as always The CW will get started a bit earlier:

Wednesday, Sept. 8
8:00-9:00 p.m. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “HELLCATS” (Series Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 9
8:00-9:00 p.m. “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “NIKITA” (Series Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 13
8:00-9:00 p.m. “90210” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “GOSSIP GIRL” (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 14
8:00-9:00 p.m. “ONE TREE HILL” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “LIFE UNEXPECTED” (Season Premiere)

Friday, September 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. “SMALLVILLE” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

NBC has planned the traditional Q&A panel with the cast and producers of the high-profile fall series The Event at Comic-Con, but the network also has slated the world premiere of the pilot for the Con on July 24th.  Here are all the details:

NBC’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CONSPIRACY THRILLER “THE EVENT” TO HOST PILOT PREMIERE AND Q&A PANEL WITH CAST AND PRODUCERS AT COMIC-CON

WHAT:
Comic-Con fans in San Diego will watch the world premiere pilot screening of NBC’s high-octane conspiracy thriller “The Event.” Debuting on NBC this fall, “The Event” follows an unlikely hero who gets entangled in one of the government’s biggest cover-up operations that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.

WHO:
Moderated by E! NewsKristin Dos Santos, participate in a Q&A session with the cast – Jason Ritter (The Class), Blair Underwood (In Treatment), Laura Innes (ER), Sarah Roemer (Disturbia), Željko Ivanek (Damages), Ian Anthony Dale (Daybreak) – and the producers – Evan Katz (24); Steve Stark (Medium); Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights), Nick Wauters (The 4400) and Jim Wong (The X-Files).

WHEN / WHERE:
“The Event” Pilot Screening / Q&A with cast and producers
Saturday, July 24
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Room 6A @ San Diego Convention Center

SYNOPSIS:
“The Event” is an emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée, Leila (Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood); Sophia (Laura Innes), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean’s shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, “Gilmore Girls”). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.  Ian Anthony Dale, Taylor Cole (The Violent Kind), Bill Smitrovich (The Practice), Lisa Vidal (The Division) and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek also star in the ensemble drama. “The Event” is a production of Universal Media Studios and Steve Stark Productions. Stark serves as executive producer, Evan Katz serves as executive producer/showrunner, Nick Wauters is creator/co-executive producer and Jeffrey Reiner is the director/executive producer.  “The Event” airs on Mondays at 9-10 p.m. ET on NBC this fall.

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NBC’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CONSPIRACY THRILLER “THE EVENT”
TO HOST PILOT PREMIERE AND Q&A PANEL WITH CAST AND PRODUCERS AT COMIC-CON

WHAT:
Comic-Con fans in San Diego will watch the world premiere pilot screening of NBC’s high-octane conspiracy thriller “The Event.” Debuting on NBC this fall, “The Event” follows an unlikely hero who gets entangled in one of the government’s biggest cover-up operations that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.

WHO:
Moderated by E! NewsKristin Dos Santos, participate in a Q&A session with the cast – Jason Ritter (The Class), Blair Underwood (In Treatment), Laura Innes (ER), Sarah Roemer (Disturbia), Željko Ivanek (Damages), Ian Anthony Dale (Daybreak) – and the producers – Evan Katz (24); Steve Stark (Medium); Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights), Nick Wauters (The 4400) and Jim Wong (The X-Files).

WHEN / WHERE:
“The Event” Pilot Screening / Q&A with cast and producers
Saturday, July 24
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room 6A @ San Diego Convention Center

Press interviews to follow upon request
Room TBD
- Cast: Blair Underwood, Željko Ivanek, Jason Ritter, Laura Innes,
Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Scott Patterson, Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal, Bill Smitrovich
- Producers: Evan Katz, Steve Stark, Jeffrey Reiner, Nick Wauters, Jim Wong

PRESS:
Please contact me if you are interested in participating in our press room after the panel.  Press are welcomed and encouraged to attend and report on the panel, but please arrive early since Comic-Con does not allow preferential seating for press.

SYNOPSIS:
“The Event” is an emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée, Leila (Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood); Sophia (Laura Innes), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean’s shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, “Gilmore Girls”). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.  Ian Anthony Dale, Taylor Cole (The Violent Kind), Bill Smitrovich (The Practice), Lisa Vidal (The Division) and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek also star in the ensemble drama. “The Event” is a production of Universal Media Studios and Steve Stark Productions. Stark serves as executive producer, Evan Katz serves as executive producer/showrunner, Nick Wauters is creator/co-executive producer and Jeffrey Reiner is the director/executive producer.  “The Event” airs on Mondays at 9-10 p.m. ET
on NBC this fall.

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