Comic-Con 2011: Showtime Announces Panel for DEXTER and SHAMELESS

     June 22, 2011

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Showtime has announced which of its series will be making appearances at this year’s Comic-Con. The pay-channel’s panel will include the hit show Dexter and their new series Shameless, as well as a first look at their brand new drama series Homeland. The Dexter panel will include Michael C. Hall, C.S. Lee, David Zayas and season six guest star Colin Hanks. Appearing from Shameless are William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and more, including executive producer John Wells. Homeland stars Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin.

Hit the jump to read the full press release. The Showtime panel will take place on Thursday, July 21st. Expect many more Comic-Con announcements in the coming weeks, leading up to our full coverage from the convention starting July 20th.

Here’s the press release:

SHOWTIME’S HIT DRAMA SERIES DEXTER® AND SHAMELESS TO HEADLINE OPENING DAY OF COMIC-CON 2011

Panel Session For DEXTER and SHAMELESS Along With An Exclusive First-Look At The New SHOWTIME® Drama Series HOMELAND To Kick Off San Diego Comic-Con On Thursday, July 21

LOS ANGELES, CA June 22, 2011 – SHOWTIME has announced its panel line-up for the 2011 Comic-Con which will feature stars from some of the network’s biggest original series.  This year’s panel will include the Emmy®-nominated series DEXTER, as well as the new hit series SHAMELESS.  Additionally, SHOWTIME will premiere an exclusive first-look trailer of its new drama series HOMELAND starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Morena Baccarin.  The SHOWTIME panel will be presented on the first day of the world-famous gathering in San Diego on Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20. The SHOWTIME panel will include:

SHAMELESS:

Come party with the cast and creative team behind the critically-acclaimed new hit Showtime original series Shameless. If you thought your family was dysfunctional, wait until you meet the Gallaghers. Get the inside scoop on what’s in store for the new season as Mike Schneider (TV Guide Los Angeles Bureau Chief) leads an interview and Q&A with series stars William H. Macy (Frank) and Emmy Rossum (Fiona) and many more, along with executive producer John Wells.

HOMELAND EXCLUSIVE COMIC-CON TRAILER:

This fall, the war on terror comes home in the new Showtime original series Homeland from executive producers/writers Howard Gordon (24, The X-Files) and Alex Gansa (24) starring Claire Danes (Terminator 3), Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers, Life), Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride, Criminal Minds) and Morena Baccarin (V, Firefly). Comic-Con favorite Baccarin will make a special appearance to introduce the exclusive trailer from Homeland.

DEXTER SEASON SIX:

Comic-Con fans will be the first to see the exclusive world premiere of the new season’s trailer, then moderator Ralph Garman (KROQ Entertainment Reporter) will preside over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers. Featured panelists include Michael C. Hall (series star/executive producer), series stars C.S. Lee (Vince Masuka) and David Zayas (Sgt. Angel Batista), guest star Colin Hanks (Peter Jackson’s King Kong, Roswell) and more. Also appearing, executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck and Manny Coto.

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