Television

CBS details SDCC plans with MacGyver, Scorpion Big Bang Theory and more

CBS will be bringing its new shows and steadfast favorites to SDCC this year. The network will be promoting its new Star Trek content, as well as celebrating the franchise’s 50th anniversary, at the annual event. CBS will also be offering fans insight into the future of The Big Bang Theory and Scorpion, as well as American Gothic and the MacGyver reboot. The network will also start a “Fan Favorites” session with CBS stars during the event, and exclusive videos will be presented at each of the series’ panels.

If you are attending, CBS will offer free rides in electric cars promoting THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, MACGYVER, KEVIN CAN WAIT, THE GREAT INDOORS and MAN WITH A PLAN. Giveaways will include collectibles for SCORPION and the upcoming CBS All Access STAR TREK series and promotional items for MACGYVER and THE GREAT INDOORS.

Monday night’s drama series, SCORPION, returns to SDCC for the third year in a row with the stars and producers giving fans the intel on plots, story arcs and romances. Fans can join series stars Elyes Gabel (“World War Z”), Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2”), Katharine McPhee (“Smash”), Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie”), Jadyn Wong (“Broken Trail”), Ari Stidham (“Huge”) and executive producer Nicholas Wootton (subject to availability) for a panel discussion moderated by Patrick Gomez.

AMERICAN GOTHIC is CBS’s new summer series that centers on a prominent Boston family dealing with a chilling discovery that links someone in their midst to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, the mounting suspicion and paranoia threatens to tear the family apart. Fans can get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s behind closed doors at the Hawthorne estate followed by a panel discussion with the stars and producer. AMERICAN GOTHIC stars Juliet Rylance (“The Knick”), Antony Starr (“Banshee”), Virginia Madsen (“Sideways”), Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”), Megan Ketch (“Jane the Virgin”), Elliot Knight (“Sinbad”), Stephanie Leonidas (“Defiance”) and Gabriel Bateman (“Lights Out”).

CBS will also host Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Daniela Ruah (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Wilmer Valderrama (“NCIS”), Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”), Daniel Henney (“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) and James Wolk (“Zoo”) as they talk about their careers and the series they have worked on.

Action-adventure drama MACGYVER is one of the bigger draws of the network. The series is coming back to CBS this fall in the reimagining of the classic series. MacGyver creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. MacGyver and his team take on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Fans will be joined by series stars Lucas Till (“X-Men”), George Eads (“CSI”) and Executive Producers Peter Lenkov (“Hawaii Five-0”) and James Wan (“Furious 7”) for an exclusive sneak peek of the first season, followed by a panel discussion. Michael Yo the correspondent for “The Insider” will moderate.

Fans of the Big Bang Theory can expect a lot of laughs, secrets and teases from the writer’s panel that will take place over the weekend. With a baby, a wedding and a whole lot of drama expected to take place over the next season, the network is keeping the storylines a secret until the event.