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The Event, Jason Ritter


If this isn't the most exciting news you've read all week, you tell me what is:

Comic-Con 2010 is sure going to be Event-ful!



OK, bad puns aside, here's the news that should make your insides explode with excitement:

1. NBC's The Event Is Coming to Comic-Con on Saturday, July 24! This is the jaw-droppingly good action thriller I've been already been raving about that just might be the best new series coming out this fall. I know you Lost, 24 and Heroes fans don't want to hear that anything could fill the void, but trust me, despite your best intentions, many of you will get sucked in.

2. You Get to See It Before Anyone Else: Yes, they will be showing the pilot episode to all you fans at Comic-Con in San Diego. And despite the supersecret covert screening I snuck into a week ago (a fake moustache will work wonders), no one from the press has seen The Event yet. So who knows? Maybe you could get to clue in the TV critics as to whether it's worth their time?

3. I'll Be Moderating the Panel: And not that it matters or anything, but some other faces you might know will also be there, including stars Jason Ritter, Blair Underwood, Laura Innes, Zeljko Ivanek, Sarah Roemer and Ian Anthony Dale, as well as producers Evan Katz (24), Steve Stark (Medium), Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights), Nick Wauters (The 4400) and Jim Wong (The X-Files). I know what you're thinking: Couldn't they have found more people who've worked in guilty-pleasure basic cable instead of all those amazing scripted shows?

The Event, Blair Underwood, Lisa Vidal, Sayeed Shahidi


So mark your day planners: The world premiere of The Event, as well as its debut panel is taking place Saturday, July 24. I can't give you a specific time yet, but Saturday at the Con is usually prime real estate for the best shows in the biz, so I am not alone in my assertion that this show holds promise.

If you aren't able to make it out for Comic-Con, we'll be bringing you the news from San Diego as it breaks during the event, as well as The Event, so be sure to check back here that week—and follow me on Twitter @kristindsantos for breaking updates.


Time to head to the polls: Nominate your faves for our annual Tater Tops Awards, and rate this season's other new shows in our Summer TV: Save It or Sink It? gallery.