While it may have once been just about comic books, over the years San Diego Comic Con has become the go-to destination for everything pop culture. From movies to TV to video games, Comic Con has grown by leaps and bounds with all of the industry’s biggest names on-hand for a number of big buzzy reveals. The 2015 edition of the annual event didn’t disappoint as fans were hit with a massive amount of new information tied to a number of Hollywood’s small screen standouts. Here’s a look at the most important things we learned over the four day gathering that will directly impact what you watch this fall and beyond.
Bonus: The Big Bang Theory’s Writers Room Sounds Awesome
When your series is the most-watched comedy on TV it probably goes without saying your writer’s room is going to be light and fun. This weekend’s panel featuring the writers of the Emmy winning series just confirmed that notion, as series creator (and comedic genius) Chuck Lorre was joined by his team on stage for a panel moderated by Kunal Nayyar (a.k.a. Raj) and eventually surprise guest Mayim Bialik.
The highlights included a bunch of behind the scenes stories including how a real-life gift to Lorre inspired an episode (hint: it involved a drone) and how a real-life argument between the writers about a long-discussed Back To The Future potential plot-hole re-appeared as a conversation between Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Howard (Simon Helberg). The panel also touched on the infamous “first pilot” that CBS had reworked into the retooled version that made the air and introduced Helberg and Nayyar and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. The less said about that one the better though, as it’s hard to fathom a show without that trio being a part of the mix.Michael Ansell / ©CBS /courtesy Everett Collection