San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) doesn’t just celebrate comics anymore. Television is a massive part of the convention, and networks often premiere new footage there. A few lucky panels, however, get more than a sneak-peek video. Some shows air entire new episodes. Check out the list below to see when to catch the SDCC 2016 premieres.


Warner Bros.’ Preview Night is really the place to be if you want to see new TV shows before anyone else. The studio will debut six new episodes from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

“Riverdale” — This Archie Comics adaptation will turn the beloved comic books into a CW teen drama. Also showing on Saturday, July 23, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:25 p.m. in Room 6BCF.

“Powerless” — DC Comics has their first comedy, but it isn’t led by a superhero. Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) stars in the NBC show as an insurance adjuster for the people affected by the epic battles between vigilantes and villains. Also showing on Friday, July 22, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Room 6BCF.

“People of Earth” — See the first episode of the Conan O’Brien-produced TBS comedy, which follows a support group for alien abductees. Also showing on Friday, July 22, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Room 6BCF.

“Frequency” — Raimy (Peyton List) finds her father Frank’s (Riley Smith) old radio, which allows her to communicate with her dad in 1996, just before he died. The two detectives start working together to solve crimes and try to change the future on this CW drama. Also showing on Saturday, July 23, at 7:25 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. in Room 6BCF.

“Time After Time” — This ABC drama imagines a young H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) before his books were published. What if his inspiration wasn’t just his imagination? Also showing on Saturday, July 23, at 8:20 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. in Room 6BCF.

“Teen Titans Go!” — A new episode of the Cartoon Network hit will also air.


“Falling Water” — Three people realize their dreams are connected and could hold the key to saving humanity. This new USA drama will host a world premiere from 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in Room 6A.

“The Good Place” — Eleanor (Kristen Bell) enters the afterlife and realizes she hasn’t been a good person. Her afterlife mentor (Ted Danson) helps her change her ways. The NBC comedy will premiere from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Cartoon Network Screening and Costume Ball — The animation-focused network will screen several new episodes at this event, but they haven’t revealed exact titles yet. 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Room 7AB.


“Preacher” — The AMC drama isn’t exactly screening a new episode, but fans will get a unique look at a new installment. Panelists including Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish will participate in a live reading of the newest episode from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Hall H.


“Timeless” — A fugitive steals a time machine to change the past, so an unlikely team has to follow him through time correcting the chaos he causes. The new NBC drama premieres from 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. in Room 6A.

“Designated Survivor” — Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV as a low-level cabinet member who becomes president after a massive terrorist attack leaves everyone above him dead. The ABC drama will be screened from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Horton Grand Theater.

“Incorporated” — A man goes undercover at a mega corporation to save the woman he loves in this Syfy drama, produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The show premieres from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” — Those at San Diego Comic-Con will be the first to see the Season 2 premiere of Starz’s hit drama. It will be screened from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00p p.m. in Room 6DE.

What will you be watching at San Diego Comic-Con? Sound off in the comments section below!

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 premiere “Ash vs. Evil Dead” fans at San Diego Comic-Con get see Ash (Bruce Campbell) and Ruby’s (Lucy Lawless) Season 2 adventures before anyone else. Photo: Starz