Twentieth Century Fox TV just released its Comic-Con panel lineup, but the most interesting aspect is which show is not on the list: Glee.
A studio spokesperson confirms the current plan is to not bring Fox’s musical comedy to the sci-fi and fantasy convention this year, even though Glee has been an unlikely Comic-Con hit since its premiere. The show made its first San Diego appearance in 2009 between its May preview airing and its official debut that fall. Glee also had packed auditoriums in 2010 and 2011.
So why isn’t the show going? Unclear at the moment, but we’re hearing that producers are still working out the creative aspects of season four (mainly, who sticks around full time) so it might be too early to talk about next season. Also, it’s probably worth noting that last year’s Comic-Con panel created some headaches for the network and studio after Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk contradicted fellow co-creator Ryan Murphy’s claims that several actors were leaving the show.
Still, between the Glee cast not doing a summer concert tour this year and not going to Comic-Con, that’s two of the show’s usual big publicity marketing ventures off the board.
Here’s what shows are going to Comic-Con from 20th Century Fox this year: Bones, Sons of Anarchy, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, American Dad, Futurama and Brickleberry. Also: Here’s the list of Warner Bros. shows announced yesterday.