Ringer, Psych and Covert Affairs at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con
– by Shawn Conner
Stars with TV shows to promote took over Ballroom 20 yesterday, July 21, at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.
The big sell for many was the appearance of Sarah Michelle Gellar, the actress who played Buffy in the long-running vampire-slayer series (talk about ahead of its time!) and who is returning to TV this fall with a new show called Ringer. Other panels featured cast and crew members of the USA Network shows Covert Affairs and Psych.
• Covert Affairs – Piper Perabo is hot. That was our takeaway from the panel on this Toronto-shot spy show. Admittedly, we’ve had a thing for Piper since her 2000 double-shot starring roles in both Coyote Ugly and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Now she’s starring in the USA Network’s Covert Affairs as Annie Walker, an innocent civilian drawn into the world of spies. Perabo appeared on the panel along with co-stars Christopher Gorham and Peter Gallagher (best line: “I’m flattered that Comic-Con is using one of my eyebrows for its logo”) as well as exec producer Doug Liman. Tidbits about upcoming episodes include Perabo’s contention that her character’s love life “gets pretty crowded” and that Santiago Cabrera from the TV show Heroes will make a guest appearance. As a send-off, the panel ended with a blooper reel.
Watch – Ringer (teaser):