Whedon and several stars from the show will appear for a panel at Comic-Con.
'Alcatraz' will have to maintain a balance between case-of-the-week storytelling and enough backstory to keep viewers involved.
'House' future is also uncertain and 'Terra Nova' will have its fate decided soon, says Fox president Kevin Reilly
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Once ignored or abused to spice up plots, bona fide study now fills prime-time lineups.
Unscripted shows and foreign imports squeeze writers, some of whom look to Internet as new outlet.