AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Hires Adrianne Palicki to Guest Star as Bobbi Morse a.k.a Mockingbird

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After the incredibly disappointing first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the series is returning with a new gameplan: guest stars, guest stars, and guest stars.  Kyle MacLachlan is playing Skye’s father; Lucy Lawless is playing veteran S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Isabelle Hartley; and Reed Diamond is playing Hydra baddie Daniel Whitehall (a.k.a Kraken).  THR is now reporting that Adrianne Palicki will be making an appearance this season as Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird.  According to THR, Morse “will appear in the fifth episode of the Marvel procedural with the potential to return; the episode will find her popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team.”  While Palicki is a likable presence, her casting and the casting of other guest stars doesn’t address the show’s larger problem like the bad writing, dull main characters, and crummy special effects.  Hopefully, season two is where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comes into its own instead of being that TV thing Marvel does.

Hit the jump for the Comic-Con video where agents Billy Koenig and Sam Koenig (Patton Oswalt and Patton Oswalt) teased the appearance of Morse in the new season.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Set Video Might Confirm a Plot Rumor

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Admittedly, I gave up on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. four episodes in so have little to no clue about what went down towards the end of season 1, but apparently something popped up to make viewers think that a new element of the Marvel Universe could be joining the show.  In fact, someone shot a video of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 set and caught a glimpse of a certain something that could prove the rumors true.

Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is making its way back to ABC for season two on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9pm and stars Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth HenstridgeWarning! There are plot spoilers in this article.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Have Fun Despite the Best Efforts of Hydra in This Season 1 Blooper Reel

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Season one of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is all wrapped up for the year, but the super spies have one last treat for their faithful viewers.  While the show definitely had some growing pains (chronicled by our own Evan Valentine’s weekly recaps) and plenty of unintentionally hilarious moments, this new blooper reel is an absolute delight.  Watch Clark Gregg get attacked by a rogue fly, Ming-Na Wen get tongue-tied, and Chloe Bennet welcome you to Chloe’s Corner.  Co-stars Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge get their own share of the giggles in this behind-the-scenes look.

Season one of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will debut on Blu-ray/DVD on September 9th.  Hit the jump to watch the season one blooper reel.

Comic-Con: Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Clark Gregg, Cast and Producers Talk Season 2, Existing within the MCU, AGENT CARTER Connections, and More

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Shortly after the Marvel TV panel at Comic-Con on Friday, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with cast members Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain de Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeph Loeb, and Jeffrey Bell. If you watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you know there was a huge revelation about Brett Dalton’s character, Grant Ward. Many had wondered if Dalton would be returning for season two, but with his appearance at Comic-Con and having participated in interviews for the show, it’s safe to assume that he will be back. Also, with the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. has all but been completely obliterated.

During the roundtable interviews, the actors and producers talked about how The Winter Soldier will affect the show going forward, when the rest of the Avengers will discover that Agent Coulson is still alive, the show’s relationship to the new ABC series Marvel’s Agent Carter, and so much more.  Hit the jump to read the full interviews.

Marvel TV Comic-Con Panel Recap: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 and AGENT CARTER Teased; CAPTAIN AMERICA Film Directors to Helm Episodes

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Marvel announced exciting details about its new show Agent Carter and confirmed a variety of guest stars for the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in front of a packed Ballroom 20 crowd at Comic-Con. Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel TV, revealed that they’re bringing back in-house favorites to direct the first four episodes of Agent Carter’s eight-episode run, which debuts in 2015. Louis D’Esposito, who directed the Agent Carter one-shot, will direct the first episode, while Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo are tapped to helm episodes two and three. Joe Johnston, the director of Captain America: The First Avenger, “wants to do episode four if his schedule allows,” Loeb said.

Hit the jump for more on the Marvel TV panel from Comic-Con.

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recruits Lucy Lawless; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and AGENT CARTER Crossover Comic-Con Poster Revealed

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had a tough time at first.  It didn’t get the best critical reception and saw its ratings slip as the season progressed.  Having lost interest after the fourth episode, clearly I can’t comment, but our own Evan Valentine pointed out that things did improve after a certain big twist.  Perhaps I’ll have to take his word for it because not only did Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. score a second season, but it also just added Xena star Lucy Lawless to the cast.

Since playing Xena, Lawless has been all over the place on the TV side of the business having appeared on Battlestar Galactica, Spartacus, Parks and Recreation and more.  Hit the jump for more on Lawless’ casting as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter San Diego Comic-Con crossover poster.  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9/8c and Agent Carter will premiere in January 2015.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th Includes GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, and HORNS

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The Friday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has been announced.  It’s actually pretty tame as far as Hall H goes, with Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead being the highlight panels of the day.  RADiUS-TWC will make its SDCC debut with Horns, in which Daniel Radcliffe will also make his first appearance at Comic-Con.  Outside of Hall H, there’s also plenty of TV panels to go around, with The Legend of Korra, Arrow, Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Bates Motel, and a special Marvel TV panel all taking place.  Fox has also blocked out two hours in Hall H, during which time it’s expected to preview The Maze Runner, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Let’s Be Cops, the animated Book of Life, and Hitman: Agent 47.  There have also been rumblings that we might get a peek at The Fantastic Four, which would make sense.

Hit the jump to take a look at some highlights from Friday’s schedule, and click here if you missed the Wednesday/Thursday schedule. Comic-Con 2014 runs from July 23rd to July 27th.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: The H.I.G.H.S. and L.O.W.S. of the ABC Series’ Freshman Season

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And so ends the initial chapter of Marvel Studios’ first foray into the world of network television.  Whether you liked the so-called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or they weren’t your cup of tea, you have to admire Marvel for attempting to create a running television show that reflected the events of the movie universe that they currently have running.  Since I’ve been with you true believers since the beginning of this season, who better to diagnose the best, and worst, parts of the first season?  Go ahead and grab your level 7 clearance, rock your finest suit, and hop on the “Bus” as we walk you through what aspects the show can focus on for season two and which can be avoided. 

Alan Arkin and Bill Paxton Talk MILLION DOLLAR ARM, Being Moved by the Real-Life Story, Working in India, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and More

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Based on an incredibly inspiring true story, Million Dollar Arm is so much more than just a sports film.  It tells the story of sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm), who comes up with a scheme to save his career by finding the next Major League Baseball star among the totally raw and untapped talent in India.  Once there, he finds two 18-year-old boys, Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal), whose knack for throwing a fastball could quite possibly lead them straight to a major league contract.

At the film’s press day, co-stars Alan Arkin (who plays retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint) and Bill Paxton (who plays Coach Tom House) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what attracted them to this film, what gets them to sign on for a project, in general, what it was like to work in India, and the great admiration they have for their young Indian co-stars.  Paxton also talked about what it was like to be welcomed into the Marvel Universe for his role on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Finale Holds Steady; GLEE Finale Falls to Series Low

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TV ratings are in for Tuesday, May 13th, including a number of season finales.  Briefly:

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. closed out its uneven freshman season with a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 5.23 million viewers, which matches last week’s performance.  ABC has already renewed the show for a second season, so Agent Coulson and Co. will return this fall.  Read Evan’s recap of the episode here.
  • On the flipside, Fox’s Glee closed out its fifth season with a series low 0.6 rating and a mere 1.92 million viewers, dropping 25% from last week’s numbers.  Though Fox has already ordered a sixth and final season, don’t be surprised if the episode count for next year is lower than normal.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, including Person of Interest, Supernatural, About a Boy, and more.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Beginning of the End”

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And so we close the first chapter on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Hot on the heels of it’s season two renewal announcement, tonight’s installment promises an explosive conclusion joined by none other than the man himself, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.  Through the highs and lows, we’ve followed the agents as they fought the forces of Centipede, possessed sticks, Asgardian temptresses, and viewership approval.  Though treacherous roads to be sure, Coulson and the gang have found their footing and are moving full force at the remnants of Hydra and cyborg Bill Paxton (you know it’s a great gig when you get to type that sentence out).  In our final installment, will everyone make it out alive?  What will become of the agents now that S.H.I.E.L.D no longer exists?  Will more be revealed with regards to Skye’s “monstrous” lineage?  All this and more will be revealed in tonight’s installment, “Beginning of the End.”  Hit the jump for our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap.

ABC Unveils Fall 2014 Schedule; Moves MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. to Tuesday at 9:00 PM

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Following the schedules for NBC and Fox, ABC has now unveiled its schedule for the 2014 fall season.  Here are the highlights:

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will remain on Tuesdays, but has been pushed back one hour.  It will now play behind the half-hour comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story.
  • Thursday night will belong to Shonda Rhimes as her shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal will now be followed by her new series How to Get Away with Murder starring Viola Davis.
  • Marvel’s Agent Carter and the musical comedy Galavant will serve as bridge programming between the fall finales and winter premieres of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Once Upon a Time, respectively.

Hit the jump for the ABC fall 2014 schedule and the press release.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Renewed for Season 2 by ABC; Marvel’s AGENT CARTER Ordered to Series

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ABC just announced a few renewals and orders for new series, but in addition to those shows, the network will also have two Marvel dramas on the air during the 2014-15 TV season.  ABC has renewed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a second season and has given a series order for the Captain America spinoff Agent Carter.  Though Marvel’s first foray into television was highly anticipated, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was met with a rather tepid critical response and the ratings have dwindled since its premiere.  Regardless, the numbers never dropped to critical levels and the show is lucrative as a brand property, so it was highly likely that ABC was going to order a second season.

Hit the jump for more, including details regarding the setting and focus of the Agent Carter series.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Rises with Season Finale; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops

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TV ratings for Tuesday, May 6th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The odd third season of Fox’s New Girl came to a close last night with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.39 million viewers, which is up a tenth over last week’s episode.  Elsewhere on the network, Glee dropped one tenth to a series low 0.8 rating and scored 2.16 million viewers, while The Mindy Project rose two tenths to a 1.3 rating and 2.45 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was down three tenths versus last week, hitting a 1.8 rating in the demo and notching 5.08 million viewers.  Read Evan’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Tuesday, including Person of Interest, The Goldbergs, About a Boy, Supernatural, and more.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Ragtag”

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Welcome back, true believers!  On our last episode, the Agents of N.O.T.H.I.N.G. continue to try to fight the dastardly deeds of Hydra while also struggling with the loss of funds, backup, and a place to rest their hats outside of a dingy motel swimming pool.  Coulson, in a giant twist, discovered that he is in fact responsible for the T.A.H.I.T.I. project, which left him speechless.  This week, we’ll delve into the past of Agent Ward, the once milquetoast agent, now much more interesting agent of Hydra.  Twists!  Turns!  Explosions!  Bill Paxton!  All this and more can be found in this week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, “Ragtag”…

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