John Oliver Shoots Salmon at Jon Stewart, David Letterman, J.J. Abrams on the STAR WARS Set, and Many More in Excellent LAST WEEK TONIGHT Clip

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The first season finale of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver aired last night on HBO, wrapping up a fantastic debut run of John Oliver’s comedic news program.  While I was initially a tad skeptical of The Daily Show alum Oliver striking out on his own with an HBO series in the vein of The Daily Show, I think he did a wonderful job of carving out his own kind of series that proved to be both incredibly funny and also enlightening.  Instead of just riffing on the week’s news stories, Oliver’s Last Week Tonight went one better and ventured into a kind of investigative journalism that saw his team doing in-depth research on topics ranging from payday loans to the suspect “non-profit” nature of the Miss America program.

During last night’s finale episode, Oliver ended things with a bit on a salmon shooter (a real thing) that was featured on CBS.  Oliver and the Last Week Tonight team put together their own “salmon shooter”, resulting in a glorious series of cameos from faces both familiar and unexpected—including a certain Star Wars appearance.  Watch the Last Week Tonight salmon shooter clip after the jump, and if you’ve never seen the show, I highly suggest checking it out on HBO Go.

First AGENT CARTER Clip: Peggy Meets Jarvis in Extended Look at Marvel’s New ABC Series

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ABC unveiled an extended look at its second Marvel series this evening during a television special recounting the history of Marvel, and now the lengthy Agent Carter clip has been released online for those that missed it.  The bulk of the footage consists of a clip in which Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter discusses a secret mission with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), after which she engages with Stark’s butler Jarvis (James D’Arcy), who serves as the basis for Tony Stark’s computer system in the modern day MCU.  The direction and blocking in the clip is oddly stilted and more than a little cheesy, but I’m intrigued by the show’s promise of exploring gender politics in the post-World War II workplace.  Moreover, the final sequence in the clip showcases some solid action from Atwell’s character.

Take a look at the extended Agent Carter clip for yourself after the jump.  The show also stars Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokai, and Shea WhighamAgent Carter will air on ABC Tuesdays starting in January 2015.

PHINEAS AND FERB Clip Featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD Cameo

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Should I be watching Phineas and Ferb?  I assumed it was a kids-only thing due to the rather goofy animation and the fact that it airs on the Disney Channel, but if Shaun and Ed from Shaun of the Dead are on it, it’s got to have a more mature appeal too, right?  (Plus I’m mildly amused by the fact that the show features a pet platypus named Perry.)

I’ve never seen a single episode of the show so I don’t really know, but the Halloween season special, “Night of the Living Pharmacists,” actually sounds like a lot of fun and it’s got Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in it as well.  Hit the jump to check out their cameo in a Phineas and Ferb clip from the Halloween episode.

First Clip from SOUTH PARK: Season 18 Premiere Takes Aim at the Washington Redskins

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Even though it’s only been a year and there’s even been a video game in the interim, it seems like forever since we got a new episode of South Park.  Thankfully, the wait is almost over as the show will be returning for its 18th(!) season this Wednesday.  The first clip for the new season aired during today’s Redskins-Eagles game, which was no accident since the show’s first target this year will be the offensive name of Washington’s football team.  The NFL has been in the news a lot the past few weeks, so it will be interesting to see if Trey Parker and Matt Stone weave those elements into their scathing satire as well.

Hit the jump to check out the clip from the Season 18 premiere of South Park.  The long-running series returns on Wednesday at 10pm EST on Comedy Central.

Alfred Molina Hedges His Bets in Exclusive MATADOR Clip from Episode 5

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We have an exclusive Matador clip from the show’s next episode to debut today.  From writer/producer Roberto Orci, the 13-episode series airs on the newly launched El Rey network and revolves around an undercover CIA operative masquerading as a professional soccer star.  Gabriel Luna leads the show as Tony “Matador” Bravo, who uses his skills to get close to LA Riot team owner Galan (Alfred Molina).  This clip is from the show’s fifth episode, “Enter the Worm”, as we see Molina’s villainous character explaining one of his sinister plans.

Hit the jump to watch the Matador clip, and look for our full set visit report next week.  If you missed our recent on-set interview with Luna or Tanc Sade about the series click the links.  Matador airs on El Rey Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT.

THE WALKING DEAD Clip: Check out a Brief Scene from the Upcoming Season

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AMC has released a 30-second The Walking Dead teaser clip from the upcoming fifth season.  I don’t keep up with the show, but from what I know about it, this clip seems spot on: humans are afraid of zombies, and the zombie makeup effects are awesome.  Beyond that, I leave it to the fans to sound off on this brief teaser.

Hit the jump to check out The Walking Dead clip.  The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-GreenThe Walking Dead returns this October.

Watch One of the Most Elaborate Dick Jokes in History from the SILICON VALLEY Season Finale

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Creator Mike Judge’s new comedy series Silicon Valley just concluded its freshman season on HBO, and while arguably the best part of the series has been lost (Christopher Evan Welch, who played the eccentric Peter Gregory, sadly passed away during filming), there’s still a lot to love about the show.  Case in point, the season finale included what is quite possibly the most elaborate dick joke ever told on film, and it is glorious.  The clip landed online yesterday, but as of right now HBO has not yet pulled it down.  I assume this means they’re fine with everyone sharing it because it’s so damn funny.  If you haven’t seen Silicon Valley, take a gander at what your missing, and if you have, the joke is still just as funny the second time around.

Hit the jump to watch the Silicon Valley clip, and click here to read Allison’s review of the season finale.  HBO has already renewed the series for a second season, which will likely debut early next year.  The show stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Amanda Crew, and Zach Woods.

Watch an Exclusive Preview of Showtime’s Frankenstein-Focused PENNY DREADFUL Promo

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Monday night, Showtime will air a short promo dedicated to the breakout star of its new horror/drama series Penny Dreadful.  While spiritualist Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), adventurer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) and American sharpshooter Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) have teamed up against a vampire threat, their colleague Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) is in possession of a secret that could harm them all.  Hit the jump for the promo, and more on Frankenstein (with all currently aired episodes discussed).

First Clip from Disney XD’s Upcoming Animated Series STAR WARS REBELS

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This weekend at WonderCon, Disney premiered the first Star Wars Rebels clip.  The animated series will take place about 14 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and centers on the fledgling rebellion as the Empire hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights to secure rule of the galaxy.  I never watched any of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, so I don’t know how this will compare, but I assume it’s going for the same audience.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in the fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.

Meet Dorian Grey and Brona Croft in Exclusive New Clip from Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL

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Though the television landscape has certainly gotten darker over the past few years, Showtime is looking to push the boundaries even further with its upcoming drama series Penny Dreadful.  From executive producers John Logan and Sam Mendes (Skyfall), the show takes place in Victorian London and finds some of literature’s most terrifying characters crossing paths.  Ahead of its debut, we here at Collider have been provided with an exclusive Penny Dreadful clip to share with our readers.  In the clip, we’re introduced to Dorian Grey (played by Reeve Carney) and Irish immigrant/prostitute Brona Croft (Billie Piper), as the actors discuss how their characters fit into the series.

Hit the jump to watch the Penny Dreadful clip.  The show also stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadway, and Danny SapaniPenny Dreadful premieres on Showtime Sunday, May 11th.

Watch the Incredible Six-Minute Tracking Shot from Sunday’s Episode of TRUE DETECTIVE

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HBO’s True Detective is one of the best things happening right now; not just in TV, but across any medium.  The ambitious anthology series follows two detectives played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as they recount, in frame story, a case they worked in the 1990s.  All eight episodes of the first season were written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre), bringing a fantastic consistency and cohesiveness to each episode.  The performances by McConaughey and Harrelson are absolutely phenomenal, the storytelling is unendingly compelling and thought-provoking, and Fukunaga’s direction is inspired.

This past Sunday’s episode “Who Goes There” concluded with a six-minute long intricate, intense tracking shot that showcases the very best of what True Detective has to offer, and the shot is now available online to watch in all its glory.  It’s a jaw-dropping piece of work that speaks volumes about the talent involved in this show.  Watch the shot after the jump, and if you haven’t seen True Detective yet, I highly suggest rectifying that immediately.

THE SIMPSONS Animates Stan Lee and Harlan Ellison [Updated with New Clip]

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Comics legend Stan Lee recently turned 91 but he’s set to tackle TV across mediums this year.  We already know that he’ll appear on an upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but now we have a look at Lee in animated form for his appearance on a new episode of The Simpsons.  While this will mark Lee’s second time on the show, it will be the first animated adventure for long-time author Harlan Ellison, who will also be playing himself.  The episode, titled “Married to the Blob”, airs on Fox this Sunday at 8pm.  Hit the jump to watch the behind-the-scenes featurette.

First Clip from MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2

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ABC has released the first clip from next week’s episode of the new drama series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Developed by Joss Whedon, the show premiered last week to impressive ratings, scoring the best debut of a new drama in all of television since 2009’s V.  In this new clip, we see “hacker” Skye (Chloe Bennet) officially joining the S.H.I.E.L.D. team as Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson debates the decision with his cohorts.  Our recapper was quite taken with the premiere episode, but personally I found it to be wholly underwhelming.  The production value is surprisingly cheap and the plot development felt more like an episode of NCIS than a comic book series.  That being said, pilots aren’t always a great judge of a show’s quality, so I’m hoping that the character development improves in subsequent episodes.

Hit the jump to watch the clip and sound off in the comments with your first impressions of the show.  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on ABC Tuesday nights at 8/7c.

Sneak Peek at Season 4 of THE WALKING DEAD

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Last night during Low Winter Sun, AMC released a short clip from the upcoming season of The Walking Dead.  I ceased watching this show a long time ago, but if you’re still on board, perhaps you’ll find this an exciting 45 seconds, especially if you’re a fan of Michonne (Danai Gurira).

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, October 13th.

4 Clips from ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: Season 4

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Four clips have been released for the fourth season of Arrested Development.  Earlier this week, I posted six questions about the upcoming season, and these clips provide some answers.  First, the language will still be bleeped, which is a nice touch (although we don’t know if it will be bleeped throughout the season; it’s just bleeped in this instance).  Also, there’s a throwback to the confusion regarding bees and beads.

Hit the jump to check out the clips.  Arrested Development: Season 4 premieres on May 26th.

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