Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson, who apparently survived his fatal battle with Loki in The Avengers, assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D., Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division.
Here is a preview look at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., coming to ABC Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET this fall.
Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe,protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. The “superhero” just may be Luke Cage
Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet), and more than a few Joss Whedon fans have noticed Angel’s Gunn, J. August Richards as an unmentioned super being.
From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
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(PCM) Expect a Very Special Simpsons Season Finale
Seth MacFarlane is guest starring in the May 19th finale of FOX’s The Simpsons, along with Lisa Lampanelli.
McFarlane’s Family Guy, also on Fox, have had a friendly, competitive rivalry for years.
Seth plays Ben, a smooth operator that Marge accidentally met on a website for cheating spouses.
“We thought we had a great part that he’d be perfect for, and it would be great to have him on our show, so it worked out just right,” Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly regarding the casting of MacFarlane, noting: “There’s been a little rivalry. We’re both humor shows and we make jokes, but it’s always been friendly.”
Lisa, who plays Ben’s wife in the episode, has also lost over 100 pounds in real life, and is proud of her new body: “I’ve lost a total of 106 pounds,” Lampanelli told In Touch magazine. “I feel like I’ve reached the weight I’m supposed to be. I’m officially a skinny b*tch!”
Meanwhile, the male characters embark on a quest to Iceland, Carl’s homeland.
(PCM) More details will be announced soon, but we just got the official news from FOX – 24 will be returning with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role as Jack Bauer.
Sutherland’s most recent TV venture, Touch, was recently cancelled, and talks to make a movie with the Jack Bauer never panned out. Given the fast-paced format, it is probably best suited as a 12-part mini-series instead of a two and a half hour film.
The show was last seen in 2010, after an eight-season run.
(PCM) The video making the rounds (below, but will probably disappear soon) is an amateur edit Family Guy episode “Turban Cowboy,” shown on FOX on March 17, ended with a scene depicting Peter Griffin accidentally blowing up a bridge by dialing a terrorist’s cell phone. But in the manipulated video making the rounds online, the cell phone scene is placed immediately after an unrelated moment in the episode when broadcaster Bob Costas, playing himself, asks Peter how he won the Boston Marathon.
Aside from the confusion prompted in people unaware that the clip is a hoax, it’s drawn criticism from those involved with the show Seth McFarlane announced on his twitter: “The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent. The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”
(PCM) Starz says it plans to air “Bindi’s Bootcamp,” a series starring Australian child star, wildlife enthusiast and TV personality Bindi Irwin, on May 1.
Bindi, the 14-year-old daughter of Steve and Terri Irwin, has been surrounded by animals her whole life. Americans first met her on her father’s “Crocodile Hunter” show and documentaries. She has starred in her own animal-themed series “Bindi: The Jungle Girl,” as well as the movie “Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove.” Her father, Steve Irwin, at age 44, died in 2006, killed by a stingray.
“With ‘Bindi’s Bootcamp,’ we wanted to create a show that would test kids’ mental prowess, endurance and inner strength, all while inspiring them to respect nature and conservation,” Sander Schwartz, president of FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, said in a statement Monday. “Starz Kids & Family [channel] is dedicated to bringing unique and rich shows to families across America, and they will be the perfect home for this incredible wildlife adventure.”
Shot on location at the Irwin family’s Australia Zoo, “Bindi’s Bootcamp” originally premiered in July 2012 on Network ABC3 in Australia.
(PCM) Kendra Wilkinson has quit ABC’s celebrity diving competition show “Splash.” The show’s premise to to help/watch celebrities overcome physical and psychological fears through diving.
Wilkinson climbed down from the diving board’s 23-foot platform on Tuesday’s episode and announced, tearfully,she was leaving the show because of her fear of heights. She scored a zero, saving low-scoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from elimination.
“One thing I don’t do is quit. This is the first time in my life I’ve quit something. This will haunt me for the rest of my life,” she said.
To her fans she said via twitter: “Thank u to all those who supported me last night. Means a lot you stuck by my side. Today’s a new day and I’m still proud. #Shutuphaters”
(PCM) No surprise here, HBO announced that it has ordered a fourth season of its popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” to air next year. HBO didn’t specify the number of episodes the season will have, but said it will likely be 10 episodes, like the previous seasons.
Starring Peter Dinklage, Aidan Gillen, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey, the show kicked off its third season Sunday night.
Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, said in a news release the season premiere drew the series’ largest audience to date, averaging 4.4 million viewers in its 9 p.m. EDT time slot, up from the previous record of 4.2 million who tuned in for last season’s finale. “Game of Thrones” is based on the fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin.
(PCM) Jay Leno publicly congratulated Jimmy Fallon after NBC confirmed Wednesday Fallon will replace Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” in New York in spring 2014.
“Congratulations, Jimmy,” said Leno, who has been “Tonight” emcee for 22 years in Burbank, California”I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”
“I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow,” Fallon, 38, said.
The announcement ended weeks of speculation regarding who will replace Leno, 62, and when, as well as whether Leno’s departure was his idea or NBC’s.
“Jay Leno is an entertainment icon, making millions of people laugh every weeknight for more than 20 years,” NBCUniversal Chief Executive Officer Steve Burke said in a statement. “His long reign as the highest-rated late-night host is a testament to his work ethic and dedication to his viewers and to NBC. We are purposefully making this change when Jay is No. 1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was No. 1. Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time. I’m thrilled he will become the sixth host of ‘The Tonight Show’ at exactly the right moment, in conjunction with our coverage of next year’s Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia.”
The network previously booted Leno as host of “Tonight” at the end of the 2008-09 season, despite high ratings, and gave the position to “Late Night” host Conan O’Brien to keep O’Brien from moving to another network, and to court younger viewers in the same time slot. They later gave it back to Leno.
That ugly divorce ended with O’Brien’s own talk show “Conan” on TBS, which announced Monday it has renewed the show through November 2015.
Fallon’s former boss at “Saturday Night Live, ” Lorne Micheals, is to serve as executive producer of “The Tonight Show” when it moved back to its original home of 30 Rockefeller Center, in New York City.
NBC said that new plans for the 12:35 a.m., Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Show” slot, are in development and will be announced soon.
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