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... This morning during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, ABC president Paul Lee promised that we'll see a more substantial Thor-Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. crossover (i.e. something that goes beyond rage-filled movie clean-up), announcing that Jaimie Alexander will reprise the role of Asgardian warrior Lady Sif in Episode 15 of SHIELD, and also that we'll learn the identity of the Clairvoyant before the season is through. "I really think you're going to enjoy what happens with the Clairvoyant," Lee said. If you say so, buddy! [TV.com's Kaitlin Thomas live from the TCAs]

... ABC will dip into the Marvel universe even more with the development of an Agent Carter series. The proposed drama would focus on another not-quite-superhero from the comic world, this time Agent Carter, the girlfriend of Captain America. Reaper showrunners Tara Butters and Michelle Fazekas would be bosses, and actress Hayley Atwell, who played Carter in the films, would reprise her role. Looks like everyone who's even remotely related to superheroes will get their own series. Coming soon to ABC: I'm Batman's Doorman! Yes, I know the Bat Cave doesn't have a door, sheesh. [THR]


BUSINESS TIME

... Two writers are suing New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether, executive producers Peter Chernin and Jake Kasdan, talent agency WME, and Fox, claiming the defendants stole their idea for New Girl. Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold say their 2006 script Square One shares more than a few things in common with the Zooey Deschanel comedy. They both involve a goofy girl moving into an apartment with three guys after she catches her boyfriend cheating, they both feature a grumpy bartender who becomes the girl's love interest, and they both have the girl performing an awkward striptease in the pilot. But things get even more specific: The ex in both works is named Spencer, and the girl's BFF's name is Cece or has the initials C.C. Whose side are you on? [Defamer / THR's PDF copy of the lawsuit]

... Exciting news, NCIS fans! At least I think it's exciting, I don't watch the show. Season 12if it gets ordered (it will get ordered)—will reveal the identity of Gibbs' second ex-wife! Wow! That's amazing, right? Seriously, I'm asking. I have no idea. [TV Line]

... Fox is developing a pair of new shows, one that's a lighthearted comedy and one that's a gritty drama. Steven Spielberg is behind Red Band Society, a sitcom about a group of teens who meet in a hospital and become friends. Runner takes a serious look at the gun-running business through the POV of a wife who didn't know her husband was an arms dealer. [TVGuide.com]

... The Michael J. Fox Show hit a series low last night, pulling in 2 million viewers and a 0.6 rating among adults. That SUCKS. Sean Saves the World performed just a tad better, with 2.7 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. NBC put a lot of stock in these two shows thinking they would save its Thursday lineup, and they've bombed. Meanwhile, Community drew 3.2 million viewers and a 1.1 rating and Parks and Recreation notched 3.1 million viewers and a 1.2 rating. Now do you get it, NBC? [TV Line]

... What in the flying fudge? There's a show in the U.K. called Sex Box, where people have sex in a box and then talk about it? And it's being remade for America? WHAT? [Digital Spy]

... Welp, there's no hope now. The Entourage movie started filming yesterday. Here's a shot of it. [Zap2It]

... HBO's online streaming service, HBO GO, is awesome. It allows anyone with a computer or smartphone to stream just about everything in the network's library. The problem is, you need an HBO subscription to get a password and username. But people have found a way around that by sharing their passwords and usernames. And HBO is totally cool with that. “It’s not that we’re unmindful of it, it just has no impact on the business,” HBO CEO Richard Plepler said. He also said that it's a “terrific marketing vehicle for the next generation of viewers.” Well if that's the case, here's mine for you all! Bronyboy69@aol.com/3ntourageRulZ. [Buzzfeed]


CASTING NEWS

... Weird Al Yankovic will guest-star on an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, making the cartoon the weirdest thing he's ever done. And this guy has worn a white Michael Jackson fat suit. He'll voice Cheese Sandwich, who competes against Pinkie Pie for being the best party-planning pony in the episode scheduled to air on February 1. Okay then. [HUB via press release] 

... NBC home-renovation reality show American Dream Builders has announced its judges: former NFL running back Eddie George and interior designer Monica Pedersen. Geez, I'm sorry for wasting your time with this one. [NBC via press release]

... Academy Award winner Mary Steenbergen (Parenthood, 30 Rock) will join Justified as the wife of Wynn Duffy's crime mentor. Look for her to start her stint in this season's tenth episode. [FX via press release]

... Suburgatory fans who've been dreading a slimmer, trimmer Season 3: good news! Though budget constraints forced the ABC comedy to part ways with a few members of its cast, Alan Tudyk (Noah) and Parker Young (Ryan Shay) will both be back for three episodes this season. [TV.com's Jen Trolio live from the Television Critics Association press tour]


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 5/17/2016

Season 3 : Episode 22

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Yes! Sif is my favorite character on Thor! I do rather enjoy the series, as I love anything that is Fantasy or Sci-Fi
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agents of shield news is lame and should be put down.

atwell needs to show the goods or GTFO

I'm totally siding with the plaintiffs. zooey deschanel playing zooey deschanel is so [enter year of that being a thing here.]

sean hayes was one of the worst things to happen to up all night and you know that's saying something.

community is back so effing strong. stupid tim trying to defend last season only to try and revise that as time went on.

steemburgen effed up her face with plastic surgery and now I hate her. damn you, Justified. maybe she'll die like bieber in CSI (6 degrees of ted danson complete)

suburgatory is not what it was in season one and hasn't been. it barely feels like a comedy.
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oh and you better believe I'm off to look into "sex box."
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Jaime Alexander, eh? Might just be enough to lure me back for one more episode...

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the show runners behind reaper are doing peggy carter ? well considering how that show died after a second short season and a fairly good plot twist/cliffhanger, my hopes are a taking a hit.. i love me some carter :)
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Hope the Lady Sif appearance won't be like Fury's pointless 20 second cameo,
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I'm (still) watching Shield, so this is a welcome surprise. But even if I wasn't, and I thought it was the worst thing ever, I'd still watch the episode just for Jaimie Alexander. ^^
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NBC is flipping Fox's show with Sean Saves the World next week. This will help them...how?
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Alan Tudyk's is the 2nd best character in Suburgatory so this is good news. Dalia is the best.

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I love Sif so this will help the show but it needs good stories and better villains that last more than one ep.
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"A more substantial bait and switch".
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Jaime Alexander and Hayley Atwell? Yes, yes please. Thank you very much.

And Suburgatory wasn't bad this week. But it is missing Alan Tudyk. The dog can't replace him.
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Batman's Doorman... You mean his butler Alfred you casual
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Hey, Jessie XX, how's it goin'?
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Oh man, youre good, really really GOOD. I dont think youre for this competition. American Idol-2014 any episode.

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Warren Zevon; SPLENDID isolation;
Watch it, seriously. Recofuckingmended.

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Oh, best just like right now? Finally some Kathy Bates in American Horror Story. Fuck American Hustles Lawrence, Fuck last years Silver Linings Lawrence. Get an arrow in tha knee and just be done with it. Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight; Deliverance. Ray Donovan. Fantastic. Who cares anyway, Kathy Bates did splendid in American Horror Story, fuck that hippie episode...good ol songs yeah , but...close to disaster serioulsy, BUT, KATHY BATES!

True Detective? well...man...I think Im watching a masterpiece. seriously. LOVE IT.
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Michael J. Fox, kill it off, all me warm feelings to Michael, but man...seriously? Never mind, kill it off and let him get more screentime on The Good Wife OR just something else, anything else, just NOT ...the show.

Banshee...yeah...even worse than I remember it, stereotypes, worthless actors, sorry, "actors". Just watch Justified again and again and again, til ye puke, doesnt matther, fill the public bullhole to the very bars, and watch Justified again. And please, leave the amish to themselves, or watch King Pin or True Detective. And some "good acting" softpornstars. I wanna kill them all and just be done with it.

Or The Following...hahahahah just kidding, but please, amuse me? no...right. Watch True Detective. Its like...well or Criminal Minds season onehundredandfortyfitfht worthess episode ever, but still...better than The Following. Save Bacon, love him, but thats just about it. Well he gets paid...

The spelling? well Im drunk, Im Swedish, lets see YOU just write how much you hate my point of view, IN , yeah, SWEDISH. Love ye all anyways. And, how bout Spelling? something new? vampires? Warewolfs? dogs? sick? yeah. I am.
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Hahaha, that pic from the Entourage movie is exactly what I was expecting.
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The Batcave has a door.
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If they did steal New Girl I hope they'll pay for it but probably they won't.
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It's nice that they're bringing on another Marvel character from the MCU, but I think they need to take a closer look at using another Asgardian character - at this point there's still no feeling of a universe where Captain America or the Hulk or Iron Man or Black Widow hang out, so it's all just aliens and tech and alien tech. Hell, even Hawkeye, whose first appearance in the MCU was as an agent of SHIELD working for/with Coulson in Thor, doesn't feel like he'd belong in this show right now.

Agent Carter, starring Haley Atwell? I don't hold out hope just because it's a period piece starring a dame, but she was awesome and a looker to boot. Aside from the wonky romance angle with Cap, her character in the film was one of my favorite parts (the romance itself was basically just Princess Leia syndrome: "she's the only girl I know, I love her!").

Um, Tim, Batman's doorman would be part of the DC Universe, not Marvel. Shame shame, know your name!

Hmm, sounds like New Girl was indeed "borrowed" heavily, odds are they'll get away with it.

Knowing who Gibbs' second ex-wife is really won't be exciting at all unless it turns out it was Jenny Shephard. Honestly though, it's time to retire NCIS before it poops the bed, replacing Ziva hasn't been quite as awful as expected but not good either.

Great job, Sean Saves the World, you're killing a guy who has parkinsons disease! Holy shit, and you're also killing Community and Parks & Rec, you are a fucking disaster Sean Saves the World! Oh wait, "you are a fucking disaster NBC" I guess is really the problem. People just don't care anymore because NBC sucks at tv, you can't trick people into tuning in.

Weird Al will voice a cheese sandwich on My Little Pony, sounds like all is right with the world. I'm not a brony though so I'll not watch it, I got enough Weird Al cartoon voice work fun in Transformers Animated. I am such a nerd.
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About Agent Carter, there's already a Marvel one-shot about her, post-Captain America, in which she kicks asses (literally), and that's supposed to be, according to what I read, the premise to the upcoming tvshow.
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So I'm going to watch to watch that episode of Agents of Shield because of Sif, but more disturbingly I'm going to have to watch an episode of MLP because of Weird Al. Someone should just give that guy his own show, I see/hear so little from him that I'm forced to watch children's tv shows about talking ponies to get my Yankovic fix. He's one of the coolest celebrites out there IMO.
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MLP: FiM is surprisingly good. Give it a shot with that episode, you might be surprised. :)
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Sex Box. Really? People have sex and then talk about it. Wow. Sounds like an hour of couples therapy. Or are you really expecting to see porn-like stuff?

And yes, people should learn to talk more about stuff in a relationship.
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The entire concept of knowing more about S.H.I.E.L.D is outstanding! It allows us to enjoy the movies and the animation (e.g. Ultimate Spiderman) to a higher level than without it. Of course, this means the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D MUST be fully canon for the Marvel Universe. The question is: Is it / will it be fully canon? (Hopefully, yes is the answer.)

The entire concept of combining movies and TV series together on an on-going basis is another outstanding direction!! What I love about it is the movie can start sub-plots that don't have to conclude in the movie, but continue in the TV series and even could be major season long plots, too.

Obviously, the key is the movie can't require the viewer watch the TV series to enjoy the movie, but it can require one to watch the TV series to get all the dialog completely. I trust the Marvel and ABC creative and writing teams can pull this off without a hitch!

I'm not sure how the animation series (e.g. Ultimate Spiderman for example) works with Canon, especially given Coulson has different jobs, BUT . . . it would be wonderful to see Spiderman show up, too. (One idea is for the animation to be taking place before the TV series. In other words, might Coulson have already done the Principle gig and is now onto the current gig.) Going this route, the Ultimate Spiderman would be older and grown up from the animation version (unless there was time travel involved). Yeah, that would be cool . . . Spiderman from animation ends up going into the future and finds Coulson running the team on the airplane. Anyway, there's a lot of possibilities, which is what make it all so much fun, enjoyable, and why we watch, right! RIGHT!

NOTE: Given Spiderman (and others) wear masks the movie actors wouldn't have to be the ones doing the series. Spiderman could show up keeping his mask on as he'd not willing to let everyone on the plane know his civilian identify. Maybe at the end everyone kind of laughs saying they all knew it, except maybe Skye. Maybe Spiderman lets her know at the end, as he's leaving with us seeing her reaction, but not his face (if a different actor is playing the TV role).

Anyway, bottom line is simple: This is a GREAT series and is in a wonderful position to help the entire Marvel franchise that works with S.H.I.E.L.D! It allows us to have our yearly and weekly fixes -- together! :-)




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I know it's considered canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And like in the tvshow where not having seen the movie(s) will just not let you get some details and several puns, I'm guessing it'll do the same in the movies.
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The only way the Peggy series could be cool is if they deal with the fact that after Steve's "death", they then took the super soldier serum, tried to replicate it, and tested it on black soldiers, one after the other, killing dozens, to try to get another perfect Captain America. That could be a really good story to tell. But otherwise... I have no idea what they're going to do with such a slim storyline arc to follow.
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Well. It's supposed to follow the Marvel one-shot about her in which [SPOILER] she becomes co-founding-director of SHIELD with Howard Stark. So I'm guessing super soldier serum proliferation will make an appearance, yes.
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NCIS!!!!!! That would be amazing to find out her identiy.
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Lady Sif's appearance on Agents of SHIELD sounds cool, but an Agent Carter series? How long until until they rename ABC to the Marvel Network?

And I don't like Entourage as much as the next guy, Tim, but that joke was harsh.
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He sounds like an entourage fan. Check out the pw to his HBOGO account.
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Shield was disappointing and I really didnt like Peggy in the Captain America movie so I'm not really interested in Marvel TV tie-ins. I think I'll stick with the movies. I may check out ep 15 of Shield since I love Sif.
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If you can manage to watch the first 10 episodes you might get into it. The show is very slow to start with.
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I think this is awesome news for Agents of SHIELD and Marvel in general, a truly genius idea. As much as people would clearly like Thor and such to appear, it is not really financially viable and also get more than enough center stage action and focus in their independent franchises. Characters like Sif, however, are most reduce to one-note characterizations and barely have their surfaces scratched. By bringing such as her into the fold of the TV series, there is much more opportunity for them to be fleshed out and developed. Which, as I have said recently in the SHIELD review comments, can only help the movies, if the background players are as loved and developed as the leads.
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In addition to that, Jamie Alexander is very easy on the eyes, and at least an OK actress. But she hasn't had a steady role in anything I've watched since Kyle XY. So she's probably "cheap". It's likely that she's by far the cheapest good way to bring something from the movies into the series.
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Yay about Suburgatory! I knew that Noah would get a few episodes, but I'm very happy to hear about Ryan. I mean I figured he wouldn't completely disappear, and that he'd get one, maybe two episodes. But, three, yay!
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Did somebody tried that Bronyboy account? I would really like HBO GO.
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I doubt it is real. :P
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I need to know his isp in order to log in.
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Anyone worked out the ISP?
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nope, no idea what provider he's using
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google.com
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Did it work anyone? HBO GO would be nice.
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When DiNozzo and McGee did a "Gibbs' Wives 101" for BIshop, #2 was a blank face with red hair. It will be nice to find out who she is, but it's not a huge deal.
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Oh please, they wouldn't have been able to get something called "Square One" on the air without paying Dirk Niblick royalties.
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I'm so glad Lady Sif will guest-star in SHIELD. I love Jamie Alexander since she played Jessi in Kyle XY. Also YAY for Agent Carter!
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I miss Kyle XY!
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Lady Sif on Agents of Shield will make the link between the t.v. show and movies more exciting!Hopefully done right, plus the fans enjoy it and the ratings are good,it'll open the door for more appearances of characters from the movies.
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The thing is, they can probably get Jamie Alexander for 20K per episode, while everyone else is going to want 100K+ if they're available at all.
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I would watch the hell out of an Agent Carter series. CA was the best stand-alone film of the first phase so I'm excited. Plus I loved "Reaper".
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