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Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 3:48PM EDT
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. renewed for a shortened Season 6
ABC has ordered a 13-episode sixth season but there's no word yet if next season will be the last for the Marvel series. The renewal comes as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is having a tie-in in to the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Avengers: Infinity War. The Season 5 finale airs on Friday, and co-creator Jed Whedon previously said it was planned to work as a series finale in case the show was canceled. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has averaged 2.1 million viewers, but it has an important international viewership.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
Netflix's The Punisher adds Corbin Bernsen and Annette O'Toole
Bernsen and O'Toole will play husband and wife. He the "extremely wealthy man who’s grown accustomed to getting his way" and she as his "equally manipulative wife."
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Marvel Cinematic Universe is often compared to TV, but is it good television?
"The answer is: sometimes," says Alison Herman. "Like any good anthology, the MCU can be nimble and flexible in a way that lends itself to pleasing the widest possible assortment of crowds. Any universe that’s found a way to teleport from Asgard to Wakanda and make both worthwhile places to spend our time is to be commended. The MCU can also be as distended and overburdened as any B-minus Peak TV drama." ALSO: How Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is addressing the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
How Frasier inspired Avengers: Infinity War
“Frasier was influential in our decision to put Stark and Strange together,” says Stephen McFeely, who co-wrote the Marvel movie.
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
Arrested Development creator to release a Season 4 "remix" on Friday, says Season 5 is coming "like real soon"
Mitch Hurwitz said in a letter posted today that “in between Season 4 and this upcoming Season 5, I had time to take that Rashomon-type story and recut it — shuffling the content from 15 individualized stories into 22 interwoven stories the lengths of the original series.” The remix will be officially titled, Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences. ALSO: David Cross says Russo Brothers offered to fly him from London for Arrested-themed Avengers: Infinity War cameo, but he was too busy.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
How will Avengers: Infinity War affect Marvel's TV shows?
The long-neglected Marvel TV shows are still technically connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Twitter plans on rolling out 30 shows
Partnerships with companies such as NBC Universal, Viacom, The Weather Channel and Ellen's Digital Studios will see the social network releasing shows devoted to activism, sports and entertainment. PLUS: Disney will develop and tailor content from ESPN, ABC, and Marvel for Twitter, including some live programming
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
Movies from Marvel Cinematic Universe are like TV shows, and Avengers: Infinity War is the first season finale
"The biggest compliment you can give a TV show these days is that it’s cinematic," says Alyssa Rosenberg. "Basic and cable premium networks are thinking more and more about cinematography, extended episodes and content that pushes the line on what they feel comfortable airing. Some expanded universes in film, on the flip side, are functioning much more like serialized dramas, weaving interconnected stories on the hunch that brand pre-awareness and an eagerness to see what happens next will keep fans coming back." ALSO: Here's the Arrested Development-Infinity War connection.
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 2:50PM EDT
James Corden took the Avengers: Infinity War stars on a Hollywood StarLine bus tour
The Late Late Show stunt included a visit to a comic book store full of Marvel fans.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:57AM EDT
Marvel's TV Universe was able to flourish into a powerhouse without Marvel's Cinematic Universe
Being disconnected from the Marvel movies has allowed for more diversification among Marvel's TV offerings, including a teen show like Runaways. As James Whitbrook explains, "not having to worry about whatever Captain America or Iron Man are up to, S.H.I.E.L.D. has branched out into telling wild and wonderful stories way beyond its original premise as Marvel’s spy show, and has allowed the Netflix shows to turn The Defenders into its own full-on event series of connected characters. There may have been stumbles along the way, but the TV side of things has become stronger than ever before, and has done so without getting to rest on the laurels of connections to the movies. Maybe one day, when the stars align in the most specific of ways, Marvel’s TV heroes could show up in the movies, and vice versa. But for now, as Marvel’s movieverse prepares to celebrate 10 years of being one big happy family, its distant cousins on TV have spent half that time being quite all right on their own—even if that may not have been what was intended from the get-go."
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Netflix should begin wrapping up its Marvel series after one season
From Jessica Jones to Daredevil, Marvel shows have experienced a sophomore slump. 'It’s as if these writing teams are trying to write their seasons as if they’re runs on a comic book—with one story arc ending, and another beginning mid-season—and it doesn’t work," says Teresa Jusino.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 1:48PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel Live! sets Avengers: Infinity War Week
Next week for five nights, Kimmel will host 19 stars of the upcoming Marvel film, which is under the same Disney umbrella as his talk show. Kimmel usually does four shows a week, but he's doing an extra Friday show to accomodate all the big names.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 1:40PM EDT
Test footage from Donald Glover's Deadpool leaks online
The animation company Titmouse posted its animated footage using Ryan Reynolds' dialogue from his Deadpool movie, which Glover and FX rejected. The Deadpool series was supposed to be animated by the company behind Archer. ALSO: Deadpool's mission was to give Rick and Morty “a run for their money," says writer Stefani Robinson.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Donald Glover's Deadpool dispute reveals a Marvel that is scared of taking risks
If Marvel wants to keep churning out new series and movies, it needs to make bold moves, says Liz Shannon Miller. But with Glover's mock script, we now know that Marvel is even protective of its most rebellious character. "Donald and Stephen Glover had clearly aimed to challenge the status quo with their take on Deadpool, she says, and the fact that it didn’t fly with Marvel is worth noting."
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Stephen Glover: Our Deadpool animated show "wasn't too black" -- Taylor Swift episode was the "final straw"
Donald Glover's brother tweeted this morning there was a Taylor Swift-centric episode in the works. “There really was a Taylor Swift episode,” Stephen wrote in a since-deleted tweet backing up his brother, according to The Wrap. “It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol.” In a second tweet, he wrote: "Our show wasn’t too black. It wasn’t really that black at all. But we definitely wanted to give Rick and Morty a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.”