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October 31

(SPOILER) HuffPost shows us the opening scene of the next Agents of SHIELD episode. Nothing more than what we knew from the episode synopsis, really. More...
Geek Road - fan art. You'll recognize a certain somebody crossing Geek Road...
(SPOILER) Zack Whedon talks about Serenity's next chapter in 'Leaves on the Wind'. Plus there's Dan Dos Santos' cover art for the second issue of the mini-series.

October 30

I am James C. Leary, I play Clem! AMA. Hooray for fun details about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Neil Patrick Harris on HuffPost Live. NPH talks about Nothing to Hide (a magic show he directed), the end of How I Met Your Mother, coming out as gay, and other topics.
Iain De Caestecker nominated for a Scottish BAFTA. He's up for the Best Actor award for his role in Not Another Happy Ending.
Drew Greenberg talks about being a gay writer in Hollywood. He was interviewed by The Backlot as one of their 40 Influential Gay Men in Television. He mentions writing a certain Buffy scene as one of his favorite things about his job.
Georges Jeanty chats about 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind'. Another interview with him from New York Comic-Con can be found at Project Million Entertainment.
(SPOILER) Kevin Feige explains Joss' involvement in Thor: The Dark World. The article is spoilerish for some scenes from the movie.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron reportedly adds Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver. Welcome to the 'verse, ATJ!
The Signal Podcast interviews Scott Allie. They discuss "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" and Buffy Season 10 titles. Also, a Serenity easter-egg hidden by Georges Jeanty inside the final pages of Season 9 is mentioned.
The Cabin in the Woods - one of the best horror films of the last 10 years. Complex staff writers count down their compiled list of the top ten best horror films of the last ten years, and "The Cabin in the Woods" makes it on their list.
Anthony Head interview. References to Buffy and Much Ado About Nothing.

October 29

(SPOILER) Summer Glau on Power Struggles, Jealousy and Superhero Suspicions. A discussion with the Hollywood Reporter about things yet to come (including the possibility of a Tam sibling reunion) in reference to her recurring role as Isabel Rochev on this season of Arrow. Update: A similar interview with ET Online may be found here. More...
Buffy and the Heroine's Journey. A new book examining the Heroine's journey as represented in BTVS. More good scholarship!
Joss Whedon: why are his strong women characters still so unusual? The Guardian weighs in on the renewed debate.
What's W.R.O.N.G. with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Alan Sepinwall provides his take on the show with a thorough breakdown of his creative issues with the series.
Why we (heart) vampires. New special this Friday night on NBC at 8 about vampires with James Marsters.
The 666 greatest horror characters. Empire Magazine includes three characters from The Cabin in the Woods on this list. The Harbinger comes 495th, Marty 224th and Hadley 113th.
The fifty biggest movie fandoms. In which we feature not once, not twice but three times.

October 28

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 50 today.
Pics from last weekend's Hallowhedon 5 convention. Alexis Denisof, Sarah Hagan, Jeff Ricketts, K. Todd Freeman, Tom Lenk, Brad Bell and Jane Espenson were at the event held in Birminghan, England.
Tony Head to appear on 'Cool Gothic and the New Vampire' panel at the BFI. This'll be on November 4th. Also appearing on the panel are Lily Loveless (The Fades), Dominic Mitchell (In the Flesh), Darren Blackburn (The Fades), Damien Molony (Being Human) and Toby Whithouse (Being Human).
Episode 6 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to air in Latin America Oct. 31. Looks like the rest of the world will see FZZT before the USA. More...
Eliza Dushku cast in new indie drama. Looks like she'll be playing the older sister of a girl with Asperger's who is searching for a boyfriend.
Joss Whedon's "So why do you write these strong female characters?" speech gets rediscovered. It's seven years old and still packs a punch. Joss' speech at an Equality Now event is currently getting a lot of chatter on the social media platforms and various entertainment websites.
A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. IGN said "Girl in the Flower Dress" was great, "SHIELD is beginning to build its story in an intriguing way". Digital Spy thought the episode was "a slow burn" and gave it 3 out of 5 as did SFX. Den of Geek liked it, "mostly, quite good". The Escapist thought the show had now found its groove. The Science Fiction reviewer was "was very into this dark, complex episode" and Big Shiny Robot said "the show is continuing to build momentum". Paste said the episode "hits a comfortable stride in character development, action and sheer geekery". More...

October 27

Joss Whedon talks about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's a red carpet interview from the Thor: The Dark World premiere.
Armin and Harry meet Diani And Devine Meet The Apocalypse. Promo video for "Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse: A Feature Film" Kickstarter featuring Armin Shimerman and Harry Groener.
Chris Hemsworth questions shirtless scene in Thor: The Dark World. He says it was Joss Whedon's idea.

October 26

Reed Diamond will be back in tonight's episode of 'The Mentalist'. He's back as Red John suspect, Ray Haffner. More...
Salt Lake City Can't Stop the Serenity charity event Saturday. Final event of the season.

October 25

Seth Green's 'Dads' gets full-season order. Fox has picked up the back nine for a full season of 22 episodes.
(SPOILER) Latino Review reports that a comic book character has been cast in SHIELD. Take with salt until officially confirmed.
Shawna Trpcic is answering questions on io9. "Just in time for Halloween, Shawna Trpcic - the woman behind the amazing and enviable outfits worn in Firefly, Angel, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, Power Rangers, and many, many more - is here to answer your questions about dressing up and getting costumed!"
(SPOILER) Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory "sings" love for Joss. When Howard writes a love song for his wife, Bernadette, of course you know that Joss is going to end up in the lyrics! To watch the whole episode, click here. More...
How to fix Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Let the protestations begin (continue?).
Chiwetel Ejiofor was a guest on latest 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'. He's promoting his latest movie "12 Years a Slave" on the show originally broadcast on October 24th. Video may not be available in all territories.

October 24

(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of SHIELD's episode 1.07 "The Hub". Marvel reveals plot from what used to be "The Sandwich Incident".
Much Ado nominated for Audience Award (part of Gotham Independent Film Awards). You need to sign up to vote.
Kevin Feige on Joss for 3rd Avengers film. "It's still being determined." More...
Congratulations to Morena Baccarin and Family! Morena has given birth to a healthy baby boy named Julius.
USA Network renews Suits for a fourth season. The series has been picked up for another sixteen episodes, so that's more Gina Torres on our televisions.
Trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Looks good.
Scarlett Johansson and Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated for The 2013 Gotham Independent Film Award. The winners will be announced on December 2nd, they were respectively nominated to the Best Actress and Best Actor categories. As the movie award season begins, we'll probably start to see a lot of headlines like this one.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may connect with Marvel movies. There's some adorable Caestecker and Henstridge in this Wired interview.
Before she was Skye on Agents of SHIELD. Perhaps this can be a number in an Agents of SHIELD musical?

October 23

(SPOILER) The Futon Critic lists titles for MAoS' episodes 7 and 8. Along with scheduled broadcasting dates.
io9 lists their Top 25 Scariest Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Episodes of All Time. Guess which two Whedonverse episodes appear on this list.
Sean Maher will guest star in Arrow. He will appear in the tenth episode of the season as the serial bomber Mark Scheffer, also known as Shrapnel. More...
Ratings for "The Girl in the Flower Dress". It's dropped two-tenths to 2.6, coming in second to NCIS.
(SPOILER) Empire Magazine's review of Thor: The Dark World. "As confident and assured as its lead character, Marvel’s great run continues".

October 22

(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x06 'FZZT'. This episode will air in two weeks time.
Showtime renews Homeland. Good news for Morena Baccarin. The show has been picked up for a 12-episode fourth season.
(SPOILER) Discuss tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The fifth episode is titled "Girl in the Flower Dress" and was written by Brent Fletcher.
How Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ragtag crew will become a family. io9's Charlie Jane Anders chats to Jeff Bell about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the theme of family and much more. There's also vague hints about what to expect next on the show.
Joss Whedon loves BriTANicK and so should you. Mashable speaks to Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher about working with Joss and Much Ado About Nothing.
Serenity: Joss Whedon's dry run at The Avengers. Badass Digest has a look at the similarities between the two movies.
Firefly: The Game - commercial! GaleForce nine's Firefly board game gets shown off in this fancy official advert video.
Lovely interview with Amy Acker at Among other things, she talks about Much Ado, working with Joss, and the connection between Beatrice/Benedick and Fred/Wesley.

October 21

(SPOILER) Marvel releases three clips from tonight's "Girl In The Flower Dress". Three lengthy scenes, including the first four minutes of the episode.
Tom Hiddleston does an impression of Samuel L. Jackson as Loki. Go watch (NSFW).
Kickstarter For 'LURK': A 'Fray' Fan Film. Fans of Whedon's first comic book 'Fray' are seeking to put a fan film into production, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to make that happen.
A Disney character as Buffy Summers for this Halloween. In this artwork by artist Isaiah Stephens, Alice shows off some potential. It's impossible not to remind of the "Slayer, Interrupted" story arc that makes reference to "Alice in Wonderland".
Equality Now to honour Joss Whedon at 'Make Equality Reality' event. This is for his work in gender equality. The event will be on November 4th in Beverly Hills and will include special guests such as Alyson Hannigan.
'The Cabin in the Woods' tops Reaper Awards. The movie won in the "Title of the Year", "Choice Theatrical Cut" and "Best Kill" categories.
A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of SHIELD episode. Digital Spy said 'Eye-Spy' was "solid blockbuster entertainment for the small-screen". SFX gave it 3 1/2 stars out of 5 and IGN 7.9 out of 10. So So Gay said the episode was "pacy, well written and full of twists and turns". Crave Online went with "a fun and dramatic episode". Den of Geek thought that SHIELD "is definitely getting better" and the TV Fanatic reviewer loved "the tone, tempo and pace of the episode".
Fox International Channels has acquired Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its TV channels in South East Asia. More details about the show being sold to over 155 territories comes out, it will be broadcast on the Fox Channel in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and The Philippines and on the STAR Movies channel in Taiwan. More...

October 20

Bid for more teddy bears signed by Whedonverse stars. The Project Teddy Bear auctions have returned and there's bears and pics signed by the likes of Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau and Nick Brendon. There's also a signed pic of James Marsters. All proceeds from the auctions (after fees and costs) go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

October 19

Chris Hemsworth interview. Includes a reference to Joss Whedon's contribution to the first Thor film.

October 18

(SPOILER) Sneak peek from Agents of SHIELD episode 1.05 "Girl In The Flower Dress". Two minute preview from next Tuesday's ep.
Sarah Michelle Gellar's "The Crazy Ones" gets picked up for full season. James Wolk tweeted the news.
A fan makes Maurissa Tancharoen blush. She tweeted about this fan song "I'll fight a Whedon for you", by Thom Dunn.

October 17

Interview with Sarah Paulson and photos of Chiwetel Ejiofor. Although they had no scenes together in "Serenity," Sarah Paulson (the doomed Doctor) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (the Operative) are reunited in "12 Years a Slave". Nice pix of Mr. E.
(SPOILER) Sneak peek of Felicia Day on Supernatural. She's appearing in the Oct. 29th episode.
The new season of 'Husbands' is now available internationally on YouTube. The videos are up on the CW Seed channel.
(SPOILER) TV Guide has a theory about the Coulson mystery. TV Guide analyzes clues and hints dropped in the first few AoS episodes and posits an answer to the question: How is Agent Coulson still alive?
TWoP evaluates the personnel of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. TwoP assesses the assets and liabilities of various characters and staffers. Really doesn't like Fitz.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse Solicitations for January 2014. Includes the final TPB volume for Buffy,the Vampire Slayer Season 9 and first issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind slated for Jan 29th. More...
Jane Espenson at NYCC: Serenity, crossovers and Once Upon a Time. As ever, an enjoyable interview with Jane. Her thoughts on what she'd like to see in the new Serenity comic book mini-series are very interesting.
Scott Allie on editing, Whedon, Mignola, and more. Newsarama discuss with Allie the role of an editor in the production of the comics, with emphasis on how is like to edit Joss Whedon and Mike Mignola.

October 16

Neil Patrick Harris debuts first ad image for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It's very glittery.
Overnight ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Eye Spy". It got a 2.7, just 0.1 down from last week, before adjustments. Looks like the show leveled out.
Alexis Denisof talks Much Ado with the Dissolve. On the event of the DVD/BR release, he talks about Joss and the cast's approach to Shakespeare.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x05 'Girl in the Flower Dress'. This episode will air next week. On the 29th, ABC are showing a repeat of the pilot.
(SPOILER) Clark Gregg drops big 'Coulson lives' hints on Larry King Now. The Wrap has some intriguing quotes from the interview.

October 15

(SPOILER) Discuss tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The fourth episode is titled "Eye Spy" and was written by Jeffrey Bell.
De Caestecker and Henstridge aka Fitz-Simmons talk SHIELD. There's an interesting insight into their audition piece that Joss wrote. IGN has a video interview with them as well.
New season of 'Husbands' will be entirely available internationally on YouTube on October 17th. The new season premiered back in August 15th via CW Seed, will finally be viewable outside the US this month. Created by Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, this new season includes Amy Acker and Seth Green among the guest stars. UPDATE: Worldwide release will be via CW Seed Youtube Channel. More...

October 14

Marvel preps package of four series and a miniseries. The entire commitment is said to be for 60 episodes, which would be shopped to various VOD and cable outlets, with Deadline naming Netflix, Amazon and WGN America as potential candidates.
(SPOILER) Watch the first 3 minutes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 4. Well that was different. You can watch the rest of the episode tomorrow night.
The most ridiculous mystical pregnancies in fiction. Cordelia gets high billing for having had two.
A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of SHIELD episode. IGN said 'The Asset' "had some good veer left when it looks like you're veering right moments". SFX and Digital Spy both gave the episode 3 stars out of 5. Den of Geek thought the plot was "generic with a capital G". The Guardian recapper said the episode was "pure spy escapism - with the bonus of Ian Hart". And the Paste Magazine reviewer said "I'm starting to get attached to these characters".

October 13

"Fan Phenomenon: Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - out now. This new text is part of a series, with books looking at, in addition to Buffy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who and Batman.
(SPOILER) Promotional images from Agents of SHIELD episode 1.05. ABC and Marvel released shots from "Girl In The Flower Dress", including behind the scenes peeks.
Live +7 ratings for Agents of SHIELD pilot episode. In the full week following its premiere, Agents of SHIELD got a 7.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, posting the biggest rating point increase among all shows. ETA: Details about the third episode's Live +3 ratings can be found here.
Chat about Much Ado About Nothing. The movie was on limited release in the cinema so not many Whedon fans got to see it. But now it's released on DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes etc. So come tell us what you thought of Joss' black and white adaptation.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anthony Stewart Head in "Dancing on the Edge" trailer. "Dancing on the Edge" is a five-part miniseries that begins on Starz in the U.S. Sat. Oct. 19. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars. ASH is visible at the beginning of the trailer; he's not mentioned on the Starz site, but he's listed on IMDB as being in all five episodes as "Donaldson". Extended trailer here.

October 12

(SPOILER) A review of the fourth episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. 'Eye-Spy' got shown at NYCC yesterday and Bleeding Cool gives the lowdown on what happened. More spoilers for the episode can be found at Screenrant.
Philadelphia Can't Stop the Serenity charity event this Sunday. Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog is a perfect event for October the 13th. More...
Coverage of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at New York Comic Con. Jeph Loeb, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge are on the panel and Comic Book Resources is reporting it live.
(SPOILER) NYCC13: Newsarama's Whedonverse panel report. Buffy Season 10 & Serenity creative teams were introduced here. A video of the panel can be found at Buffyfest.

October 11

"Why We Love Lindsey" - an Angel essay. This originally appeared in the "Five Seasons of Angel" anthology.
(SPOILER) Buffyfest's Scott Allie Interview. It's 53.39 minutes long.
Much Ado About Nothing in colour. Some of those gorgeous promotional and behind the scenes pics, taken by Elsa Guillet-Chapuis, are now available in colour.
Tom Hiddleston does an impression of Owen Wilson as Loki. Not much else to say about that. Just watch it.
(SPOILER) Preview scene from Agents of SHIELD episode 1.04 "Eye Spy".
(SPOILER) NYCC Interview with Scott Allie, Christos Gage and Victor Gischler on Buffy Season 10 & Serenity. News on the creative teams, how it came together and first spoilers.
Trailer for Tony Head's new sitcom "You, Me & Them". Rupert Giles and Gwen Cooper! Together!
Buffy reference in last night's episode of 'The Crazy Ones'. Find out what Sarah said in the bloopers part of the end credits. An animated gif of it can be found here.

October 10

British band Anavae reference "Amends" in new single. The last verse quotes Travis's speech to Angel in the episode.
Creative teams announced for Season 10 of the Buffyverse. Unveiled today at the retailers' breakfast at NYCC. Includes the previously released artwork by Rebekah Isaacs and what appears to be two covers from the upcoming season. More...
(SPOILER) Titus Welliver set to return as Agent Blake. He will appear in the sixth episode of Agents of SHIELD, reprising his role from the one-shot, "Item 47" (which served as an inspiration for the TV show). Episode title and synopsis available via the link.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. sold to 155 territories and growing. In which we learn China will be airing S.H.I.E.L.D. within 24 hours of US.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets full season order. ABC has picked up the back nine for a full season of 22 episodes. More...
Preview of Buffyfest's Scott Allie interview. As part of the NYCC announcement for Buffy Season 10 and Serenity, Scott Allie will be doing a interview with Buffyfest tomorrow. There's a 40 second teaser for interview on their site.
Sky in Germany will be screening Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on demand from tomorrow. The first two episodes will be available tomorrow on Sky Select and Sky Anytime, with episode 3 and 4 available next week. More...
When The Gentlemen stole our voices (and hearts). Erik Adams, Phil Dyess-Nugent, Molly Eichel, and Ryan McGee of The A.V. Club discuss the Emmy-nominated fourth season episode of "Buffy" and why it's so praise-worthy.
In a streaming world, it's harder to recommend "Buffy" to friends. Inkoo Kang of Film School Rejects explains her position on why it's harder to recommend "Buffy" to newbies in a world where everything is on-demand.

October 09

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - A Day In The Life. Bear McCreary, composer of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., walks us through the creative process of making the music.
Dollhouse's Enver Gjokaj lands major role on Witches of East End. His first appearance will be in the Nov. 17th episode.
Nathan Fillion to guest on AMC's Talking Dead on October 13, 2013. This is the opening episode for the new season of the TV show, which is a companion to The Walking Dead series.
Excerpt from a Joss interview on the new BFI player. The BFI Player launched tonight and features this excerpt from Joss about vampires from his BFI Q&A.
Dark Horse unveils Zack Whedon's "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind". This is the much anticipated six issue mini-series sequel to Serenity.
Ratings for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.03 "The Asset". A little bit down again, unfortunately. Though it beat NCIS in the 18-49 demo.

October 08

More Joss interview excerpts and pics from the Much Ado movie tie-in book. And our competition to win a copy ends tomorrow. Head over to our Tumblr for more details on how to enter.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x04 'Eye-Spy'. Remember those intriguing set pics from last month? Those are from this episode.
Chiwetel Ejiofor on 12 Years a Slave's Oscar Hype. He does an interview with, and he also appears on The View and The Today Show.
(SPOILER) Discuss tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The third episode is titled "The Asset" and was written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon.
Vote for your favorite witch in a Parade poll. A movie-TV mash-up. Willow is one of the candidates.
New teaser image for the Buffy Season 10 comics. We should be seeing more news over the next few days as NYCC gets going.
Vote for your favourite sci-fi/fantasy show of all time in TV Guide's Facebook poll. The Slayer is up against the Doctor in the semi-finals to win "The Greatest Sci-Fi/Fantasy Shows of All Time." You may cast your vote in the comments in the link. A Facebook account is required.
Adam Busch explains how to enjoy John Mayer. Boston punk at a Deadhead show runs into Adam Busch. A brief interview/encounter with AB near the end of the article.

October 07

A nicely detailed review of the "Much Ado" Blu-ray.'s usual thorough take on a Blu-ray disc, includes analysis of picture and sound as well. My copy arrives today. Hurrah!
(SPOILER) Watch the opening minutes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s episode 3 "The Asset". The episode was written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Elizabeth Henstridge: Fitz and Simmons are "like a married couple". She talks about her character with Mildly spoilery for those who haven't seen last week's episode.
Scarlett Johansson is 2013's Sexiest Woman Alive. In Esquire's November issue, she wins the title for the second time in seven years and is the only woman to win it twice.
(SPOILER) Jeffrey Bell discusses 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' ratings and about last week's big cameo. He also spoke with CBR about his experience working on the show and also about this week's episode. Mildly spoilery.
What Whedon role would Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg reject? A clip from a featurette on the American release of the Much Ado About Nothing Blu-ray/DVD.
Patton Oswalt discusses his crushes from the Whedonverse. "You know who serves up the perfect geek crush is anyone from the Joss Whedonverse." It starts out as a general "who is your crush" question and becomes a walk through of all of the Whedon shows.
Adweek profiles who watches Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It has the youngest average viewer age of new shows this season.
Clark Gregg to guest on The Chew on October 7, 2013. The show airs on ABC in the afternoon. It looks like they'll be making sandwiches.
A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of SHIELD episode. Digital Spy loved it, calling '0-8-4' "a fun and glossy package". SFX Magazine gave the episode 3 1/2 stars out of 5, "it has pace and heart and humour". The Guardian is recapping the show and generally liking it. The Yahoo! review said it was "of similar ilk to an 'Indiana Jones' romp". Assignment X said it was a bit disappointing compared to the first episode. Vulture thought it was disappointing as well. IGN went with " there are elements of SHIELD that feel very much like an old school TV series, which is actually quite enjoyable". And the Huffington Post said "this second episode left me even more breathless than the first".

October 06

A review of the UK 'Much Ado About Nothing' Blu-ray. If you're looking forward to getting the same extras as the US release, then don't. According to this review and another one, tomorrow's release only has the Joss commentary and a trailer. The US release is reported as having an additional Joss and cast commentary, two featurettes and a music video.
Agents of SHIELD sees bigger playback gains with its second episode. According to the press release, "the show surged 51% to 4.92 Adult 18-49 rating (vs. a 3.26 rating in L+SD), up from a 38% increase for its debut telecast. Additionally, the second episode of the show built 39% in L+3 to deliver 12.07 million Total Viewers (vs. 8.66 million viewers in L+SD), up from a 31% increase for its premiere."
Another Whedon-flavored list of shows canceled before their time. The TV Staff at HuffPo offer their take on shows that were canceled too soon, complete with animated gifs. More...
Spoiler TV favorite show, Buffy against Castle. Two great Whedon actors but I had to go with Buffy.
Reed Diamond will be back on The Mentalist tonight. He plays ex-CBI agent Ray Haffner. More...

October 05

'Chasing Fireflies' - 'Verse art. Patrick Ballesteros did a follow up piece to his 'Brownie Coat' print.
Reed Diamond back as Agent Flynn on Monday's new "Bones." Or Don Pedro reunites with Angel, if you want to look at it that way. Per the IMDB episode credits, plus the TV Guide description (but the latter doesn't give Diamond's name and IMDB does).

October 04

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic book covers coming soon. Seven in all, these variant covers for the likes of All-New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy etc will be out in November. Also out that month is an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic book special which collects stories from Battle Scars, Secret Avengers, Avenging Spider-Man and Strange Tales.
'Back in the Day' starring Morena Baccarin and Emma Caufield gets 2014 release date. The raunchy high school reunion comedy was directed by, and stars, Michael Rosenbaum. It is due on VOD January 7, 2014, followed by a theatrical bow February 7. More...
Read Bear McCreary's "behind the music" videoblog. Like he has done for so many of his other projects, Emmy-award winning composer Bear McCreary details the process behind the music of AoS. Read the blogpost from the pilot episode here.
"Terror has a new address: the World Wide Web." Huffington Post has over 6 minutes of "Buffy" promos from the first season, as well as promos from other shows like "The Nanny," "Frasier" and "ER." Nostalgic fun!
Facebook reveals the new Fall tv shows generating the most buzz. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is leading the field. The show generated "1.13 million "interactions," defined as the total number of comments, posts and Facebook "likes" about a show, during a 48-hour period beginning with the series' premiere date."
"A Reflection of Ugliness" - a Buffy essay. This originally appeared in the 'Seven Seasons of Buffy' anthology.
CSTS has a poll up for donation split percentages. "The question has two choices. You can only vote once although you can change your vote until the poll is closed. You’ve only got until October 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST to get your vote counted."
(SPOILER) Marvel's press release for the fifth episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Jesse Bochco.
Fifty great famous last words from the movies. Wash's "I am a leaf on the wind" gets included in this rather enjoyable list.
Pics, quotes and pages from the Much Ado About Nothing book. Now's your chance to get a peak at the script. Plus there's a fantastic pic of Alexis and Joss.

October 03

(SPOILER) New Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D "The Asset" clip released. This episode will air next week.
Nathan Fillion to guest star on 'Community'. He'll play Bob Waite, a "politically savvy head custodian who's not afraid to get his hands dirty but is smart enough to wear rubber gloves".
Dark Horse Comics New York Comic Con Schedule. Expect Buffy Season 10 and Serenity news on Friday, October 11 at 6:30. More...
Vote for an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lego playset. The fan who made this cool set needs at least 10,000 votes to have the idea considered by Lego to be made into the real deal.
(SPOILER) Samuel L. Jackson reveals who is playing the Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2. "I know we're shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen". Spoilers for Tuesday night's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
(SPOILER) Promotional photos for the fourth episode of 'Agents of SHIELD'. It's called 'Eye Spye' and it was written by Jeffrey Bell.
Whedonesque competition time! Win a copy of the Much Ado movie tie-in book. Head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy (and yes, it's a worldwide competition). The book is out on October 8th in the US and UK and is available for pre-ordering at and

October 02

1.3 million Aussies tune in to make SHIELD the most watched show of the day. "Agents Of SHIELD (the acronym stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) clearly beat Nine News (1.206 million) and Seven News (1.134 million)."
Sarah Michelle Gellar remembers her first David Letterman Show appearance. She was on the Late Show on Oct. 1st, and Letterman brings up a picture of SMG as a young girl doing a safety skit.
A revised "Whedon's World" - Much Ado About Nothing infographic. Various things have been fixed and added. Hooray! More...
Pics from the 'Much Ado About Nothing' movie tie-in book. And stayed tuned tomorrow as we'll be running a competition to win a copy of the book. More...
(SPOILER) io9 has the cameo from episode 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. "The funniest scene from Agents of SHIELD episode two was also the most surprising, as an unexpected character showed up."
"Breaking Bad and beyond: TV series finales that satisfied." Buffy and Angel series finales are both included on this AV Club list.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 2 preliminary ratings. They've dropped down to a 3.1 in the 18-49 demo (compared to 4.7 last week).
Olivia Williams is on BBC Radio 3's 'Essential Classics'. She is Rob Cowan's guest of the week. More...
Tom Hiddelston live at Books Kinokuniya, Sydney, Australia, October 9. Something very special for Sydney fans of Thor and the Avengers! Check it out and make sure you're there at 10am next Wednesday for your certified opportunity to meet Tom 'Loki' Hiddleston! More...

October 01

(SPOILER) Watch the promo for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 1x03 | "The Asset" (HD) More...
(SPOILER) Discuss the second episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It is titled "0-8-4" and was written by Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, and Jeffrey Bell.
'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' star Ming-Na Wen on Joss Whedon's quiet energy. Good interview with one of our new heroes.
Sarah Michelle Gellar joined Twitter! Robin Williams said "Welcome" to her.
Buffy Archives - search episodes. Clay Weill has been working on a project (The Buffy Archives) that allows users to search for specific events in Buffy episodes.
Kaylee parasol replica now for sale at ThinkGeek. You'll need to add your own rips and tares to make it screen-accurate. But it looks like a great recreaton of the original prop for $20.
James Spader discusses juggling 'The Blacklist' and 'Age of Ultron'. Sounds like there may be some overlap in production.
Favorite TV show contest. Spoiler TV's favorite show poll is back and has Buffy against Grey's Anatomy and Firefly versus The Mentalist. ETA: A new poll featuring Angel vs Castle can be found here.
Scarlett Johansson comments on comic book movies, Black Widow and Joss. This is from a promotional interview for her new movie 'Don Jon'.
Constantine casting call: 10 picks for NBC's Hellblazer. Newsarama's choices include Tom Hiddleston and James Marsters.
Clark Gregg is a guest tonight on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' to promote Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The show is on ABC at 11:35pm. Also doing the late night rounds is Sarah Michelle Gellar, who'll promote her new show 'The Crazy Ones' on 'Late Show with David Letterman' tonight. On related news Simon Helberg was a guest on last night's 'The Late Late with Craig Ferguson' More...

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