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January 31

Alan Tudyk is the new host of Adult Swim's 'Newsreaders'. Newsreaders, Adult Swim's absurd take on the television news magazine, is currently in production on season two in Los Angeles.
(SPOILER) Victor Gischler discusses Angel and Faith plans. In an interview with CBR Gischler talks about taking over the series, his plans, and offers a preview.
A real review of a fake Joss Whedon movie 'Manos!'. The remake of one of the worst movies of all time was better received than Joss' recent Dr. Strange movie.
(SPOILER) Sneak peek at the next episode of Agents of SHIELD. 'T.R.A.C.K.S.' will air next Tuesday.
'Agents of SHIELD' inspired by Brett Dalton and Iain De Caestecker's bromance. Another interview from the TCA set visit. Zap2it also has a set interview with Brett and Ming-Na.
(SPOILER) Red Band trailer for "A Million Ways to Die in the West". NSFW trailer for Seth MacFarlane's new film co-staring NPH, hilarity ensues. I repeat, NSFW!

January 30

(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion guests on tonight's episode of Community. EW.com has an exclusive clip from his episode.
S.H.I.E.L.D. on set: Clark Gregg on secrets, Coulson's dark side and Stan Lee. This is from the recent TCA set visit. . S.H.I.E.L.D. Site also has a set interview with Chloe Bennet as well. Update More from Clark here.
MTV picks up drama Finding Carter to series. 12-episode drama co-stars Alexis Denisof.
Armin Shimerman plays Leo Tolstoy in "Discord." The play is a three-hander running now through Feb. 23 in North Hollywood. Makes you wonder what Principal Snyder thought of Russian literature.
(SPOILER) 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind' writer Zack Whedon highlights six key scenes. Spoilers if you haven't read the first issue yet.
Alyson Hannigan is the new face of Pandora Jewelry (or Jewellery). Good for her.
Bones renewed for season 10. Good news for David Boreanaz!

January 29

(SPOILER) Tonight - American Horror Story: Coven's last episode, written by Buffy alum Doug Petrie. ScreenCrush has some preview info.
Alyson tears up with NPH and Cobie on HIMYM ending. This is a short video from The Talk.
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind on Geek & Sundry's Talkin Comics Weekly. Geek & Sundry's Amy Dallen talks about the newest Serenity comic and launches a rocket in celebration!
Pop Culture Hound podcast interviews Zack Whedon. They talk about his writing career and, among other things, the new Serenity: Leaves on the Wind miniseries. More...
Rossum makes i09's list of 10 Bafflingly Incompetent Evil Corporations. Includes a video for a Rossum commercial I don't think I've ever seen before.
Joss Whedon on Much Ado, Agents of SHIELD and the likelihood of a Firefly revival or a Buffy remake. This is another interview from his recent excursion to Paris. So if you're not fluent in French, head over to Google Translate or Bing Translator to get an idea of what he is talking about.
Entertainment Weekly compares "Justified" to "Buffy." "Elmore Leonard's scalawag-cool Kentucky lawman (played by Timothy Olyphant) is a Southern cowboy Buffy, and the bumpkin bogeymen and vampire carpetbaggers who befoul the hollers of his Harlan County home are the demons of his Hellmouth."
(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. Find out what happened to Mal and co in the first issue of this six part mini-series. As well as the Georges Jeanty variant cover, there's Ghost Variant and Acme Comics variant cover art as well.
(SPOILER) Danny Strong is in tonight's "Justified" on FX. The episode is titled "Over the Mountain," and he plays Albert, an abusive prison guard. Also, Alan Tudyk appears in the preview for next week's episode, "Shot All to Hell."
Christina Hendricks in 'Pirate Fairy': First Look. EW has a clip from the upcoming film.

January 28

A recap of every Serenity comic (so far). Which is quite handy seeing as 'Leaves on the Wind' #1 is out tomorrow.
Win tickets to the "Lust for Love" premiere screening in Los Angeles. The first five people to reTweet this link will win tickets to the premiere and Q&A for "Lust for Love," starring and produced by Dichen Lachman, also starring Fran Kranz and Enver Gjokaj, with many other Whedonverse actor appearances.
Tom Hiddleston stars in "Why Are All Bad Guys British?" Super Bowl spot. Why, indeed? It's good to be bad!
Australian rapper samples Joss Whedon's Equality Now speech. You can listen to 360's "On A Planet No One Knows" here (NSFW language).

January 27

Danny Strong lands a pilot with Fox. The show is called "Empire", and is set in the world of Hip-Hop music. More...
(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD crew open up on criticism, expectations and the rest of the season. Comic Book Resources talks about a recent set visit and the state of Agents of SHIELD.
Cobie Smulders and Michelle Tratchenberg are guests on tonight's 'Hollywood Game Night' on NBC. Hosted by Jane Lynch, Cobie along her husband Taran Killam are guests in the first hour airing at 8pm, and Michelle is among the guests participating in the second hour airing at 9pm. There's a preview picture gallery: here.
(SPOILER) Loki: The First Avenger? Could be spoilerish for Thor: the Dark World. More...
Pre-Order opens for "Leaves on the Wind" #1 variant cover. ACME comics are offering their exclusive variant at cover price and are shipping world wide.
Ron Glass to guest star on CSI. He's playing the role of a mentor for one of the main characters in the show.
(SPOILER) Nerdist's review of 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind' #1. "Whether you are a hardcore or casual fan, be prepared to get totally emotionally invested in this crew all over again." More...
Grimm's fairy tales, as told by Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Den of Geek compares Buffy's versions with the original Grimm fairy tales.

January 26

Info on European and Asian filming locations for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rumour has it the movie's location shoots will be quite global.
Firefly Online video game approved for Steam on PC. The game launches during September.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 news from Wizard World Portland. New info about first Buffy issues in season 10. Update A recap of the Dark Horse panel can be found here.

January 25

Meet the Filmmaker : Joss Whedon. Great interview by David Edelstein, from June 2013. Joss talks about "Much Ado" and the rest of his work. Some very interesting stuff.
Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age of Ultron - Godfather 2 is my 'guiding star'. A brief video interview with Joss from his recent French visit. ComicBookMovie.com has a transcript of his remarks.
(SPOILER) 'Agents of SHIELD': Five scoops from the set. Entertainment Weekly recounts some of the highlights from the TCA visit. Zap2it has an interview with Jed and Maurissa discussing the 'curse' of the 22 episode season. Avoid if you're trying to stay spoiler-free.
Kristen Connolly joins NBC pilot 'Tin Man'. Set in the near future, it centers on robot Adam Sentry, accused of the first-degree murder of his creator. Kristen Connolly plays Katie Piper, a public defender forced to fight for Adam's cause.

January 24

(SPOILER) Victor Gischler & Scott Allie interview about Angel & Faith in season 10. Newsarama talks to the writer and editor about the new season of Angel & Faith. There's also covers for issue 2 and issue 3. More...
New edition of the academic journal Slayage. "We Are Not Who We Are": Critical Reflections on The Cabin in the Woods. Guest-edited by Kristopher Woofter and Jasie Stokes, this double issue features an introductory essay by the guest editors, along with nine essays on the film.
(SPOILER) Major Marvel character to appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. More info about that and other new character news from the TCA panel here.
A meeting with Joss Whedon: when Buffy and the Avengers make Shakespeare. The interview is in French but if you use Bing Translator or Google Translate, you'll get some sort of idea of what Joss is talking about when it comes to Much Ado, vampires, Wonder Woman and The Avengers.

January 23

Christina Hendricks talks Firefly and mostly about red hair. Christina gives a quick little shout out to the cast of the 'verse in a mostly fashion related piece. More...
Emma Caulfield on this week's Tabletop. This week's edition of Geek & Sundry's Tabletop features Emma Caulfield joining Wil Wheaton, Anne Wheaton, and John Kavolic for a game of Ticket to Ride: Europe.
Photos of Nathan Fillion from next week's Community. He plays "the politically savvy head custodian who's not afraid to get his hands dirty."
Transcript of Joss Whedon's Q&A at the Paris premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. "I don't have immediate plans, I just want to live through Avengers II. But yes, I mean, do I want to make Hamlet? [whispering] Yes I do." More...
Neil Patrick Harris named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. Previous winners include Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford.

January 22

(SPOILER) Promo pics for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1.13 'T.R.A.C.K.S.'. If you don't fancy clicking through all of them, someone has uploaded them onto YouTube. This episode will air on February 4th.
The much anticipated trailer for 'Lust for Love'! Epic Dollhouse reunion goodness. Check out the poster as well. The trailer is also on YouTube and is available for pre-ordering on iTunes.
Pics of Joss Whedon at the French premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. There's a video of him signing autographs on the red carpet as well. Update More pics can be found on the movie's Facebook page and the French distributors made a video about the premiere.

January 21

Simon Helberg expecting second child with wife Jocelyn Towne. Congrats to the couple!
Tahmoh Penikett to appear on Criminal Minds. He'll appear in the 200th episode.
The 10 best 'Monster of the Week' episodes of all time. Buffy and Angel episodes both get shout-outs.
Mark Ruffalo wants to bring a more independent voice to studio cinema. He talks about the possibility for a standalone Hulk movie. More...
Joss Whedon is on tonight's broadcast of Pop-Corn Sur Le Mouv'. He's over in Paris for tonight's French premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. He'll be on the radio at 18:30 (CET/GMT+1). Listen to it live here or check back later for the podcast. Update: The interview is now available on the radio station's website. There's also another interview with him at France Culture.
Watch Chloe Bennet on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She was on the show last night. Part two of her interview can be found here.

January 20

Too pretty to die: the ultimate statue of Malcolm Reynolds. io9 have an exclusive first look at the latest QMx statue, plus there's a Firefly/X-Files poster, a "cutaway" version of Serenity and a "Leaf on the Wind" pendant.
Morena Baccarin is the voice of Talia Al Ghul in "Son of Batman". This is the next DC Comics animation straight-to-home release, that will premiere during Wondercon. If this is the movie featuring Sean Maher's voice as Dick Grayson is still yet to be confirmed.
Chloe Bennet and Elizabeth Henstridge talk upcoming Agents of SHIELD guest stars. Zap2it conducted the interview at the ABC TCA few days ago.

January 19

Mark Ruffalo on Avengers: Age of Ultron - "It's better, it's cooler, it's more awesomer". He talked to MTV News briefly about the sequel and said that Bruce Banner "gets to do such great stuff".

January 18

Can men write good heroines? Samantha Ellis of The Guardian points to Joss as an example of one who can. More...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets nominated for a Golden Reel award. The Motion Picture Sound Editors nominated the show in the 'Best Sound Editing In Television - Short Form: Music' category. More...

January 17

Jewel Staite's "State of Syn" premieres tomorrow on Hulu. Following up on the Nov. 7 posting announcing this project, the series goes live on Saturday.
Jaimie "Sif" Alexander will appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 15. ABC announced it at their TCA panel today.
Dollhouse's Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas join 'Agent Carter'. Deadline says they are writing/executive producing the Marvel show. More details at The Hollywood Reporter.
Buffy staged reading, tomorrow night in Springfield, MO. This group has been working their way through each season for years. They're currently up to season four. It's definately worth taking in if you're in the area.
Clare Kramer talks about her new movie 'Big Ass Spider!'. The movie is out now. You can watch the opening scene here (bonus if you like The Pixies as well as big ass spiders).
Tom Hiddleston: from Thor to a sell-out Coriolanus. The Telegraph has a lengthy profile/interview.
More details about the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. PaleyFest panel. The panel will be Sunday, March 23. Tickets go on sale today and tomorrow to Paley Center members. Ticket sales open to the general public this Sunday (January 19th).

January 16

Amy Adams and Chiwetel Ejiofor get nominated for Oscars. Amy got a Best Actress nomination for 'American Hustle' and Chiwetel a Best Actor nomination for '12 Years a Slave'.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets nominated for a VES award. The Visual Effects Society nominated the episode 'Pilot' in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program category.
(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1.13 'T.R.A.C.K.S.'. There's a very special guest star in this episode.

January 15

Dark Horse megabundle: most digital Buffy comics to date for $50. This is available for a limited time in honor of Buffy's birthday and the start of Season 10. It doesn't include the Spike and Willow miniseries.
Thomas Kretschmann cast in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. He'll play a new villain for Earth's mightiest heroes to face.
Ratings for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.12 "Seeds". Last night's episode got a 2.2/6 in the 18-49 demo (the same as last week's finals).
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 1.13. This episode (The Train Job?) will air on February 4th.
Scarlett Johansson talks about the Avengers 2 script. No plot points or anything, she just gives her thoughts on the script. More...
Whedonesque gets some bloggy love from Slacktivist. Fred Clark's musings would always be worth reading even if he wasn't a fan.
Can't Stop The Serenity Logo Contest NEW super-extended deadline. On accounta because they really need you and your Awesome Art Braining. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss this week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. This episode is titled "Seeds" and was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and Jed Whedon.

January 14

James Marsters in Oscar Wilde's "Salome". This is on at the L.A. Theatre Works from January 30th to February 2nd. It should be streamed online and broadcast on the radio at some stage.
Sean Maher talks to Comic Book Resources about Arrow. He talks a bit about his character and about his experience working on the show. He also mentions that he's doing voice work as Dick Grayson.
A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of SHIELD episode. TV Fanatic said 'The Magical Place' " rewarded our patience with an hour that truly made it worthy of the Marvel name". ScreenCrave gave it an 8, TheHDRoom a 7, IGN 7.3, 411mania 8.5, SFX gave it 3 1/2 stars out of 5, ScienceFiction.com 4 1/2 atoms out of 5 and Mania an 'A-'. TVOM said "compared to "The Bridge", this episode was the stronger half of these two episodes". And TV.com said it "was actually a pretty good episode. Clark Gregg was outstanding , and the hour moved the plot forward, even if it was just a little bit".
Nathan Fillion on Much Ado awards buzz: 'It's kind and generous'. He spoke to Digital Spy about the buzz regarding his role as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing.

January 13

Bones to likely end with Season 10. FOX's Kevin Reilly at the TCA's today indicated that the David Boreanaz/Emily Deschanel series will most likely end next season.
Why do you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The show airs on pivot tonight and the channel is looking for videos along these lines - "What's your story about Buffy? Why do you watch? Your video might just end up on pivot TV alongside your favorite vampire slayer".
Dichen Lachman to guest star on the new CW show 'The 100'. She'll be playing a character called Anya. 'The 100' premieres on March 19th.
Watch an Exclusive Clip from 'Knights of Badassdom'. The film - which stars Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage and Summer Glau as LARPers in it over their heads - is set for a limited theatrical release on January 21st before going to VOD and Digital on february 11th. There is also an on-going text-based adventure prequel to the film going on here. In vaguely related news Maxim Magazine is curious about whom you would like to see featured on an upcoming magazine cover.
(SPOILER) Bill Paxton joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for four episode arc. TV Guide has the details. More...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2015 Wall Calendar now available for pre-order. It features pics from the show and Buffy Season 9 art.

January 12

"Across the Whedonverse" Burlesque event in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb 7th. This is a burlesque/multimedia event being described as "A night celebrating Joss Whedon For fans, By fans".
Can you answer the Buffy questions on Celebrity Mastermind? Ava Vidal answered questions covering Buffy Seasons 1 and 2 on tonight's episode (her segment starts at 4:08). The show was a specialised subject on Mastermind back in 2006.
"It's a Free Country" for protesting on Agents of SHIELD. The Legal Geeks looks at one of the issues that arose from the Agents of SHIELD episode "Repairs".
Superheroes and Feminism. A Sequential Tart article about women in comic books. It includes a quote from Georges Jeanty about Buffy and Joss.

January 11

Chris Hemsworth to Announce Oscar Nominations. He'll announce the nominees on Jan. 16, beginning at 5:38am PT/8:38am ET.
A musical celebration of Broadway honoring Neil Patrick Harris. The Drama League's 30th annual black-tie benefit gala will honor NPH on Feb. 3rd in NYC. Tickets are available here.
Surviving co-parenting in Hollywood. Charisma Carpenter explains some stuff about her marriage and private life.

January 10

Another dos Santos cover for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. It was attached to an interview conducted by Comic Book Resources discussing Dark Horse's upcoming year.
(SPOILER) Preview scene from Agents of SHIELD episode 1.12 "Seeds". It's probably the opening of the episode. The YouTube link can be found here.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse April 2014 solicitations. Angel & Faith # 1,Buffy # 2 and Serenity:Leaves On The Wind # 4 covers and info.
Eliza Dushku on voicing She-Hulk, kicking cartoon butt and the Faith spinoff. She talked to HuffPost Canada TV about her role in Marvel's animated series, "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.".

January 09

BuzzFeed ranks 117 Buffyverse Characters from Worst to Best. BuzzFeed has compiled this exhaustive list of the best and worst characters of the Buffyverse, from Buffy's Sunnydale to Angel's L.A. and every dimension in between.
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon involved in the idea for the 'All Hail The King' Marvel One-Shot. Joss's role is revealed in the idea behind the Marvel One-Shot included on the Thor The Dark World Blu Ray. More...
(SPOILER) Could Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD be heading toward...? Some speculation based on the last scene of Tuesday's episode.
Kevin Feige explains why Ultron was chosen to assemble The Avengers. More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar wins People's Choice Award - gives Buffy shout out. Sarah took the opportunity in her acceptance speech to praise her seven years on Buffy and thanked the cast, crew and fans. How lovely.
Deadline Extended for Can't Stop the Serenity 2014 Art Contest. Artwork will now be accepted through 12 January 2014 11:59 P.M. PST. Complete rules are here.
Investigation Discovery renews Charisma Carpenter's Surviving Evil. She's returning as the show's host for 10 more episodes.
The legend of Buffy. This article delves into why we are still talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Genre Smash! with Marti Noxon in Los Angeles on January 21st. It's an event run by the Writers Guild Foundation. Tickets cost $15 but we have four free tickets to give away to our readers. So you're interested in winning one, send an email to whedonesque@gmail.com with the subject "Marti" and we'll pick four people randomly tomorrow.

January 08

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will most likely return to the UK in March. Channel 4 said the show "will be returning to Channel 4 most likely in March (exact date tbc). This is so that we can air the remainder of the series at one episode a week with no more breaks in between episodes."
Happy Birthday Amber Benson! She's 37 today.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at this year's PaleyFest. There's also a How I Met Your Mother farewell panel.
Ratings for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.11 "The Magical Place". Last night's episode got a 2.2/6 in the 18-49 demo. More...
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x12, "Seeds". It airs January 14th in the U.S.
Sarah Michelle Gellar visits Sesame Street. She talks with Elmo about disappointment in this clip.
(SPOILER) Discuss this week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The episode is titled "The Magical Place" and was written by Paul Zbyszewski and Brent Fletcher.
Sean Maher talks to The Backlot. He talks about Much Ado, though nothing really new as far as I can tell, and about his personal life, mostly about deciding whether or not to get married.

January 07

Stan Lee will appear on Agents of SHIELD. He told The Hollywood Reporter that it's a "big role".
Marc Blucas' new show "Killer Women" premieres tonight on ABC at 10pm. He plays DEA Agent Dan Winston a love interest for the main character played by BSG's Tricia Helfer.
Olivia William's Fishlove poster by Denis Rouvre is now available to buy. The images on the webpage may not be safe for work.
Agents of SHIELD showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen answer the fans. Comic Book Resources asked for questions from fans last week.
Agents Of SHIELD returns in the US this week... but not the UK. Expect to see it in February, maybe? More...
Joss Whedon will be at the premiere of Much Ado About Nothing in Paris on January 21st. This'll be at the UGC Normandie cinema on the Champs-Elysées at 8pm. Keep an eye on the Beaucoup De Bruit Pour Rien Facebook page for updates.
(SPOILER) The truth about Coulson. Clark Gregg talks to TVGuide.com about what's in store for Coulson and whether viewers will get a definitive answer about what happened to him. Zap2it, HitFix and Entertainment Weekly have similar interviews with him.

January 06

Performances that shouldn't get overlooked: Nathan in Much Ado. Studio System News says Nathan's performance as Dogberry shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to Oscar nomination voting for Best Supporting Actor.

January 04

Dr. Horrible Art Nouveau posters. If you liked QMx's Firefly prints, then you'll love these.
(SPOILER) Watch the opening to next week's episode of Agents of SHIELD. If you can't view it on Facebook, Comics Continuum has the video as well.

January 03

NYC variety show to honor "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The Meeting, hosted by Justin Sayre, will pay tribute to BtVS on March 16. The performance begins at 9:30 PM, and tickets can be purchased here. Special guests to be announced.

January 02

A first look at Neil Patrick Harris in "A Million Ways to Die in the West". His character runs the local "moustachery".
Dan Dos Santos' cover art for an upcoming issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. Jewel Staite tweeted the pic and it's either for issue 4 or 6.

January 01

Questions needed for SHIELD interview with Jed Whedon and Mo Tancharoen. The questions have to be in by noon Pacific time on Friday, Jan. 3.
(SPOILER) Promo pics for the next two episodes of Agents of SHIELD. SEAT42F has the pics for 'The Magical Place', SHIELDsite has the pics for 'Seeds'. ETA - A new pic from the 'The Magical Place' can be found on the Marvel site.



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