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February 05 2014

Clark Gregg talks to AssignmentX about Agents of SHIELD and Avengers 2. During this set visit the actor talks about coming back to the character he loves.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 11 "The Magical Place" finally to air in Latin America tomorrow. Up until episode 10 they were airing episodes one day after ABC, but this is the first episode to be aired since December.

February 04 2014

A round-up of reviews for the Agents of SHIELD episode that aired on January 14th. 'Seeds' seems to be the best received episode to date. Den of Geek liked it a lot as did The Escapist. 411Mania gave the episode 8.4 out of 10, TheHDRoom a 9, IGN an 8, TV Fanatic 4.9 out of 5 and ScienceFiction.com 4 out of 5. TVOverMind said "the writing for this episode was compelling" and TV.com declared that "the episode tugged on viewers' heartstrings while also finding moments to make us laugh". Though Paste Magazine wasn't fond of the scenes that told the viewers what happened, rather than showing the viewers what happened.
(SPOILER) What to expect in the last nine episodes of Agents of SHIELD Season 1. "Full throttle is the key word for it" says Maurissa Tancharoen. More in a similar vein over at IGN.com.

January 31 2014

(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.

January 30 2014

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.

January 27 2014

(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.

January 25 2014

(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.

January 24 2014

(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.

January 22 2014

(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.

January 20 2014

Chloe Bennet and Elizabeth Henstridge talk upcoming Agents of SHIELD guest stars. Zap2it conducted the interview at the ABC TCA few days ago.

January 18 2014

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 2014

Jaimie "Sif" Alexander will appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 15. ABC announced it at their TCA panel today.
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 2014

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 2014

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.
(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 2014

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".

January 13 2014

(SPOILER) Bill Paxton joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for four episode arc. TV Guide has the details. More...

January 12 2014

"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".

January 10 2014

(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.

January 09 2014

(SPOILER) Could Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD be heading toward...? Some speculation based on the last scene of Tuesday's episode.

January 08 2014

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."
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.
(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.

January 07 2014

Stan Lee will appear on Agents of SHIELD. He told The Hollywood Reporter that it's a "big role".
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...
(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 04 2014

(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 01 2014

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.

December 31 2013

(SPOILER) Sneak peek at the next episode of Agents of SHIELD. 'The Magical Place' will air next Tuesday.

December 30 2013

Agent Fitz gets his monkey. Thanks to Joe Quesada and Paul Mounts.

December 21 2013

A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. 411mania said 'The Bridge' was "a great episode that finished with a satisfying cliffhanger". IGN gave the episode 7.8 and TheHDRoom 7.5. SFX gave 3 1/2 stars and Den of Geek did the same saying "the guy talk between Ward and Coulson while cruising in Lola was one of the best moments of the season". TVOverMind said the show needs "to start getting a bit clearer on what the overall arc for the season is". The Guardian recapper marked up the show's report card. The Escapist had some interesting parting observations on the episode and the Paste reviewer concluded with "it's hard to do anything but grin at Marvel's nail-biter of an end-of-year send-off".

December 20 2013

(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.12 "Seeds". This will air on January 14th.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. costume design. Tyranny of Style talks to the show's costume designer Ann Foley. Find out who inspired Coulson's look and check out the research board.

December 18 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. battles expectations. "While it's impossible to pinpoint the primary reason for the ratings pattern, I believe the show's biggest obstacle can be summarized with one word: overhype."

December 15 2013

Five ways to make Agents of SHIELD more Marvel-ous. Comic Book Resources elaborate on EP Jeffrey Bell's promise that the second half of the season would include more elements from the Marvel Universe and offer their ideas on how to do it.

December 14 2013

Fall shows that are good to women. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets included in this feature that looks at "fall TV's best female characters".
How I learned to stop worrying and love Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. An interesting look at why some people aren't enjoying the show so much.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: The Art of the Series Slipcase. Retailing at $49.99, this hardcover book will be out on July 22nd of next year. More...

December 13 2013

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 11 casting info. A warm welcome to... More...

December 12 2013

(SPOILER) Titles for Agents of SHIELD's episodes 11 and 12. The Futon Critic lists the first two episodes after the break in January. Check out the title for episode 11.

December 11 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ratings drop to lowest for episode 10. Which is not nice. More...
(SPOILER) Promo for January's Agents of SHIELD episodes. Blimey. It's all happening.
(SPOILER) Discuss the midseason finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It's titled "The Bridge" and was written by Shalisha Francis and directed by Holly Dale. J. August Richards returns as Mike Peterson.

December 10 2013

Chicago Tribune interview with Chloe Bennet. More information about the West Side native. More...

December 09 2013

(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD EP says upcoming episodes are "more in the Marvel direction". Jeffrey Bell speaks to Comic Book Resources about this week's episode, the 22 episode arc and what the show is doing well. ETA: Another interview with Jeff about Agents of SHIELD can be found over at ComicVine.
(SPOILER) Another clip from tomorrow night's Agent of SHIELD mid-season finale. The show will be back on January 7th.

December 06 2013

(SPOILER) Sneak peek at the Agents of SHIELD mid-season finale. This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is bringing in two new agents. TVLine has the news.

December 05 2013

'Agents of SHIELD': 5 reasons why you should still be watching. This feature is from Zap2it. Poweranks has a similar type of article.

December 03 2013

A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. Vulture declared "If you were looking for a template for a top-tier Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, "Repairs" would be a good place to start." TVOvermind said it was "overall a phenomenal episode". Though Den of Geek thought it was "cod-Fringe territory". Digital Spy gave it 4 stars out of 5 and SFX 3. IGN gave it 7.2. The Escapist praised the first office romance. 411Mania said the episode "would've been perfect for Halloween". Paste said "it's nice to know that while the storylines might not take us by surprise, these characters still can". And the Guardian blogger concluded with "that final, shy smile was worth a million bucks".
(SPOILER) Fab pictures from the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. No new SHIELD tonight. Boo. But here's twenty pictures to whet your appetite for next week's episode 'The Bridge'. Looks like it's going to be quite the event.

December 02 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. needs to fix 3 mistakes. Leo Sun at Daily Finance.com wrote, "Agents of SHIELD suffers from dated storytelling techniques that Whedon carries over from his previous shows".

November 28 2013

Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen! This year Maurissa co-show-ran Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., co-wrote the pilot, "0-8-4", "The Asset", and last night's utterly awesome "Repairs", raised Lupus awareness and money, appeared on Learning Town, released "Sigh No More"* as a music video on the Much Ado About Nothing DVD, and inspired love and devotion and song! More...

November 27 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ratings rise. Last night's episode got 2.5/7 in the 18-49 demographic and added an extra 2.45 million viewers from last week.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Canada's number one new show. The CTV press release also says that the show is "the most-watched new fall series on record".
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x10 "The Bridge". The episode will air December 10 and is the first of a two-parter. J. August Richards returns! "Coulson takes the war back to Centipede, and this time he brings in Mike Peterson for some super-soldier support."
(SPOILER) Discuss tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The episode is titled "Repairs" and was written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon.
Vote Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in E! Online Tournament. There are also a few other Whedon related shows in the tournament, your vote will help. This round closes today. Be sure to type the code in before voting. More...

November 26 2013

(SPOILER) Second preview from tonight's Agents of SHIELD. Another scene from "Repairs".
(SPOILER) Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen talk about tonight's SHIELD episode. Find out what to expect from "Repairs".

November 25 2013

A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. The Escapist said 'The Well' "offered a killer premise - The X-Files with Mission Impossible's hardware - and delivered the hell out of it". 411Mania.com gave the episode 8.4 out 10, TheHDRoom 8.5 and IGN 8.0. Digital Spy gave it 3 stars out of 5, GeekSmash 4 1/2 and SFX 3 1/2. The Paste reviewer said the episode didn't work for them whilst The Independent blogger said "it gives the series a sense of urgency it's been missing".
The Doubleclicks sing their love for everyone's favorite Agent. And are attired appropriately for the occasion. More...

November 23 2013

(SPOILER) Preview for the next episode of Agents of SHIELD, 'Repairs'. "The Agents are called in to investigate a possible telekinetic. But is there a darker force at work?"
Chloe Bennet (Skye) is doing a Reddit AMA. Bennet wlll be answering your "Ask me anything" questions on Reddit today at 2pm ET. Rescheduled for next week on Saturday at 2 pm ET

November 22 2013

(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of SHIELD's episode 1.10 "The Bridge". Courtesy of Marvel.

November 21 2013

Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon talk SHIELD, their two-year plan, Easter eggs and more. A very comprehensive interview over at Collider.com.
Jed Whedon confirms Agents of SHIELD/Captain America 2 crossover. He tells TV Guide " we will definitely try to tee-up some stuff and probably play a little bit of the fallout from that film".

November 20 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ratings rise for episode 8. Which is nice.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x09 'Repairs'. This'll air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The episode is titled "The Well." It was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Jonathan Frakes. This is the episode that references events from Thor: The Dark World.
Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb talk about concept, casting and more with AssignmentX. This discuss happened during the ABC party at the 2013 Television Critics Association.

November 19 2013

(SPOILER) Second sneak peek from Agents of SHIELD's "The Well". Where we finally understand the episode's name. More...
Film Geek Radio's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.C.A.S.T.. Not pertaining to a specific episode of the series, the hosts of this podcast decided to evaluate the season, so far. They try to examine the show with some much-needed perspective, as they feel some critics are being unfairly negative with regards to comparing it to past Whedon programming. More...
'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Fall's biggest disappointment. The Huffington Post's Maureen Ryan vents her Hulk rage in a constructive fashion.

November 18 2013

A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of SHIELD episode. So So Gay said "finally, an episode which nails the action, plot development and humour that we've come to expect from a Whedon series". Digital Spy gave 'The Hub' 4 out of 5, TV Fanatic 4.5 out 5, SFX 3 out of 5, IGN 7.7 out of 10 and 411Mania 8.4. TV Overmind said it was a "good episode that is moving the characters forward, some more than others". And the ScreenCrush review concluded with "overall, continually strong improvement on the fronts that many were quick to tear into during the inaugural weeks".
(SPOILER) Four minutes from tomorrow's episode "The Well". Agents of SHIELD goes Asgardian.

November 15 2013

TV that definitely isn't the new cinema. As The Guardian puts it, "Tired of watching intricate dramas with epic pretensions? Here are six current series that are actual fun". And Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is one of their choices.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. boss sets the record straight on Melinda May. She has not died before.
Agents of SHIELD named favorite new Fall Show. Proving Whedon Fans still know how to win a poll. More...

November 14 2013

(SPOILER) Comic book references in this week's Agents of SHIELD episode. Did you spot them all?

November 13 2013

Ratings for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.07 "The Hub". Find out how last night's episode did.
(SPOILER) Wordballoon podcast interviews Jeph Loeb about 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'. The interview also comments on the Marvel/Netflix deal very briefly and the other Marvel TV projects and it expands into a look at the relationship between Marvel Movies TV and the comics, and where the geek industry is now compared to the pre-2000 years. More...
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x08 'The Well'. This is the Thor: The Dark World tie-in episode.
(SPOILER) Discuss tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It's called "The Hub" and was written by Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc.

November 12 2013

(SPOILER) TV Line has the first 2 minutes of tonight's "The Hub" online. Plus nifty new Marvel logo at the beginning.

November 11 2013

(SPOILER) Marvel's official synopsis for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.09 "Repairs". Short description for the episode airing on November 26.
A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of SHIELD episode. Paste Magazine said 'Fzzt' showed " the greatness that's only been hinted at in previous viewings". Digital Spy gave it 4 stars out of 5, 411Mania gave it 8.5 out of 10, SFX 3 1/2 stars out of 5 and IGN 8 out of 10. Den of Geek said "while the start was slow and dull, the tension really ramped up in the second (better) half". So So Gay summarised it as "a tense, well crafted episode". And ScreenCrave declared that "for the first time since the show began, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may have hit the mother load (sic) with 'Fzzt'."

November 10 2013

The New York Times on this Fall's television. When it came to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the writer said the show "is in some measure what the other shows aren't: clever, funny, stylish, with characters we care about and, not insignificantly, more convincing special effects."
ArsenalFx on fast turnarounds in Post for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. . If you're into the technical side of the making of a show, then this would be an article for you.
Jeph Loeb on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the future of Marvel television. This was conducted before the recent announcement of the Marvel deal with Netflix.

November 09 2013

(SPOILER) Sneak peek from Agents of SHIELD episode 1.07 "The Hub". The episode will air next Tuesday.

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