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December 20 2013

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 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". 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
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.

November 07 2013

Marvel to develop four original series for Netflix. The shows will be focused on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, in that order, this is a follow-up for this story discussed back in October 15. More...

November 06 2013

(SPOILER) Promo pics from the Thor 2 tie-in episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. This will air on November 19th.
(SPOILER) Marvel officially announces Saffron Burrows casting on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. This was rumored a few weeks ago but is now confirmed and first photos from her in the November 12th episode.
Overnight ratings for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.06 "F.Z.Z.T". Down to a 2.5 rating in 18-49. Bummer.
(SPOILER) Promo trailer for Agents of SHIELD "The Hub". This is apparently CTV's promo trailer for next week's Agents of SHIELD episode.
(SPOILER) Discuss tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The sixth episode is titled "FZZT" and was written by Paul Zbyszewski. Joss says it's a doozy.

November 05 2013

(SPOILER) TV Guide speaks to the Agents of SHIELD cast and crew about next week's episode. As you'd expect, spoilers abound. In related coverage, Clark and Ming-Na are on the cover of the issue that comes out on Friday.
Titles for Agents of SHIELD episodes 1.09 and 1.10 and broadcast schedule through the end of year.

November 04 2013

TV Guide interviews Chloe Bennet. Fun chat on, among other topics, Skye-Ward and her audition for the role of Simmons.
Rumour: Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be connected to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. got this from a "a source close to the production".
The Nerdist podcast interviews Clark Gregg. He discusses how Agent Coulson came to rise, juggling a career between writing and acting and he tells a crazy story about acting on Broadway.
(SPOILER) 17 promo images from episode 7 "The Hub". Marvel and ABC work the promotion machine for November sweeps. More...

November 03 2013

(SPOILER) Second sneak peek from Agents of Shield's 'F.Z.Z.T.'. This'll air on Tuesday.

November 02 2013

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to cross over story with Thor: The Dark World. Jonathan Frakes directed the episode, titled "The Well," which will air November 19th.

November 01 2013

(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...

October 29 2013

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.

October 28 2013

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...
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 25 2013

(SPOILER) Latino Review reports that a comic book character has been cast in SHIELD. Take with salt until officially confirmed.
How to fix Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Let the protestations begin (continue?).
(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of SHIELD's episode 1.07 "The Hub". Marvel reveals plot from what used to be "The Sandwich Incident".

October 24 2013

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?
(SPOILER) The Futon Critic lists titles for MAoS' episodes 7 and 8. Along with scheduled broadcasting dates.

October 23 2013

Ratings for "The Girl in the Flower Dress". It's dropped two-tenths to 2.6, coming in second to NCIS.
(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x06 'FZZT'. This episode will air in two weeks time.
(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.

October 22 2013

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.
(SPOILER) Marvel releases three clips from tonight's "Girl In The Flower Dress". Three lengthy scenes, including the first four minutes of the episode.

October 21 2013

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 19 2013

(SPOILER) Sneak peek from Agents of SHIELD episode 1.05 "Girl In The Flower Dress". Two minute preview from next Tuesday's ep.

October 17 2013

(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.

October 16 2013

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.
(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.
(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.

October 15 2013

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.
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.

October 14 2013

(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.

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