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November 06 2013

(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.
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 2013

(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.
(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.

October 12 2013

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.

October 11 2013

(SPOILER) Preview scene from Agents of SHIELD episode 1.04 "Eye Spy".

October 10 2013

(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...
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...
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.

October 09 2013

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.
(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.
(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.

October 08 2013

(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.

October 07 2013

(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.
Adweek profiles who watches Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It has the youngest average viewer age of new shows this season.
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 2013

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."

October 04 2013

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.
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.
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."
(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.
(SPOILER) New Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D "The Asset" clip released. This episode will air next week.

October 03 2013

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.
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)."

October 02 2013

(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."
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).
(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.

October 01 2013

'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.

September 30 2013

(SPOILER) SFX reviews Agents of SHIELD pilot. "This pilot has wit and character blended with action scenes and some high-tech gadgetry for the sci-fans among us."
Empire interviews Agent Coulson. Very nice interview with Son of Coul, nothing spoilery.
Ming-Na Wen goes badass on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. In this latest interview to TV Guide, she talks about being a vet among a cast of newcomers, the secrecy behind the show and the work regimen.
(SPOILER) ABC say to stick through the end credits for episode 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. There's also a new teaser trailer.

September 29 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is CTV's most watched premiere in almost a decade with 1 in 3 Canadians watching in key demographics. Meanwhile in the US the show rose to a 6.48 rating in 18-49 with DVR, making it the biggest recorded show of the season to date and #1 show with 18-49 year olds.

September 28 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Channel 4 UK's biggest drama launch of the year. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also "drew the largest share of 16-34 year olds from 8-9pm last night with a 27% share".

September 27 2013

(SPOILER) Watch a clip from the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. You'll find out how the rest of the episode plays out next Tuesday.
'Suspected extraordinary activity' - Agents of SHIELD premieres in the UK tonight. Channel 4's publicity stunt for the show is certainly getting a bit of attention on the various social media sites.
(SPOILER) Marvel's press release for the fourth episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. This would be the second Whedonverse episode to be directed by a Star Trek actor.

September 26 2013

(SPOILER) 18 of the most Whedon-y moments from "S.H.I.E.L.D." A fun little .gif list from buzzfeed.
(SPOILER) Go undercover with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s hidden details. Comic Book Resources has a look at the attention to detail in the AoS premiere.
(SPOILER) The biggest unanswered questions from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. Via io9.
(SPOILER) Promo pics for the next two episodes of Agents of SHIELD. First up is 15 pics from "0-8-4" and here's here 24 pics from "The Asset".
(SPOILER) Jim Steranko reviews Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot for Hollywood Reporter. This will be a weekly feature with the legendary SHIELD comic creator. More...

September 25 2013

ABC to repeat "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on Thursday at 8pm. If you missed Tuesday's premiere (or forgot to DVR it), here's your chance to see it again.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ratings - opens big, this fall's biggest drama. The "ratings a Hulk smash".
(SPOILER) Promo for next week's episode of Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Though there does seem to be footage from other episodes in the trailer. Anyhow the second episode is called "0-8-4".
12 Signs It's a Joss Whedon Project. EW slide show: "Strong women? Self-aware dialogue? We ID the geek auteur's signature moves to look for in 'Agents of SHIELD.'"
(SPOILER) Discuss the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The first episode is titled "Pilot" and was written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen and directed by Joss Whedon.

September 24 2013

Listen to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. theme. As revealed by the composer Bear McCreary.
Entertainment Weekly publishes full Joss Whedon interview online. It's a good one.
Ming-Na Wen discusses Melinda May. Nice interview with TVLine about her character Melinda May and auditioning for the role. Elizabeth Henstridge is also interviewed about the show in general over at Give Me My Remote
TV Guide interviews Jed and Maurissa about Agents of SHIELD. A great interview including their approach to this universe, about a "database that shows them properties they can and can't touch" and an official confirmation about existent episode order. There's also a mildly spoilery interview with them from CBR, a interview to The Hollywood Reporter in which they address that recent Defamer report, and this piece from Blastr where they mention a big theme of season 1. Related, here's TV Guide's Matt Rousch brief review. More...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres today, here's the latest epic trailer. Featuring new footage, this trailer made its debut on ESPN. And good luck for the show tonight!

September 23 2013

M.A.O.S. Declassified: Episode 1. Looks like ABC/Marvel is doing a weekly recap/behind-the-scenes/commentary web series for Agents of SHIELD.
ABC News goes behind the scenes of Agents of SHIELD. Cameron Matheson hangs out with the cast on "The Bus".
Ming-Na Wen talks Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: "It doesn't get any better than this". Ming-Na Wen on her character Agent Melinda May, and the show's structure.

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