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April 16 2014

Ratings for last night's episodes of Agents of SHIELD. The show's new episode got a 2.1/6 in the 9pm timeslot. The 8pm rerun got a 1.1/4. Once the final ratings come in later on today, the ratings may be adjusted up.

April 13 2014

The format for a second season of Agents of SHIELD? Deadline says there's "talk that a pickup for Agent Carter may come along with a renewal for Marvel's freshman Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with the new series possibly serving as a bridge between the fall and spring portions of S.H.I.E.L.D."

April 09 2014

Ratings for last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD. The show got a 1.9/6 in the 18-49 demo.
(SPOILER) Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen talk Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America. "It's all connected." Another interview with them about this week's episode can be found here at Comic Book Resources.

April 08 2014

Hulu is already streaming Agents of SHIELD "Turn, Turn, Turn". Tonight's episode popped up in my Hulu+ queue this morning. I assume it's a mistake that might get corrected sometime soon, so good luck. I just watched it and it's an amazing companion to Winter Soldier. ETA: The episode is now offline.

April 03 2014

'Agents of SHIELD' first-look art teases Clairvoyant reveal. This is quite nifty. Kudos. Spoilerish if you haven't seen this week's episode.

April 01 2014

(SPOILER) Promo pics from Agents of SHIELD 1.18 'Providence'. Are these a lot better than the usual ABC promo pics? Yes. Are they very spoilery? Yes. Are there SHIELD coffee mugs? Yes.

March 31 2014

(SPOILER) Watch the opening of tomorrow's Agents of SHIELD episode. See the first 1:26 from "End of the Beginning".

March 26 2014

Amy Acker to guest on Agents of SHIELD! She'll be playing a familiar but previously unseen face from Coulson's past.

March 18 2014

(SPOILER) Promo pics from Agents of SHIELD 1.16 'End of the Beginning'. This episode will air in two weeks time.

March 15 2014

(SPOILER) Synopsis and credits for Agents of SHIELD 1.17 "Turn, Turn, Turn". This episode will air on the 8th of April.

March 12 2014

Agents of SHIELD ratings rise from last week. Last night's episode got a 2.1/7 in the 18-49 demo.

March 10 2014

Interview with Agents of SHIELD concept artist Phillip Boutte Jr. There's some great artwork that you might not have seen before.

March 07 2014

(SPOILER) Watch a clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 'Yes Men'. Another clip from the episode can be found at the ABC site (but it's geo-locked).

March 05 2014

(SPOILER) Promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1x15 "Yes Men". This episode will air next week.

March 04 2014

(SPOILER) Agents of SHIELD showrunners on Paxton, Deathlok, Sif and more surprises to come. With Agents of SHIELD returning this week, Jed and Maurissa chat to Comic Book Resources about what to expect next on the show.

February 26 2014

(SPOILER) Sif-tastic pictures from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s 'Yes Men'. There's thirty-five in all to peruse.

February 25 2014

(SPOILER) Synopsis and credits for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.15 'Yes Men'. This episode will air on March 11th.

February 24 2014

Is Agents Of SHIELD really an interracial family show? Another perspective on MAoS. (h/t Slacktivist )

February 20 2014

(SPOILER) Promo pics for the Agents of SHIELD episode 'Tahiti'. This episode will air on March 4th.

February 06 2014

(SPOILER) Synopsis and credits for the next Agents of SHIELD episode 'TAHITI'. If you've seen last night's corker of an episode, then you may have an inkling of what will happen next.

February 05 2014

Ratings for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.13 'T.R.A.C.K.S.'. The show got a 2.2/6 in the demo.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 1x14. This will air on March 4th. Yes, you read that right.
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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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

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...

January 07 2014

Agents Of SHIELD returns in the US this week... but not the UK. Expect to see it in February, maybe? More...

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

(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 20 2013

(SPOILER) Synopsis for Agents of SHIELD episode 1.12 "Seeds". This will air on January 14th.

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 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".
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...
Geeking OUT vlog recaps LGBT in the Whedonverse. Becca and Neil share their thoughts on Joss' evolution in handling of LGBT characters, and offer some speculatons and suspicions for Agents of Shield. More...

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.

December 06 2013

(SPOILER) Sneak peek at the Agents of SHIELD mid-season finale. This episode will air next Tuesday.

November 27 2013

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".

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 21 2013

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 19 2013

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...

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".

November 14 2013

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

November 11 2013

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 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.

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 24 2013

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.

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".

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) 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 09 2013

(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.

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.

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.
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

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

October 03 2013

(SPOILER) Promotional photos for the fourth episode of 'Agents of SHIELD'. It's called 'Eye Spye' and it was written by Jeffrey Bell.

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."
(SPOILER) Watch the promo for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 1x03 | "The Asset" (HD) More...

September 27 2013

'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.

September 26 2013

(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".

September 25 2013

(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".

September 24 2013

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...

September 20 2013

Agents Of SHIELD: Marvel's plans for Avengers world domination move into TV. Mo and Jed speak to The Guardian about their upcoming show.
(SPOILER) Press release for the third episode of Agents of SHIELD. "The Asset" was written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen and directed by David Solomon.

September 19 2013

(SPOILER) What 'Agents of SHIELD' has in common with Joss Whedon's best work. The Atlantic Wire deliberates on whether Agents of SHIELD has the spark of Joss' earlier work.
"Agents of SHIELD is like the best of Buffy and Avengers". SciFiNow gets all excited for Joss' new show.

September 18 2013

Watch part of the first scene from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. You can watch the first 30 seconds on the Xbox site.
TV Guide breaks down Agents Of SHIELD's chances for success. Time slot, competition etc are considered as the Coulsen/Gibbs dukeroo looms.

September 17 2013

New cast promotional photos for Agents of SHIELD. One for each actor/character.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Avengers minus superheroes plus paperwork. A pre-emptive parody video.

August 09 2013

Inside Marvel's secret 'Agents of SHIELD' security. The Hollywood Reporter looks at Marvel and ABC's efforts to protect the pilot at screenings.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viral marketing irks activists. The "Rising Tide" marketing is bothering a climate-change activist group called... Rising Tide. More...

August 08 2013

Latest SHIELD character promo: Level 7 Access with Skye. This is not the same as the weird "Skye Spotlight" and Clark Gregg talking head videos from earlier this week, but the actual Level 7 promo they've been doing for each character.

July 24 2013

Joss Whedon and Clark Gregg talk Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D at Comic-Con. Video interview at Space.ca.

July 16 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a premiere date. Per the show's official Twitter, the series will premiere Tuesday, September 24th at 8pm ET.

June 26 2013

The Collider interviews Clark Gregg. He talks about Much Ado, S.H.I.E.L.D., and many other things -- and above all, he's charming as ever!

June 20 2013

Eight heroes Tor.Com would love to see in Agents of SHIELD. Some good suggestions include the Brian K. Vaughan created and Whedon written Runaways.

June 13 2013

Screen crush interviews Clark Gregg. "I like language. I like talking. I like writing. I like beautiful expression." More...

May 14 2013

Extended trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It's up on the ABC site. ETA: Now on Facebook. ETA: And on YouTube.

May 13 2013

The full S.H.I.E.L.D. first look TV spot is released. 'Nuff said.

May 12 2013

First look at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., via Vine. I don't know what else to say about it except: Coulson lives. ETA: YouTube version here.

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