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'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:37:00 PM »
Who else is excited about ABC doing Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. for tv? Talk all you want about it HERE.
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 07:38:59 PM »
A 'Scandal' theme — and Joss Whedon — at ABC's upfront presentation

The network nods to its rocky season with a 'Scandal'-inspired sketch before rolling out a dozen new hopefuls, including Whedon's Marvel drama, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times

May 15, 2013, 4:00 a.m.
NEW YORK—

— ABC is trying to get a handle on things, Olivia Pope-style.

As with the Washington, D.C. fixer at the center of its surprise sophomore Twitter-friendly hit "Scandal," the Disney-owned network Tuesday was eager to put on a good show at its annual upfront presentation — in part to gloss over a disappointing season. ABC returned only two of 10 shows it launched at the start of last season, the modestly performing "Nashville" and "The Neighbors."

The network unveiled a dozen new shows for the upcoming season, a mix of comedies and dramas that includes a comic book-inspired series from Joss Whedon to replace the faltering reality franchise "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday nights. (The reality competition series will remain on Monday nights.)

In opening its pitch to media buyers, ABC worked a little damage control by humorously nodding to its rocky season with a "Scandal"-inspired sketch that had Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) offer network advice to the president of Disney/ABC Television Group, Anne Sweeney, and wingman Jimmy Kimmel. In referring to "Dancing With the Stars," which lost nearly 30% of its audience this season, Kimmel quipped in the taped segment: "For one thing, they're not really stars."

Despite the tongue-in-cheek acknowledgments, Paul Lee, president of ABC's entertainment group, touted the network as the "No. 1 brand on TV" — trumpeting its shows' social media popularity, particularly "Scandal," whose major cast members were in attendance.

But the network certainly hasn't been No. 1 in the ratings. Among the major networks this season, it's poised to finish in fourth place among adults younger than 50. And, overall, its total viewership was down about 6%.

In hopes of reversing the trend, the network is making its boldest move on Tuesday nights, when it will air four new shows that will not benefit from an established returning program. Its biggest push seems to be behind Whedon's much-anticipated Marvel drama, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," which has already generated much online buzz thanks to a teaser of the series before a recent episode of "Once Upon a Time."

"If the 'Avengers' worked, it worked because everyone felt included," said Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," during the afternoon presentation at Lincoln Center. "'S.H.I.E.L.D.' is the next part of the Marvel cinematic universe. But it's brought me back to the medium I grew up in."


Following the superhero drama will be the retro '80s comedy "The Goldbergs" from actor-filmmaker Adam Goldberg, the Malin Akerman-starring Trophy Wife" and the DreamWorks Television lottery drama "Lucky 7."
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 07:41:03 PM »
ABC bets TV viewers will marvel at superhero show

ReutersBy Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine | Reuters – 15 hrs ago

    The logo for the ABC television network is shown on a video screen at the Disney ABC Television Group summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 16, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser


    Reuters/Reuters - The logo for the ABC television network is shown on a video screen at the Disney ABC Television Group summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 16, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's ABC network is tapping its blockbuster "Avengers" franchise for a new TV show, looking to reverse a ratings decline that put it last of the four largest networks among audiences coveted by advertisers.

The network is so confident in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." that it scheduled the show on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. eastern time, where it will face off against TV's top-rated scripted show, CBS' crime juggernaut "NCIS."

ABC plans to air a total eight new shows this fall, according to a schedule of its Fall lineup that was released by the network. It will also retool its long-running hit "Dancing with the Stars," cutting it back from two nights to one after its ratings weakened.

Its "S.H.I.E.L.D." offering is ABC's first effort to translate the big-screen success of Disney's Marvel comics movie franchise to television.

Last year's Marvel movie "The Avengers" and current hit "Iron Man 3" had the industry's largest- and second-largest box office openings in the United States and Canada, and "The Avengers" ranks third in all-time domestic ticket sales behind "Avatar" and "Titanic."

The new TV show will star "Avengers" actor Clark Gregg as agent Phil Coulson, who assembles a small group of agents to investigate strange happenings around the world. "Avengers" movie director Joss Whedon, who created the hit sci-fi TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," will serve as executive producer.

"We believe S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to recruit a whole new audience coming in," ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee told reporters on a conference call. "And we don't necessarily think that audience is the same as NCIS."

The show tested well in "all four quadrants," meaning young and old, men and women, Lee said.

It faces a tough opponent in "NCIS," the top-rated non-sports show on television. The show, which debuted in 2003, this year attracted an average of 21.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen data, slightly behind only NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

SKEWING YOUNG

ABC hopes to lure younger viewers with the fast-paced, special effects laden show instead of "NCIS," whose viewers have a median age of 60, Horizon Media analyst Brad Adgate said.

"ABC needs a youth-targeted, male-skewing show," Adgate said.

The network hopes S.H.I.E.L.D. will attract viewers to Tuesday night, where ABC plans an entire night of new shows, including "Lucky 7," a drama produced by Steven Spielberg that follows seven gas station employees in Astoria, Queens who win the lottery.

Lee will unveil the lineup of shows to advertisers Tuesday afternoon at New York's Lincoln Center during a presentation for the "upfront" selling season, when networks try to convince advertisers to buy billions of dollars of ad time in advance.

ABC, like rival broadcasters, wants to bring in new viewers to help reverse audience declines this season. Prime time viewing has shrunk 9 percent at ABC, according to Nielsen data provided by Horizon Media and based on viewing the same day a program airs.

ESPN TO PAY FOR DATA?

Another Disney-owned network, ESPN, confirmed on Tuesday it is in preliminary talks with wireless carriers about subsidizing data plans to boost mobile usage of its sports content.

"We've had lots of preliminary conversation, but there's nothing imminent," ESPN President John Skipper told reporters following his network's upfront presentation in New York.

"If you remember, in the first generation of smart phones, there was lots of concern that a lot of video ate up the plans in a hurry," Skipper said. "So that's a concern to us because we have lots of fans."

Skipper did not say which carriers ESPN was talking to. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that ESPN had spoken to at least one major U.S. wireless carrier.

The sports network previously tried the mobile market with its own cellular service, Mobile ESPN, which shut down in 2006.

(Reporting By Liana B. Baker in New York and Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles; Editing by Ron Grover and Tim Dobbyn)
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 07:41:57 PM »

On the plus side, the centerpiece of the network’s presentation, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” looked big, cinematic and enticing, and ABC (like Marvel, now part of Disney) has a lot riding on this “Avengers” brand extension — not the least being that the network is rather inexplicably using the show not just to lead off its Tuesday lineup, but as the launching pad for three more new series that will also air that night.
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 07:45:41 PM »
'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' On ABC: First Look At Marvel's New TV Show (VIDEO)

Posted: 05/12/2013 1:04 pm EDT  |  Updated: 05/12/2013 9:09 pm EDT


The "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." are coming to ABC. The TV show set in the same universe as the blockbuster "Avengers" movie won't premiere for a few month.

Starring Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Clark Gregg and Brett Dalton, the series' first episode was directed by Joss Whedon. Whedon will serve as an executive producer on the series alongside his brother Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen. The three co-wrote the pilot episode.
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 07:49:28 PM »
I'm already hooked into this... Episodes are getting better and better... 4th and 5th episodes were great... Quite sad about one week rest.... Episode 6 resumes in two weeks time - Nov. 5

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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 02:42:03 PM »
I'm already hooked into this... Episodes are getting better and better... 4th and 5th episodes were great... Quite sad about one week rest.... Episode 6 resumes in two weeks time - Nov. 5
Nice to see someone else talking about SHIELD. Welcome Rook CJ.

What do you think of Agent Coulson and is he real?

Do you think Graviton will come back in a future episode?

Will they get rid of 'The Rising Tide' so as to not further upset the actual Rising Tide that exists?

Who is behind the 'Centipede' group and 'the Woman in the Flower Dress'? Is it AIM? Hydra?

How dumb is 'SCORCH' for a name?

I do hope the ratings pick up though.
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 02:49:17 PM »
And one more thing... anyone else think that perhaps Agent Coulson and Agent May could be the parents of Sky? Don't rule it out mga Ka-SHIELD.
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 01:23:42 AM »
Thanx Ninong... Nice to be back. :D

And yeah I like those perceptions but I don't want to comment on that.
I want AoS to surprise me. :D

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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 05:46:25 AM »
Thanx Ninong... Nice to be back. :D

And yeah I like those perceptions but I don't want to comment on that.
I want AoS to surprise me. :D
Well its all just topics to think about, I have no idea if any of what I say is true or not, I just want some talk about it.

Do you follow the Marvel comics yourself?
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 10:26:02 AM »
Thanx Ninong... Nice to be back. :D

And yeah I like those perceptions but I don't want to comment on that.
I want AoS to surprise me. :D
Well its all just topics to think about, I have no idea if any of what I say is true or not, I just want some talk about it.

Do you follow the Marvel comics yourself?
I'm a Marvel fan since X-Men TAS during 90's, but I can't really follow. I update myself with Marvel Universe from time to time though.
As to recent Marvel comics titles, NO. Not anymore. But I can have the means to be updated.
Thanks for asking.

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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2014, 03:37:56 PM »
Wow so that is what happened to Coulson... TH something something... what was that alien monster? Kinda like Dr Manhattan... what is Skye's power? Oh nooo... Agent May is working with Fury and hiding the truth about T.A.H.I.T.I. from Coulson? Hmmmm... curious!
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2014, 04:31:57 AM »
Wow so Mae is the double agent?
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Re: 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (OT)
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2014, 04:05:30 PM »
Who else is disappointed by The Clairvoyant? Anyone else think that Ward will switch sides again?

Can I hide out in Providence too?
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