Like most of you, we're still feeling the loss of ABC's 'Happy Endings' after its untimely cancellation this past May, made all the worse but USA's apparent decision to pass on picking up a fourth season. And while negotiations theoretically remain ongoing at other networks, 'Happy Endings' showrunner David Caspe seems to have moved on with a new overall deal at Sony Pictures TV.
While Joss Whedon continues to make the rounds for his latest cinematic triumph, the admittedly smaller-scale 'Much Ado About Nothing,' hungry Marvel fans continue to press for news from ABC's forthcoming Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' series. We've heard a good deal about the "everyman" approach, but what does Whedon have to say about the smaller-scale budget, or the series' focus on gadgetry and effects?
The first trailer for Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' gave us a clue as to which 'Avengers' stars (beside Coulson) would make the first appearance in ABC's new series. But superheroes aren't the only Marvel characters we'd want to see. Were the man himself, Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, to show up in Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' how would Jackson want it to be done?
With the Upfronts over, fall feeling further and further away, and Comic-Con 2013 on the immediate horizon, we're not certain how ABC will handle promotion of Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Whedon himself has proven to be plenty forthcoming with tidbits on the TV series, but how will ABC approach more casual fans of Marvel's Cinematic Universe?
Long before ABC officially announced that 'Happy Endings' would produce no more episodes beyond the third season, USA had expressed an interest in purchasing the critical darling in its push for original comedies. The Upfronts came and went with no official change of hand, but has USA's plan to resurrect 'Happy Endings' season 4 now fallen apart?
It remains to be seen how generous Marvel will be with its forthcoming 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' series between now and the premiere, given that ABC hasn't made initial screeners of the pilot available to press, but Joss Whedon remains eager to engage about the series' unique approach to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find out what Joss had to say about the integration of Marvel characters and the series' global dealings inside!
Despite the fact that ABC viewers had plenty more to mourn by the recent cancellation of 'Happy Endings,' the sadness truly first began when the show's frequent timeslot partner 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' fell to the cancellation axe some months prior. Yet even with 'Apartment 23' firmer in the ground than 'Happy Endings,' guess which has eight new episodes you can watch right now?
Granted ABC Emmy-gobbler 'Modern Family' has always maintained a certain edge to it, we never expected cable network USA's purchase of syndication rights to the acclaimed family comedy to take matters to such extremes. In advance of the series' September debut on USA, the cast and crew got together to take full advantage of their new cable standards, and the results might surprise you. See 'Modern Family' uncensored inside!