As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.
ABC’s LOST may not have answered every mystery set up over the course of five seasons, but did you know that J.J. Abrams first pitched the island drama to ABC as having no serialized mystery whatsoever? Or that the costly pilot got ABC’s then-president fired for his trouble? We don’t have to go back, the 21st episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ is right here, smoking out all the island secrets of LOST!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may lose some of its finest in Season 3, but they won’t have smooth sailing while Coulson takes on the Inhumans with his Secret Warriors. A new synopsis for Season 3 reveals not only the hulking actor behind Marvel’s Lash, but also the new threat posed by Constance Zimmer, the Inhumans and others alike.
A few months back, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans were surprised to learn Marvel and ABC intended to develop a spinoff around Adrianne Palicki’s Mockingbird and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter, ostensibly two of the strongest additions to the main series. That project was quickly shelved, but will apparently fly again with a pilot order for Marvel’s Most Wanted on ABC.
Marvel’s Agent Carter has made no secret of Peggy’s big trip to L.A., both literally and figuratively moving on from Captain America, but what new trouble will our beloved Agent face out west? The newest big bad for Agent Carter Season 2 has arrived, as Peggy faces Marvel’s Madame Masque.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has any number of questions to answer in its third season, well before passing the baton of its comic-adapted “Secret Warriors.” Now, all manner of new reports tease Simmons’ Kree fate, new Inhumans ahead, and a very different start to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3.
The sudden development and greenlight of ABC’s upcoming Muppets series left it vaguely unclear how the gang would function in a regular mockumentary format, but Kermit and Miss Piggy dropped by TCA to offer a clue. The series will revolve around the behind-the-scenes workings of Piggy’s own late-night talk show, complete with real guests the likes of Imagine Dragons or Reese Witherspoon.
Haircuts are great, but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just stepped up Season 3 production with an UnREAL twist. House of Cards and Entourage alum Constance Zimmer will square off against Coulson and his Secret Warriors as a brand-new Season 3 threat, but is another rival government agency pulling the strings?
Last week saw The Muppets treating fans to the 10-minute pilot pitch that won them a new ABC series this fall, placing Kermit and the gang in a more adult context as a behind-the-scenes mockumentary. ABC appears to be running with that ball, promising “full-frontal nudity” and more by its first posters for the fall premiere.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has kept relatively quiet since Comic-Con 2015, but with production on Season 3 finally in swing, Coulson’s team is already sharpening up. Not only has a menacing new agent been added to the ranks, but so too has Skye undergone something of a Daisy trim for Season 3.