A little inside-baseball saw ABC recently shifting leadership from former boss Paul Lee to Channing Dungey, and as such, little time was wasted issuing 15 renewals across the network. Not only will the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. return for a fourth season, so too will everything from black-ish to Quantico to Dancing With the Stars will get additional runs. That said, who was left off of the list?
Finally no longer dumping the announcement at 5:30 A.M. PT, while half the critical populace sweat through Comic-Con, the 2015 Emmy nominations are here! A few major surprises and omissions, as well as some well-deserved chances at the gold, but who's up for at 2015, as presented by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg? Let's find out!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has made some solid Season 3 casting changes to date, but speaking of dates, ABC has officially granted one to Coulson and his team. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will officially return in late September, as revealed by ABC’s fall 2015 lineup.
ABC is the latest of the broadcast networks to throw out their 2015-2016 schedules, and while few major upsets are in store, the network still had some surprising news. Will Castle or Grey’s Anatomy go on beyond their next seasons? And which of the freshman series will get an unexpected reboot?
The onslaught of Upfronts are officially upon us for 2015, and ABC got the major network ball rolling with good news for Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Muppets. There’s plenty good and bad to go around however, as while Once Upon a Time, Fresh Off the Boat and the Shondaland series have been renewed, Forever and others won’t live to see additional seasons.
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we do have more where that came from!
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: a review of a new ABC comedy and a discussion of one of television’s most important narrative assets.
Do not try to get Kerry Washington to spoil 'Scandal' for you. She will not break. She will not bend. Stop asking. Yes, that includes you, Jimmy Kimmel.
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ TV series has heavily played up its powerful leading lady as we head towards next week’s two-part premiere, and now the ghost of ‘Alias’ Sydney Bristow has returned to drive it home. Watch ABC namedrop its most ass-kicking women in a new promo for Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter,’ fresh footage and all!
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: how ‘Scandal’ got its operatic groove back.