Agents of SHIELD Takes Jump in Filesharing — ABC’s Policy Outdated?

Interesting example they use in this analysis of ABC’s online streaming policy. Basically, the channel has decided to enforce a delay. Previously, ABC shows were available to watch online for free (through Hulu or ABC.com) the day after they aired. Now, it’s a week. While the studio likely wants to drive customers to pay outlets, the end result is that viewers are turning to free but non-legal methods. Easy availability is key, and promptly. So, for example, when it comes […]

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J. August Richards Returns to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I’m not sure Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has really found its groove yet, but I’m willing to keep giving it a chance. I like Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Wolverine Melinda May (mysterious bad ass with secret past) is terrific, and the British Fitz-Simmons scientists amuse me. (I could really do without more of Agent Beef and the hacker chick, although I suspect that they’re supposed to be the interesting characters to us.) When I think of several […]

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Marvel Announces Plans for Four Series on Netflix

Continuing the trend of original TV shows airing elsewhere than traditional television networks, Disney/Marvel announced plans to create live-action programming for Netflix. The four serialized shows will feature street-level, Hell’s Kitchen heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage in at least 13 episodes each beginning in 2015. After “multiple years of original programming”, the four will come together in The Defenders, a “mini-series event” that will form them into a team. Netflix is also the “exclusive US subscription […]

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DC Gets TV, Marvel Does Movies: iZombie Announced for Potential Series

I don’t think it’s arguable to say that Disney/Marvel’s superhero movies do better than Warner/DC’s. Marvel has the third biggest US movie of all time (based on box office) in The Avengers, and while DC’s Dark Knight trilogy also ranks highly on that list, they haven’t been able to make Superman an unqualified success or build a universe the way Marvel has with related films, each with multiple entries in their series (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America). Yet this year, […]

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Teen Titans Go! Gets a Second Season

Hey, maybe humor and superheroes DO go together! Since Teen Titans Go! “is the #1 program (excluding movies) on Tuesday on all TV among kids 2-11, 6-11, & 9-14 and boys 2-11, 6-11, & 9-14”, Cartoon Network has picked up a second season. (The first season seems to have been seven episodes, each having two cartoons.) It airs Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. As the network describes the show, The character-driven comedy series Teen Titans Go! focuses on the funny that […]

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Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Coming to TV?

I don’t normally talk about a lot of media adaptation announcements, because most of them, who knows if they’ll ever happen? (Although personally, I’d watch a Supernatural Law movie. Remember that plan?) I’m really eager to see this one, though, because the manga original was a terrific, twisty read, and the talent involved in the proposal is great. Deadline reported that Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy director) is developing a series with HBO based on Naoki Urasawa’s manga. He will co-write […]

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Cartoon Network Cancels Young Justice, Green Lantern; Launches Teen Titans Go!, Beware the Batman

Cartoon Network released its 2013 schedule plans, and the cartoon shows Young Justice and Green Lantern weren’t on it. The latter, in particular, was a second chance at trying to make the property a franchise after the failure of the big-budget movie. ICv2 has more speculation about what this means, saying “it brings up the question of whether or not the Green Lantern property will ever be anything more than a niche hit in the comic market with little or […]

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The Husbands – Tania del Rio Connection

I just discovered the cute web video series Husbands through the Jane Espenson (she co-writes) / Nathan Fillion connection. He guest-stars on episode three, shown here: The show is about a flamboyant actor and well-known baseball player who wind up wed by accident — they were celebrating equal marriage rights legalization in Vegas and overdid it — and then decide to stay together to avoid giving the press a story about gays not being able to handle marriage. The first […]

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