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Official Poster revealed!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Poster

Maurissa Tancharoen, Executive producer of Agents of SHIELD, just tweeted new official poster!

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David Conrad joins S.H.I.E.L.D.!

David Conrad, who was on Ghost Whisperer for 5 years, joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nobody knows his role yet, but it’s recurring character for sure. Agents of SHIELD was looking for the role of a brilliant and quirky scientist. David’s role on Ghost Whisperer was a paramedic, so it’s close enough to be part of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Jed Whedon Talk about MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Executive producers of “Agents of SHIELD”, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, who also co-write the pilot, talked about the challenges in adapting the Marvel universe on a tight TV budget while paying attention to the rules and guidelines that Marvel has set.

What are the biggest challenges in adapting the Marvel universe on a TV budget?

TANCHAROEN: It’s a challenge, but what we are doing is just looking at it through a different lens. We are telling more stories within that extraordinary universe. Coulson is the human face in all the movies you’ve seen. So, now he has a team of real people who don’t have superpowers, but they’re skilled in their own way and they’re dealing with this extraordinary world.

WHEDON: The movies each follow someone who has some crazy power. They’re thrilling, and they cost many, many monies. But, we feel like you can relate to the human aspect. It’s hard to relate to a guy who’s a God because he’s a God. We feel you can relate, in a different way, to the humans on the ground, in a world where these people exist. The Battle of New York happened. We saw aliens come out of the sky. So, the world has changed. What is it like to be a real person with no superpowers, in a world where people do have those powers? We think those are compelling stories to tell.

There are all sorts of rules in place. There are different properties owned by different people, and there’s stuff that they have slotted away for features.

Did Marvel set any specific rules or guidelines for characters or plotlines that you couldn’t touch?

TANCHAROEN: Yes! It’s Marvel, so there are many rules.

WHEDON: There are all sorts of rules in place. There are different properties owned by different people, and there’s stuff that they have slotted away for features. The whole process is ongoing, in terms of, “Here’s a story we want to tell? How can we tell it? What’s our framework?” But within that framework, there’s so much that it doesn’t limit us, in any way. It’s more about where the out of bounds is, so we can move the ball down the field.

Will there ever be any costumed characters showing up on the set?

TANCHAROEN: Sure, yes. It’s not off-limits. It’s not just a spy show. We’re hoping to do a little bit of everything.

Maurissa Tancharoen

How far ahead have you plotted your story arc?

WHEDON: We’ve got some ideas, down the road. We have a season mapped out, and a second season concept.

TANCHAROEN: We just started shooting Episode 2, two days ago, and got taken away from it to come here.

WHEDON: We have a lot of cool things planned. We’re pretty excited about where it’s going.

You can read the whole interview here.

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NBC is Likely to Cancel Heroes

heroespromo From: NYMAG
For weeks, even in the face of Heroes’ bottom-dwelling ratings, conventional wisdom among TV-industry insiders has been that NBC was leaning heavily toward bringing back its once-mighty superhero series for a fifth and final thirteen-episode wrap-up season. But as NBC has become more confident in its slate of new shows, all indications are that our Heroes are dead.

Believe it or not, this is actually something of a surprise. Continue reading

Heroes final season?

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NBC still has a couple major titles on the bubble for renewal — namely “Chuck” and “Heroes” — but sources indicate both will probably return, with “Heroes” likely receiving a 13-episode “final season” order.

“It is all yet to be debated,” Bromstad [NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad] said. “Both of those shows make sense with the new shows we’ll be bringing on.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

2 promos! of Heroes ep. 4.18 season finale

BRAVE NEW WORLD Chapter 19 | Season 4
(Airdate February 8, 2010)
Running Time: 60 min

SAMUEL’S ULTIMATE PLAN SPELLS DISASTER FOR THOUSANDS – RAY PARK, DEANNE BRAY AND ELIZABETH ROHM GUEST STAR – In the climactic season finale, everyone bands together in an effort to stop Samuel (Robert Knepper) from taking the lives of thousands. Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) joins forces with his most unexpectedally to save Emma (guest star Deanne Bray). Meanwhile, H.R.G.’s (Jack Coleman) life hangs in the balance as he and Claire (Hayden Panettiere) find themselves trapped underground with oxygen quickly running out. Elsewhere, Hiro (Masi Oka) starts to come to grips with the decisions he has made and is called into action to help stop a disaster. Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, Zachary Quinto and James Kyson Lee also star. David H. Lawrence XVII, Harry Perry, Todd Stashwick also guest star.

SEASON FINALE – HEROES Episode 4.18 ‘BRAVE NEW WORLD’ NBC description

BRAVE NEW WORLD Chapter 19 | Season 4
(Airdate February 8, 2010)
Running Time: 60 min

SAMUEL’S ULTIMATE PLAN SPELLS DISASTER FOR THOUSANDS – RAY PARK, DEANNE BRAY AND ELIZABETH ROHM GUEST STAR – In the climactic season finale, everyone bands together in an effort to stop Samuel (Robert Knepper) from taking the lives of thousands. Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) joins forces with his most unexpectedally to save Emma (guest star Deanne Bray). Meanwhile, H.R.G.’s (Jack Coleman) life hangs in the balance as he and Claire (Hayden Panettiere) find themselves trapped underground with oxygen quickly running out. Elsewhere, Hiro (Masi Oka) starts to come to grips with the decisions he has made and is called into action to help stop a disaster. Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, Zachary Quinto and James Kyson Lee also star. David H. Lawrence XVII, Harry Perry, Todd Stashwick also guest star.

HEROES Episode 4.17 ‘THE WALL’ NBC description and promo

THE WALL Chapter 18 | Season 4
(Airdate February 1, 2010)
Running Time: 60 min

SYLAR’S WORST FEARS COME TO LIFE AS H.R.G. FACES HIS PAST

ERIC ROBERTS, MADELINE ZIMA, DEANNE BRAY AND ELIZABETH ROHM GUEST STAR

Fueled by his vision of Emma (guest star Deanne Bray) in grave danger, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) attempts to rescue Sylar (Zachary Quinto) from his worst nightmare. At the carnival, Samuel (Robert Knepper) reveals H.R.G.s (Jack Coleman) secret past in order to bring Claire (Hayden Panettiere) to his side. Meanwhile, Lauren (guest star
Elizabeth Rohm) makes a bold move to put a stop to Samuel.

Sendhil Ramamurthy also stars. Ashley Crow, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Harry Perry, and
Todd Stashwick also guest star.