The Orville fails to make a strong case for its existence in a tepid series premiere 

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Being familiar with Seth MacFarlane’s body of work, the question I was asking myself going into The Orville was not if, but how long before the show took advantage of its sci-fi trappings to make an alien dick joke. Like a phallus of Damocles hanging over the pilot, MacFarlane’s long and dedicated history of easy…

ABC orders pilot for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, which isn’t a spinoff now

After months of heming-and-hawing about whether it was or wasn’t launching a spinoff of superhero spy series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC has finally announced that it’s giving a pilot order to a new show based around Adrianne Palicki’s character Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse. But because nothing can apparently be…

That Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff will probably be about Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi Morse

Earlier this month, we reported that Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. would soon be getting a (non-Agent Carter-related) spinoff from Marvel and ABC. Now, thanks to Deadline, we know that the show will (probably) be about Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse and Nick Blood’s Lance “Accent Guy” Hunter. We’re saying…

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Aftershocks”

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It’s been three months since we last checked in on Coulson’s crew, and things sure have gotten bleak for this group. Trip is dead, Skye is in quarantine, and everyone is tossing around the blame, making “Aftershocks” quite the dour installment of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s an episode that shows just how different…

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “A Hen In The Wolf House”

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As a big fan of the comic-book Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse and an even bigger fan of Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights’ Tyra Collette is a brilliant TV character), I had very high hopes going into “A Hen In The Wolf House.” I knew Palicki had the charisma, attitude, and action chops to play a great Bobbi, but would…

Friday Night Lights’ Adrianne Palicki joins Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Some actors are so determined to play a superhero that they’ll strap on multiple capes before deciding which one fits the best. Chris Evans was The Human Torch in those crummy Fantastic Four movies before he became Captain America, and Ben Affleck will soon be stepping into Batman’s scowl after the similarly crummy …