AGENTS OF SHIELD has strong ratings debut

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While we’ll have to catch up on both of last night’s nerd shows later tonight, in between watching THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. a bunch of people did tune in to watch the debut of AGENTS OF SHIELD, despite it going up against the current ratings juggernauts of NCIS and THE VOICE. SHILD drew 11.9 million viewers for a 4.6 rating (“NCIS” drew a “whopping” 19.5 million and “The Voice” 12.7 million.) The demos were promising however.

The night nerds became cool

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In case you hadn’t heard, tonight on TV, nerd culture becomes enshrined for all time as REAL CULTURE. Please note that is a joke, since I can’t go 15 seconds without hearing someone quote Star Wars at me. But nonetheless, it’s an exciting night for Marvel fans and fan culture as two shows are debuting […]

Can’t Lose: Indie Cartoonists cover Friday Night Lights

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I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting a show about small town football culture to be a subject of nostalgia for indie cartoonists, but, hey, this is the social context I was moaning for the other day. Plus Friday Night Lights WAS one of the great TV shows of the Aughts. Thus Melissa Mendes (Freddy Stories) has […]

CW Release Enjoyable Teaser Posters for Arrow Season 2

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It must be great to be a male guest star on Arrow and find that every other male around you is ridiculously stacked. But that seems to be the case, as a new set of teaser posters for season 2 of the show feature all the main male members of the cast… shirtless. YES SHIRTLESS […]

Walking Dead gets a spin-off TV series for 2015 with Kirkman co-producing

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AMC is jumping on the “spin-off” bandwagon. With Breaking Bad ending, a Bob Odenkirk-headlined spinoff called “Better Call Saul” is in the works, although whether anyone will want to revisit the Breaking Bad world after last night’s devastating, bleak, and horrifying “Ozymandias” is anyone’s guess. How dark was “Ozymandias”? It makes The Walking Dead look […]

They’ve Cast Grant Gustin as The Flash

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Setting up the TV pilot for a Flash TV series, The CW appear to have cast actor Grant Gustin – best known for his roles on Broadway and on Glee – as Barry Allen. The character will appear in three episodes of the second season of Arrow, before heading off to a pilot for a […]

Dynamite Launch ‘Grimm’ Miniseries With Jai Nitz and José Malaga

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Continuing on with Baltimore Comic-Con announcements, Dynamite have announced yet another new series, building up what is rapidly becoming a huge list of new projects from the company. This weekend saw the company reveal that Jai Nitz and José Malaga will be the creative team for a five issue miniseries called Grimm: The Warlock, based […]

Diggle is Finally Joining The Green Arrow Comic Book

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Arrow is a pretty amazing piece of television. The most amazing thing about it is the fact it exists. A showcase for the salmon ladder and some of the strangest law enforcement ever seen in the medium, the TV show is filled with some pretty amazing things. Despite that, the show hasn’t yet affected the […]

Badger’s Star Trek Pie Eating Contest from Breaking Bad is already animated

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Although it only aired Sunday night, in a Flash (heh heh get it????) Vulture hired Matt Czap to animate the proposed Star Trek episode pitched in a stoned haze by supprting character Badger. The story involves pie and a transporter, may possibly be a sequel to Stand By Me, and was actually debated for years on the Breaking Bad set.

Fangasm: the new reality TV show that says “Don’t ever play Magic: The Gathering if you ever want to get laid.”

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This is either the end of fandom culture—or the beginning of a glorious new era. The Age of Aquarius, Skyrim edition. A six-week reality TV show from the makers of Jersey Shore that’s about nerds or geeks or whatever they are calling them now. This is the cast: The world of the girl nerds being […]

Finally! A TV Show about Cosplay

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Given the popularity of “Face Off”, the SFX makeup competition show, it was only a matter of time before Cosplay got tome TV time—it’s colorful and obsessive and the people who do it are often very attractive. So SyFy will addHeroes of Cosplay to their lineup following Face Off—it debuts on August 13, right after […]

And the next Doctor Who is…

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The BBC played out the announcement of the new Doctor — the 12th iteration and 13th generation of the beloved SF character. Anglophiles and Whovians are at this moment being treated to a “stand by” on the US feed! WTF? * And Now Zoe Ball is out to present… — and it’s early favorite Peter […]

SDCC’13: South Park and the Stick of Truth

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By Nicholas Eskey This year at Comic Con International 2013, we were given a treat to have the South Park show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker make an appearance for a question and answer panel. Located in the 6CDE rooms, the two men sat down at the long table on the stage (oddly quite […]

SDCC’13: WWE and Mattel Bring The Action and The Insults to Comic-Con

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By Bob Calhoun The only thing missing from the WWE and Mattel panel at Comic-Con on Thursday was the pyro, because it had everything else: entrance music, trash-talking and even a surprise run-in. And the atmosphere there in Room 25 of the San Diego Convention Center was as raucous as a Monday Night RAW broadcast […]

SDCC’13: The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Panel

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By David Nieves There are spoilers for the more recent issues of Walking Dead in this article. Robert Kirkman welcomed a crowded room of fans for a Q&A for the ages as his creation, The Walking Dead, celebrates ten years this year. The line to ask questions was almost as backed up as the line […]

SDCC’13: The X-Files 20th Anniversary Panel

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By Nicholas Eskey This year marks the 20th anniversary of a certain ground-breaking television series (which spawned two movies) called “The X-Files.” You might have heard of the program, unless you lived in the woods, under a rock. Any who, for those of us that have indeed heard of it and might have caught an […]