1. Entertainment

    Damon Lindelof Basically Lied To ABC So They Would Pick Up LOST

    Love it or hate it, LOST was a game-changer in the world of television. Expensive to shoot, filmed in Hawaii, incredibly serialized, and often completely nonsensical, it's amazing that in the current TV landscape, a network looked at the premise for the show and said, "That's a great idea! Let's do it!" Well, as it turns out: that never happened.

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  2. Entertainment

    ABC Gives Us A New Hope For A Live-Action Star Wars TV Series

    Good news, Star Wars fans, the live-action TV series might be back on! Or maybe bad news, since we've been both looking forward to and dreading every development since Disney acquired Star Wars from George Lucas. The point is, ABC has been talking to Lucasfilm about giving it another shot, so hooray and/or boo!

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  3. Science

    Six People We’d Rather See Co-Host The View Than Radical Anti-Vaxxer Jenny McCarthy

    I'll level with you, folks -- daytime talk show The View is not usually on my radar. I've certainly got nothing against the show, founded by the amazing Barbara Walters, but I'm not exactly the target demographic, either. So when The View brings on a new co-host, it's hard for me to have much of a reaction to it. Unless that new co-host happens to be one of the most rabidly anti-science celebrities you could find, like, say, Jenny McCarthy. When that's the case, oh, I can work up quite a reaction. Here are just a few names we think would have been better candidates for the seat, and better alternatives than giving a big chair on network television to a woman who has spent the last few years as a staunch supporters of the evidence-free, conspiracy theory fueled anti-vaccination movement.

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  4. Entertainment

    Mark Your Calendars: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets an Official Premiere Date

    Are you excited for Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.? We sure are. Hey, it might go horribly wrong a la The Cape, but more Agent Coulson in our lives is enough to make us tune into the first season at least. And now, thanks to the magic of the Internet, we now know exactly when to watch. Or, well, when to DVR and avoid social media for all relevant spoilers. Whichever you prefer.

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  5. Entertainment

    Welcome to Level 7: Here’s the First Full Trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    We caught a quick look at some footage from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. already, but this is the first full trailer, and it's spectacular. It gives us a sense of the team and their dynamic without giving too much away in terms of story. We find out that Agent Coulson survived the events of The Avengers, but we don't find out how. This is just speculation, but is J. August Richards coming across as a little bit like Luke Cage? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air Tuesdays this fall.

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  6. Entertainment

    Morning of the Trailers: First Look at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

    It's pretty uncommon that we get this excited about TV shows first thing in the morning, and we'll have some awesome stuff about robots and science for you to read in just a little while here, we promise, but man, this morning is a really good one for TV shows. First we had the new trailer for Arrested Development, now we've got a first look at Joss Whedon's superhero crime drama Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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  7. Entertainment

    It’s Officially Official, ABC Has Picked Up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

    S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson became an audience favorite in The Avengers and the Marvel films leading up to it, and fans thought he was gone for good. There's been hope for a while now that Coulson would return in a S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, and that hope's paid off. ABC has officially picked up Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a series. Coulson lives!

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  8. Entertainment

    We Might Possibly, Maybe, Get a Live-Action Star Wars Series on ABC

    Lucasfilm has been teasing us with a possible live-action Star Wars television series for so many years that it's difficult to even remember when the announcement was first made. What we do know, though, is that every time we're given a glimmer of hope, we always get the shaft and end up with something like Star Wars Detours. This string of disappointments may finally come to an end since it's been reported that ABC, which is a Walt Disney Company affiliate, is considering to at last bring the galaxy far, far away to the small screen.

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  9. Entertainment

    YouTube Show Set to Start Airing on ABC Because We Needed More Cooking Shows

    YouTube seems to only be gaining more traction as time goes on. Even with Content ID shenanigans, there's no better site to visit for streaming Internet video of things like music or hilarious memes. Their original content has only grown, and now one of the shows they've invested in, Recipe Rehab, will actually begin airing on ABC in October. If nothing else, this means YouTube is certainly picking the right shows to back.

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  10. Entertainment

    Doctor Who Set to Digitally Premiere First in Australia

    Australia is notorious for television piracy. This is likely because a number of shows, produced elsewhere, are then delayed during transit for whatever reason. This time discrepancy is a perfect excuse for piracy; why wait a week when others already have it and the show is available everywhere online? In an effort to curb this behavior, the Australian broadcaster, ABC, has announced that they'll be hosting the premiere of Doctor Who -- and each subsequent episode -- on their digital iview service within hours of the show being available in the UK.

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  11. Entertainment

    Joss Whedon Confirmed for Avengers Sequel and Marvel Television Show

    Joss Whedon finally looks to be getting his due. In an earnings call yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger dropped the bomb that not only had Whedon signed an exclusive deal to write and direct a second Avengers movie, but he will also help develop a new live-action Marvel television show for ABC. Given that The Avengers has grossed $1.46 billion for Marvel and parent company Disney since May, this seems like a pretty good idea.

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  12. Entertainment

    Marvel and ABC Are Developing “The Hulk” for TV

    What superhero had a beloved but campy television show in the 70's, and then kinda fell off the non-comics radar until now, when a new show was announced to be in development? Well, Wonder Woman. And now the Hulk! According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Hulk is a priority at Marvel's television division, which has been running along quietly since Jeph Loeb took charge.

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  13. Tech

    People Fall Over Worldwide to Bring Back FlashForward [Video]

    Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks FlashForward deserved another season. Across the world, fans of the series staged a global blackout of their own (the good kind, not the solar storm apocalypse kind) in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Pisa, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles. Those California collapsers had the privelege to pass out in front of ABC studios itself in Burbank. What an honor. It seems unlikely, to put it lightly, that this is going to have any effect at all. Despite being global, it wasn't on that massive a scale. ABC execs are unlikely to stop and think, "Well, because those scattered few would watch the show if we brought it back, let's do it." That's not to say there isn't a big enough fan base to merit the show returning. They just didn't all participate in this weird global protest. Here's some expert cinematography documenting the blackout. Hell, these guys could just team up and remake the series themselves. Did someone say, "YouTube spin-off series"?

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  14. Entertainment

    Why FlashForward Deserved Another Season More than V

    Last night was the series finale of FlashForward, though many people, myself included, hoped the series would be renewed for another season. Meanwhile, ABC's other sci-fi series with Lost-fan appeal, V, has been signed on to come back. At first glance, this struck me as very much the wrong move, but the Internet is full of evidence defending ABC's decision, or at least explaining it. Some of it seems founded, some not, and some of it really seems like it should be irrelevant altogether. The way I see it, this boils down to four categories:

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  15. Entertainment

    Can ABC’s “V” Reinvade Network Television After A Four Month Hiatus?

    ABC's reboot of the 1980s science fiction show "V" returns to television tomorrow night after a four month hiatus.  Remember way back in the day when television shows would premier in the fall and then continue running for an entire season?  I won't begin to pretend I understand what "strategy" is involved in running four episodes of a new series, making it disappear, and bringing it back (feels like I'm victim of an elaborate sociological experiment, kind of like that other ABC series), but ratings for the remaining eight episodes of the split-season should prove whether that decision will save the show or kill it.

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