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<p>Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg in &quot;Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;</p>

Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Press Tour: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' live-blog

Joss Whedon, Clark Gregg and friends discuss the 'Avengers' TV spin-off

A few hours ago, ABC screened the pilot for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for critics for the first time. (At least, for those critics who weren't in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con a couple of weeks ago.) I'll obviously have much more to say about the show when it premieres on September 24 at 8 p.m., but I can say that it has the snappy Joss Whedon dialogue (with an assist from showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoe), Clark Gregg is fun, and it feels very much like a hybrid of Marvel Comics and "NCIS" (which will be its direct timeslot competitor). Maybe not a great pilot, but "Firefly" is the only Whedon show with a great pilot (not that FOX thought so, as they aired it last), and a lot of promising elements being put in place. 

Whedon, Whedon, Tancharoen and the show's cast will be here at the Television Critics Association press tour in a few minutes, and I'll be live-blogging the panel. Two things to keep in mind: 1)I'll be typing quickly, so there may not be the right number of periods, if any, in the show's title or references to the spy organization; and 2)I will do my best to not give away any notable surprises from the pilot, but in the process, there may be some gaps in the live-blog, as I imagine there will be questions asked about things we just saw.

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<p>You can try to fight the smile, Harrison, but the power of Adam McKay compels you.</p>

You can try to fight the smile, Harrison, but the power of Adam McKay compels you.

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Harrison Ford is all smiles as he discusses the comic chaos of 'Anchorman 2'

Making the icon laugh may be the proudest moment of my life

I've interviewed Harrison Ford several times now, and I think I'm starting to get the hang of it.

The simple truth of it is that the first time you meet Harrison Ford, you can do everything possible to stay cool, but if you grew up with "Star Wars" and "Raiders" as major pop culture landmarks as I did, staying cool really isn't an option. I didn't wig out the first time we sat down, but internally, I remember basically just screaming "OHMYGOD!" the entire time we were talking. The second interview went a little bit better, and certainly Ford has always been professional in conversation. But it's hard not to get the feeling that you're annoying him, and I think that's just the way he is with press. It does not appear to be something he enjoys doing, and being aware of that, I am always hoping to make the brief moment we have to speak just a little less painful for him.

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"Super Fun Night" panel at press tour

 "Super Fun Night" panel at press tour

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Press Tour: Rebel Wilson tackles 'eye broccoli' on 'Super Fun Night'

One character may or may not realize she's gay

As you might expect, having Rebel Wilson and Conan O'Brien (the executive producer of her new ABC series "Super Fun Night") on the same panel meant that many, many wisecracks were traded. After O'Brien gushed about meeting Wilson when she was a guest on his show, calling her a "revelation" and "vulnerable, fearless and one of the most likable performers" he has ever met, he explained that he was then eager to work with the "Bridesmaids" star.

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Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi 

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Why the new Doctor Who is both great and disappointing

Peter Capaldi will be a great Doctor, but...

While part of me was very excited about the announcement of a new Doctor Who today, at heart I had to admit I met the announcement of Peter Capaldi with a shrug. Yeah, a shrug. 

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Experience the adorableness of 'Spectacular Now' stars Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley

Experience the adorableness of 'Spectacular Now' stars Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley

They don't make 'em like this anymore

If you were A24 Films you had to be a tad worried going into the opening weekend of "The Spectacular Now."  The Sundance favorite received, um, spectacular reviews (81 on Metacritic, 90% on Rotten Tomatoes), but the art house market and audience can only expand so much in the summer.  "Blue Jasmine" is already a powerhouse and "Fruitvale Station" and "The Way Way Back" continue to do very strong business.  Could "Spectacular" find an audience during this traditionally slow time for prestige indies?  Thankfully, there was no need for concern. "Spectacular" is off to an excellent start grossing $200,000 or $50,000 per theater.  And, happily, it means the great performances from Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley will not be forgotten.

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ABC wants "Grey's Anatomy" to go on for 'many years to come'

ABC wants "Grey's Anatomy" to go on for "many years to come"
ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee also talked about the "Nashville" finale, "Revenge's" Season 2 stumble and the possibility of more Marvel shows. PLUS: "Wonderland" spinoff is for 1 season only, Rebel Wilson defends her American accent on "Super Fun Night," and "Dancing's" results show may return halfway through the season.

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"Once Upon A Time in Wonderland"

 "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland"

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Press Tour: 'Once Upon A Time in Wonderland' to be 'trippy, weird'

Roger Daltry, John Lithgow to voice creatures

While Comic-Con fans got a longer look at "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland," more details about the show were revealed at press tour. A panel including Emma Rigby (The Red Queen), Naveen Andrews (Jafar), Michael Socha (Knave of Hearts), Sophie Lowe (Alice) and executive producers Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Zack Estrin tried to explain the complex world of the new series -- and how it may function with the mothership of "Once Upon A Time."

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New 'Doctor Who' is Peter Capaldi

New 'Doctor Who' is Peter Capaldi
The former Craig Ferguson bandmate will succeed Matt Smith. PLUS: Watch BBC's Capaldi announcement.

ABC announces split-season schedule
"Grey's Anatomy," "Revenge," Nashville," "Once Upon a Time" and "Scandal" will take a break from their fall finales and return in the spring, in an effort to reduce repeats.

"Trophy Wife's" title is meant to be ironic
"The title we always meant to be ironic," exec producer Lee Eisenberg told critics. "When you look at the promos, I think that counterbalances it."

ABC jumps on the summer of shark with "Shark Tank Week"

The reality show will air for six straight nights in September.

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<p>Who else is excited to see Peter Capaldi on &quot;Doctor Who&quot;?</p>

Who else is excited to see Peter Capaldi on "Doctor Who"?

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Peter Capaldi as the new 'Doctor Who' sounds bloody marvelous

Veteran character actor has history with the franchise, comic and dramatic chops

Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor on "Doctor Who," and that sounds just marvelous.

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<p>Paul Lee at the January 2013 TCA press tour</p>

Paul Lee at the January 2013 TCA press tour

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Press Tour Live-Blog: ABC's Paul Lee

Expect talk about 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Wonderland' and more

Paul Lee is just moments away from taking the stage to justify another season of mixed ABC ratings, but most of the buzz in the ballroom is about the new Doctor.

We're easily distracted.

Let's see if Paul Lee can get our attentions back with his usual talk of ABC's brand and the scrumptiousness of the network's programming!

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<p>Katilyn Jenkins, aka Boo from &quot;Bunheads,&quot;&nbsp;kicked off an unexpected running gag at the TCA&nbsp;Awards.</p>

Katilyn Jenkins, aka Boo from "Bunheads," kicked off an unexpected running gag at the TCA Awards.

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TCA Awards: Norman Lear to Amy Poehler to Boo from 'Bunheads'

Three very different winners all piroutted for the crowd

Last night, I published the list of TCA Awards winners. It was, as I suspected, a fun night, not just because we got to honor some shows ("Bunheads") and performers (Tatiana Maslany from "Orphan Black") Emmy hasn't noticed, but because there were a lot of terrific speeches and moments. Key and Peele killed as the opening act, doing a TV-centric Obama and Luther sketch (Luther threatened a drone strike if Netflix didn't release its viewing data). Louis C.K. kicked off one running gag by dismissing the TCA Award itself as "a shitty piece of plastic," which several other winners also pointed out, until Mike Schur studied his and said, "It's fine." Kaitlyn Jenkins, aka Boo from "Bunheads," got choked up at the idea of her canceled show winning an award, and Norman Lear and Rob Reiner read hilariously from a transcript of Nixon, Haldeman and Ehrlichman discussing "All in the Family" in the Oval Office.

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<p>Miley Cyrus</p>

Miley Cyrus

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Music Power Rankings: Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus lead this week's list

Michael Jackson makes his first appearance in a while

1. Florida Georgia Line: The country duo sets the record for the longest No. 1 run on the Hot Country Songs in the chart’s 69-year history at 22 weeks with “Cruise.”  That’s going to be a great trivia question for years to come.

2. Katy Perry: She comes “roaring” back with her first album since 2010‘s “Teenage Dream” with “Prism.” She announced the new album via  a gold-plated truck driving around the country with the album name and release date. She'll use the truck again to take her earnings straight to the bank.

3. Miley Cyrus: The video for “We Can’t Stop” breaks a VEVO viewing record by hitting 100 million views in 37 days. Clearly, some people are taking the title literally.

4. Keith Urban: The country superstar is the only judge to return to Season 13 of “American Idol.”  With Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj gone, maybe next season he’ll actually manage to get a word in edgewise.

5. Michael Jackson:
Three duets recorded in 1983 with Freddie Mercury will finally see the light next year, more than 30 years later, according to Queen’s Brian May. The superstars apparently had a falling out, reportedly over Jackson bringing a llama into the studio, before they could complete the tracks. Bubbles knew better than to enter the fray.

6. Taylor Swift and Carly Simon: Simon joins Swift for a duet of her classic “You’re So Vain.” Simon was pulling a Swift by writing about ex-beaus before Swift was even a twinkle in her parents’ eye.

7. Bruce Springsteen:
He’s named the No. 1 live act by a Rolling Stone panel of artists and other influencers. Couldn’t they have just asked the fans who actually pay for tickets?

8. Selena Gomez: Disney star earns her first No. 1 album with “Stars Dance.” What did Justin Bieber get her as a present?

9. US Album Sales
: In depressing news, album sales hit new lows as this week marks the fifth consecutive week that the industry has scanned less than 5 million total units. Will we be writing stories about scanning less than 4 million a year from now?

10. Rolling Stones: In an entirely appropriate feat, the Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th entry on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as they wrap their 50th anniversary tour.


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