One of the world's most popular superheroes, Spider-Man has starred in at least half a dozen cartoon series (and one live-action show) over the last 45 years. The latest version, Disney XD's Ultimate Spider Man, premieres Sunday and puts a new spin on the famed webslinger by placing him in a universe with other Marvel Comics characters.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon has completed a movie he filmed in secret.
On Sunday night, frequent Whedon collaborators Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher tweeted a link to the website for the project, Much Ado About Nothing.
Clark Gregg's a busy guy. Apart from playing Julia Louis-Dreyfus' ex-hubby on The New Adventures of Old Christine, he costarred as a mysterious agent in Iron Man and directed the black comedy Choke. Plus he's married to Jennifer Grey! Still, he found time to chat with us.
TV Guide: In this week's episode, little Ritchie's in a commercial?
Clark Gregg: The parents expect to suffer at the school play because Ritchie's usually awful. But he's incredible, and Christine wants him in showbiz!
See the full Q&A after the jump.
Question: Can you please explain to me why Two and a Half Men garnered as many Emmy nods as it did? I tried watching an episode and couldn't even make it through the full 30 minutes! I mean no offense to Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Holland Taylor or Conchata Ferrell, but are we supposed to believe that all four turned in Emmy-worthy performances? I can see why the show has viewers (it's an easy, no-thinking-required program), but all the Emmy attention has me totally perplexed. The show is like macaroni and cheese: comforting and dependable, but you don't give it a gold ribbon. I guess I'm lashing out because Gilmore Girls was consistently ignored, while shows I see as dreck receive accolades. So, Matt, if you could please enlighten me about this issue, I'd really appreciate it — it's just not healthy to be this angry about a TV show.
Answer: This one doesn't bother me so much. I think there should be room on the list for at least one traditionally produced comedy (as in: filmed
Some random TV thoughts:Each week since its overly somber premiere, ABC's Brothers & Sisters has improved, slowly becoming a more entertaining, if not yet compelling, family drama. The most recent episode, involving a series of eventful dates for most of the major characters, had a mostly deft light touch, showing (I think) the influence of Everwood's Greg Berlanti on the creative direction of the show.It's becoming a more suitable companion for Desperate Housewives, which also has improved from last season's doldrums. Housewives is still far from perfect, but give me some Edie Britt bitchiness, a little manipulative scheming from Bree and several mysterious twists (why was Mike Delfino's phone number etched in ink on the season's mystery corpse?), and I'm relatively satisfied. I can even get past the tiresome Gabby-Carlos feuding and Nora meddling in the indifferently plotted Lynette-Tom story line. (Did you notice, by the way, a walk-on by Who Wants to Be a Superhero's Major V...