Over the years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has become the litmus test for feminist drama. But creator Joss Whedon didn't just turn gender roles on their head with his spunky vampire slayer. He flipped, remixed and defied all television conventions, preferring to play with the medium in novel and unexpected ways. While the Season 6 musical episode "Once More with Feeling" might be the most talked-about example of this, "Hush" is arguably the most eloquent.
Sandwiched in the middle of Season 4, "Hush," which aired Dec. 14, 1999, took away the thing that Buffy had become most famous for — the snappy, witty dialogue — forcing the episode to rely solely on musical cues and pantomime to tell the story of yet another murderous monster rampage in Sunnydale.
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
For TV fans, showrunners like Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Kurt Sutter and J.J. Abrams are just as famous as the stars on their shows. A new documentary, available Friday on iTunes and Video On Demand (and in select theaters), takes an inside look at their jobs and what it takes to make a hit series.
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the brainchild of Irish filmmaker Des Doyle, who spent more than four years shooting the documentary. "It was borne out of the fact that I'm a huge, über TV fan," Doyle says....
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The first official trailer for The Avengers 2 has arrived — but it may provide more questions than answers.
Can Arrow's consummate hero have it all?
The third season of The CW series will dare to answer that question when Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) attempts to have his cake and eat it too — in this case, that means being a superhero that the residents of Starling City actually respect while also trying to have a personal life. It's harder than it sounds — something that Ollie will learn fairly quickly into the season.
Exclusive: Arrow taps Peter Stormare as new Count Vertigo
Is this the year Game of Thrones finally breaks through the Emmy geek ceiling? Shows with sci-fi, fantasy or horror themes are rarely major awards contenders, despite earning great reviews and top ratings. In fact, in Emmy history, only one genre show has won Outstanding Drama Series — Lost, in 2005. More often, these shows get rewarded in the craft categories, like special effects and makeup, if they...
Next to finding out how Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) survived, fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s consummate company man have been desperate to learn more about the mysterious cellist, a person he was dating whom was briefly mentioned at the time of his death in The Avengers.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Exclusive: Amy Acker to play famous role from Coulson's past
On Tuesday's episode (8/7c, ABC), those fans will finally get to meet the woman who became Coulson's true love Audrey, portrayed by Whedonverse alum Amy Acker. "What I find remarkable is that Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson said one line in The Avengers and that was it," executive producer Jeffrey Bell tells TVGuide.com. "Out of that, we...
Amy Acker, Clark Gregg
Whedonverse alum Amy Acker has landed a pivotal role on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Acker will appear in at least one episode of the ABC series as...
Chloe Bennett, Iain De Caestecker
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Read at your own risk!]
It was only a matter of time before one of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was seriously hurt in the line of duty.
Unfortunately, it was...
Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen
When ABC launched Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the series was predicated on the idea that not all heroes are super, meaning fans knew ahead of time that they weren't getting The Avengers on television. But that didn't really work with viewers, who slowly tuned out ...
Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling
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Question: What do you think the chance is for The Mindy Project to be renewed for a third season? I have been watching it since the beginning and think that the end of "The Desert" episode gave the show some good material and direction for the rest of the season. It has become so funny, and the chemistry between Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina is great. I would hate for this show to not get a chance to show what it can do. I'm not sure how long a show has to be on the air to be syndicated, but I think that would help the ratings, too. — Meg