What's in a name? A lot when it comes to show titles. Naming a show isn't easy. You want to be brief but convey what the show is about, catchy but not cliché, original but not too out-there, inviting but not alienating. The last one sounds like a no-brainer, but tell that to ABC. For a network nicknamed the Alphabet, it has been the worst title offender in recent years. (But hey, they are into irony.)
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The Big Easy drew a big audience.
NCIS: New Orleans bowed to 17.1 million viewers and a 2.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Tuesday, just a tad below mothership NCIS, which earned 18 million and a 2.9.New Orleans, however, was ...
When Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered last fall, the drama failed to live up to the hype. This is because even though S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered in September, the series had to wait until Captain America was released in April to reveal HYDRA had infiltrated the organization, completely changing the direction of the show. That means they spent nearly eight months simply biding time! But once S.H.I.E.L.D. was shut down and clean-cut Agent Ward (Brett Dalton) was revealed to be a sleeper HYDRA agent, the tide began to turn in the show's favor. But was it too little too late?
Executive producer Jeff Bell talked to TVGuide.com about the show's negative reception, what's in store for Season 2 and why fans should give it a second chance.
She fought the good fight in the Marvel comics and the Captain America films, now Agent Peggy Carter fights it again on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The badass heroine, played by Hayley Atwell, will be seen in a 1940s-era flashback kicking off the Sept. 23 season premiere of the ABC series — and TV Guide Magazine has the first look!
The incestuous worlds of Marvel Entertainment properties will continue to intertwine this fall on ABC. Hayley Atwell, the star of the network's upcoming series Marvel's Agent Carter, will guest-star as the titular heroine on ABC's other Marvel-ous series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Hollywood Reporter reports.