Billy Bob Thornton
Aw, geez. Fargo had a modest debut Tuesday.
The well-received drama bowed to 2.65 million viewers, with 1.02 million in the 18-to-49 demographic. That's slightly below FX's most recent launch, The Bridge in July, which drew 3.04 million. Counting encores, Fargo pulled in 4.15 million and 1.79 million in the demo.
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There's no place quite like the twisted heartland of FX's Fargo (Tuesday, 10/9c), a marvelous 10-episode variation on themes established in the quirky 1996 Oscar winning film. Once again, warm and neighborly small-town decency gives way to a bitter chill that has less to do with the snowy Minnesota plains than with the dark crevasses of human depravity.
Brett Dalton, Bill Paxton
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Question: What do you think of the "Uprising" arc in the second half of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first season? I think it is miles better than the first half of this season, which was pretty so-so at times. [Spoilers ahead] The tie-in with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Hydra infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Garrett being revealed as the Clairvoyant working for Hydra, were very good plot twists, along with Agent Ward being a turncoat to work for Agent Garrett and Hydra — or could Ward be going undercover for Agent Coulson to help S.H.I.E.L.D. bring down Hydra? I really hope this show gets renewed for a second season by ABC, so that it will continue to improve and be a better show that everyone can enjoy to watch! - Chris
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13. Best Kiss: After Adam's laser-tag-turned-make-out birthday party on The Goldbergs goes awry, it seems like he won't get his first kiss after all. But when Adam ends up throwing the original laser tag party he wanted, and that brings Dana in the line of (laser) fire, he valiantly dives in front to save her. How does she thank him? With a kiss! Awww...
Cobie Smulders will reprise her role as Maria Hill on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. later this month, TVGuide.com has confirmed. But when Maria returns, she won't exactly be seeing eye-to-eye with her old buddy Coulson (Clark Gregg).
Now that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been disbanded, Maria has begun working for Tony Stark and is open to finding a new way to help the world. Coulson, on the other hand, has a bit more trouble letting go of the organization, even though it hasn't always been truthful with him.
Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker
So much for that Captain America tie-in.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s game-changing episode drew 4.9 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Tuesday, down three tenths ...
Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read at your own risk!]
Those who thought Jasper Sitwell running off to Lemurian Star in last week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the ABC series' idea of a crossover with Captain America: The Winter Soldier were sorely mistaken on Tuesday night. In truth, the implications of how Marvel's latest blockbuster will affect the TV offshoot run much, much deeper.
In keeping with the film's big twist...
Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Clark Gregg
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!]
In a world where superpowers have become the norm, it was actually quite surprising to learn during Tuesday's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that the malevolent Clairvoyant does not, in fact, have powers; they just have security clearance.
That's right, the super-villain who has been dogging Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team is actually...
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Do you know why Col. Glenn Talbot is joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Pauley
With Coulson & Co. on the run, Talbot will be tasked with tracking them down. And it doesn't sound like he has friendly plans for our heroes should he catch them. "Longtime Marvel fans know that he's been a nemesis to anything that's organized," executive producer Jeph Loeb tells me. "I love the fact that [Adrian Pasdar] referred to him as a world-class jerk. [Our] Talbot continues that tradition."
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It's only a matter of time before Agent Coulson can no longer continue being the consummate company man.
When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for a seven-episode uninterrupted run on Tuesday (8/7c, ABC), the super series will explore just how far Coulson (Clark Gregg) can be pushed before he realizes that the company that he lives to serve has been hiding one too many secrets from him. The first crack in his façade began soon after his return to the field, when he realized there was something a little bit off after Loki brutally stabbed him through the heart in The Avengers. Of course, discovering that his resurrection was thanks to a mysterious blue alien didn't help either. But if the truth ever got out — as viewers learned in the most recent episode — that Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) was possibly working against him, it would mark the tipping point for Coulson.
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"If that mystery phone line involves...