Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A Norse God. A flying billionaire in an iron suit. A man frozen in time. A giant green rage monster. These are just a few of the characters that Marvel has somehow made relatable throughout its films. But now, in their quest to bring that same magic to TV, ABC will attempt to get the fanboys, fangirls and the uninitiated to tune in for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
What are Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s chances on Tuesday nights?
On the TV show, which airs Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) assembles a select group of agents to form the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. — Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division — which investigates strange and unknown occurrences around the globe. The team includes Agents Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) and Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), scientists Fitz (Ian De Caestrecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), as well as hacker-anarchist Skye (Chloe Bennet), who adamantly works against the S.H.I.E.L.D. team until she discovers their true nature.
So how will the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. be approachable for both diehard comic book fans and new viewers alike?
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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
The truth is out there, but after 20 years, it's not always so easy to recall all the details. TV Guide Magazine West Coast bureau chief Michael Schneider sparked the memories of The X-Files stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), along with show creator, Chris Carter, at the July 18 Comic-Con panel celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fox's landmark sci-fi mystery series.
Duchovny and Anderson, who rarely appear at such fan events, kicked off the audience hysteria by entering the darkened stage brandishing their character's familiar flashlights...
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny
Comic-Con has invaded San Diego and we have you covered! From The X-Files' 20-year anniversary reunion to the very first Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., check back here Thursday through Sunday for the latest news.
Clark Gregg, Michael C. Hall, Josh Dallas
If you didn't slap together your Katniss Everdeen costume and score tickets to San Diego Comic-Con International, don't worry: TVGuide.com is here and ready to deliver all the breaking news about your favorite shows. Beginning Thursday and through Sunday, we'll cover new series including Almost Human and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as returning dramas like True Blood and Dexter.
Check out the full schedule of TV panels below...
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
Whether you're an alien with two hearts, a clone with identity issues or a part-faerie waitress, Comic-Con is the place for you. The annual convention will hit San Diego Thursday-Sunday to allow fans from all genres to let their geek flag fly. TVGuide.com will wade through this sea of cosplay and free hugs to get the scoop on the latest entertainment news. Here are 14 things we're looking forward to the most at Comic-Con:
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1. The truth is still out there
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Believe it or not, when Michael Bublé was growing up, he didn't want to be a singer — he wanted to be an actor!
In this sneak peek from Saturday's Rove LA (airing at midnight/11c on TV Guide Network), the classic crooner revealed his early ambitions to be a thespian and what changed his mind. Let's just say it has to do with a background gig on The X-Files and...
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Scully is back!
Ten years after the end of The X-Files, star Gillian Anderson is returning to U.S. broadcast TV on the upcoming NBC thriller Hannibal, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Anderson, 44, will play...