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Stumptown Gets its First Trailer from ABC

Based on the Stumptown graphic novel series by Greg RuckaMatt Southworth, and Justin Greenwood , follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) as a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

Coming to ABC.

Cobie Smulder’s Stumptown Goes to Series at ABC Based on Greg Rucka, Matt Southworth, and Justin Greenwood’s comic

Cobie Smulders Stumptown

ABC has announced that it has picked up Stumptown adapting the comic series and starring Cobie Smulders. The drama is based on the comic series by Greg Rucka, Matt Southworth, and Justin Greenwood.

The series is about Dex Parios who’s an army vet with a complicated life, some gambling issues, and a brother she takes care of in Portland, Orgeon. She’s uses her military skills as a P.I. to make a living.

The series also stars Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove, and Michael Ealy as Det. Miles Hoffman.

Rucka, Southwort, and Greenwood will all executive produce with Jason Richman writing and and also being an executive producer. Ruben Fleischer and David Bernard are executive producers as well with James Griffith directing the pilot.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Renewed for Season 7

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return Summer 2019 ABC President Channing Dungey announced today. This is before season 6 has aired which will happen in early 2019 for a shortened 13 episode run. It’s unknown what the length of the seventh season will be. With the launch of Disney+, Disney’s digital service, it was expected the ratings challenged show would switch to that platform from Disney owned ABC.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.stars Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

ABC Cancels Roseanne After Racist Tweet

After delivering a season that made it the number one scripted show on television and getting a season renewal, ABC has cancelled Roseanne after a racist Tweet from star Roseanne Barr.

In the Tweet, Roseanne said that former President Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett was not only a member of the Muslim Brotherhood but also called her an “ape,” a common racist term for Black individuals.

Roseanne apologized and said she was deleting her Twitter account but it was still live as of this report. She did delete the Tweet about Jarrett.

Barr was condemned by Sara Gilbert who returned to the show along with the original cast and Wanda Sykes, a producer on the show, quit. Beyond Sykes, it’s unknown if any other cast members or staff quit or threatened to.

Roseanne has embraced alt-right/Trump politics in recent years and has run for President. She regularly Tweets conspiracy theories and very questionable statements. The Roseanne revival embraced the right-wing turn with the Conners revealed to be Trump supporters. The show’s return often dove into questionable statements and stories skirting the line in taste with many socio-political topics. The original, while dealing with similar topics, was not as overtly political in who the Conners supported and focused on the day to day of their living in white collar America.

Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment said in a statement:

Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.

While ABC had no issue with Roseanne‘s dealing with hot button political issues while the channel also reportedly refused to air an episode of Black-ish where kneeling in protest was discussed.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Renewed for a Sixth Season

After speculation, ABC has announced that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting a sixth season. The season will be truncated to 13 episodes instead of the normal 22.

While the ratings for the current season haven’t been stellar, the series does well on DVR playback/on demand and solid in the international market.

The season finale for the current season is this Friday at 9pm ET on ABC.

Coulson’s life or death is the challenge the team finds themselves in, as the wrong decision will cause the destruction of Earth!

TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S5E1 Orientation Part One & Part Two

Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicks off its fifth season with a game changing opening in a two episode debut. As the fourth season wrapped up we saw that the Agents were no longer on Earth and were aboard a ship of some sort. Where are they? How did this happen? Some of those answers are found in the two episodes in what might be the strongest debut of any season.

Lets start with the story.

The team is disconnected, separated, and have no idea where they are. They need to figure out what’s happened and the episode is mostly them doing exactly that. It all flows nicely and through it all we’re introduced to the situation, the goal, and who the villains are. But the bigger question is, are they really the villains? This season feels like a tough one when it comes to that with a slightly more ambiguous situation.

But, what’s truly impressive is the twist that’s revealed as to exactly what the situation is. It’s not what I expected at all and there’s so much mystery left to figure out, not to mention how it all ties together with the rest of the live action Marvel universe.

The characters too are great. There’s some amazing lines by Mac and it’s clear that the writers are having fun with the genre and situation they’re all in. There’s some jokes about the situation, about some tropes, it’s just fun.

The story is solid and the production value has increased as well. The special fx look like the budget is higher and there’s a focus on the visuals. The aliens too look solid fitting well into the existing Marvel movie universe. It’s interesting and the only downside is that there’s a lot of darkness so it’s hard at times to tell exactly what’s going on. It’s good and forces you to pay more attention but it’s a downside too.

The two episodes together make for the strongest debut of any season so far. The characterizations are great, action is is solid, and special fx are improved. Hopefully this isn’t a fluke and what we can expect for the season going forward.

Overall Score: 9.45

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Celebrates 100 Episodes

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns December 1 and the series celebrated shooting their 100th episode yesterday. They were joined on set by Channing Dungey (President, ABC Entertainment Group), Patrick Moran (President, ABC Studios) and series executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell, as well as co-executive producer Garry Brown, as they honored the show’s landmark episode with a special cake celebration.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres with an explosive two-hour episode this Friday on ABC. The 100th episode will air in 2018.

The show has also released new photos from the upcoming season which you can check out below.

TV Review: Marvel’s Inhumans S1E7 Havoc in the Hidden Land

MARVEL'S INHUMANSThe Royal Family returns to Attilan and comes face to face with Maximus.

Just when you think Marvel’s Inhumans can’t get any more worse, the show surprises you and does something that makes you not only scratch your head but also question why you’ve wasted the hours watching the show.

I wrote the above about the previous episode but this week’s hits new lows in not only stupid but also showing the hints of a much more intelligent show that failed to live up to its potential.

Lets talk about that potential bit….

Maximus pivots here and we learn that his coup-de-tat was all about getting a second chance a Terrigenesis. There’s not an easier way to go about this? He pivots and where the character was a populist in many ways, now he feels like a Trump stand in, only in it for self gain. If the season had played off of that from the beginning things might have improved but it’s taken seven episodes for the bad guy’s motives to actually be shown as bad. And this is his move? Take over in a risky move so he can get a do-over? The want is rather disproportionate from the action to obtain it.

Then there’s Black Bolts’ group’s response. They confront Maximus and trade the one thing he wants for the throne. They don’t stake a rightful claim, they make a deal, again treating the people as pawns as opposed to a group they actual want to lead and treat well. This is a game between two factions of elites and everyone else is a pawn in that. They accept the deal and don’t get it in writing and then lose their bargaining chip. This is the dumbest leadership I’ve ever seen and besides their “haves” attitude, this action alone should disqualify them from ruling again. They’ve shown they can’t think beyond anything other than themselves.

Then there’s Gorgon, who’s still dead. But a plan to bring him back through a second Terrigenesis? Wait. What? Why not just inject the DNA that’ll bring him back alive? How does being dead for a day now not stop this from even happening? It’s the low point in a show full of them. Everyone involved with the show should not allowed to touch others after what has been displayed here. It’s just a bad understanding of all of the source material.

When you think this show can’t get worse, it somehow manages to with plot aspects that make no sense at all and characterizations that make you dislike the characters even more.

Overall Rating: 2.0

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