Star Clark Gregg explains what makes Agent Coulson such a fascinating character:

“What I find compelling about Agent Coulson is that this guy has seen things that would turn your hair white and yet he still believes the dream and heroism. Every step of the way, a different writing/directing team has turned this guy into something new and added another dimension that’s left me asking, ‘What now?’ That certainly has never been more true than the last time I saw him when he was bleeding out on a Helicarrier.”


Check out the link for a comment from producer Jeph Loeb on the show’s inception. [SFX]

Here’s the official description and cast list for the third episode, entitled “The Asset”:

"The Asset" – When the brilliant scientist, Dr. Franklin Hall, is kidnapped, Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must race against the clock to locate him. Skye is their only way in—pushing the team to their limits when the entire plan turns upside-down—on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."


"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons. Guest starring are Ian Hart as Dr. Franklin Hall, David Conrad as Ian Quinn, Josh Cowdery as Agent Tyler, Bodie Newcomb as Agent Mack, Scott Subiono as Todd Chesterfield, Vachik Mangassarian as Qasim Zaghlul, Assaf Cohen as translator, Brandon Molale as Quinn’s main guard. "The Asset" was written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen and directed by David Solomon. [Marvel]

The Walking Dead

Phineas and Ferb and Everybody Hates Chris costar Vincent Martella describes his character Patrick, who debuts in the upcoming fourth season:

“He’s right around Carl’s age. He’s a little bit older. He’s one of the new people who Carl gets a little closer with. Carl hasn’t really had anybody his age, so now you kind of get to see Carl’s relationship with people his own age and that’s one of the things that Patrick is bringing to the show.”


So, if we’re keeping track, it’s Phineas who is on The Walking Dead, and it’s Ferb who is on Game of Thrones. If this ends with all non-adult Phineas and Ferb fans – so at least a solid 20 percent of its audience – watching those two shows, I think we can all consider this a job well done. [EW]

Here are some updates on where various characters stand going into the fourth season, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:

What's Rick up to? "He's farming!" says [Andrew] Lincoln. "He's decided to renounce the brutality of the world for the sake of his son and his infant daughter. It's almost like he's a guy who's suppressing a side of himself in order to bring up his children as best he can." Adds Chandler Riggs, who plays Rick's son, Carl, "His dad wants him to be a kid now. So he gives it a fair try."

"They're happier. They have their own room!" says [Lauren] Cohan [of Glenn and Maggie.] "Glenn and Maggie have a joyful relationship," adds [Steven] Yeun. "But the problem is that the conditions of the world scare Glenn."


Once Upon a Time

Co-creator Adam Horowitz confirms that the coming third season will reveal just how Henry ended up with Regina:

“Yes. Before our Christmas break, we plan to show the why and the how of how baby Henry came to his new mother.”


[TV Line]

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Here’s a promo for the premiere of the Alice-centered Once Upon a Time spin-off. [SpoilerTV]

The Vampire Diaries

Costar Ian Somerhalder reveals what’s ahead in season five for Paul Wesley’s villainous Silas and Nina Dobrev’s Elena:

"Silas doesn't give a shit. He's like Damon in Season 1. [He thinks,] 'I am almighty, all-powerful, I will mess you up. This is what I want. I'm going to kill everything in the wake if you screw this up for me, but I'm going to toy with you a little bit.'… The beautiful thing about Elena is that she is so dialed into Stefan. She's a compassionate human being, she loves so intensely and she has this pit in her stomach. She and Stefan particularly have this bond, and we later figure out in the mythology of the story why that is. But her having this feeling is genuine. Is there a worry in the back of Damon's mind that she could go back to him? Yeah, absolutely. He can't deny it and he won't deny it, but all he wants is for her to be happy. Stefan would do the same thing."


[TV Guide]

American Horror Story: Coven

Here are some hints on the upcoming season from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly:

"The murder of a young witch near New Orleans inspires Fiona [Jessica Lange] to return home from L.A., where she's been living the high life, and reunite with her estranged daughter Cordelia [Sarah Paulson], the headmistress of Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. (Like an all-girl Hogwarts, the school has been a safe haven for young witches since 1868.) The student body — and witchy bloodline — is dwindling due to coven members who are fearful of reproducing and passing on their powers, as well as forces determined to destroy the lineage....

"In the premiere, Zoe [Taissa Farmiga] enrolls after a tryst with her boyfriend turns dangerous and leads her to discover a unique ability. 'She's kind of this sweet girl — except she kills people with her vagina," says Farmiga.'"


Orphan Black

Series creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett preview the second season, starting with the possibility of more clones being added to the mix:

Manson: I think it’s safe to say we definitely are invested in the idea of having a new clone or two in season two.
Fawcett: Although we just met Rachel at the end of season one. Her and Sarah are gonna be going pretty much head to head to start the show [next year]. We’re gonna hit the ground running. We’ve got a really interesting character to unpack. Probably before we meet someone new.

Will we see more of Sarah’s daughter, Kira, and her foster mother, Mrs S?
Fawcett: Yeah, definitely. Kira is Sarah’s heart and Sarah is back in a large part where we met her at the beginning of season one. She’s not with her daughter, she’s got limited resources, she’s on the run. So we’re going right back there, and as for Mrs S, we just love Maria Doyle Kennedy. She’s a terrific actor, and she’s always been a sleeper character for us. So we know that there’s more coming.
Manson: Mrs S has always been important. Mrs S is a character that has surprises and secrets and is important to the mythology of our show. We know that Kira is special, and Kira figures into our series period. She is a series character, she’s not gonna go away anytime soon. Hopefully she’ll be a teenager by the time we wrap up the series!



Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders.