Poll: Fall TV Coverage!

Fall TV is right around the corner – well, for me, I guess it started last night with Haven – so it’s time to decide what I’ll be covering here at Read the Screen. Based on last year’s interest levels, I’m going to keep writing about Bones and Elementary every week, and will cover those shows as completely as possible. I’m inclined to stick with Sleepy Hollow as well – thoughts? I could swap that out for something like The 100 or About a Boy, if you guys would rather read about those. Let me know. As you saw earlier today, I will be linking over to my Haven recaps at TheTelevixen, but that will be on my list of shows for news/videos/other general coverage, along with those above and The Vampire Diaries.

I’ve decided not to review any of the comics-based shows (Arrow, The Flash, S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Constantine) on a weekly basis, because I felt like I was in over my head last year with Arrow because I know so little of the source material. If you’re interested in those shows, though, let me know and I’ll try to keep up with general coverage and check in on them occasionally.

Thoughts? Opinions? Other obvious shows based on books that I haven’t listed above because it’s Friday and I’m tired?

Agent Carter to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. & More Guest Star News

Hayley AtwellShe’s getting her own show at midseason, but first, Agent Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell) will appear on the season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is set to air on September 23rd.

And in other recent guest star news . . .

Mamie Gummer will appear on Elementary.

Frazer Hines, the Doctor Who actor who partially inspired the Outlander books, will guest star on the Outlander show. Nifty!

Eddie McClintock and Lolita Davidovich will guest star on Backstrom.

Bernadette Peters will appear on Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Casting Catch-Up: Adrianne Palicki & More

Adrianne PalickiMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been announcing a bunch of recurring and guest casting for its second season, which starts on September 23rd. Adrianne Palicki has been cast as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird in at least one episode, with the possibility of returning. Simon Kassianides will play the recurring role of Bakshi. Henry Simmons will play recurring mechanic Alphonso “Mac” Mackenzie, while Kyle MacLachlan will recur as Skye’s father. Brian Patrick Wade will play the Absorbing Man, and Lucy Lawless has been cast in a secret role.

TV News: Comics Adaptations Everywhere!

Agent CarterABC, the CW, and NBC all picked up and renewed a bunch of shows yesterday, and by my count, we’re going to have no fewer than seven Marvel or DC Comics adaptations on the air next TV season. Here’s the rundown:

On the Marvel side, ABC renewed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and picked up Agent Carter, about Agent Peggy Carter (from the Captain America movies, played by Hayley Atwell) in the 1940s. I am excited about that one – old timey spies! Female lead and showrunners!

And on the DC side, as I previously posted, Fox had already picked up Batman prequel Gothamhere’s the trailer, if you missed it – and Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive interview with showrunner Bruno Heller if you’d like some more information on the show.

The CW had already renewed Arrow, and yesterday they picked up Arrow spinoff The Flash as well as DC Comics adaptation iZombie, from Veronica Mars showrunner Rob Thomas.

And last but not least, NBC has ordered Constantine, an adaptation of DC Comics’s Hellblazer starring Matt Ryan.

TV News: Rosemary’s Baby, Masterpiece, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gotham

Rosemary's BabyThe new Rosemary’s Baby miniseries will air on NBC on Sunday, May 11th and Thursday, May 15th from 9-11 p.m.

PBS has released the summer Masterpiece schedule, including new episodes of Endeavour (the show about young Morse) and Poirot.

Cobie Smulders is returning to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Cory Michael Smith has been cast as the future Riddler in Gotham.

TV News: Astronaut Wives Club, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex

Erin CummingsAstronaut Wives Club has been pushed from summer to midseason. They’ve also cast Erin Cummings, though if they’re retooling the show, it’s unclear how much of the original cast will stay.

Patrick Brennan will guest star on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has cast Necar Zadegan.

Keke Palmer will recur on Masters of Sex.

TV News: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Bones, Arrow, Elementary, & More

Amy AckerAmy Acker will appear on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adrian Pasdar has also been cast.

The Bones season finale will air on Monday, May 12th.

NBC’s Undateable will premiere on May 29th, and Crossbones on May 30th.

Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes will be bringing their characters from the Flash spinoff to an episode of Arrow.

Garret Dillahunt will guest star on Elementary.

ABC’s summer show Astronaut Wives Club has added Desmond Harrington, Zoe Boyle, and Odette Annable.

Dwight Yoakam has been cast on the second season of Under the Dome.

TV Bits: Rosemary’s Baby, The Strain, S.H.I.E.L.D., Outlander, & More

TV & Pilot Casting: Witches of East End, The Vampire Diaries, S.H.I.E.L.D. & More

  • Witches of East End has cast Enver Gjokaj in the major recurring role of Mike.
  • Michael Malarkey will recur as Damon’s old friend Enzo on The Vampire Diaries.
  • Titus Welliver will guest star on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Blake, his character from “Marvel One-Shot: Item 47.”
  • Madeline Brewer has joined season two of Hemlock Grove.
  • Paola Turbay will guest star on Killer Women.
  • Pilot Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has cast Beau Garrett.
  • And pilot Bosch (speaking of Titus Welliver) has added Amy Price-Francis.