A week ago Almost Human debuted, and it got good reviews, as well as pretty strong ratings. And like a lot of shows these days, Almost Human has gotten a nice boost from DVR ratings.
Marvel are the current big daddies of superheroes, but DC would really love to catch up. Batman may be the biggest superheroes in the world, but Marvel’s had the most success at the movies, and they’re also trying to take over television with SHIELD and the upcoming Netlfix series.
When we wait to see what shows are top of the ratings heap these days, we usually have to wait an extra day. The reason is many people like to watch shows later, via DVR.
“Thanks to all of you – that’s how we do.” This is a tweet from Clark Gregg in response to what shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone: S.H.I.E.L.D. had a very strong ratings debut on ABC, and the network will also repeat the show again this Thursday.
It looks like Marvel’s going to have a big hit on TV with S.H.I.E.L.D., and since they’ve become the number one comic company in the known universe, DC is trying desperately to catch up. The comic giants are trying to get more movies in development since the Christopher Nolan Batmans came to an end, and now they’re branching off into TV as well.
The Avengers spin-off, S.H.I.E.L.D., is nearly upon on us, making its big debut on September 24, and now apparently the reviews are in. Let’s cut to the chase here…does the show deliver or not?
There’s quite a few filmmakers and storytellers who are the kings of Comic-Con, and Joss Whedon is certainly one of them. Not only does he have geek credentials for creating Buffy, Firefly, and adapting The Avnegers, but he’s also got the triple threat of Avengers 2 and 3, as well as the S.H.I.E.L.D. series coming up.
Marvel mania is absolutely back, and bigger than ever. Iron Man 3 looks to be the biggest movie of the summer, if not the year, and with a number of TV shows getting the green light, renewed or cancelled this week, the upcoming Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series has won a full season order for ABC.
Marvel has big plans for its superhero stable beyond Iron Man 3, which has been getting stellar reviews across the board, and is on track to make a ton of money this weekend.
Like JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon is going to be a very busy man for the next couple of years.
S.H.I.E.L.D will almost certainly get a first season order. We could say that it’s obvious: Avengers is a big deal right now, and the pilot would have to be pretty terrible not to get at least one season of shows out of it.
May 1, 2015 may seem like a long ways away from now, but it’s the date that’s already been set in stone for Avengers 2.
The (alleged) casting-call descriptions for Joss Whedon's new Marvel Universe television show have appeared online.
Of course we always knew there was going to be a second Avengers, as the film made too much money for there not to be a sequel. But the question was, would Joss Whedon return?