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Joss Whedon’s Marvel TV show “S.H.I.E.L.D.” gets greenlit


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Remember that TV show Joss Whedon was supposed to be working on for Marvel that we first heard about at the beginning of August? Well, good news: it’s already greenlit and moving forward at ABC.

Deadline is reporting that the broadcast network is moving forward with Whedon’s pitch for a series called “S.H.I.E.L.D.” which, appropriately, will revolve around the crime-fighting organization at the center of the Marvel universe. Whedon will write the pilot with his brother Jed and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” collaborator Maurissa Tancharoen, with those two acting as the series’ showrunners. As long as Whedon’s schedule remains clear, he also plans on directing the pilot.

After Deadline broke their story, Variety has come out and added more information to the news. The outlet learned that the Whedon brothers and Tancharoen will join Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb as executive producers. Whedon says that the project won’t be a spinoff and will be “autonomous” to “The Avengers 2,” which he is writing and directing.

“[Joss] reserves right to pepper in bits here and there. His bro Jed and Maurissa T. will be showrunners, he’ll just show up every now and then ‘and take credit for everything,'” Variety writer Cynthia Littleton tweeted.

Production on the pilot is set to start “immediately.” Marvel has apparently been at work on the project for some time. At least Whedon finally has a television project that no one will consider cancelling any time soon.

What do you hope “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is about? Who do you hope appears in the series? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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