TV News Tid Bits

29 Aug

Joss Whedon is heading back to TV. Whedon and ABC have inked a deal to bring S.H.I.E.L.D to the small screen. S.H.I.E.L.D (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division) was featured in this summer’s Avengers movie, the covert quasi-military group was headed up by Nick Fury.  Production is set to start immediately with Whedon directing the pilot.

Will they ignore the big screen versions of Nick and the super heroes? Will they take this opportunity to introduce some of Marvel’s other characters, hoping they could launch more big screen franchises.

Seth McFarlane will host Saturday Night Live’s 38th season premiere on September 15th. Frank Ocean is the musical guest.

Starz is launching a pirate series in 2014, they did gladiators,why not pirates. The series is set 20 years before the Treasure Island books begin and follow the adventures of Captain Flint and his men.

ABC has announced it will air Spike Lee‘s Michael Jackson documentary “Bad 25”.  The documentary provides an in depth look at the album and tour, including interviews with Martin Scorsese, Joe Pytka and others who worked on videos from the album. Bad sold 45 million copies, and marked the third and final collaboration between Michael and Quincy Jones.  The doc is set to to screen at the upcoming Venice and Toronto film festivals.

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