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'Agents of SHIELD': New initiative art teases team divide -- EXCLUSIVE


Last week, EW exclusively debuted the first in a series of new art from Marvel and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level Seven.” Each week, as we move towards the show’s May season finale, Marvel is releasing a different piece, which will tie in directly with the events of that week’s upcoming episode.

EW is proud to help Marvel introduce the art in advance of episode 18, “Providence,” which will air next Tuesday, April 15 at 9 p.m. ET. (Note that due to a scheduling change, ABC will air 2 hours of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with a repeat of “Turn, Turn, Turn” at 8 and the new episode airing at 9.) The piece, which details the big events of this past week’s outing and teases both the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the appearance of Hydra, was crafted by Paolo Rivera, who has designed multiple posters for Marvel Studios as well as Eisner-award winning comics.

EW again spoke with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeff Bell about this week’s concept, and how it ties in to Tuesday’s episode.


'Lost' 10th anniversary reunion at PaleyFest: Five things we learned from the panel

“We have to go back.” That’s what Dr. Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) says after returning home from the island in the third season finale of ABC’s epic drama Lost. And this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, several of those castaways — as well as executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse — did indeed come back, to discuss the pivotal series as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its premiere.

In addition to Lindelof and Cuse, the panel included Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), Maggie Grace (Shannon), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), and Malcolm David Kelley (Walt). The cast and producers reminisced about their magical time on “The Island” and, naturally, still left us with a few unsolved mysteries. (Meanwhile, the panel’s moderator, comedian Paul Scheer, awkwardly urged audience members not to ask about another mysterious plane crash because it would “be in poor taste.” Yes; yes it would.) We did, however, learn these five things:


'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' react: For Asgard!

Previously on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Skye’s dead! (But not really.) Coulson is still freaked out about his resurrection thanks to a possible alien! Oh, and some Asgardian whore named Lorelei came to town.

This episode probably went one of two ways for you. If you’re a casual Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewer and not exactly well-versed in Marvel lore, you probably were confused at the mouthfuls of exposition about Asgard and Thor and Odin and 600 years in prison, yadda yadda yadda. If you’re a Marvel stan, on the other hand, you probably shrieked with glee every time Sif opened her mouth with another vague reference. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette': What we can expect from Andi Dorfman

Juan Pablo’s time as The Bachelor has finally come to a close, and despite the season’s weird and fairly unsatisfactory ending, it actually provided us with a few solid Bachelorette options. If I’m being honest, my first choice for the next Bachelorette was single mother Renee, aka the most refreshingly normal Bachelor contestant in the show’s history. But after she revealed her current “situation” of happiness during the Women Tell All special, I jumped to my second choice: Andi. That being said, I also would’ve watched a season that followed the adventures of Kelly and Molly, and after last night’s finale, I actually wouldn’t mind watching Clare search for love. (Yes, I said it.) And lastly, Sharleen is just so weird that I’d watch her season as well.

But as we all learned last night, Andi Dorfman is the lucky lady about to embark on her own adventure to find love (and a worthwhile visit to the fantasy suite). Some people love the choice — me — and others hate it. Then there are those who just don’t know what to expect. Here’s how I think Andi’s season will unfold (and why it will be entertaining to watch):

Ali, meet DeAnna: For starters, if I had to compare Andi to previous Bachelorettes, I’d say we can expect something along the lines of a mix between Ali Fedotowsky and DeAnna Pappas. Andi is smart, and she seems to have her feet planted firmly on the ground. Most importantly, she’s also very strong. Honestly, leaving Juan Pablo post-fantasy suite is one of the reasons I like her so much. She knows what she wants, or at least what she doesn’t want, and she’s not hesitant to act on that. I keep thinking back to that time Ali all but chased Jonathan Justin down until he would confront her about having a girlfriend back home. Ali wasn’t taking any crap, and I think Andi will approach this season in the same way.

No more drama (for the most part): From what we’ve seen of Andi’s fun side, she’s got a great sense of humor. What I liked most about her relationship with Juan Pablo early on was how they made fun of each other. And we can also assess her personality from the fact that all the women in the house seemed to love her. The only drama surrounding Andi involved her decision to leave, which was valid.

Papa Dorfman for the win: But let’s not forget the thing that’s going to play a big role in her season: Her father. Confession time? I love Andi’s dad. He was the perfect mix of total softie and tough guy. I cannot wait for Andi to introduce these new fellas to her family.

Andi-isms: Looking back on Juan Pablo’s season, I love that Andi was the girl who brought a one-piece to the house. She’s also the girl who brought Juan Pablo to a shooting range. No matter what, she’s going to be herself, and she genuinely doesn’t seem to be on television for the press — she’s an attorney, for goodness sake.

Horrible dancing: You know that some guy is going to make her dance with him, and we all know how awful (yet charming) that will be.

Honestly, I think Andi is the type of person I would be friends with. I think she’s relatively easygoing, and I am going to thoroughly enjoy watching her facial expressions when, inevitably, some guy tries to win her over with a cheesy line or a striptease or something.

All in all, I foresee it being a normal, perfectly pleasant season … so long as she doesn’t slowly start offending the entire country with off-camera conversations.

But what do you think of Andi, PopWatchers? Is her season going to be full of drama, much too boring, or somewhere in the middle? Sound off in the comments below!

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' react: Making 'T.R.A.C.K.S.'

Fancy a train ride? The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team sure did…and got much more then they bargained for when what was supposed to be a simple undercover op went horribly wrong. The show is finally upping its stakes with the action, humor, risk-taking (Skye?!) and hey! Was that Deathlok’s introduction? So much to talk about! But before we get into all that, let’s backtrack (see what I did there?) READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding' react: Grown SEXy (also, sex!)

First came love, then came being rejected in front of millions, then came dating 25 women in search for the right one, then came proposing to Catherine in Thailand, and THEN came marriage (on live TV). Welcome, rose lovers, to the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara, where we just witnessed Sean and Catherine’s we-finally-get-to-have-sex wedding day!


'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' react: Growing a bad seed

After dropping Tahiti on us last week, it was hard to say where this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was going to take us – and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the result. The show effectively introduced another Marvel universe supervillian Blizzard, and gave us a lot of intel on Skye’s backstory mystery, so let’s dive in, just like the badass Melinda May would dive into a storm.


'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' react: What happened in Tahiti

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s midseason return finally gave us (and Coulson) the truth about Tahiti. Spoiler: It wasn’t such a dream vacation after all. Let’s get down to business.


'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Separation of church and state

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the mid-season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., stop reading now. READ FULL STORY

'Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular' react: Cross-promotional cheer for one and all

Let’s be real: the Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular is a cross-promotional commercial. Gaga gets to perform songs from her new album ARTPOP, and the Muppets remind us why we love them long enough to get excited for this spring’s big-screen Muppets Most Wanted. That doesn’t mean the special is boring — on the contrary, it’s delightful! Yet it’s still a commercial, making me feel the way I feel after watching a charming Black Friday ad: equal parts warm, fuzzy, cynical, and depressed by consumerism overtaking the so-called “holiday spirit.” But why fret? It’s Lady Gaga and the Muppets!

The “spectacular” kicks off with an introduction from Pepe the King Prawn, who thinks he’s starting his own special. Silly King Prawn, this isn’t your special — or even The Muppets Show that I desperately want back on TV — it’s a Gaga/Disney 90-minute promotional feature! In the real introduction, Gaga shares that the first time she fell in love was during the holidays. That’s sweet until she reveals that her first love was Kermit, which, sorry, is just weird. Sprinkled throughout the showcase are various sketches featuring the Muppets and special guests such as Kristen Bell and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. But the spectacle of this spectacular comes from the musical performances. Here’s a run-down on the night’s extravagant productions:


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