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March 31

Alyson Hannigan named the new host of 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us.' The 3rd season will be on this summer.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x15 'Spacetime' Sneak Peek #1. He has risen.
Joss Whedon talks Captain America. It's a really good podcast interview at Marvel.com. Read the transcript here.
Salon Mag wants writers to stop killing off TV's lesbians. Willow and Tara (among others) are alleged to exemplify a "pattern ... of lesbian characters routinely punished for coming to terms with their sexuality or pursuing their desires."

March 30

Anthony Head joins his daughter Daisy Head in Freeform drama 'Guilt.' He will play her stepfather on screen, with possibly shady connections to a crime.
Humble Bundle: Buffy and Angel comics. Humble Bundle have a large selection of Buffy and Angel comics available as bundles. Good if you don't already have them. Offer expires in a little under 2 weeks.
Whedon and Cassaday return to Marvel comics today with a Captain America story. This is to mark Cap's 75th anniversary. You'll find their tale in Captain America: Sam Wilson #7.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 3x15 'Spacetime'. This episode is getting a fair bit of hype.
Happy Birthday to Juliet Landau! Our vampire seer turns 50 today!!
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x14 "Watchdogs". This episode was written by Drew Z. Greenberg and directed by Jesse Bochco.

March 29

Amber Benson and Adam Busch co-star in web series "Self-Obsessed". The series is based on Sina Grace's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The main link goes to today's episode which Amber and Adam appear in. Episode one is found here (may be NSFW).
Wentworth Miller opens up after body-shaming meme goes viral. Gage from "Go Fish" opens up in a moving Facebook post, which is covered by a number of media outlets.
"It felt like the best kind of Whedon-esque pathos." Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg name checks Joss when talking about last night's fab crossover episode. Spoilers if you haven't watched it yet.

March 28

Evaluating the financial performance of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Deadline reckons the movie made $382M in net profit for Disney.
Twenty-three of Buffy Summers' most iconic lines. What are your choices?
Jewel Staite pops up in latest Legends of Tomorrow Trailer. Not sure of her role yet.

March 27

Happy Birthday to Nathan Fillion! Our Captain turns 45 today.
A report from the Agents of SHIELD panel from Wondercon. Jeph Loeb led the panel that assembled almost the entire cast including Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennett, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Henry Simmons, Luke Mitchell and Elizabeth Henstridge along with writer-producer Jeff Bell.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x14 'Watchdogs' Sneak Peek #1. A new skill and guilt from Simmons.

March 25

Tom Whedon passed away yesterday. Jed Whedon posted the news to Instagram and we'll let that post speak for itself. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. More...
The pros and cons of fictional colleges. Hmmm. What are the pros and cons of attending Buffy's alma mater?

March 24

Alyson Hannigan becomes the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. She turns 42 today. More...

March 23

10 vital storytelling lessons I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A list by Charlie Jane Anders, author and io9 editor.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #25. Dawn is the Key to this issue.
Amy Acker on her favourite episodes of Angel. Note the inspiration for the end of The Avengers. Amy also answered questions about 'Person of Interest' and her upcoming projects.
Buffy D&D character sheets. Geek and Sundry have done sheets for Buffy, Willow, Tara, Giles, and Xander.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 3x14 "Watchdogs". Blimey.
(SPOILER) 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Jeff Bell discusses that big goodbye, and what's up with 'Most Wanted'. An interview with Jeff Bell about the latest episode and the spin-off. And now there's an EW interview with Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x13 "Parting Shot". The episode was written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Michael Zinberg.
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast is doing a Facebook Q&A right now.
Buffy cast (partially) reunited. The media has been feeling nostalgic for Buffy after Charisma Carpenter shared her pics with Nick Brendon and James Marsters.
Watch a clip from Eliza Dushku's new movie "Jane Wants a Boyfriend". The movie is a "romantic comedy focuses on a young woman with Asperger's navigating the pitfalls of finding Mr. Right".

March 21

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x13 "Parting Shot" Sneak Peek #2.
Joss to sit down with Mark Ruffalo at Tribeca Film Festival. The two are scheduled to have a conversation-style panel on Monday, April 18th, part of a panel series that also includes conversations with JJ Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron, and Tina Fey.
Jed Whedon allowing free access to his Discography. Under a name your price model, funds go to the musicians. But Jed notes you can access the songs for free if you choose. More...
Chloe Bennet talks about Joss Whedon's involvement in her casting. She made the remarks yesterday afternoon at CE2. Sounds like it was a good panel.

March 18

Joss Whedon and Shawnee Kilgore's single is now available to buy. 'Back to Eden' is available on Amazon's Digital Music store and Google Play. ETA: And Joss himself has posted in the comments section.
Batman is most compatible with Buffy claims dating agency. No word on who Angel is compatible with.

March 17

(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x13 'Parting Shot' Sneak Peek #1. A bit of witty recon in dangerous territory.
AV Club interviews Bear McCreary. An interview with a "dominant force in genre TV".
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 comics for June. Buffy #28, Angel & Faith Season 10 Vol. 5 and the Dark Horse Horse Day Sampler with a new Buffy story are solicited.
Dark Horse announces second Buffy High School Years one-shot. The Amazon listing for it surfaced last month.

March 16

'Person of Interest' to end with Season 5. Amy Acker stars on the show.
Marti Noxon to make directorial debut with "To The Bone". The movie is described as a "dark comedy inspired by her [Marti's] own experience with anorexia".
Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man: Agents of SHIELD cast weigh in on Civil War. Blastr asked the cast questions about the movie at a recent set visit.
(SPOILER) Trailer for Agents of SHIELD 3x13 'Parting Shot'. This episode will air next Tuesday.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x13 "The Inside Man". This episode was written by Craig Titley and directed by John Terlesky.

March 15

James Marsters to Appear at Wizard World 2016. Spike in Tulsa. Brilliant.

March 14

Cover art for Joss Whedon and Shawnee Kilgore's Back To Eden single. It will be released this Friday.
How Buffy the Vampire Slayer helps Gord Perks be a better politician. Apparently, "the city councillor rewatches the whole series nearly every year."

March 12

Julie Benz to co-star In 'Training Day' CBS pilot. According to Deadline, the pilot is " a present-day reimagining of Antoine Fuqua's acclaimed 2001 feature".
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x12 'The Inside Man' Sneak Peek #2. "Ward" shows off some new skills.

March 11

See the animated versions of Fitz and Simmons. They're the focus of a featurette for Ultimate Spider-Man vs.The Sinister Six. Includes some commentary from Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker.
(SPOILER) A look at the Wondercon poster for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. EW has the art and some comments by Jeff Bell about how it relates to Season 2.
Anthony Stewart Head is in the cast of the "Robin of Sherwood: Knights of the Apocalypse" audioplay. "Robin of Sherwood" was a (IMHO) wonderful ITV series that ran 1984-1986. The late Richard Carpenter, who created the series, left behind an unproduced screenplay. The production company Spiteful Puppet has reassembled the entire cast (except for two actors who have passed away in the interim) to do the screenplay as an audioplay. Anthony Stewart Head plays a character new to the story.
Morena Baccarin has a baby girl! Congratulations.
Joss Whedon takes on Captain America. An interview with Joss Whedon about returning to comics, writing Captain America, and working with John Cassaday again.
Sarah Michelle Gellar on 19 years of Buffy. SMG posts thanks to fans on 19th anniversary. No spoilers unless you're unfamiliar with Mr. Pointy.
Vote for Can't Stop The Serenity's 2016 art. There are 4 designs to choose for 2016, which is the event's 11th year. You can only vote once and the deadline is March 24th.
New single from Joss Whedon and Shawnee Kilgore to be released March 18. Shawnee says, "It's gorgeous, the artwork is gorgeous, the video we're planning to accompany it will be gorgeous."
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x12 'The Inside Man' Sneak Peek. A brawl with an old threat.
Amazon orders pilot for 'The Tick' reboot. Ben Edlund, who created the comic, the animated series and the previous live-action comedy, is back as writer and executive producer.
The guest stars of 'The Thrilling Adventure Hour'. There's some fabulous pictures of Whedonverse actors here.

March 10

Buffy the Vampire Slayer big bads ranked from worst to best. 19 years ago today the show premiered on The WB.
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: Academy". It's five-part digital series where three die-hard fans compete for a chance to play an agent on the set of Agents of SHIELD, with appearances by stars from the show. The remaining four episodes will be posted on March 23rd, April 6th, April 20th and May 4th. More...
(SPOILER) Don't expect any mention of Inhumans in 'Captain America: Civil War'. It's not so connected after all. :(.

March 09

Joss Whedon's unbreakable rule for Skye and Jemma on Agents of SHIELD. Chloe Bennet and Elizabeth Henstridge tell IGN about the one line that Joss did not want the show to cross.
Ratings for last night's Agents of SHIELD mid-season premiere. The show returned with a 1.1/4 in the 18-49 demo.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x12 'The Inside Man' Promo. A familiar face returns to battle the team in next week's promo.
(SPOILER) Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x10 "Bouncing Back". Welcome back! This episode was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Ron Underwood.

March 08

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' gets nominated for six MTV Movie Awards. Fans can vote for their favourite nominees and the awards ceremony will be held on April 10th.
New album from Jed Whedon and the Willing. The new album, "Like Snow", apparently dropped on March 1. The main link is to Amazon, and it is also available from Google Play, Bandcamp and Spotify.
Summer Glau guested on last night's "Castle". Link is to the episode's promotional video on YouTube; Summer appears in one small bit of it (in a killer LBD). Her role is as a competing private investigator working the same crime. I'm not sure of episode availability on streaming services except for Hulu+ subscribers.
"I'm every bit the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent that you are" - exploring opposing masculinities. Another excerpt from PopMatters' "After the Avengers: From Joss Whedon's Hottest, Newest Franchises to the Future of the Whedonverse" book.

March 07

One page preview of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's Captain America story. This will appear in Captain America: Sam Wilson #7 (out March 30th).

March 06

'Serenity' gets watched in space. Astronaut Tim Kopra tweeted that he watched the movie abroad the International Space Station. More...

March 05

Buffy Season 11 offically announced to start in October. Buffy # 30, the conclusion of Season 10, is out in August so a very short break.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x11 'Bouncing Back' Sneak Peek #2. A new Inhuman and a confession from Hunter.
The Angel theme song that never was. Erika Amato, lead singer of Velvet Chain, has shared her band's Angel theme song with Slayer Revival. Darling Violetta did the song for the show in the end but it's worth listening to the Velvet Chain version to hear what might have been.
(SPOILER) Brett Dalton on Grant Ward's transformation. Agents of SHIELD is back on Tuesday.

March 04

Gina Torres to topline ABC drama 'Death of Eva Sofia Valdez'. The pilot is described as Macbeth with a Cuban twist.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets early Season Four pickup. The agents will be back through 2017.

March 03

Joss Whedon reunites with John Cassaday for "Captain America" Anniversary Issue. Captain America: Sam Wilson #7 also includes contributions from Greg Rucka and Tim Sale, and goes on sale March 30th.
Planned Parenthood challenge grant. Joss Whedon has issued a second Planned Parenthood Challenge Grant. He will donate $80,000, if 500 new people will donate any amount. Deadline is midnight tonight.
Light, and dark, and always brilliant: Wesley Wyndam-Pryce. Hidden Remote tackles their number one favourite tv character.
(SPOILER) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3x11 'Bouncing Back' sneak peek. Fitz, Coulson and a certain device all return in this promo for next week's episode.

March 02

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #25. The issue is out on March 23.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #24. Find out what happens to our true detectives in part 4 of "A Tale of Two Families".
Firefly 2.0 "Shiny" - a fashion collection. This is the second round of officially licensed apparel by Australian company Living Dead Clothing. The first line of clothes can be found here.
Are you ready for the hardest Buffy The Vampire Slayer quiz ever? It's not really the hardest Buffy quiz ever. But it passes the time nicely.



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