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<p>Jaime Alexander shows up on Earth in pursuit of a deadly foe in this week&#39;s episode of &#39;Marvel&#39;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;</p>

Jaime Alexander shows up on Earth in pursuit of a deadly foe in this week's episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Review: Asgardian temptress Lorelei complicates things for everyone on 'Agents Of SHIELD'

Plus how will this fit into the end of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'?

One of the things I've noticed is that "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." is very careful to just show scenes in their "previously on" montage that directly relate to the episode ahead. It makes sense we'd see a little bit of what happened last week to Skye and Coulson and the rest of the team, but I was surprised to see them include a moment of May and Ward discussing their surreptitious sex life.

The show is feeling more and more serialized each week. We pick up immediately after the end of last week's episode, with Lorelei (Elena Satine) still traveling with the groom she stole from his own honeymoon. She finds a motorcycle gang that better suits her ambitions, and she tosses away the first guy like a dirty tissue. She's obviously looking to assemble an army of men under her own control, and because of her powers, it makes perfect story sense for Sif (Jaime Alexander) to be the one who has to go after her.

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History channel’s 'Texas Rising' miniseries gets an all-star cast, led by Bill Paxton

History channel’s “Texas Rising” miniseries gets an all-star cast, led by Bill Paxton
The miniseries about the Texas Revolution against Mexico will star Paxton as Sam Houston. Other big names include Michael Rapaport, Chad Michael Murray, Ray Liotta, Oliver Martinez, Thomas Jane, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Max Thieriot and Brendan Fraser.

See images from “Orange is the New Black” Season 2
Including the women dressed up for a “Mock Job Fair."

Michael J. Fox doesn’t regret picking NBC over CBS
Both networks offered him a chance to make a sitcom comeback, but only NBC offered a guaranteed 22-episode season. He says of “The Michael J. Fox Show”: "Was I disappointed by the ratings? It probably has to do with what I deal with on a day-to-day basis, but I don't process things that way. I don't feel bad. I don't feel angry. I don't feel like I need to point fingers about time slots and things like that."

Vince Gilligan talks acting with Gina Gershon on “Community" — Jonathan Banks helped him prepare
The “Breaking Bad” honcho’s first acting gig airs on Thursday, and Gilligan says he’s not ready to give up his day job. "I was so nervous because – not that it needs to be stressed for anyone who will watch the episode – I am no actor,” he says. I" studied my lines. I tried to picture how Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul would do it. But I got there and I said to Dan (Harmon), 'Are you sure about this? There’s a very good possibility I may be unwatchably terrible.'”

Watch a “True Detective” deleted scene
Watch the explosive moment Rust and Lori broke up.

“Seinfeld” supercut rounds up all the “nothing” scenes
Does this video prove “Seinfeld” was about something?

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<p>&#39;Muppets Most Wanted&#39;</p>

'Muppets Most Wanted'

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Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, Josh Groban set for 'Muppets Most Wanted' soundtrack

They join Miss Piggy, Kermit and the whole Muppet gang

Following her Thanksgiving special, Lady Gaga reunites with The Muppets on the “Muppets Most Wanted” soundtrack.

Lady Gaga, her buddy Tony Bennett, and The Muppets perform the meta tune “We’re  Doing A Sequel,” which follows Walter, Statler and Waldorf’s sure-to-be-hilarious “They’ve Ordered a Sequel.”

Other singers on the soundtrack include Celine Dion, who performs with fellow diva Miss Piggy, Kermits and the whole Muppet gang for “Something So Right” (we’re guessing it’s not the Paul Simon tune of the same name), Josh Groban and Flight of the Conchords’s Jemaine Clement.

Among the chestnuts on the album are Scooter and Pepe the King Prawn (remember the shrimp who felt up Lady Gaga in their atrocious Thanksgiving special?) on “Moves Like Jagger,” and Miss Piggy on “Macarena.”

Also on the soundtrack, out March 24, are a number of actors who appear in the movie, including Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ray Liotta, Danny Trejo, and Ty Burrell.

“Muppets Most Wanted” opens March 21.

Muppets Most Wanted soundtrack:
1. “They’ve Ordered a Sequel”*  Walter, Statler and Waldorf
2. “We’re Doing a Sequel”  The Muppets with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
3. “My Name First_ _ _ Your Name”*  Constantine and Ricky Gervais
4. “I’m Number One”  Constantine and Ricky Gervais
5. “The Casa Grande”*  Kermit, Tina Fey, Jemaine Clement, Danny Trejo and Ray Liotta
6. “The Big House  Tina Fey with Josh Groban
7.  “Stick with Me”*  Constantine and Miss Piggy
8. “I’ll Get You What You Want” (Cockatoo in Malibu)  Constantine
9. “The Muppet Show Theme”  Los Muppets
10. “Answer Some Questions”*  Ty Burrell
11. Interrogation Song  Ty Burrell, Sam Eagle and The Muppets
12. “Oh Foo Foo, It’s Always Been a Fight”*  Miss Piggy and Foo Foo
13. “Something So Right”  Miss Piggy, Kermit, Celine Dion and The Muppets
14. “We’re Goin’ Underground”*  Kermit
15. “Working in the Coal Mine”  Jemaine Clement
16. “The Gulag Finale”*  Kermit
17. “Together Again”  The Muppets with Josh Groban
18. “Moves Like Jagger”  Scooter and the Penguins featuring Pepé the King Prawn
19. “Macarena” (Bayside Boys Remix)  Miss Piggy and The Flamingos
20. “Muppets Most Wanted Score Suite”  Christophe Beck

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<p>&quot;The Big Bang Theory&quot;</p>

"The Big Bang Theory"

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CBS renews 'The Big Bang Theory' through 2016-2017

That's at least three more seasons for the Emmy-winning smash

There are casual ways to lock down your hits and look to the future.

FOX ordered a second season for "Sleepy Hollow" early in the fall, while NBC did the same for "The Blacklist" just a couple months later. FOX ordered two seasons of "Glee" last spring, a deal it may be regretting as "Glee" ratings find new ways to crater each week.

But when it comes to looking forward, those three renewals all look like child's play compared to what CBS did for "The Big Bang Theory" on Tuesday (March 12).

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Alan Thicke gets a reality show on TV Guide Network

Alan Thicke gets a reality show on TV Guide Network
“Unusually Thicke” will follow the 67-year-old former “Growing Pains” star, his "spicy" much-younger wife and their 16-year-old son -- plus cameos by Robin Thicke.

Porn star Sasha Grey: That's me in “True Detective's” opening credits!
The Daily Beast recently showed the former “Entourage” guest-star an image from the opening of a topless brunette woman. "What the f*ck?!” she responded. “That’s my nose! That’s me! One hundred percent … I’m in 'True Detective!'” She added: “That’s the opening credits? Yeah, I need to find out about this. That’s so weird.”

Buy “Modern Family’s” Dunphy house, for $2.35 million
Phil and Claire Dunphy’s L.A.-area home is about to hit the market.

CW’s “iZombie” taps Rose McIver to play the zombie
The “Flowers in the Attic” alum will play the lead role, a medical student-turned-zombie, in the Rob Thomas pilot.

Watch Jay Leno’s TV Hall of Fame induction speech
Leno said that he started feeling really old working on “The Tonight Show” with people much younger than him. “You can’t be hip past a certain age. You have old guy gestures,” he said. PLUS: Amy Poehler honors inductee Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Movies are dumb, and TV is awesome."

Roseanne sued by George Zimmerman’s parents
Roseanne tweeted and later deleted the address of Zimmerman’s parents,  and now she’s being sued as a result.

Discovery announces Season 10 launch of “Deadliest Catch”
The long-running reality show returns April 22.

Keke Palmer joins “Masters of Sex”
She’ll play the Masters’ new nanny.

“SVU” bringing back Pablo Schreiber
Olivia Benson’s worst nightmare is returning in April.

“Salem” poster shows a witch hanging
Check out the two posters for the WGN America series.

“Little Couple, Big World” stars separate
Matt and Laura Roloff have been married for 26 years, with four children between them.

Letterman celebrates Episode 4,000 of “The Late Show”
Watch the "Top Ten Thoughts I’ve Had 4,000 Times," presented by long-time staffers.

Piper Perabo gets a new “Covert Affairs” romantic interest
“Body of Proof’s” Nic Bishop is joining the cast next season.

“Glee” falls to a series low
Just 2.3 million watched last night’s episode.

“The Bachelor’s” Juan Pablo & Nikki go on their “first REAL one on one date”
Nikki posted on her Instagram a picture of their date yesterday, adding it was “So good.” PLUS: Life & Style claims they’ve already broken up.

Scott Cohen joins NBC's "Coercion"
He'll be part of a Russian sleeper cell, with Hope Davis playing his wife.

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<p>Jaimie Alexander in &quot;Marvel&#39;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;</p>

Jaimie Alexander in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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TV Ratings: 'Voice,' CBS repeats lead Tuesday while 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' rises and 'Boy' falls

'Mind Games' soars 50 percent in the key demo

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Even with three procedural repeats, CBS was the most watched network on Tuesday night, while NBC's "The Voice" was the night's top show among young viewers and led a primetime sweep.

With "The Voice" down week-to-week, both "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" also posted drops -- Somewhat sizable for "Boy" and a bit more modest for "Fisher." However, with "Person of Interest" airing a repeat, "Chicago Fire" got to be up week-to-week.

Percentage-wise, the night's biggest gainer was actually "Mind Games" on ABC, which rose from a dismal 0.6 key demo rating to a dismal 0.9 key demo rating with "PoI" out. ABC's lineup had mixed returns, as "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was up, but "The Goldbergs" dropped a little.

Finally, "Glee" dropped to a 0.9 in the key demo rating, which tied with The CW's "Originals" for that hour.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Rose McIver</p>

Rose McIver

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'Sex' veteran lands The CW's 'iZombie' lead

DC Comics adaptation comes from a 'Veronica Mars' team


After moving ahead to cast a number of supporting roles, The CW and WBTV have found a leading lady for the DC Comics adaptation "iZombie."

Rose McIver is in place to star in "iZombie," which comes from "Veronica Mars" scribes Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero. The "iZombie" pilot will be directed by Thomas.

A recently red-hot veteran of "Masters of Sex" and "Once Upon a Time," McIver will play med student-turned-zombie Olivia "Liv" Moore. After her transformation, Liv takes a job at the coroner's office, which initially is for the access to yummy, delicious brains. She soon discovers that with each mushy, brainy meal, she's also devouring the memories of the deceased, so she begins to use this information to work with a medical examiner and a police detective to solve crimes.

The pilot's most recent addition was "One Tree Hill" veteran Robert Buckley playing Liv's ex-fiance. Previously cast co-stars include Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney and David Anders.

McIver comes to "iZombie" fresh off of taking over for Kiernan Shipka as the star of the "Flowers in the Attic" sequel "Petals on the Wind" for Lifetime.

In addition to her roles as Tinker Bell on "Once" and the initially virginal Vivian on "Masters of Sex," the New Zealand-born actress has appeared in "Power Rangers R.P.M." and in "The Lovely Bones" and, in her first role, "The Piano."

Intrigued? Any more or less?

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CBS renews 'The Big Bang Theory' for 3 more seasons

CBS renews “The Big Bang Theory” for 3 more seasons
That means the No. 1 sitcom will make it to 10 seasons, at least, lasting through the 2016-17 season. PLUS: "Two and a Half Men" may get a 13-episode final season.

Comedy Central expands “Key & Peele’s” 4th season, developing an animated spinoff
Season 4 will consist of 22 episodes, instead of 13. And the duo’s popular "Vandaveon & Mike” characters may get their own animated series.

Watch a glimpse of “HIMYM” on “Inside the Actor’s Studio”
James Lipton’s interview with the gang airs March 27.

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<p>I am fairly sure that I am the only person who decided to have a certain conversation with Imogen Poots at a recent press day for &#39;Need For Speed&#39;</p>

I am fairly sure that I am the only person who decided to have a certain conversation with Imogen Poots at a recent press day for 'Need For Speed'

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Imogen Poots on how she built a dynamic role for 'Need For Speed'

Plus watch us bond over something very special that we share

One of the more unusual interviews I've had recently was with Imogen Poots, who is the female lead of the new action film "Need For Speed," and who was also seen in this spring's "That Awkward Moment."

It is not often that I sit down across from someone after seeing a film and find myself stymied for what we are supposed to discuss, but that happened when I attended the press day for "Need For Speed." After all, the role she plays in the film might as well just be named "The Girl." The part is so thinly written that the majority of what she has to do in the movie is sit in the passenger's seat and smile at Aaron Paul while he does things.

I decided not to tiptoe around things, and I asked her how she approaches the challenge of taking a non-existent character and turning it into something that keeps her dynamic and engaged and that gives her something worth doing. The truth is that most writing for women in mainstream movies is dire, and for young women, that is doubly true. At least there are more character roles available as people age, but when you're a young and beautiful woman, the range of what you're asked to do can be enormously frustrating.

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<p>Godzilla is almost ready for his big debut, and tonight&#39;s SXSW event had him center-stage.</p>

Godzilla is almost ready for his big debut, and tonight's SXSW event had him center-stage.

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New 'Godzilla' makes a special appearance at a screening of the 1954 original

Gareth Edwards finally unveils his giant star in his full glory

AUSTIN - Anxious fans around the world have breathlessly analyzed each new bit of footage that has been released from the Gareth Edwards-directed "Godzilla," which arrives in theaters on May 16th, hoping that this will time, they will recognize the iconic monster, praying that this will not be a repeat of the awful 1998 movie.

I think it's safe for fans everywhere to relax.

One of the events at this year's SXSW festival was a special screening of the 1954 original version of "Gojira," the film that was re-edited with new footage when it was released in America and retitled "Godzilla." Rialto Films has held the American distribution rights to the Toho production for a while now, and this will actually be the second time they've done a national theatrical roll-out of the original movie.

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<p>On &quot;Justified,&quot; Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) teams up with DEA agent Miller (Eric Roberts).</p>

On "Justified," Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) teams up with DEA agent Miller (Eric Roberts).

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Review: 'Justified' - 'Wrong Roads'

Raylan teams up with his counterpart from the DEA, played by Eric Roberts

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as we do the Hammer and Anvil...

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"The Real Housewives of New York"

"The Real Housewives of New York"

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'Real Housewives of New York': Aviva is determined to win Ramona back

In the season premiere, we meet new girl Kristen, too

So, have you missed "The Real Housewives of New York"? I think it was just long enough between seasons for me to shake the crazy squawk of Ramona's voice out of my brain, which makes hearing her again all the more painful. When we eventually get Ramona and Sonja together in a room, as we inevitably do, I have to resist the urge to either mute the television or claw desperately at my ears until I have nothing but bloody, senseless stumps on the side of my face. Luckily, I found the remote.

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