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<p>&quot;Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;</p>

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

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Live-Blog

Who will join Joss Whedon in talking about 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'?

It's an afternoon of Joss Whedon in Comic-Con's Ballroom 20. 

At 1:45, we have Joss and potential special guests for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Then at 6:15, we'll have a Dark Horse-sponsored All-Joss panel. I'll be live-blogging both... Don't worry!

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<p>Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan and Norman Reedus are among &quot;The Walking Dead&quot;&nbsp;castmembers coming to Comic-Con.</p>

Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan and Norman Reedus are among "The Walking Dead" castmembers coming to Comic-Con.

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Comic-Con 2013: 'The Walking Dead' panel live-blog

What will new showrunner Scott Gimple have to say about season 4?

Hey, all. Time for another Comic-Con live-blog from Hall H, this time for the highest-rated drama on television: AMC's "The Walking Dead." This is the show's second year in the convention center's biggest room, and one featuring yet another showrunner change, as Scott Gimple may have to explain what his vision for the show is, as compared to the departed Glen Mazzara (and, before him, Frank Darabont). This will be a big panel, with stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Scott Wilson, and Chad Coleman, Gimple, comic author Robert Kirkman, and other producers Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero. The wifi seemed to hold up during my

"Veronica Mars" movie live-blog, so knock wood, I should be able to update frequently here, as well.

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"Nikita"

"Nikita"

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Nikita' talks about the end, a new lair, nude scene

The show creator explains why one character proved unkillable

The panel room for "Nikita" was only half-full, but that didn't dim the enthusiasm of the true fans in attendance (some of whom had come from as far away as Canada). With only six episodes of the show left, the mood of the stars and show creator Craig Silverstein was both nostalgic and enthusiastic for a wrap-up that promises to "start right in the middle of it and not take our foot off the pedal until the end," according to Silverstein.

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<p>Melissa Rauch of &quot;The Big Bang Theory&quot;</p>

Melissa Rauch of "The Big Bang Theory"

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15 things we learned from 'Big Bang Theory' at Comic-Con: Johnny Galecki as Princess Leia and more

Who came up with Amy's tiara? And Giant Jenga?
Long a favorite of Comic-Con crowds, "The Big Bang Theory" made it to the big time last year, with a Hall H panel. On Friday, "TBBT" was back in Ballroom 20, which was probably a function of what was initially described as an actor-free Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room panel.
 
As the start of an epic day of Ballroom 20 programming, even without the prospect of stars, "Big Bang Theory" produced a loud and enthusiastic room. And, of course, the panel wasn't truly star-free. Melissa Rauch did a fine job of moderating and she was joined by one of her fellow actors early in the panel. 
 
I didn't live-blog this one, but here are some things I learned:
 
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Report: 'Glee' may open Season 5 with old footage of Cory Monteith


Report: "Glee" may open Season 5 with old footage of Cory Monteith

According to what a source tells Hollywood Life, "There has been talk about writing the first few episodes around old footage of Cory from the show and actually have Finn be alive for a bit in order to lead into a more emotional goodbye — so it doesn’t feel sudden."


"Veronica Mars" movie footage shown at Comic-Con, featuring Jamie Lee Curtis
Rob Thomas said of his film: ""I can tell you that it sort of has — and this is a weird reference — a 'Godfather III' vibe to it."


How "The Wire" explains Microsoft's woes
Avon Barksdale is Microsoft, Proposition Joe is Apple and Marlo Stanfield is Google.


Watch Stephen Hawking do "The Big Bang Theory" theme song
The theoretical physicist recited the lyrics at Comic-Con. PLUS: Johnny Galecki posed as a "Big Bang" fan at Comic-Con.


"Game of Thrones" meets "Arrested Development"

Watch a mashup using the "Arrested" opening. PLUS: Check out a "Thrones" pop-up book, "Lord Frey" loved the Red Wedding, and Maisie Williams creates "A Throne of Games."


"Arrow" explains Black Canary casting
Caity Lotz's character will be "the beginning of the story of the Black Canary," says  executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.


"Today" lost an average of 606,000 viewers since Savannah Guthrie joined the show

The NBC morning show averaged 5.253 million with Ann Curry, and 4.647 million since Guthrie replaced her.


Tamera Mowry: I lost my virginity at 29
She's only slept with one person, her husband.

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<p>The &quot;Veronica Mars&quot;&nbsp;cast back in the early UPN&nbsp;days.</p>

The "Veronica Mars" cast back in the early UPN days.

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Veronica Mars' movie panel live-blog

Will the Kickstarter phenomenon fill Hall H? Will fans squeal with LoVe?

"Veronica Mars" made a visit or two to Comic-Con back in its mid-'00s days as a beloved but low-rated TV drama. Today, the cast — including stars Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino and Krysten Ritter — and creator Rob Thomas will return to the city where the series was shot under very different circumstances. Now "Veronica Mars" is the Kickstarter phenomenon movie (which Thomas and I discussed back in March), and the belief is that the interest in both the movie and the campaign will be enough to fill the convention center's cavernous Hall H. I'll be somewhere in the room live-blogging it all (wifi permitting), and trying to capture both the anecdotes and whether the atmosphere in Hall H evokes the passion that raised $5.7 million to pay for the movie (and t-shirts and posters and digital downloads and all the other Kickstarter perks).

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<p>Ryan Gosling in &quot;Only&nbsp;God Forgives&quot;</p>

Ryan Gosling in "Only God Forgives"

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Tell us what you thought of 'Only God Forgives'

...or anything else you might have seen recently

A mere two months ago people were clamoring to see Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives" in Cannes. This afternoon, I watched it from my couch. Video-on-demand can be pretty awesome like that. The director's "Drive" follow-up hits theaters and VOD today and I know it's been at the top of a lot of people's lists, so assuming you've seen it or will over the weekend, tell us what you think. I found it to be little more than an exercise, but I guess I'm okay with Refn keeping in shape, so to speak. Guy wasn't too high on it at Cannes either, but that's us. Cut loose with your own thoughts in the comment section here and go ahead and vote in our poll below. And as always, feel free to discuss anything else you might have seen recently. Open thread.

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'Big Brother' scores its best ratings of the season


"Big Brother" scores its best ratings of the season
About 6.7 million watched last night's episode.


"Game of Thrones" alum Jason Momoa is headed to Sundance Channel
He'll play a sheriff in "Red Road."


Watch a preview of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"-like comedy

She's starring in "Geri: Life Sucks."


James Spader didn't watch "The Office" finale
"I didn't see it," the actor who played Robert California admitted.


Matt Smith: "Doctor Who" role could go to a man or woman
"It can be anyone," he says in a Comic-Con interview, "and that's the great thing about the part. If Helen Mirren did it or if, you know... there's so many female actresses who'd be amazing."


Nick Offerman gets "naked" in a Funny or Die music video
Warning: Not Safe for Work.


Bill Hader returning to "South Park" as a writer

The "SNL" vet was a notable part of the "South Park" writer's room in the documentary of the show.


Bob Saget meets a "Full House" superfan, one of Jimmy Fallon's writers
With Jesse and the Rippers performing tonight, it's been "Full House" week at "Late Night." PLUS: Fallon & Ryan Reynolds have a "Water War."


"Revenge" casts Jesus from "The Bible"
Diogo Morgado will play a doctor in the season premiere.


BET to air a "Scandal" marathon in August
All "Scandal" episodes will be shown over two weekends.


"America's Next Top Model" cast photo shoot: S&M theme?
Check out the cast in "pleather."

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<p>Radiohead in a promotional shot.</p>

Radiohead in a promotional shot.

Rare Radiohead demo set for auction block

Final Elvis Presley footage also up for sale

Gather your money together Radiohead fans: In September, a 9-song demo from Radiohead will go on the auction block. The cassette from the band, when it was known as  On a Friday, and before Jonny Greenwood joined the group, goes up for sale on Sept. 14 by Omega Auctions in Stockport, England.

Recorded with Thom Yorke and his bandmates were still in high school in 1986, the demo features such tracks as “Girl (In the Purple Dress)” and “Mountains (On The Move),” as well as “Lemming Trail” and “Lock The Door.”
Omega expects the cassette to go for at least $1,500, which, actually, sounds pretty low, but that could be because a many of the songs have appeared online over the years, according to NME.

If Radiohead isn’t your style, four hours of video from Elvis Presley’s last performances prior to his 1977 death will be auctioned on July 26-27 in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The footage includes Presley’s performances in Omaha, Neb., and Rapid City, S.D., as well as backstage footage and was originally shot for a CBS television special, which aired two months after his death.
According to the Reporter,  Elvis Presley Enterprises has never allowed the special to be released on home video and the winning bidder must promise to never broadcast, reproduce or publish the video. We have a hunch the footage will go for way more than $1,500.

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<p>Vera Farmiga in &quot;The Conjuring&quot;</p>

Vera Farmiga in "The Conjuring"

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Tell us what you thought of 'The Conjuring'

...or anything else you might have caught up with lately

Warner Bros. wasn't shy about screening James Wan's latest horror film, "The Conjuring," which is why my thoughts on the film are now a number of weeks old. They knew they had a tight piece of genre filmmaking on their hands, and that it is; the film is a huge step up for Wan, a patient, rich exercise that doesn't reinvent the wheel but tells a compelling, familiar story with a lot of control and finely tuned atmosphere. "It is enormously confident, and yet it seems to have enough faith in the audience that it doesn't come across as a big noisy assault," Drew McWeeny wrote in his review. But now it's time to hear what you have to say, so when and if you get around to the film this weekend, chalk up your thoughts in the comments section and feel free to vote in our poll. And if you've caught up with anything else you'd like to discuss, consider this an open thread otherwise.

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<p>Ian McShane as Al Swearengen in &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Ian McShane as Al Swearengen in "Deadwood."

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'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 3, episode 7: 'Unauthorized Cinnamon'

The camp leaders gather to figure out what to do about Hearst

For the third summer in a row, we're revisiting David Milch's classic revisionist HBO Western "Deadwood," this time discussing the third season.

While I once upon a time posted two separate reviews so people who hadn't watched the whole series would have a safe place to comment, almost no one bothered commenting on the newbie reviews last year, and they've been ditched. If you haven't finished the series, just avoid the comments of this review and you'll be fine.

Thoughts on episode 7, "Unauthorized Cinnamon," coming up just as soon as I interrupt your sleep with this beard...

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<p>Christoph Waltz appears to be having a very weird day in Terry Gilliam's new film 'The Zero Theorem,' which showed a preview at today's Comic-Con</p>

Christoph Waltz appears to be having a very weird day in Terry Gilliam's new film 'The Zero Theorem,' which showed a preview at today's Comic-Con

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The first 10 minutes of Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' screened at Comic-Con 2013

Gilliam appears onscreen in Hall courtesy of NSA wiretap

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is in full swing, but to me, it still feels like it's revving up. Both times I was in Hall H today, huge sections of it were empty. That's no fault of the people on the stage, but it is a sign that Comic-Con sometimes seems to be scheduling things in the wrong venues. It sounds like Ballroom 20 was running at capacity all day today with wildly popular TV programming, when maybe a smaller, more intimate setting would have been a better place to see the panel I enjoyed this afternoon, a first look at the new film by Terry Gilliam.

Gina McIntyre, who writes for Hero Complex at the LA Times, was the moderator of the panel, which was nice to see after Anne Thompson asked me last night at the HitFix opening night party if there were any women I could think of who moderated any of the Hall H panels. I couldn't offhand, and Anne has a good point. As more and more of the programming here seems to be aimed at a very different audience than the stereotypical fanboy, it seems logical that you'd also see some more diversity in the people who moderate these events.

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