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by tim kenneally
Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter.
TV network ABC renews a string of programmes including Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD, The Goldbergs and Modern Family.
ABC has given a second season to Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD, and has also given a series order to Marvel’s Agent Carter, starring Hayley Atwell from Captain America. The network has also given the greenlight to the romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story and Forever, starring Ioan Gruffudd, as well as a second-season order for the comedy The Goldbergs.
The network’s hit comedy Modern Family, not surprisingly, has been given the go-ahead for a sixth season.
The comedy Selfie, starring Karen Gillan as “instafamous“ personality Eliza Dooley, has also been given a series order from the network.
Marvel’s Agent Carter follows the story of Peggy Carter (Atwell, below). It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalised when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers.
Inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, the series is executive produced by Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Steve McFeely, Christopher Marcus and Jeph Loeb.
Manhattan Love Story, meanwhile, explores the question, Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating. Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman, Nicolas Wright, Jade Catta-Preta, Chloe Wepper and Kurt Fuller star.
Forever stars Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) as Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, who has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years-the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner Detective Jo Martinez.
Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe, knows Henry’s secret. Alana De La Garza, Barbara Eve Harris, Marcia Roark, Donnie Keshawarz, Joel David Moore and Judd Hirsch also star.
Selfie stars Gillan (above) as Eliza Dooley, who has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day she has a revelation: Being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry (John Cho) to “rebrand” her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world.
Loosely based on My Fair Lady, Selfie explores the modern struggles of Eliza and Henry, as he tries to teach her how to live life offline-whether she “likes” it or not. — Reuters
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