Uncle Buck

TV networks may want to start checking with filmmakers before rushing ahead to remake their works. Earlier this week, a Say Anything… TV series was announced and then swiftly scrapped when Say Anything… movie director Cameron Crowe objected loudly and publicly. Now it’s possible ABC’s planned Uncle Buck reboot could meet the same fate.

While neither director John Hughes nor star John Candy are alive to offer their opinions on the project, their families are speaking up on their behalf. And long story short, they are not at all happy. Hit the jump to read their comments.

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Uncle Buck

NBC’s plans for a Say Anything… rebootquel may have been scrapped, but don’t worry — there are still plenty of other ’80s properties coming to a small screen near you.

Like Uncle Buck, the 1989 comedy starring John Candy and directed by John Hughes. ABC is now trying to turn it into a sitcom. Hit the jump for more on the Uncle Buck TV series.

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Dominic Cooper Joins ‘Agent Carter’

Dominic Cooper Agent Carter

In not remotely surprising but nevertheless very welcome news, Dominic Cooper has just been added to the cast of Marvel’s upcoming ABC series Agent Carter. Cooper, you’ll recall, played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and reprised the role for the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter.

He joins Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, plus Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Shea Whigham, and James D’Arcy. More on Dominic Cooper Agent Carter casting after the jump.

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Agents of SHIELD season 2 trailer

This summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy was perhaps Marvel’s funniest, most colorful, most playful offering ever. But the studio’s next release looks deadly serious. ABC has just revealed the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 trailer, which hints at dark times ahead for our heroes. The organization was shaken to its core last season by the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Season 2 has the team continuing to deal with the fallout.

The latest promo features a grim speech from Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) about sacrifice and protecting the innocent, all over tons of new footage. It also begins and ends with shots of Coulson gazing unhappily out the window, all the better to impress upon you the gravity of the situation. Hit the jump to watch the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 trailer.

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Agent Carter

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wasn’t quite the runaway success that ABC had hoped for, but the network isn’t giving up on Marvel just yet. To the contrary, it’s thinking of doubling down.

A new report indicates that Agent Carter may bypass the pilot stage and go straight to series, debuting sometime during the (as yet unannounced) second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. More details after the jump.

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The Goldbergs Goonies episode

ABC’s The Goldbergs is all about the ’80s — the fashions, the TV shows, the technologies, the toys. So it was only a matter of time before they got around to paying their respects to one of the era’s most treasured cinematic entertainments, 1985’s The Goonies.

In Tuesday night’s episode, Adam (Sean Giambrone) gets the opportunity to live out his Goonies fantasies when he gets caught up in a treasure hunt. He calls upon the help of his friends and family, assigning each person a Goonies counterpart to model themselves after — including, naturally, the distant acquaintance that Adam enlists to fill the token Asian role. Awkward. Preview the episode after the jump.

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ABC Orders David O. Russell TV Series

David O Russell on American Hustle set

As American Hustle tears through the movie awards circuit, director David O. Russell has his sights set on another medium. ABC has just given a straight-to-series order for a new drama series from Russell, about the goings-on at a country club. Russell co-wrote the story and will executive produce alongside Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman (JustifiedElementary). More details after the jump.

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Sif / Peggy Carter

S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting a visit from a big-screen superhero for the very first time. Marvel announced at ABC’s TCA winter press tour that Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Thor’s warrior buddy from both of his standalone films, will be making an appearance on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the near future.

This won’t be the TV show’s first run-in with Asgard. The season’s eighth episode, titled “The Well,” was timed to coincide (roughly) with the release of Thor: The Dark World, and centered on the aftermath of events seen in the film. It happens that Alexander’s guest spot also doubles as Thor: The Dark World promotion — the DVD/Blu-ray hits shelves February 25.

Plot specifics are being kept under wraps for now, of course. Marvel would say only that Sif would drop down to Earth from Asgard “with a very specific mission.” Lady Sif’s visit is being shot right now, and will air as the 15th episode of the season. [Screen Crush]

After the jump, Marvel’s new TV project Agent Carter picks up a couple of writers.

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Harrison Ford on David Blaine Real or Magic

As a 71-year-old man who’s played both Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford ought to be pretty tough to amaze. Sure, it’s not like he was battling real space aliens or actual Nazis, but he’s been a rich, powerful icon of Hollywood long enough to see some crazy stuff. And yet, apparently not even he is immune to the charms of an expertly executed card trick.

Magician David Blaine has been stopping by celeb homes to perform illusions for his recent TV special David Blaine: Real or Magic. Most have responded with great enthusiasm, but arguably the best reaction is Ford’s. Watch the clip after the jump.

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