TVLine Items: S.H.I.E.L.D. Draws Stan Lee, Parks Cast Celebrates 100, Buffy Meets Elmo and More

Stan Lee Agents of SHIELDStan Lee will play a “big role” in an upcoming episode of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Marvel comics icon/AoS EP has confirmed for The Hollywood Reporter.

While no details on Lee’s guest-starring gig were revealed, it is tentatively slated to air during the first week of February sweeps (which this year kicks off Jan. 30).

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Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well….

* With Parks and Recreation set to air its 100th episode this Thursday at 8:30/7:30c, NBC has served up this fun-tastic video in which the beloved and underrated comedy’s cast reflect on fave moments and such. Treat yo’self, now:

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* Keegan-Michael Key of the comedy twofer Key & Peele will guest-star on ABC’s The Middle, reports, playing a charismatic clergyman who offers the Hecks some much-needed spiritual guidance.

* Fans of Showtime’s Shameless, House of Lies and/or Episodes can get a jump on the series’ new seasons by checking out the premieres now via Showtime’s website or Preview app, YouTube, select On Demand cable services and iTunes. (All three programs launch their new runs on Sunday, Jan. 12.)

* You’ll be anything but “Disappointed” by pressing play on this Sesame Street sneak peek in which TV’s erstwhile Buffy aka The Crazy OnesSarah Michelle Gellar and Elmo do a deep dive into the aforementioned D-word.

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  1. I contend that Stan Lee is the Watcher, Uatu. That’s how he can be present in all the Marvel movies in different eras and look the same.

    • Alan says:

      maybe not uatu because he never gets involved in things but i can definitely buy him as a watcher.
      anyway im surprised they are saying its a big role, normally stan doesnt do much other than stand there.

      • He got involved when he spoke to Peter in one of the Raimi movies. I think that’s the extent of his direct interaction with the principals in the movies. He played Willy in F4 and himself in F4: Silver Surfer, so he couldn’t have been a Watcher there, and probably not one in Incredible Hulk either, but in all the others, it’s possible.

        There would be a certain irony if he was a Watcher when one considers that in Daredevil the blind Matt Murdock had to keep him from being run over because he wasn’t watching where he was going, lol.

      • Kim says:

        In “Amazing Spiderman” he danced a bit. In “The Avengers” there was a deleted scene where he gave Steve some dating advice.

    • Dan Sorenson says:

      I was thinking the Clairvoyant.

  2. wmjindsm says:

    I hadn’t heard, is Kevin Clash back doing Elmo again? If not, it’s a good imitation.

  3. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Cool, so Episodes and Shameless already have their premieres online. Looks like I’ll have something to watch tonight while I wait for Justified to start.

  4. BTM says:

    I like Elmo ok, but I would have loved to see her with the Count.

    • BlueBelle says:

      LOL!! Totally!! Even though I think Elmo adorable (annoying yes but adorable) you can’t have Buffy The Vampire Slayer on Sesame Street and not have the Count standing next to her. It would be cute to have the Count a tad nervous being around SMG and have SMG ease his fears saying she only played a Vampire Slayer on television (make believe). Then again, it would be too funny to have the Count and then a blonde vampire Muppet too. You know the whole Angel versus Spike (BlondieBear). LOL, of course now I am thinking about the Angel Episode Smile Time.

  5. b says:

    My nephews love Elmo and Buffy! <3 it