TVLine Items: S.H.I.E.L.D. Enlists Patton Oswalt, Thrones Bosses Sticking Around and More

Patton Oswalt Agents of SHIELDComic Patton Oswalt is suiting up for S.H.I.E.L.D. duty.

The actor — most recently seen on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Justified and Parks and Recreation — will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Eric Koenig, Marvel reports.

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In the original Marvel comics, the character was part of Nick Fury’s team of World War II soldiers.

Oswalt’s last worked on a Joss Whedon show when he appeared on Fox’s Dollhouse.

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

* Games of Thrones bosses David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed a deal that will keep them on as showrunners for the hit HBO series for two more seasons, reports.

VIDEO | Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer Teases Death and Misfortune For House Stark

* Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy) and Creed Bratton (The Office) will guest-star on Season 4 of TNT’s Franklin & Bash, airing this summer, per McKidd will appear as the Duke of Weddington, who ends up in a spat with his neighbor, while Bratton plays a judge in another episode.

* Mena Suvari (Chicago Fire) has nabbed the lead in Amazon’s drama pilot Hysteria, from Invasion creator Shaun Cassidy, our sister site Deadline reports. The actress will star as Dr. Logan Harlow, an exceptionally bright but socially awkward neurologist/psychiatrist who travels to her hometown of Austin, Texas, to investigate a mysterious epidemic that may be spreading among high school girls through technology.

* WE tv has renewed Braxton Family Values for Season 4. The network’s SWV Reunited  also will return for an expanded, 10-episode second season.

* CMT has picked up the reality series Party Down South for Season 2, which premieres June 5.

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  1. Bryce says:

    So Patton Oswalt is who they bring in to save SHIELD? Let the ship sink already.

  2. Kaycee says:

    Mena Suvari is a neurologist? Hmmm… I do like her though.

  3. Tamera says:

    Love Kevin McKidd coming to Franklin and Bash! I think it’ll be a little strange to hear him with his natural accent but anything to get him on my TV more is ok with me!

  4. Tom Charles says:

    While I can PICTURE Creed Braton as a judge, I am also laughing about the thought of the CHARACTER as a judge.

  5. Liz says:

    I’m enjoying SHIELD and I’m going to keep watching. But they need to bring on one of the big guys from the films to help with the momentum. I love the new characters, but As an audience we love that these worlds overlap, and we want to see that overlap.

    • Alan says:

      they did bring in someone from the films, sif. oh and jasper sitwell, and maria hill, and nick fury. and we cant forget coulson himself.