Comic 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.
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.
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* 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, EW.com reports.
* 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 EW.com. 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.
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