Adrianne Palicki Fox Series

S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Adrianne Palicki Boards Seth MacFarlane's Space Voyage Series

Bobbi and Lance rejoining the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is now looking a bit less likely.

Having been written off ABC’s Marvel series in late March (to front a spinoff that was not meant to be), Adrianne Palicki has joined the cast of a comedic Fox drama created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, our sister site Deadline reports.

Ordered straight-to-series for a 13-episode maiden voyage, the ‘toon titan’s first live-action TV project follows the crew of the Orville, a “not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet.” MacFarlane plays Ed, the ship captain, while Palicki has been cast as his ex-wife/First Officer, Kelly.

Additionally, Scott Grimes (American Dad, Justified) has been cast as Ed’s best bud and pilot, Gordon.

Addressing the topic of Palicki’s Bobbi Morse and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter rejoining the S.H.I.E.L.D ranks for Season 4, EP Jed Whedon hedged at Comic-Con last weekend, “It’s definitely classified. But keep watching.”

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  1. Julio says:


  2. JCPrime1 says:

    So Shields PTB let her and Blood slip through their fingers and never had any intention on ever bringing them back. Sucks for the show since they were the best part of it. I’m less interested in watching AOS now. ABCs probably canceling it anyway with its horrible new time slot.

    • Patrick says:

      Probably. This year will see them reach enough eps for syndication, with maybe another shortened year next year (if that). Once that happens, I don’t see ABC keeping this middling show around. I’m sorry for its fans, but this show represented a missed opportunity.

    • Jerri says:

      They ended up writing themselves into a corner with the way they wrote them out of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but they thought the spin off wouldn’t get passed over like it did. I’d love to see Palicki and Blood back on AoS, but doubt it’ll happen. It’ll be extremely hard to write them back in again after what happened.

  3. Ted says:

    Damn. When I first skimmed the headline, I was hoping for her being on Bryan Fuller’s STAR TREK series.

  4. JC1 says:

    That’s very disappointing. :( Bobbi was one of my favorite characters on the show and I haven’t enjoyed it nearly as much since she and Lance were written off.

  5. The Kaibosh says:

    What will be, will be. Ultimately, though having Mockingbird on the show didn’t deliver the bang, zoom wow factor that should have come with having an Avenger on the show. Her skill and ability should have been head and shoulders above everyone else and that just didn’t come through. Everything else about her performance was fine but ultimately the overall effect fell flat. As for Hunter’s character: he didn’t resonate with me at all. He was more goofball than the simmering bad boy his mercenary character originally lead us to believe he should be. Had he been taller and more imposing physically: that might have worked out but, goofball plus scrawny just made him: pfft, meh. Like I said: what will be will be, but if either of them never show up on the show again I won’t feel the loss.

    • dru mont says:

      In Marvel Comics, Hawkeye and Mockingbird met, fell in love, married and then we thought Mockingbird died only to be revealed alive years later (the details of her resurrection are much too convoluted to explain). At any rate, she was a was a much more interesting character in the comics and the TV series fumbled her use on the series while the character of Daisy only has to sneeze and it results in months of storylines. They even had to kill off Lincoln, her love interest – I guess he was taking valuable story time away from Daisy. The series has never lived up to its potential and is a waste of Clark Gregg’s talents (and killing off his love interest, played by the divine Constance Zimmerman, was another stupid mistake!).

  6. Luis says:


  7. Jason says:

    This won’t necessarily hurt her chances of being on SHIELD. This show is a half hour comedy with only 13 episodes so it would be reasonable for her to do both.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Hourlong comedic drama.

      • Jason says:

        Oh. Missed the hour long part. Well, I guess her return will depend on when they plan to air this show. If it’s mid-season then they’ll need to get started pronto. Which means we couldn’t see her on SHIELD until late in the season. Also of concern is where they plan on shooting it. If it’s L.A., then a symbiotic relationship is more feasible. Whatever the outcome, this whole situation was mishandled. They really put the cart before the horse here. Wouldn’t it be better to know if the pilot was going to fly before writing out two of your best characters. Or atleast carry their contract forward so you don’t risk losing them if things don’t go to plan. The whole situation is screwy and it kind of pisses me off.

        • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

          I don’t see a way to return Bobbi/Lance that doesn’t cheapen the emotional resonance of their exit. Unless it is for a one-off, maybe two-episode mission. But them coming back for good? That’s the kind of retcon people typically squawk about.

          • Jason says:

            True. It would lessen the impact of their departure. But it’s also a terrible waste of great characters that they clearly wanted to use a great deal more. And more to the point, Is Adrianne Palicki regularly kicking dudes in the face on my screen too much ask of the TV gods, dang it!?!?

  8. Joey Padron says:

    Happy she’ll be back on TV! Hope she can come back to Agents of Shield for some episodes in new season after she finishes filming her new show.

  9. Scott says:

    Not exactly the “‘toon titan’s first live-action TV project.” He created and produced Dads (ugh), the Cosmos reboot, produces the current Blunt Talk, and the swiftly axed The Winner. If you meant acting, yeah this looks to be his first live-action TV project.

  10. Goldenvibefan says:

    Good for her, but dangit, she is my favorite character on the show besides daisy. Gah

  11. Jared says:

    Agents of Shield had so much potential…what happened?!?

    • Patrick says:

      Captain America Winter Soldier happened. Taking down Shield/Hydra was great for the movie series. It was swift death for the TV show. The opening eps were bad, because they had to service the big reveal in the movie, which came out months later. The show never recovered. In retrospect, they should have waited until after the movie and picked up a splinter team of Shield operatives working in the shadows. They tried to save money by having the plane/aka places to shoot without having to do location or set changes. They squandered a real opportunity.

  12. Franco says:

    Damn you, Marvel! What have you done? Bobbi Morse was THE LIFE, the best thing ever happened on tv. How could you let Adrianne Palicki slip away like this?

  13. Jim J. says:

    Still waiting for Seth’s sister Rachael to get her first on-camera acting role…

  14. Temperance says:

    Love her, but that show…. I’ll never watch a minute.