TVLine Items: Bill Paxton Joins S.H.I.E.L.D., New Drag Race Judges, 2 Renewals and More!

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Cast Bill PaxtonAgent Coulson is about to bring in a real plot-Twister.

Bill Paxton, who famously steered around flying bovines in the 1996 weather thriller, is joining ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as an old colleague of Coulson’s, TV Guide Magazine reports.

The Big Love star will play Agent John Garrett, a high-ranking, cigar-smoking operative who’s not content to sit behind a desk all day and who’ll be thrown into the action alongside May and Ward.

Paxton’s at least four-episode run will begin in late February or early March.

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Elsewhere in today’s TV news…

• Dust off those platform heels, hunty: The sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race will debut on Monday, Feb. 24 at 9/8c. This round’s guest judges include How I Met Your Mother‘s Neil Patrick Harris, American Idol‘s Adam Lambert and Paula Abdul, Moesha alum Sheryl Lee Ralph, fashion designer Bob Mackie and Keeping Up With the Kardashians sib Khloe Kardashian.

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• Disney Channel has doubled the fun by renewing its twin-sisters comedy Liv and Maddie for a 13-episode second season slated to premiere this fall.

• Frank Tagliano is fixing for another go-around: Netflix has renewed its Steven Van Zandt-starring series Lilyhammer for Season 3, to premiere later this year.

• Missed the Girls premiere on Sunday? HBO is giving you a chance to catch up by putting Episode 1 and Episode 2 online for free.

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