TV News: Helix, SHIELD, Once, Community

Syfy has commissioned another thirteen episodes of its freshman drama series “Helix” from producers Ronald D. Moore and Steven Maeda. The show has averaged 2.1 million viewers and 1 million adults 18-49 including DVR playback since its premiere.

The first season follows a CDC team’s efforts to contain the outbreak of a strange virus in a remote Arctic biological facility. The second season premieres early 2015. [Source: EW]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Patrick Brennan (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” “The Black Donnellys”) has been cast as Marcus Daniels, a.k.a. Blackout, in Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC. Brennan will make his debut in the eighteenth episode “Providence” and will have an even larger role in the nineteenth episode.

The TV version of Daniels will have slightly different powers than in the comics, here he has the ability to suck the energy out of anything around him. [Source:

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
ABC have axed its spin-off series “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland” and, unlike other networks, is actively promoting next week’s finale as a ‘series finale’. All of the 13 episodes produced will have gone to air.

Originally conceived as a bridging series between the fall and spring runs of “Once Upon a Time”, the show instead was fast-tracked for the Fall – and ended up being not only rushed but a ratings disappointment, falling to just a 0.9 demo rating this week. [Source: Deadline]