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TNT Renews 'The Librarians'
The show – which follows a carefully selected team that works together to solve mysteries and fight supernatural threats – was a major hit for the cable network in its 10-episode rookie run, nabbing an average of 11.4 million viewers across multiple platforms per episode. So, it’s no surprise TNT put in an order for another 10-epsidoe season less than a month after the conclusion of season 1.
Look for The Librarians season 2 on TNT later this year.
DC Comics Announces New Titles
DC Comic publishers have decided to reboot its comics line, starting with a revamping of its 'New 52' lineup.
Beginning on June 3, DC Comics will introduce 24 new series that will begin at issue #1, though 25 series will be continuing out of the New 52 lineup. Additional new titles will be announced throughout the year.
New titles include Batman Beyond, Bat-Mite, Bizarro, Black Canary, Constantine: The Hellblazer, Cyborgm Dark Universe, Green Lantern: Lost Army, Doomed, Earth 2: Society, Dr. Fate, Harley Quinn/Power Girl, Justice League of America, Justice League 3001, Martian Manhunter, Midnighter, Mystic U, Omega Men, Prez, Red Hood/Arsenal, Robin Son of Batman, Section Eight, Starfire, and We Are Robin.
A first look at upcoming storylines will be available on Free Comic Book Day in DC’s special issue, DC Comics: Divergence, which will be available on May 2, 2015. It will feature three eight-page previews for the June releases of Batman, Superman, and Justice League. More information can be found on their website: http://www.dccomics.com/
Lego has offered a first look at their S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier set that will be unveiled at the Toy Fair in New York. The Helicarrier appeared in 2012’s The Avengers as the enormous flying, floating base for the intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. It served as the set for a significant portion of the film including some incredible fight scenes between Avengers and with Loki.
The gigantic Lego S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier set includes 2,996 pieces and will be on sale in March for $349.99. According to Lego, the set has fighter jets, ground support vehicles, two runways, and microscale Quinjets. The control center is inside the set, hidden beneath the runway in the middle of the Helicarrier. Figures in the set are Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and eight S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, then later in the spring Maria Hill will be available. The Helicarrier is 11 inches tall, 31 inches long, and 17 inches wide. You also have to decide where you're going to display it!
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