Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to air on Channel 4!
Joss Whedon's upcoming Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been confirmed as airing on Channel 4 in the UK! And although the Digital Spy article I'm sourcing doesn't actually confirm a date, it says it'll be "in the autumn", so presumably not too long after the US broadcast.
This is the Marvel TV show spinning out of the recent megasmash Avengers movie, starring breakout deceased character Agent Coulson. It's clearly going be huge online, and therefore C4 will probably feel obliged to air it fairly soon after broadcast to avoid a large chunk of the audience undercutting them by pirating it. They've done a reasonable job of showing Homeland within a week of Showtime, so they might make it.
Although this is a network series, on ABC in the states, so will be aired in fits and starts. Imagine that'll be fun for C4 to try and work around. Nonetheless, excited to see we'll be able to watch Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. legally and soon. Hopefully it'll be as good as we all hope.