Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Picked Up for Full Season Order
Well, this should come as no surprise. In spite of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ ratings leveling out after the blockbuster premiere, as reactions to the inaugural three episodes run the gamut, ABC has opted to place its full faith in the show with a full-season order. Coulson lives, again!
We weren’t sure initially if Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ would bypass the usual format altogether and heroically earn itself a full second season, but it seems ABC has opted to play relatively safe with the traditional “back nine,” bringing the total number of ordered episodes for the season to 22.
Ranked as the number one new show of the fall TV season among the 18-49 crowd, Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ picked up 12.1 million total viewers for the September 24 premiere, marking TV’s highest-rated drama debut in approximately four years. The most recent episode, “The Asset,” pulled 7.9 million, conquering CBS titan ‘NCIS’ for its 8:00 time slot.
For those living under a rock, the ‘Avengers‘-adjacent series features Clark Gregg’s resurrected Phil Coulson Ming-Na’s Melinda May, Brett Dalton’s Grant Ward, Iain de Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge as Leo Fitz and Gemma Simmons, and, of course, Chloe Bennet as hacker Skye. ‘Luck‘ star Ian Hart recently appeared as Marvel character Dr. Franklin Hall, while both Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders have put in cameos as Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Lest we not forget, Tom Hiddleston and Sam Rockwell are open to reprise their roles as Loki and Justin Hammer, though it might take awhile.
Celebrate Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ pickup with the latest clip below, and give us your hopes for the first season in the comments!