'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' OFFICIALLY Picked up by ABC (Updated)

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May 10th, 2013

Shield Official Cast Photo

UPDATE (4) And Now it's officially official (for real)! Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has been picked up. See the first cast photo above.

Marvel spin-off Agents of SHIELD has been reportedly picked up by ABC.

Update (3): Looks like the video linked to by Gregg has been pulled down. Make of this what you will.

Update (2): Star Clark Gregg has tweeted out a link to a supposed teaser for the show, featuring The Hulk. All bets are off as to its authenticity, but we'll let you decide for yourself.

Update: Official word has not come down yet but a full series pickup is expected tomorrow, according to Entertainment Weekly

The first promo for it is reported to air during the Once Upon a Time finale, according to a tweet from SitcomsOnline:


  • DougF

    That’s actually The Abomination, not The Hulk

  • Kenny

    They would’ve been retarded to not pick this up.

  • Raul

    ABC should air it in the Sunday 9/8c slot since Revenge had a rough time replacing Desperate Housewives. I feel like it’s the perfect fit for ABC since OUAT will be better in the lead of Agents of Shield then maybe Revenge in the 10/9c slot???

  • JRG

    And with all these announcements, what is the point of all the up fronts?

  • KJ Styles

    I’m looking forward to this. I just hope and pray that ABC isn’t stupid enough to air it opposite The Big Bang Theory.

  • Coffee Steve

    Can’t wait

  • Stop the Flop

    “And with all these announcements, what is the point of all the up fronts?”

    To find out what day and time the shows are going to be on.

  • David Howell

    Least surprising pickup of the entire pilot season. If ABC puts it in a decent slot (ie the ridiculously wide open Tuesday where nothing not called NCIS or Voice gets a 2 and the CDub will probably phone in a HoD-led surrender night rather than a genre night that could split the Agents of SHIELD audience) this could even be a game-breaker.

    So watch as they put it in the Thursday zero hour and continue their death race with NBC and Fox, then.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Posted May 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM
    “They would’ve been retarded to not pick this up.”

    Step 1) Buy a thesaurus.

  • Tianyi Li

    Good news! I would like to watch it. Hope the rating won’t be like Charlie’s Angels

  • Dan

    @JRG – Well the upfronts just confirm when the shows will air but its not uncommon, especially for FOX and NBC to announce cancellations before then.

    ABC hasnt announced anything yet.

  • zth

    Just imagine if RDJ would make a cameo for even only two minutes in the series premiere in this. The ratings would be through the roof.

  • harvey

    the video is removed

  • Californiadgd

    Video please? ;s

  • Neil

    I can’t wait for Joss’s Biggest Fan to be renewed.

  • mmogaddict

    The nerds shall inherit the Earth.

    Now bring back Chuck !

  • John A

    Ill probably watch this.

  • SJ

    Oh s*** – Nellie has just classified Suburgatory as a “true bubble show in real danger of cancellation”. WTF?! That would be THE surprise cancellation of the season if it came to pass. And all because ABC is reportedly not satisfied with the creative direction of the show…

  • Ted Craig

    I’m starting to really hope ABC puts this show on at 8 Thursday and it’s a massive success just to end all this “death slot” nonsense. What common denominator matters more about the shows on at that time, the time slot or the fact they were all flawed shows.

  • Ted Craig


    I can see that. The show should have done better this season and some of the damage is self-inflicted. I’m guessing that’s more of a wake-up call than a real threat, though.

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