'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:


  • gwen

    No surprise and yes my family will be watching it

  • Matt

    If the once upon a time spinoff gets picked up it should air with once upon a time on Sundays as well as SHIELD and bring back Revenge to Wednesdays at 10, where it was more successful, and cancel Nashville

  • BigBrotherFan


  • JJF

    I say put this @8PM on Thursday. I don’t believe in crap timeslots. This slot has only been crap because ABC kept filling it with new shows that weren’t likely to succeed anyway. As long as it’s not similar to TBBT, I don’t see why a show cannot succeed here. Ugly Betty lasted 3 seasons here if I am not mistaken. It’s a problematic slot for ABC, but all the more reason to give it a powerhouse new show to try and bring it back.

  • Rebecca

    Nice Princess Bride reference earlier. ;)

    Looking forward to trying this one out. And I still need to see Iron Man 3 some time soon.

  • Ron

    Another Thursday at 8 casualty? Skew old, 13 episodes canceled, mid season reality show/wife swap replacement

  • Tom Shaw

    @SJ – It wouldn’t shock me. If ABC only has comedies on Thursday and Friday – especially if Friday is relegated to family multi-cams – then ABC has practically no room to work with. How to Live seems to be holding up better post-MF than Suburg has recently.

    I won’t say its likely – if anything, ABC should keep Suburg and maybe The Neighbors as spackle (scheduled between DWTS cycles) – but it wouldn’t shock me either.

  • lostboy

    I don’t understand why abc would spin off QUAT Wonderland when QUAT is not the hit they thought it was going to be. The ratings are way down from last year. However I have only watched 2 episodes of QUAT this season, and pretty much had enough of the subtle LOST references. I suppose it is no different than Chicago Fire spin off. I guess that is why I am a lostboy.

  • Ekras

    It’s gonna have a 3 episode first season…..

  • BigBrotherFan

    I am so looking forward to this show! This will totally be a hit! ABC has the best shows on TV period and this will be a monster hit. (Just keep it AWAY from Thursday @8pm, PLEASE!)

  • Drizz

    It would be completely absurd putting it on Thurs at 8. It’s audience is the same as TBBT’s audience. Better to put it up against another strong show with a different audince demo.

  • Andrew

    I hope this show will not be on Sunday at 9. I have walking dead and homeland already

  • zth

    If some of the cast of Avengers would make some cameos in this, it could be the NEXT MONSTER HIT on television. We’re taking about a TV show that has a direct connection to a movie that grossed 1.5 billion dollars at the box office.

  • ChingChongineh

    i get the feeling this is going to be the complete opposite to the avengers.
    my prediction:
    no super powers
    no heroes
    bunch of normal people fighting each other with the name of an avengers spin off in order to draw a crowd

  • CrystalBall

    I still wonder why Ming Na is in the cast. Not a good actress imho.

  • forg


  • Dan S

    If Shield goes on Sundays then it’ll face Sunday Football. On Thur it wouldn’t pair well with GA & going against TBBT is doing it no favors. I’m thinking it’d fit well on Tues at 8pm & maybe a relocated OUAT to follow at 9pm.

  • KJ Styles

    This is the only non-CBS pilot that intrigues me thus far. I just hope and pray that they don’t air this Thursday at 8. Any other time I think it has a shot.

  • Bookworm

    I can’t wait for this show!!

  • Chris

    It’s obvious ABC needs a male-skewing show, and the superhero genre is male-skewing. Unfortunately it tried this season with Last Resort and it missed the mark. Hope this series becomes a success ESPECIALLY since ABC and Marvel are commonly-owned.

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