It’s that time of year where people that work on network television shows get nervous. Between now and May, we will steadily learn which TV shows presently on the air will get rubber stamped for a next season, or whether they be cast onto the Netflix queue of history. Now Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is far from anyone’s favorite thing done by Marvel Studios, but it does have its fans, and it has its share of interesting characters and story potential, so you may be interested to learn that ABC has now given it a greenlight for season four.
S.H.I.E.L.D. was one of 15 ABC shows to be given an early renewal notice by the so-called alphabet network including America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, black-ish, Dancing with the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank and Quantico. The fate of Agent Carter, which just finished its second season this past Tuesday, is still unknown, but its fairly low ratings do not bode well for its odds. Another nerdy show on ABC, The Muppets, also remains on the proverbial bubble.
There couldn’t have been a better time for S.H.I.E.L.D. to get the news. The show returns for the second half of its third season this coming Tuesday as Director Coulson and the gang fight HYDRA and chase Inhumans around the world. The midseason premiere “Bouncing Back” and is described thusly:
“In the aftermath of his trip to Maveth, Coulson is more determined than ever to get to Gideon Malick and put an end to Hydra once and for all. Meanwhile, Daisy and the team encounter more Inhumans who have powers like they’ve never seen before, but will they be friends or enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D.?”
In the next couple of weeks, also look for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to start setting up the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday at 9 pm on ABC.
Source: Comic Book Movie