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Despite the drop in ratings since its premiere, it seems that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has pulled solid enough numbers to get picked up for a full season! Even with the ratings decline, it’s still the top rated new show this season among adults 18-49, which is nothing to look down on. So, we’ve now got 19 episodes to look forward to, and with how this past Tuesday’s episode turned out, this is great news.

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Sometime after the new year, production will begin on the pilot for ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D., the proposed series about the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, the fictional law enforcement agency from Marvel Universe movies. The pilot is being co-written, co-executive produced and directed by Avengers mastermind Joss Whedon.

Well throughout the development process there’s been a question of when exactly the show will premiere, will it be Fall of 2013, or maybe midseason? Perhaps a summer launch date? Who knows.

Well, Jeph Loeb knows. He is the head of Marvel TV after all, and he told Previewsworld.com that Marvel, Disney and the network ABC are looking at getting S.H.I.E.L.D. ready as early as next Fall.

“Well…we have a ‘little’ pilot for television that you might have heard about called Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. co-written, directed, and Executive Produced by none other than Joss Whedon!” Loeb said, adding,”Working with Joss, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell on the show is a blast!  And bringing in Clark Gregg to play Agent Phil Coulson — the best!  Hopefully we will be on in the Fall of 2013 on ABC!

Along with Gregg, the series will feature a cast made up of Ming-Na, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge. But what about The Man himself, Samuel L. Jackson. He does play S.H.I.E.L.D. head Nick Fury after all, so how can you have a S.H.I.E.L.D. show without Fury. Only Jackson knows for sure.

“I don’t know. I keep hearing about it, and I haven’t talked to Joss about it,” Jackson told MTV. “But in my mind, I would tend to think that he would, if nothing else, be like Charlie in ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ At least be the voice!”

That sounds cool. Pun intended. We’ll keep you posted with all the latest S.H.I.E.L.D. developments.

Source: Coming Soon

Yesterday it was revealed the television show Joss Whedon is working on for Marvel will be about S.H.I.E.L.D. and will air, unsurprisingly, on ABC. This show is part of Whedon’s three year deal with Marvel which also includes him returning for The Avengers 2. Now a few more details have been unearthed, for one, Whedon won’t necessarily be a showrunner for the S.H.I.E.L.D. show but rather his involvement will be when and where he likes. Yes, it must be nice to wield the power of Whedon.

The official showrunners will be Jed Whedon, the brother of I believe you can guess who, and Maurissa Tancharoen, who notably worked with Joss on Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. These three will write the pilot and will be joined by Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb as executive producers. The rumor is Whedon will direct the pilot as well, but that’s in no way been confirmed. Though, I’m gonna say it’s likely.

More details on Joss’ involvement with the show comes from Variety’s Cynthia Littleton, who tweeted,

[Joss] reserves right to pepper in bits here and there. His bro Jed and Maurissa T. will be showrunners, he’ll just show up every now and then ‘and take credit for everything.’

Yup, that sounds about right. You make a movie that rakes in over a billion dollars and you get to do whatever the fuck you want.

Are you pumped for Joss Whedon to not only return to television but with a show set in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe?

Source: Coming Soon