In case you’re worried that ABC is going to bail on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” after its first season because its ratings haven’t held up since it premiered, here’s something to make you feel a little better: the president of ABC’s entertainment division is happy with the show.
At least Paul Lee is saying all the right things right now, including the following quote during a recent press tour:
"It was obviously disappointing that we started with a very high number and it came down. It took a little bit of time to find our sea legs, but now the show is really doing well. Creatively, we are loving what we’re seeing for the back nine. We’re doing a lot of work, and I’m really enjoying doing this with Marvel."
Along with a confirmation that Lady Sif would be appearing in an upcoming episode, Lee also stated that we’d learn the identity of the Clairvoyant before the end of the season. Since that’s come to be the central mystery of the show now that viewers have learned more about Agent Coulson’s return from death and Skye’s past, that’s welcome news indeed.
With nine episodes left, it appears ABC has the faith needed to let “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” tell the story it’s been weaving during its debut season. That’s no guarantee that it’ll return for a second season, but the guess here is that the partnership with Marvel is a big enough deal internally at Disney that the show will have to have a dramatic loss of viewers to be dropped.
In other words, the show should prove as difficult as Coulson to kill off.
(via Spinoff Online)