Agents of SHIELD receives a fifth season renewal


The Agents of SHIELD are officially returning for duty!

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has taken viewers to different corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for four years now. The show has definitely lived in the shadow of its larger than life film counterparts, but it has steadily blazed a trail for itself. Now, it seems that we haven’t seen the last of Phil Coulson and his team.

The Hollywood Reporter is one of several trades that is reporting that the Marvel series has been renewed for a fifth season by ABC. According to the report, the network is also planning to reduce the show’s budget in an attempt to lower costs.

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During its fourth season, the show continued to air on Tuesdays, but moved back to the 10:00 p.m time slot. Though its ratings did see a slight decrease, the show averaged 4.6 million total viewers and a 1.7 among adults 18-49 through seven days of DVR.

As I mentioned, Agents of SHIELD has managed to bring some new concepts and characters to the MCU. The characters have become fan-favorites, which arguably helped them to become part of the Marvel Comics canon with a series of the same name.

Agents of SHIELD has definitely improved every year, and season four has easily been the strongest of the series.  The season was divided into three distinct story arcs, which introduced new characters like Ghost Rider and Madame Hydra. It will be interesting to see if the show maintains this three-arc format.

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The show still has a lot of ground that it can cover, and one can only guess what threats the agents will encounter next year.