Now is the time to start looking at what television we will be watching in the fall. Networks will be combing through their schedules to determine what shows they can sell to advertisers this spring. While Netflix isn’t at the mercy of advertisers, ABC is, so the only MCU show who’s renewal is on this schedule is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Entertainment Weekly recently evaluated many of the shows that haven’t yet had a renewal (or cancellation) announcement, and came to this conclusion for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
With Inhumans coming to television this fall and S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s rating falling hard, it’s easy to suspect Agent Coulson’s division will be shuttered. We’re hearing the team will probably get one more assignment (despite that whole Ghost Rider thing).
The current Pod for S.H.I.E.L.D., which has taken us into an alternate reality within the Framework, has held steady in the ratings. Unfortunately, the consistency has been at somewhat low viewership. The important thing for many fans is that they show be wrapped up, no matter when they choose to end the story. The rumor that the team may get one last mission should give fans the comfort of knowing that the network will support the show long enough for everything to be wrapped up, as best as possible. It could even give the writers the opportunity to set the characters up for appearances in the other MCU properties.
There has been four years for us to get to know Agent Coulson and his team. Even if you haven’t continued to watch on a weekly basis, these are well developed characters in the MCU. It would be a waste for them not to continue on in other properties, if possible.
The ABC Network upfront presentation is on May 16. We are likely to hear an definitive news on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s renewal before that date. Until then, we can continue to watch new episodes on ABC on Tuesday night, at 10 PM Eastern. How worried are you about the show’s renewal?
Source: Entertainment Weekly