ABC Renews Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Picks Up Agent Carter, More
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.08.2014
ABC goes on a spate of renewals and series orders...
ABC has done the inevitable and given Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a second season. The network, which traditionally holds off on all of its renewals until the last moment, followed suit this year by handing out renewals for eight series and picking up another nine, including the Marvel period piece Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger.
The network also gave renewals to Modern Family, Resurrection, The Goldbergs, Once Upon a Time, Castle, Scandal, Revenge and Grey's Anatomy. It gave series orders to the racially-themed drama American Crime, Anthony Anderson's comedy Black-ish, supernatural drama Forever, musical fairy tale Galavant, Shonda Rhimes' How to Get Away With Murder, romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story, Karen Gillan's new comedy Selfie and alien invasion series The Whispers, which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
This is bad news for series that were on the bubble like Mixology, Nashville and Suburgatory, as that gives ABC a pretty hefty slate. Of course non-scripted series may drop at the network which would free up more time slots. Last Man Standing has not had a renewal announced yet but it is still considered a lock to come back and may be announced tomorrow or at the upfronts.