ABC Picks Up Agents of SHIELD for Full Season

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Look out, bad guys: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will be fighting crime well into 2014.

Despite a steady decrease in ratings since its series premiere, has picked up the freshman program for a full season of 22 episodes.

The Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD debuted on September 24 to 12.1 million viewers and a 4.7 rating among young adults.

Last night's installment, however netted just 7.9 million, but its 18-49-year old viewership actually edged out NCIS in the 8 p.m. hour.

Through three weeks, Agent Coulson and company rank at the number-one new show of the fall season among the these young adults, averaging a 4.0 rating that actually increases to 5.7 when Live+3 DVR playback is factored in.

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I watched the first episode and honestly expected more. Then watched the 2 after that and still expected more. I guess I am not much of Marvel fan as I hoped. I love DC characters for their darkness. For Marvel fans it is great to see it got a full season though.


Anyhow, I must admit I'm glad they got picked up for another season. Even though I'm a solid DC fan myself, that doesn't me I hate Marvel or anything in the sense.


Marvel needs to start working on their credibility if they want to maintain a steady viewership. The ending with the flying car (Lola) was just too much purposeless TV time.


The only reason this show was made was because of the moron who throw a huss fit that Colson was kill in the movie Im sorry but Marvel is not DC comics they don't have any character that look good on a TV live action Budget maybe if their character didn't have God like powers it would be different but the only believeable one would be Caption American.


This is awesome I'm so glad they got picked up for a full season.


yippee ! … and they better stick to the full season … i would be really peeved if they pulled the rug in a firefly/dollhouse style !


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Quotes

Fitz: Do you love him?
Simmons: I don't know. I think... yes.
Fitz: Yeah, of course you do. He's strong and smart. And you gave each other hope on the edge of nowhere.
Simmons: Don't do this Fitz.
Fitz: You think I didn't look for dirt on him? I did, and there's nothing. I can't hate him, he's great. Why else would you fall for him? He did everything right.
Simmons: And you dove through a hole in the universe for me.

Gideon: The Von Strucker family vault does not exist.
Ward: Truthfully I'd believe you, if you hadn't sacrificed the only heir to it. You control the vault now, right? The vault is said to have HYDRA's greatest power. Why don't you and I put it to good use?