Marvel’s Agents of Shield fans have been patiently waiting for a few weeks now to hear if ABC would renew the show for next season. With season 5 wrapping up with next week’s season finale, fans of the show are definitely left wanting more! The good news is ABC has officially renewed the show for next season in what looks to be a 13 episode slate. Check out more details on this below and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP. Agents of Shield season 5 finale airs this Friday at 8pm Central on ABC.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Last year at this time, the series from showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen negotiated a reduced licensing fee that helped secure a fifth-season pickup as ABC used the drama to establish a night of genre programming Friday. Taking over the time slot previously occupied by Marvel’s since-canceled big-swing Imax play The Inhumans, SHIELD has averaged a 1.2 in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and nearly 4 million total viewers with seven days of delayed viewing as the drama, co-starring Ming Na and Chloe Bennet, remains a strong DVR performer (up 100 percent and 167 percent, respectively).
Still, SHIELD remains an international draw for ABC, producers ABC Studios and Marvel Television. This season, the drama featured a tie-in with Avengers: Infinity War as the show remains a distant cousin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Giving the series a short order helps to maintain the relationship between Disney and corporate sibling Marvel.