ABC’s Marvel Universe series Agents of SHIELD has not returned yet for its sixth season (it is scheduled for a late Spring / Summer bow) but the network has already given this one the greenlight for a seventh season. That comes as somewhat of a surprise seeing as many believed that the upcoming sixth season would be the perennially low-rated show’s last one. But apparently ABC still has plans for the series, and since it is past the syndication stretch, any additional seasons just add to its encore run and the network will eventually make its money back. Variety noted that Clark Gregg is not listed in the credits for the seventh season, though that may just mean that his return to the show has not been confirmed yet. No further details are available about the renewal. ABC is also working on another Marvel series from Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg that will have an all female team of superheroes. The specifics on that are not available yet, but the network will likely be targeting the 2019-20 season to get in on the air and it could potentially cross-over with Agents of SHIELD.
Agents of SHIELD follows a group of agents from the super-secret SHIELD organization who track down people with special abilities and who also contend with extraordinary threats to the Earth. It stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Henry Simmons and was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen.
The Fall season is in the final stretch now so expect more updates and announcements to be made over the next month or so. Plus, there are still several Summer and Spring shows that we are waiting to hear word on such as Humans, Into the Badlands, and Salvation. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.