We said when NBC released their month-overdue fall schedule that ABC wouldn’t be far behind, and it has come to pass. With this news, we now know the entirety of the network lineup this fall, though it is subject to change more now than ever before.
In a typical May, all TV news would be smashed together as the networks clamored for attention in the Upfront presentations. But that’s not happening this time for reasons that don’t need explaining, so getting news about the next season has been a slow process. We figure part of this is because they’re still trying to figure out just when all this stuff can even be filmed.
When ABC announced they were pushing Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD into the summer, we figured they meant we wouldn’t know what happened to the crew until June. Fortunately, today we received confirmation the sixth season will begin a bit sooner than that.
ABC just announced Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has been granted a seventh season — which came out of nowhere and shocked us all. For those of you who are wondering why: the season that finished airing last May was the fifth. The sixth season hasn’t aired yet, and possibly hasn’t been filmed yet. It’s scheduled for a summer run.
No sooner do we finally get some good news from this Upfronts season than we have some cold water splashed upon our heads: there will be a sixth season of Agents of SHIELD, but we’ll have to wait an entire year to see it.
This latest week of television news has been nasty, with cancellations being fired out left and right and casualties piling up like soldiers of war. Brooklyn Nine-Nine only survived the chopping block because fans pleaded with its executioner to let it live. Other shows with less active fanbases weren’t so lucky.
So let’s recap, shall we? A couple years back, Marvel unveiled their slate for Phase 3 films, one of them was the Inhumans. But then, during Agents of Shield (a TV series connected to the MCU), the Inhumans were brought in, including the reveal of major Inhuman Daisy Johnson, aka Quake. This made many wonder whether the Inhuman movie would happen. Turns out, it wouldn’t or at least, not in the way many expected. It would instead be a limited series that would debut in IMAX before coming to ABC as a miniseries, one that would actually push Agents of Shield’s fifth season to midseason.
It’s been a bumpy few years, but as of Season 4, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has finally become compelling, must-watch television. So naturally ABC picked this time to bury it on Friday evenings at 9 PM. We should be happy we get a Season 5 at all, but this makes us uneasy.
ABC and Marvel have followed up yesterday’s reveal of what the Inhumans look like with what they sound like. This short 30-second teaser trailer doesn’t contain anything more than some quotes and a logo, but I suppose they’re still working on the special effects. That hair is tricky, I heard.
Yesterday Hulu released their first image of the new Marvel show they have under production, Runaways. Not about to be upstaged, TV network ABC said “hey, we’ve got our own new Marvel show in production too! So take THIS!” and released the first image for Inhumans, now confirmed to begin airing this fall.
The recent episode of Agents of SHIELD ended the first part of the LMD storyline. At the end, the show threw out twist after twist. Daisy and Simmons entered the world of the Framework. Doing so, we saw just what world Radcliffe and Aida had made.
Looking for some easy entertainment this summer that costs you nothing (except bandwidth)? ABC has expanded the shows available on its streaming app — it now offers more than just programs from its present or recent past. You can play the ABC app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Roku and ABC.com. Just be prepared to wait through commercials….remember, since it’s free, “you are the product.”