ABC gave the green light last week for a full season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The show got off to a huge start last month, beating out CBS’s powerhouse drama NCIS. Since that time the show has held its own in a competitive time period and the DVR numbers have been solid enough to warrant ABC picking it up for a full season of 22 episodes.
The show was the highest rated new drama in nearly four years when it debuted. Subsequent episodes have dropped notably from that perch, yet this week’s entry still ranked second in the hour with 7.9 million viewers and a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.
This will be the first Joss Whedon series since Angel to get a full 22 episode season.
S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Are you pleased that the series has got a full season pick-up? Do you plan to stick around for the full season?