Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’ Spinoff Not Dead at ABC

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There’s still hope for ABC’s next spinoff of “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”

Despite recent reports that the spinoff series (which was confirmed to be in early development this April) is dead, ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee says there is still a possibility for the project.

On Tuesday’s conference call ahead of the network’s Upfront presentation in New York, Lee raved about “SHIELD” and “Agent Carter,” which returns midseason with Season 2, revealing, “it certainly is a possibility of spinning them off.”

The spinoff was rumored to focus on Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi Morse and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter, and Lee admitted, “We absolutely love those characters on ‘SHIELD,'” so much so that they didn’t want to mess with success by attempting a spinoff at this point.

“SHIELD” has been a solid performer for ABC in ratings, and the eight episodes of “Agent Carter” maintained the show’s momentum during its winter break.

Lee also gave vague details about “American Crime” creator John Ridley’s highly classified Marvel project, saying “I can’t talk about the John Ridley one, other than to say that he’s working on it.”

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  1. Reblogged this on The Pop Culture Cafe and commented:
    So the attempt to produce a spinoff from Agents of Shield is still being kicked around. The original idea for a spinoff was shut down. So what could the spin off be? Hope about something along the Inhumans? Okay this is far fetched but with Marvel not being able to us the word ‘mutant’ and Marvel turning their attention to the Inhumans property, hey it could be possible.
    Marvel wants to bring the Inhumans to the fore front. In the new Age of Ultron movie and the books Scarlet Witch and Quick Silver were change to be Inhumans. Stopping Fox from being able to use them as mutants in any further X-Men films. Okay I am guessing here but hey sounds good.

    Bringing as group of Inhumans acting like the X-Men to TV may not really be a bad idea. ?

    • Eric says:

      I think Marvel is allowed to use Mutants in everything except films. Disney/Marvel uses Spiderman and Wolverine in their cartoon shows. So I’m sure they could have mutants, or any other character in their tv shows, but would probably stick to the idea of inhumans or “enhanced people” to be consistent with all the marvel films and shows.

  2. ..... says:

    Agents of Shield is the lowest rated scripted show on ABC (4.5 mill viewers) that was not canceled at the end of the season. And Agent Carter was only 2 or 3 spots ahead of it (5 mill viewers). That’s not strong or decent. That’s horrible considering the amount of attention the movies receive. Now compare those numbers to CBS & NBC. There’s no way ABC will commit to another Marvel tv show after 2 failed attempts. My advice to Marvel: Stick with Netflix!

    • Jacques Strappe says:

      Total viewers is meaningless to the advertisers who pay for all these shows.. SHIELD’s demographic average rating of 18-49 year olds is moderate for hour long dramas on network television. It is neither ABC’s highest or lower rated drama. The fantasy genre always attracts a smaller, limited audience after usually premiering very big due to social media buzz and Comic Con hype You can’t compare te Marvel theatrical film box office popularity to to commercial television ratings which have to appeal to a much broader audience, most of whom couldn’t care any less about comic books. The DC comic book universe is no different, NBC just canceled its Constantine series after one season with fractional ratings. Gotham, based on the DC comic book universe sank to new lows as it neared its first season finale and probably won’t return for a third season.

    • anonVariety says:

      Several things wrong:
      1) American Crime was the lowest rated scripted show on ABC to be renewed with ratings well below AOS’s
      2) You seem to be confusing viewer numbers (which essentially don’t matter) with demo ratings (which advertising rates are based on
      3) Agent Carter was close to AOS’s rating, but slightly below (not above).
      4) CBS generally does very well in most of its shows ratings, but NBC? NBC is struggling.
      5) 2 failed attempts? Not sure many people quantify renewals, especially for shows with steady solid ratings failures.

      • It’s antiquated thinking like that (that Nielsen rating even matter anymore) that have caused short-sighted networks to end quality shows too early in their runs. The advertising money is what counts. Nielsen ratings only manage to grab a very small segment of data.

    • franks says:

      Those are for live airings. The dvr and hulu figures double the viewership.

  3. dman6015 says:

    “It’s dead, Jim.” ~ Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Star Trek

    • I know I’M late to replying I don’t even own A TV I long pay for Netflix or Hulu I watch online streaming as a lot of others do now days. I think it’s hard to know exactly how many people watch a TV show any of them to be honest

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