ABC Sets Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. For Tuesdays, Debuts New Photos

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Between Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., superhero fans may have their midweek TV-viewing plans already figured out.

Four days after announcing it had picked up the Marvel drama, ABC has released its fall schedule, with the new series kicking off its Tuesday primetime lineup at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It will be followed at by the new comedies The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, and the lottery drama Lucky 7.

Arrow, which was a breakout hit for The CW at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, presumably will return in that same time slot.

ABC has also released three new photos for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featuring Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Skye and Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, and co-creator/pilot director Joss Whedon. The series also stars Ming-Na as Agent Melina May, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Gemma Simmons and Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz.

Update: The network has also released a series of cast portraits.

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Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson

Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson

Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson

Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson

Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May

Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May

Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May

Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May

Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward

Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward

Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward

Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward

Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz

Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz

Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz

Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz

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Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons

 Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons

Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons

Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz

Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz

Chloe Bennet as Skye

Chloe Bennet as Skye

Chloe Bennet as Skye

Chloe Bennet as Skye

Joss Whedon (MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) shows us not all heroes are super with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet—the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). Their initial investigations lead them to civilian computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).

Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual—of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents—that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.

Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Comments

  • Adam Walters

    When does Summer Glau guest star?

  • D

    SHIELD and NCIS all on at the same time my genie will be busy

  • PretenderNx01

    The only show I watch on Tuesdays is “Chopped” so I’m fine with this but as I understand “NCIS” is extremely popular so may not be the best idea.

    I’m liking Ming-Na’s outfit more. I think it will be easy for cosplayers to replicate, I expect to see a lot of SHIELD agents running around SDCC.

    However agents Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons look like they are trying to be The Doctor and companion. Hopefully the show hires a better stylist.

  • Ger

    I really wish they had found a way to get Cobie Smulders to come in as Maria Hill, but Hill should be much more assertive than in the movie. Maybe next year after How I Met Your Mother ends.

    I also think getting Quake (Daisy Johnson) would be perfect for the show. Her power would not be that difficult for television special effects.

  • http://twitter.com/stojr Stephen O’Connor Jr.

    It is her voice in the preview asking the questions

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.rich.94 Eric Rich

    A SHIELD agent in chucks? Yeah… because that’s going to ****ing happen. I know Whedon writes comics. I’m not sure he’s ever read one.

  • Jay

    Those are the scientists on the team who rarely go out and be field agents. Since they work in a lab, they can wear whatever they want as long as their comfortable.

    Have you ever watched anything Whedon has ever done? Even before he went full superhero, all his stuff was tinged with comic book goodness. Not to mention he wrote the best X-Men run in the last decade, which was full of the Claremont/Byrne type feel.