'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.' Premieres Sept. 24

'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.' Premieres Sept. 24

The premiere date for the highly anticipated ABC drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has finally been revealed. Tune in on Tuesday night, September 24th to finally get a few (but not all) answers on how Agent Coulson survived his apparent demise in "The Avengers."

The first Marvel Cinematic Universe television program will premiere on ABC at 8PM EST (7 PM PST) on Tuesday, September 24th. Titled "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." actor Clark Gregg will return as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s top Level 7 agent Phil Coulson. He'll put together a new covert team aiming to counteract global threats presented by a world now exposed to super powered individuals and intergalactic warfare in the wake of the lie-altering events of "The Avengers." Rounding out the cast are black-ops expert Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), S.H.I.E.L.D. legend Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), science duo Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) - affectionately known as Fitz-Simmons and civilian computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). See how the first adventures of Coulson's crew begins starting Tuesdays at 8PM, September 24th on ABC. Will you be watching?

Also, "Prison Break" actress Shannon Lucio has confirmed an unspecified role in the premiere.

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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: Fall 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated Yet
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton
Directed by: Joss Whedon (pilot)
Written by: Maurissa Tancharoen (story/writer), Jed Whedon(story/writer),Jeffrey Bell (executive producer), Jeph Loeb (executive producer)

"Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television."
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Transforminator - 7/16/2013, 1:13 PM
I like the theory of this Coulson being a life model decoy while the real Coulson was killed off in the Avengers.
Marqy - 7/16/2013, 1:13 PM
sweet, my anticipation is tingling
SimonPhoenix - 7/16/2013, 1:14 PM
cant wait
Dragonpiece - 7/16/2013, 1:15 PM
So who exactly will be the show runner after the pilot? Joss's brother?
MarkJulian - 7/16/2013, 1:20 PM
@Dragonpiece Si, along with his wife, Maurissa Tancharoen. They also ran Dollhouse.
fettastic - 7/16/2013, 1:21 PM
Having a hard time getting excited for this. It's like "Come watch the show based on the janitors of the Marvel universe!"
fettastic - 7/16/2013, 1:22 PM
I would FAAAAAR prefer a show based on a single hero, like Moon Knight for example.
TheManFromMars - 7/16/2013, 1:22 PM
Gonna wait for the DVD Boxset to watch it all in one sitting.
mikenj - 7/16/2013, 1:25 PM
Never posted here before....but am I the only one who finds the time slot interesting? Tuesday nights at 8 going up against NCIS? Tough to be put up against the number 1 watched show on TV. Interesting choice.
Marqy - 7/16/2013, 1:28 PM
dont worry mike, marvels got this :)
JGAR - 7/16/2013, 1:30 PM

Or a show based on DAREDEVIL, and maybe even THE PUNISHER.
TheSisko - 7/16/2013, 1:32 PM
NCIS will take a nose dive this year between SHIELD and losing Pablo de Cote the show is in major trouble.
hush - 7/16/2013, 1:34 PM
I'm going to give it a go.

Any Marvel fan boys out there - are any of the character names from the comics?
hush - 7/16/2013, 1:35 PM
Although I still think Heroes for Hire would make an awesome series.
SugarYumYum - 7/16/2013, 1:35 PM
@mike: That is interesting. Somehow I feel like the competition would actually help them though.
Abary - 7/16/2013, 1:35 PM
Yes! Can't wait.
ALegendaryPanda - 7/16/2013, 1:36 PM
6 days before my birthday. Nice.
TheAbomination - 7/16/2013, 1:37 PM
NCIS provides major competition. They're coming off their 10th season and had some really strong ratings.
Grodd87 - 7/16/2013, 1:39 PM
NCIS is one of my favorite show but mainly see reruns on USA. Don't really watch new episodes.
Ocelot - 7/16/2013, 1:41 PM
Heroes for hire would have been a good tv show to do, you include the likes of Punisher, Daredevil, jessica jones and a bunch of other street character that we'll most likely never see in the films along with Cage and The Fist of course. Trying to look foward to this show(Agents of Shield) but it just looks meh, nevertheless I'll still give it a try.
GoILL - 7/16/2013, 1:46 PM
Hopefully this will be good but like others have already said I am not that hyped to see this.
EpitomeofAwesome - 7/16/2013, 1:51 PM
Isn't that the day the IM3 BluRay comes out?
ABLEE337 - 7/16/2013, 1:53 PM
I love NCIS, so I'll have to watch both.
ruadh - 7/16/2013, 1:53 PM
Finally something to watch Tuesday nights.

Though I'll probably just DVR it and watch it Wednesday or so.
ElDarkside - 7/16/2013, 2:05 PM
Sweet. I don't watch anything on Tuesdays so this is perfect for me.

As for the coulson conundrum... I think I read on here that he doesn't even know that the avengers thought he was dead. And all his team have no idea about the ruse that nick fury and Maria hill pulled to give the avengers "something to avenge".

I don't really like that explanation but it will definitely make for some interesting plot points if/when the avengers find out they were lied to.

beane2099 - 7/16/2013, 2:05 PM
Hey, did you all know Evil Dead was coming out on Bluray?
DylansMyDog - 7/16/2013, 2:27 PM
@beane2099 The Evil Dead has been available on dvd and bluray for years...
Durf - 7/16/2013, 2:31 PM
Sweet! Can't wait
TheFascinatingMan - 7/16/2013, 3:24 PM
I'm pretty sure NCIS will end this season because Cote De Pablo is leaving.
imaginejim - 7/16/2013, 5:53 PM
ElDarkside: if you watch the trailer, the one agent says something like, "I'm clearance level 6 and I know that Agent Coulson died during the attack on New York." Coulson then walks in and says, "Welcome to level 7."
Coulson is well aware that many people think he is dead which is why only those with clearance level 7 know the truth.
seven43861 - 7/16/2013, 7:29 PM
Sorry I'll be busy playing GTA V
PeterParker1991 - 7/17/2013, 12:01 PM
Whedon better have an explanation for bringing Coulson back. His death served a purpose. Bringing him back... not so much

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