Table of Contents
- Agents of SHIELD season 6 trailer: What can we expect?
- Agents of SHIELD season 6 cast: Who’s coming back?
- Agents of SHIELD season 6 premiere date: When can we expect it?
- Agents of SHIELD season 6 plot: How does season 5 set it up?
- When is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. coming back?
- How can I watch and stream Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
- Who are the new cast members in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
- Is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting canceled?
- Will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 address the events in Avengers: Endgame?
- Frank Grillo Hints At Future Plans For Crossbones In The MCU
- FIRST UP: THE HYDRA AND THE PATRIOT
- What’s on TV Friday: The season premiere of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 12 Trailer, Release Date, Episodes, Reviews, and News
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 12 Trailer & Release Date
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Reviews & Episode Guide
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 1: “Missing Pieces”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 2: “Window of Opportunity”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 3: “Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 4: “Code Yellow”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 5: “The Other Thing”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 6: “Inescapable”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 7: “Toldja”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 8: “Collision Course (Part I)”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 9: “Collision Course (Part II)”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 10: “Leap”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 11: “From the Ashes”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 12 & 13: “The Sign” & “New Life”
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Cast
- Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Story
- ‘American Idol’ Gets Early Return Date on ABC
- Guardians of the Galaxy 1.11 Review: Space Cowboys
Warning: contains spoilers for Agents of SHIELD season five.
Agents of SHIELD looked certain to end with season five before a last-minute renewal from ABC for season six.
The final episodes of season five took place at the same time as Avengers: Infinity War and like we predicted before it aired, they didn’t feature THAT moment from the movie’s climax, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t deliver its own shocks.
So what can we expect from season six? We’re glad you asked.
Agents of SHIELD season 6 trailer: What can we expect?
Agents of SHIELD season 6 cast: Who’s coming back?
Let’s get the pretty much guaranteed returns out of the way first. So that’s Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Henry Simmons as Mack, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena ‘Yo-Yo’ Rodriguez.
And now we get into the trickier ones.
The season five finale saw Daisy stop Graviton, but at the expense of using up the Centipede Serum that could have saved Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) who has been dying slowly from his original Avengers injury, following his deal with Ghost Rider.
He decided to leave with Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) and go to Tahiti, and Gregg isn’t sure he’ll be back for season six. “My understanding is that Phil Coulson is no longer alive,” he confirmed, although the showrunners weren’t quite as definitive.
“What we do think is that there’s an emotional impact with everything that happened this season and we would never wanna undercut that,” Jed Whedon outlined. “That being said, our show’s founded on a man who had been killed in the movies, and Clark Gregg is the foundation upon which our show is built.”
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So we’ll perhaps see Coulson in season six, but maybe in flashback form or given season five’s timey-wimey narrative, maybe the team will go back in time and meet a different version of Coulson. His possible exit also means that, maybe, we won’t see May again, although we hope that doesn’t prove to be the case.
Another return that is up in the air is that of Iain de Caestecker as Leo Fitz after his devastating death in the season five finale – or, more accurately, the devastating death of ‘future’ Fitz as he didn’t get transported to the future with the team at the start of season four.
He took the long route, so in the current day timeline, Fitz is still out there in space in suspended animation and the end of season five saw Simmons vow to find him.
Adrian Pasdar’s time on the show also seemed to be at an end as General Glenn Talbot (AKA Graviton) literally got blasted into space by Daisy in the finale. However, Whedon has been teasing that we might not have seen the end of him.
“This is Marvel, and even more, it’s Agents of SHIELD,” he joked. “I know we see him floating in space, but he’s Graviton, so you never know… Chances are he might not be super dead.”
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We currently don’t know what happened to FitzSimmons’ grandson Deke Shaw (Jeff Ward) who came from the future, but maybe now doesn’t exist as the team were successful in preventing the future destruction of the Earth. “I think it really is a mystery. Did he disappear or did he walk away?” co-showrunner Jeffrey Bell told EW.
Agents of SHIELD season 6 premiere date: When can we expect it?
ABC’s renewal of the show wasn’t without its downsides as they confirmed it’ll be a shorter run of 13 episodes, compared to the usual 22. And we’ll have to wait until summer 2019 for it to return, rather than late 2018 as we could have expected.
E4 airs the show in the UK and usually waits until after its midseason break in the US to premiere it, meaning they can run it uninterrupted. But with a shorter season, perhaps UK audiences will get to enjoy the show at roughly the same time as the US.
Agents of SHIELD season 6 plot: How does season 5 set it up?
The delayed release date for season six actually helps the show, as it means that Agents of SHIELD will return after Avengers 4 has been released. Given that the show definitely takes place in the MCU, the events of Avengers 4 will affect Agents of SHIELD so it’s a good thing to not have to worry about continuity.
Depending on how Avengers 4 resolves Infinity War’s cliffhanger, we imagine we’ll see a time jump at the start of season six so that it takes place after the movie. This means that the relatively clean slate of season five’s finale can be helpful as it’ll allow the new season to be a soft reboot of sorts.
Before the show was renewed, Whedon hinted that they’ll have to “figure out” how Avengers 4 affects Agents of SHIELD. “It’ll depend on what the season looks like and our air dates and all that. So, yeah, that’s a bridge we’ll have to cross,” he outlined, with Bell calling it a “classy problem”.
We’ve already gone into depth about what we can expect in season six, but largely we’d expect the earlier stages of it to focus on the search for Fitz and how SHIELD operates under the leadership of Mack.
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What’s This TV Show About?
A sci-fi action-adventure drama airing on the ABC television network, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley. With Ghost Rider’s help, last season, Coulson (Gregg) and his team saved the world. At the end though, their celebration was cut short, and soon, Coulson was aboard a space ship. In season five, they will have figure out where they are and how to return home. Meanwhile, humanity’s time may be running out.
Season Five Ratings
The fifth season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is averaging a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.07 million viewers. Compared to season four, that’s down by 28% in the demo and down by 11% in viewers. Find out how Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stacks up against other ABC TV shows.
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Since Disney is the parent company for both ABC and Marvel, it seems that perhaps the ratings matter less than promoting the brand. I believe that Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will be renewed for a sixth and final season. Still, since this fifth season will ensure a good-sized package for syndication, it’s not crazy to think this Marvel Comics Universe series could end here. For now, I’ll keep an eye on the ratings and update this page with breaking developments. Subscribe for free alerts on any Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD cancellation or renewal news.
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Warning: Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame below.
Throughout its five seasons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has skillfully navigated around the Marvel Cinematic Universe (hello, Infinity War). Now, fans are wondering how the show will take on what unfolds in Avengers: Endgame. With so many theories circulating around, there’s only thing left to do: watch season 6.
Here’s everything you need to know about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6:
When is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. coming back?
It’s official: Your favorite characters are returning on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. A new poster announcing the date shows eight familiar faces promoting season 6, which is scheduled to air 13 episodes. “Ready for a brand new mission,” the show’s Instagram wrote.
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How can I watch and stream Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
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After each episode airs on Friday nights, they will be available to watch on the ABC website. Plus, you can watch new episodes on the ABC Go app, which you can access on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku Channel, Samsung Tizen, and Amazon Fire TV.
Alternatively, you can also watch the show on Hulu — start your free month trial by clicking here. If you love the show, you can keep your subscription going for just $5.99 a month.
(Pst, in case you need to catch up before season 6 premieres, seasons 1-5 are currently available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.)
Who are the new cast members in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
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There will also be three new characters joining the show, according to TVLine.
Izel, pictured below, is described as a mercenary from a different galaxy who joins “the S.H.I.E.L.D. team in order to survive the perils of space.” Karolina Wydra of True Blood and House will bring the character to life in the upcoming season.
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Malachi, played by Christopher James Baker, is an assassin from a faraway planet, and there is little that is known about him … yet.
Dr. Marcus Benson, portrayed by Barry Shabaka Henley, is the final addition. He is a “brilliant Natural Sciences professor recruited to offer his expertise to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team.” If the name sounds familiar it’s because Barry most recently starred in the Oscar-nominated film A Star Is Born as Little Feet.
Is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting canceled?
In September 2017, Variety reported that Disney didn’t give ABC the option to cancel the Marvel show, although there were talks of making the cut after its fourth season.
“Earlier this year, the mandate came down from Disney for ABC to renew its other Marvel drama, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., despite the desire by some at the network to end the series after four seasons,” Variety wrote.
Now on its sixth season, rumors of cancelation have continued to persist, even after news broke that there will definitely be a seventh season. The future of these Marvel agents isn’t quite known, but it sounds like if Disney wants the show to go on, it will.
Will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 address the events in Avengers: Endgame?
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If you haven’t heard yet, much of Endgame takes place five years into the future. Given what happened in the season 5 finale (where Thanos’s attack on Wakanda is brought up) S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 would, theoretically, take place after half of the universe’s population has turned into dust.
As TheWrap reports, Jeph Loeb, the Head of Marvel Television, revealed that season 6 will likely “ignore” Thanos’s snap because “it’s just the safest way for us to do things.”
He continued:”We don’t want to ever do something in our show which contradicts what’s happening in the movies. The movies are the lead dog. They’re setting the timeline for the MCU and what’s going on. Our job is to navigate within that world. The only way for us to tell our story is to do them pre-snap. Whether or not you can figure out , we’ll let timelords figure out.”
Part of the issue, as showrunner Jed Whedon explained, is that a prior lack of certainty surrounding S.H.I.E.L.D.’s premiere date caused issues with the plot lines.
“If they moved us up by two months and we based our show on storyline, then all of a sudden we’d burn down a huge story point for them,” Jed explained. “So we had to dodge all of that.”
Makes sense, though the continuity between the two will likely not be perfect … at least, not for season 6.
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We’re continuing our streak of looking back on Agents of SHIELD and we had to focus on the people who made SHIELD incredible for their all too brief time on the show. While many may have left to roam the Marvel Universe at large (and we’re hoping they come back) others had a good run and an incredible arc that shifted the show, affected all the characters, and generally tied the universe together. While fans keep hoping for bigger and better guest stars (when will Scarlett or Jeremy jump over for a brief cameo? Seriously?) the show’s guest stars have been an opportunity for many people to jump into the Marvel Universe and either move on to bigger and better things or be used for later stories.
The biggest one of these is Ghost Rider. The Marvel Report has been a staunch supporter of #WewantGhostrider largely thanks to the incredible performance of Gabriel Luna. If there’s one guest star who should continue his run into the Marvel Universe it’s Robbie Reyes and his brother Gabe. From their relationship with Daisy (#QuakeRider forever) to season 4’s cliffhanger ending fans are hoping for Robbie to return to season 5 and possibly beyond. Felipe Smith crafted an incredible character that quickly garnered a massive fan following including toys from Hot Toys and Funko. He’s just not on this list because he needs to come back and become a regular, or become a regular on his own show.
Robbie’s story needs to continue (particularly if his path leads to him meeting up with the Runaways in a second or Third season) but he’s not the only guest star to make his mark on Agents of SHIELD. Both Hayley Atwell and Jaimie Alexander have graced the Agents of SHIELD screens, but they’re not all. In honor of our countdown for the 100th episode let’s talk our top 5 favorite guest stars on Agents of SHIELD.
FIRST UP: THE HYDRA AND THE PATRIOT
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What’s on TV Friday: The season premiere of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC
MacGyver Mac (Lucas Till) confronts a new nemesis (guest star Peter Weller) whose cunning and resourcefulness make him, in essence, a “bad MacGyver” in the season finale. Tate Donovan also guest stars in his recurring role as Mac’s father. 8 p.m. CBS
The Blacklist A presidential adviser (Jennifer Ferrin) and the task force are in a race to locate a missing dossier containing details of a conspiracy against America. James Spader and Megan Boone also star. 8 p.m. NBC
Dynasty Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) teams up with Liam (Adam Huber) to exact revenge on Adam (Sam Underwood) after discovering that he’s been systematically sabotaging several of her business and personal endeavors in this new episode of the prime-time soap. 8 p.m. CW
Marvel’ s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Scattered across the galaxy, the team works to find its footing in the wake of losing Coulson in the season premiere of the science fiction adventure. Clark Gregg, Iain De Caestecker, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge and Chloe Bennet also star. 8 p.m. ABC
Last Man Standing Mike (Tim Allen) tries to use tough love on Mandy and Kyle (Molly McCook, Christoph Sanders) as they are reluctant to leave home and move into their own place in the season finale. Hector Elizondo, Jonathan Adams, Jet Jurgensmeyer and Nancy Travis also star. 8 p.m. Fox
The Cool Kids Hank, Charlie and Sid (David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan) throw their annual “Friend-aversary” party and don’t invite Margaret (Vicki Lawrence) in the season finale of the geriatric comedy. Artemis Pebdani and Jamie Farr reprise their guest roles. 8:30 p.m. Fox
20/20 This new episode of the news magazine series recalls the case of Darlie Routier, a Dallas housewife on death row for the murder of her two sons who claims they were killed by an intruder. 9 p.m. ABC
Proven Innocent As Bellows (Kelsey Grammer) closes in and Madeline’s (Rachelle Lefevre) freedom at stake, Easy’s (Russell Hornsby) defense hits an obstacle in the conclusion of the two-episode arc. 9 p.m. Fox
Live From Lincoln Center Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo presents a soulful evening of song in this new episode of the performance series. 9 p.m. KOCE
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives In Chico, host Guy Fieri visits a Hawaiian-Asian fusion spot that serves ramen. 9 p.m. Food Network
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men This four-part documentary miniseries chronicles the history and cultural impact of the hip-hop artists. 9 p.m. Showtime
Blue Bloods In the season finale Erin (Bridget Moynahan) interviews a witness whose story differs from Eddie’s (Vanessa Ray) version. Also, Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez) try to untangle the complicated love life of a young murder victim, and Frank (Tom Selleck) worries about a toast he’s expected to make at Jamie (Will Estes) and Eddie’s wedding. Christine Ebersole reprises her guest role.10 p.m. CBS
CBS This Morning Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS
Today (N) 7 a.m. KNBC
KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA
Good Morning America Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union (“LA’s Finest”) (N) 7 a.m. KABC
Good Day L.A. Dr. Drew Pinsky; Loni Love; Art Alexakis and Friends perform; Dionne Warwick. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV
Live With Kelly and Ryan Naomi Scott (“Aladdin”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC
The View Amy Poehler; Ciara. (N) 10 a.m. KABC
The Wendy Williams Show Lori Bergamotto. (N) 10 a.m. KTTV
The Real Kenya Moore Daly (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV; 1 p.m. KCOP
The Doctors Predicting Alzheimer’s disease; fixing bad breathing; a tea with great health benefits. (N) 11 a.m. KCOP
Strahan & Sara Peter Krause. (N) noon KABC
The Talk Denise Richards; Tom Ellis; Rachael Harris. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS
Steve Dr. Judy Ho, Kimberly Caldwell-Harvey and Shan Boodram; Karamo Brown (“Queer Eye”). (N) 2 p.m. KNBC
Dr. Phil Due to extreme agoraphobia, a woman says she is confined to her bedroom for 22 hours a day. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kris Jenner (“Keeping Up With the Kardashians”). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC
The Dr. Oz Show Spouses who live double lives: a rapist, a scammer, a child abuser. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV
Washington Week The showdown between President Trump and Congress over the Mueller Report; U.S/China trade: Peter Baker, the New York Times; Laura Barron-Lopez, Politico; Eamon Javers, CNBC; Abby Phillip, CNN. (N) 7 p.m. KOCE
Amanpour and Company (N) 11 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Emma Thompson; Sophie Turner; Paula Pell; Amirah Kassem. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Keanu Reeves; Santino Fontana. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS
Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC
Baseball The Angels visit the Baltimore Orioles, 4 p.m. Fox Sports Net; the Dodgers host the Washington Nationals, 7 p.m. SportsNet LA
NBA Basketball Playoffs: The Golden State Warriors visit the Houston Rockets, 6 p.m. ESPN.
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EXCLUSIVE: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will end after its upcoming seventh season.
“When you know that’s what you’re doing, you can take greater risks, of life and death,” Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb says of the conclusion of ABC’s Clark Gregg-led superspy series, which is currently in the last weeks of its explosive sixth season. “Those kinds of decisions suddenly now are real on the table because you’re not playing how do we undo this when we get to the next season. You’re playing that this is going to be the end of the story.”
A regular and often circumspect presence at Comic-Con over the past decade, Loeb will be joining Gregg, fellow cast members Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s inaugural Hall H appearance this afternoon. Executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Jeff Bell will also be there for what is surely the first stage in a long goodbye for the flagship show on the first day of this year’s SDCC 50.
Beforehand, Loeb sat down with Deadline to unveil the end of S.H.I.E.L.D., why it is stopping after Season 7, and the “celebration” and possible surprises in store for this lauded part of the Marvel canon.
DEADLINE: So, how does Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actually end?
JEPH LOEB: Season 6 ends really delightfully. That’s all I can say.
Going into Season 7, when you know you only have 13 more stories, you really do get a chance to see what that writers’ room is going to do when they can do anything. It was the best kind of creative situation.
DEADLINE: OK, but with lots of changes going on at Marvel TV, and of course the Disney expansion with the Fox assets and the upcoming streaming service, why announce now that S.H.I.E.L.D. is ending?
LOEB: Well, the bitter side is nobody ever wants anything to end, but it’s going to be amazing, and here’s the best news: Season 6 isn’t over, and you’ve seen none of Season 7. That’s the celebration, there’s still more. It’s not as though we’re going to walk off the stage and say goodbye, you’re never going to see another one of these new stories again. You have to see how this ends, you have to.
DEADLINE: It seemed like S.H.I.E.L.D. was going to end before, especially a couple of seasons ago with the apparent death of Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson at the end of Season 5. Why wrap it up when you are on a roll and had a new season ordered late last year?
LOEB: The simplest answer is so that we can end on our terms, really.
How many shows do you know that just suddenly ended, and you feel like, but wait a minute, there was more. Yes, in the chronology of this is we thought Season 5 was the end. If you go back and you look at the end of that season, it is written that way. Actually, the last episode of that season is called “The End.” Honestly, we thought we were turning out the lights and going home when we got a call from ABC that said, the material is so strong, do you think you have another season, do you think you have another 13 because we sort of like this idea of doing it again.
DEADLINE: And you resurrected it, so to speak?
LOEB: Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeff Bell, who have been there from the very beginning, went away and came back and said, we have a cool idea. That cool idea became Season 6. The show started to come in, then about halfway through that season we get another call from ABC’s Channing Dungey, who is a big fan of the show, super supportive, and she says, how about a Season 7?
DEADLINE: Which clearly you said yes to…
LOEB: Yes, but everyone is making plans, like it was at the end of Season 5, we thought it was done. Then we, again, sat down with Jed, Jeff, and Maurissa. We all came to the conclusion that getting another season is so flattering, so lovely, so amazing, but how about if we go back and say, yes, but this is it.
LOEB: So we can actually build a season that will tie up any threads that are there. To make sure that we come to a conclusion that’s satisfying to the fans, to the cast, to Marvel, and to ABC.
When you know that’s what you’re doing, you can take greater risks, of life and death. Those kinds of decisions suddenly now are real on the table because you’re not playing how do we undo this when we get to the next season. You’re playing that this is going to be the end of the story.
DEADLINE: To that, how do you think the fans will react to the news of the upcoming end and then seeing you guys up on stage at Hall H on Thursday?
LOEB: When we first sat down and started talking about what we wanted to do at San Diego and doing it this way just made sense.
You know, we have a number of shows that are starting up, a number of shows that are going to be appearing towards the end of the same year or next year. So who benefits the most in that forum, and the fans so love that cast, particularly when you’re now in your sixth season, your seventh season. Like I said, what we really wanted to do was have a celebration. To have an opportunity for us to be able to say to the fans, let’s take a journey, and that will lead to the acknowledgement that we’re wrapping it up after seven seasons.
DEADLINE: That’s going to be a bitter pill for a lot of your fans….
LOEB: Look, every single show has a fan, who doesn’t understand why it has to go away. By the same token, the sweetness, which is it will always be there. It’s like a great novel, it’s always on the shelf, you can take it down, interact with it. You know that’s the joy now the world of streaming, which is you can watch the whole thing for the rest of your life all at once and not have to really look around for it, and so 136 hours of being able to enjoy these stories over and over and over again.
DEADLINE: This was the flagship Marvel TV show…
LOEB: This is the flagship Marvel TV show, so don’t even speak of it in the past.
DEADLINE: Point taken, but let me ask you this – is it really over? I mean, this is Marvel, shift a timeline or two and the gang is back together, right?
LOEB: I personally believe that every great Marvel story ends to be continued, but the short answer is, yes, it will conclude in a way that is incredibly emotional and in the best ways. It’s funny, it’s heartbreaking, it’s…
DEADLINE: Sounds like It’s a classic Marvel speedball.
LOEB: (laughs) It’s a classic, exactly.
DEADLINE: So, to that end, what are we looking at, is it a two-hour finale or how does the finale happen?
LOEB: I don’t think we want to get into specifics, yet, I just know that it’s coming. When Season 7 comes, and that’s the other thing, all I can say is that seven is sometime next year, and we’ll see what ABC does with scheduling. But. we’re pretty close to done, and so that’s the other reason for Hall H is that this is a chance for our actors to really say thank you to the fans.
DEADLINE: They do love the cast, especially that Agent Coulson…
LOEB: Who wouldn’t?
One, everyone roots for the everyman guy. What Phil Coulson brought to the table was a kind of golly, gee-whiz of it all, like everyone remembers, like you got all goose bumpily when he met Captain America. We’d all be that way, but then he was also really good at his job. Just think of the number of times that he could he figure it out when nobody else could figure it out, and that most of the times was unflappable.
The second is you can’t divorce the character from Clark Gregg. He’s just this incredibly warm, delightful man, that’s who he is that’s how he’s built. So you spend five minutes with him and suddenly he’s your best pal, he’s the guy you’ve known since high school, like he’s that guy, and that somehow connects to the audience. I don’t think there’s ever been anybody who sat and watched an episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. and looked at any of the characters and went, I don’t know who any of those people are.
DEADLINE: Obviously, Marvel TV has had a lot of fires going, and a lot of those have burned very bright, and there’s a whole new slate coming down the line. But this was your baby, this was the first born in live action, so from a producer and creator point of view, what were some of the lessons you learned from getting S.H.I.E.L.D. up and running, getting it going this long that you brought to other shows and you brought to other projects?
LOEB: Most importantly was, and it became sort of the running joke, and yourself did it, which was no one talks about the show without saying after a rocky start …but I don’t think it should be gauged like that.
DEADLINE: What do you mean?
LOEB: I know you doing ratings and that’s part of your job, but for us, it was just a straight line of 136 great hours of television. In hindsight, when you go back and watch it, you don’t remember what the ratings were in Season 3, you just go, that was a really cool scene, I loved that, and so that’s the place that Marvel Television lives.
At the end of the day, it’s let’s look at the portrait, look at the entire landscape of the story, and see whether or not you feel satisfied.
DEADLINE: Having a conclusion to S.H.I.E.LD. now, are you satisfied with the totality of those eventual 136 episodes?
LOEB: Yes, and from what I’ve learned we’ve been able to do things as radical, and I mean radical in the best artistic way, as Legion and as romantic, and I mean that in the most artful way, as Agent Carter. You really get a sense of how this catalog of characters has existed for 75 years. It’s because each one of those voices and the way that they’re told, and if you’re a comic book fan, you know this, but if you’re a television person, you’re going, wow, these all feel different, and yet, it all feels like it’s part of the same world.
DEADLINE: Speaking of that same world, are we going to see … we have seen Nick Fury, on the show, we’ve been close to the hem more than once with Winter Solider, Ghost Rider was with the show for a while. Are we going to see any special guests for the last season or are we staying straight S.H.I.E.L.D.?
LOEB: You have to wait and see. Or as we used to say, that’s a level seven question.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 12 Trailer, Release Date, Episodes, Reviews, and News
Last year, ABC announced that it would be renewing its flagship Marvel show for a sixth season of 13 episodes, rather than the usual 22-episode order it has gotten for previous seasons. The network has also renewed the show for a seventh season, and unfortunately for fans, it was confirmed at San Diego Comic Con that next year will be the show’s final outing.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! Here’s the latest about Agents of SHIELD season 6, including the latest review:
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 12 Trailer & Release Date
The Agents of SHIELD season 6 premiered on May 10 in its new Friday timeslot at 8/7c on ABC. The next episode is the two-hour finale! The first episode is entitled, “The Sign,” followed by “New Life,” and the finale airs on August 2, 2019. Here’s the promo:
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Reviews & Episode Guide
Here’s our guide to Agents of SHIELD season 6 episodes! We’ll add links to reviews as they go live.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 1: “Missing Pieces”
“Scattered across the galaxy, the team works to find their footing in the wake of losing Coulson in the spectacular Season 6 premiere of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.” (air date: May 10, 2019)
Read our review of “Missing Pieces” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 2: “Window of Opportunity”
“While Fitz and Enoch struggle in space, Sarge and his team move forward with their mysterious mission on Earth.” (air date: May 17, 2019)
Read our review of “Window of Opportunity” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 3: “Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson”
“It’s a wild night out on the planet of Kitson for the agents. While Leo and Enoch try their luck at the casino, nearby, Daisy and Simmons find themselves in a much… groovier situation.” (air date: May 24, 2019)
Read our review of “Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 4: “Code Yellow”
“Yo-Yo and Keller take things public; parasitic aliens threaten the human race; and someone really needs boba…” (air date: May 31, 2019)
Read our review of “Code Yellow” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 5: “The Other Thing”
Sarge has May; Altarah has Daisy, Enoch and Simmons; and now, there are two planets that need saving. (air date: June 14, 2019)
Read our review of “The Other Thing” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 6: “Inescapable”
They’ve fought through space, time and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop FitzSimmons’ reunion. (air date: June 21, 2019)
Read our review of “Inescapable” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 7: “Toldja”
After finding themselves in yet another gambling dilemma, a mysterious stranger offers Enoch and FitzSimmons a ride home where, it turns out, two shrikes aren’t better than one. (air date: June 28, 2019)
Read our review of “Toldja” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 8: “Collision Course (Part I)”
To face The Galaxy-Hopping Hate-Beast That Eats Planets, the team on Earth asks for help in all the wrong places. While back on the Lazy Comet, something weird is going on with Izel’s crew, and it’s not just the puffies. (air date: July 5, 2019)
Read our review of “Collision Course (Part I)” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 9: “Collision Course (Part II)”
No time for the team to play catch-up, there’s a planet to save. (air date: July 12, 2019)
Read our review of “Collision Course (Part II)” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 10: “Leap”
The party’s over, and now the team must trust each other in order to face impending doom and an enemy that’s closer than they think. (air date: July 19, 2019)
Read our review of “Leap” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 11: “From the Ashes”
Out of answers and running out of time, the agents must face the ghosts of their past in order to move forward. (air date: July 26, 2019)
Read our review of “From the Ashes” here.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 12 & 13: “The Sign” & “New Life”
With time running short, the team will have to go to hell and back to stop the end of everything. Who will survive? (air date: August 2, 2019)
Listen to our Clark Gregg interview on Sci Fi Fidelity:
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Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Cast
TVLine announced the addition of some guest and recurring actors coming to Agents of SHIELD season 6. Karolina Wydra will play Izel, a mercenary from another galaxy who joins forces with the team in order to survive the perils of space; Christopher James Baker will join as Malachi, a mysterious assassin from a distant planet; and Barry Shabaka Henley will recur as Dr. Marcus Benson, a brilliant natural sciences professor recruited to offer his expertise to the SHIELD team.
With Coulson confirmed to be dead after the events of season 5, leaving Mack as SHIELD’s new director (you can read more about that below), one may find the idea that Clark Gregg is set to return for Agents of SHIELD season 6 more than a little curious. However, in an interview with Marvel, Gregg teases that the character he’ll portray is not Coulson, but a mysterious role. Calling the experience “very strange,” Gregg explains:
“ became a very familiar skin in a way, so to find myself playing this other, very mysterious person, who is not Phil Coulson – and the mystery of who that person is, and why he looks like that – is something they have done groundbreaking, wild stuff with, that I’m really lucky to play.”
Indeed, the new iteration of Gregg’s character is going by the official name, “Sarge,” leaving us to speculate. Is he a Skrull Coulson doppelganger, dovetailing with the alien shapeshifters’ recent Captain Marvel introduction? If not that, then what?
Revenge of the Fans revealed that Agents of SHIELD season 6 will have a notable guest star in the form of Anthony Michael Hall. Nothing is known about his role yet, but that’s typical of Marvel casting announcements. Also set to recur, interestingly, is Joel Stoffer as Enoch, who in this new timeline is still very much alive and waiting for Fitz to wake up out in space. Fan favorite Briana Venskus will also return as Agent Piper.
Entertainment Weekly revealed that Lou Diamond Phillips is set to direct episode 5 of Agents of SHIELD season 6. The article notes that this marks a reunion for Phillips and Ming-Na Wen, both of whom were in Stargate Universe once upon a time as cast mates.
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Story
Arriving via TVLine, the above season 6 image shows longtime team member Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie embracing the role that he took on at the end of Season 5, replacing the ailing Coulson as the new director of SHIELD.
read more: Agents of SHIELD Season 6 and the Future of the Marvel TV Universe
As Henry Simmons, who has played Mack on the series since the 2014 launch of season 2, explains to the outlet of his character’s season 6 arc:
“Personally, I love the challenge of being the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mack has worked side-by-side with the people he now leads, and that works to his advantage — he’s one of them.” Adding, “But the one thing that can hinder Mack’s ability to lead is his reluctance to put the people he loves in the line of danger. As a result, this may lead to Mack’s toughest decision as director. What sacrifices will be made?”
It will certainly be interesting to see the state of the agency in Agents of SHIELD season 6, since, as the picture implies, the organization appears to be on the way back to restoring its fully-staffed high-tech glory after the events of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier forced the team to operate in a more spartan existence from the underground.
Meanwhile, there are still plans to develop Marvel shows for ABC. “We continue to be very excited with what they’re doing with SHIELD,” Dungey had said at the time. “We’ve tried a few things that haven’t worked out as well as we would’ve liked. We developed a couple things this season that we don’t think are going to end up going forward, so we’re going to look really carefully about what we do next, because the idea for us is to come up with something that works very well for both Marvel and ABC, so we’re going to continue to try there.”
So far, ABC hasn’t had much luck with Marvel outside of Agents of SHIELD, though. A proposed spinoff, Marvel’s Most Wanted, never got past the pilot stage, and there has long been talk of John Ridley developing a mystery Marvel show for the network, but that appears to have stalled entirely, with no mention of it in quite some time. Hopefully it’s still alive. There was talk of a Damage Control TV series, too, but that may also be dead.
It sounds like they’ll have to content themselves with Agents of SHIELD season 6 (and the recently confirmed season 7) until they can figure it all out. Of course, the big question is how will the events of Avengers: Endgame impact Agents of SHIELD season 6, right? Well, we’re glad you asked, because we explain it all right here!
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showed fans a bit of Valentine’s Day love by sharing a video that not only highlights some of the show’s most romantic moments, but also teases an earlier-than-expected Season 6 premiere date.
When ordered by ABC last May, Season 6 was announced as not arriving until Summer 2019 aka the series’ first-ever out-of-season premiere. But the video below teases a May premiere date, which by my crude math translates into what is technically a springtime launch, seeing as June 21 is the first day of summer. (Because some will take it to mean something, Avengers: End Game, which resolves the outcome of Infinity War, hits theaters on April 26.)
As reported by TVLine, Season 6 — picking up one year after the team dropped a terminal Coulson off in Tahiti — could very aptly be subtitled “The Search for Fitz.” Jemma is “a woman on a mission,” Elizabeth Henstridge told us of her character’s resolve as her cryo-frozen hubby floats around in space somewhere, en route to finding the rest of his team in a dystopian future.
Henstridge also teased — and we can confirm, having visited one of the show’s new sets as they were filming one of Season 6’s final episodes — that “this season is a departure from other stuff we’ve done.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has already been renewed for Season 7, by the way.
It’s #ValentinesDay? Copy that, hot lips. 😘 #AgentsofSHIELD pic.twitter.com/xCscCiGB0o
— Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) February 14, 2019
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‘American Idol’ Gets Early Return Date on ABC
The third season of American Idol on ABC will debut a little sooner than the previous two.
The network’s midseason premiere dates include a Feb. 16 premiere for Idol, a couple weeks earlier than the previous two seasons. The earlier date for the Oscars — Feb. 9 — allowed the network to move up Idol’s debut from the early-March date for the prior two cycles.
Also on tap for midseason are returnees The Bachelor (Jan. 6) and Station 19 (Jan. 23) and one new series, drama For Life. The latter, about a prison inmate (Nicholas Pinnock) who becomes a lawyer in an effort to overturn his wrongful conviction, will debut Tuesday, Feb. 11, filling the 10 p.m. time period after Emergence finishes its season. Game-show event Jeopardy: The Greatest of All Time will debut Jan. 7 and run for at least three nights and up to seven, depending on the outcome of the games.
Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 will move into the leadoff spot Thursdays, with Grey’s and A Million Little Things each moving back an hour to 9 and 10 p.m. The final season of How to Get Away With Murder will take an extended hiatus before returning April 2 for its last episodes.
The network has not yet set dates for the final season of Agents of SHIELD and a pair of new series, drama The Baker and the Beauty and comedy United We Fall.
ABC’s midseason premiere dates are below. All times are ET/PT.
Monday, Jan. 6
8 p.m.: The Bachelor
Tuesday, Jan. 7
8 p.m.: Jeopardy: The Greatest of All Time
Thursday, Jan. 23
8 p.m.: Station 19
9 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (new time)
10 p.m.: A Million Little Things (new time)
Tuesday, Feb. 11
10 p.m.: For Life
Sunday, Feb. 16
8 p.m.: American Idol
Thursday, April 2
10 p.m.: How to Get Away With Murder
Guardians of the Galaxy 1.11 Review: Space Cowboys
Agents of SHIELD will be off the air next week for the Christmas and New Years holidays. When the show returns, Daisy will go head to head with the Kree female warrior in a battle to the death.
Related: Check out our interview with Ming-Na Wen!
The episode, which is titled “Fun and Games” marks Clark Gregg’s directorial debut! Check out the episode promo and description below:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Fun & Games (1/5)
DAISY FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE, ON ABC’S ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez.
Guest starring are Eve Harlow as Tess, Dominic Rains as Kasius, Florence Faivre as Sinara, Joel Stoffer as Enoch, Coy Stewart as Flint, Pruitt Taylor Vince as Grill, Tunisha Hubbard as Ava, Erika Ervin as Lady Karaba, Patrick Fabian as Ponarian, Myko Olivier as Ben, Jay Hunter as watch commander, Tim Sitarz as Kree soldier, Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as The Vicar, Samuel Roukin as Faulnak, Michele Tobin as Gretchen and Remington Hoffman as Manston-Dar.
”Fun & Games” was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Clark Gregg.
Agents of SHIELD returns Friday, January 5 at 9PM on ABC.
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The fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming to Netflix a lot sooner than you think. Beginning June 15, the streaming service will begin hosting Season 4 of the staple Marvel/ABC television series, which features the epic debut of Gabriel Luna’s Ghost Rider, Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara), and Mallory Jansen as the LMD (Life Model Decoy) robot Aida.
Elsewhere, in East Los Angeles, reports of a demonic racer prompts Daisy to investigate, which puts her right in the path of the Ghost Rider. Played by Gabriel Luna (Matador), Robbie Reyes is a mechanic who harbors the dark Spirit of Vengeance within him and seeks justice throughout his neighborhood.
Season 4 comes to a head when Aida, an LMD created by Holden Radcliffe (John Hannah), goes rogue, kidnaps the team, and traps them in her virtual world, the Framework. Inside the Framework, the team has no memory of their past and live in a dark reality where Hydra has taken over — and it’s up to Daisy and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) to save them.
A vast improvement over its meandering third season, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 was one blockbuster episode after another that proves the Marvel Cinematic Universe is alive and well, even outside the movie theater.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will begin streaming on Netflix on June 15.