Agents of SHIELD Renewed

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Renewed for Season 5 at ABC

Marvel-ous news for patient Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans: ABC has renewed the ratings-challenged but creatively re-energized series for Season 5, ending many months of speculation about its future.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season has averaged 2.4 million weekly total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down 30 and 40 percent from Season 3. Among ABC dramas, it equals Quantico, The Catch and died-on-the-vine Conviction in the demo, and outperforms short-lived freshman Time After Time and Season 3 of American Crime.

That said, it enjoys a robust 129 percent boost via DVR playback, ranking fourth among all broadcast shows in that measure (behind iZombie, The Originals and ABC’s Designated Survivor).

In TVLine’s series of Keep or Cut? polls, S.H.I.E.L.D. had the third-strongest showing (90 percent “Keep”) of all bubble dramas polled, trailing NBC’s Timeless and Fox’s ill-fated Pitch.

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70 Comments
  1. Van says:

    Wooooohooooo

  2. Ben says:

    Thank goodness! I’m a little worried about inevitable budget cuts, but hopefully the quality won’t drop at all. Now we’re beginning to get to the point where you can say the show had a decent run.

  3. Dominique says:

    yess!!! this was the one i’d been waiting for (and VERY scared for).i’m so glad ABC gave it another season, this makes me so happy! now hopefully the show will continue with the same way of storytelling as it did this season. the show really benefits from shorter arcs.

  4. Billy meacham says:

    Thank god. I was about to have a heart stock if it was cancelled

  5. Rachel says:

    I’m SO thrilled!!! I’ve been worried about this for months, and now I can relax. SHIELD is my favorite show on right now, so this is amazing news!!

  6. Mo says:

    YES! Best news of the day!

  7. Jayne L. says:

    YEAH!! Finally some good news today!

  8. T.W.S.S. says:

    Okay, TVLine, you can take a break from your diligent reporting, the only show that mattered in the 2016-2017 season is safe for another year!

  9. Pipes says:

    The first time since freaking Roswell that I was so invested/concerned about a renewal. I’m so freaking happy man! The creative resurgence has really pulled me back in after a lackluster S3. Now to see if they pull it out of the deathslot.

  10. tatjanav2 says:

    Yes!! So glad, because they have a really good season

  11. Judiwb says:

    Yippee!! Have been loyal to the show from the first ep!!

  12. Butch says:

    Bring back Agent Carter

  13. Katherine215 says:

    Great news! After Timeless and Pitch, I needed some good news (and stuff to watch next season!).

  14. I really liked how they did this season & I think that helped them get renewed. Instead of them honing in one 1 storyline & dragging it out for a while season they broke things up. They would do 1 story(ie:Ghost Rider)for 5wks & then wrap it up. Then do another storyline for 5wks, or so, & then wrap it up, etc. The Ava storyline has been for the entire run but they have weaved it throughout the season. So it gets new life & direction w/ every story. If they would of done the Ghost Rider story for the whole season I think the show would of gotten cancelled.

  15. Christina says:

    I am SO HAPPY about this. SO HAPPY.

  16. Stacey says:

    Yes!!! Woo!!! So happy about this, the final arc has been amazing!! Originals yesterday and SHEILD today!

  17. Hollie says:

    *celebratory confetti cannons*

  18. Kevin Tran says:

    With Agents of SHIELD getting renewed, this could possibly be a set up for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie.

  19. laurelnev says:

    I LITERALLY screamed when I saw your tweet.

    YAY!

    YAYYAYYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAAAAAAY!

    Happy Dance!!!!!

    • Tasha says:

      Weirdly I screamed too. Was very surprised by that. I guess I’ll chalk it up to being disappointed by the other networks.. :-)

      • laurelnev says:

        I think with all the renewal being announced, I was worried it HADN’T been announced yet, and fearing it would go the other way…

        But YAY!

  20. Tasha says:

    YES! After Pitch and Timeless were cancelled I’m happy with ABC.

  21. Karen T. says:

    I’m ecstatic! Love, love, love this show and this season has been incredible!

  22. Angelfan says:

    Yippee! Show has been great this season with the “Agents of Hydra” storyline. Now let’s have a cool new storyline for next season.

  23. Jim says:

    At the start of this season, I wouldn’t have cared either way. I might’ve even groaned at the thought of feeling obligated to have to watch another season to see it wrap up (which might be silly of me, but yes, I would have felt obligated). However, this last half-season has been so awesome that I’m actually EXCITED it’s getting renewed. I’m so glad I didn’t quit on the show during the awful start of this season and the rather poor entirety of season 3. Now if it can only stay good this time . . .

  24. Jimmy says:

    I’ve read they are looking for ways to cut the budget so Lord knows what that will mean for the quality of the series, not to mention cast cuts.

  25. Olivia says:

    Awesome! Back half of this season with the framework has been on FIRE!

  26. Chris says:

    Bring back Bobbi and Lance for season five (even if it’s for a guest appearance) and I’ll watch the show again!

    • Ben says:

      I want them to come back too… but seriously, you should watch this season anyway. It’s been very strong.

  27. Steve F. says:

    Yaaasss!!! The show goes on! (Now to see if Brett Dalton becomes a full-time cast member as “redeemed” Ward!)

  28. Vala says:

    yesssssssssss

  29. Benjamin says:

    lol 129 percent boost, that is such a ridiculous number and shows how a certain show’s fans prefer to watch it!

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      As one of the highest DVR bumps in all the land, it is noteworthy.

    • Dan says:

      Dude, do you… have any idea what 129% even means? It means the real audience doubles, and then increases by a third more. That is actually a really good number, and much more than any of the other shows. If you follow TV seriously, you’d know that the ad people have been paying a lot of attention to that DVR audience, because few people watch TV live these days.

  30. Mike says:

    awesome

  31. jericho says:

    I have to ask. Do we know if this is a Full Order, or a Partial Order?

  32. NP20 says:

    Ugh! I watched all the shows it matched in ratings but 2 of those were cancelled and this crap stayed

  33. Jason says:

    Great news. And this marks the first Marvel series to reach that vaunted pinnacle of 100 episodes. Now, if they can only bring back Bobbi and Hunter next year.

  34. Big Mike says:

    Are we talking a full 20+ ep season, or a shortened 10ish ep one?

  35. Marie58 says:

    I am thrilled!!!!!!

  36. Yes! So happy this got renewed, along with Gotham and iZombie renewals of yesterday.

  37. Joey Padron says:

    So happy the show got renewed! This made my night. Thank you ABC!

  38. Kathleen says:

    YES!!

  39. Aeol says:

    I literally let out a sigh of relief when I saw this, I have been on edge for days! This season renewed my love for this show after I drifted away. I’m so glad they’ve got another chance.

  40. Kim says:

    This was the show I was most worried about, I’ve been checking the renewal scorecard hoping for the best. So happy we’ll have another season!

  41. GeoDiva says:

    Finally some good news!

  42. MadHobbit says:

    well do have a question, full season? or shorten?i can assume they will want to go over the magic 100 episodes.

  43. luv2cook says:

    Happy dance!! Love me some AoS!

  44. Lisa says:

    This is amazing news! YAY!

  45. tvloverSA says:

    Yes yes yes yes yes …..sad about the catch but that is just that everything else I love survived the cut …..wow so happy

  46. Claire says:

    YES! Some good news for a change!

  47. Amy J says:

    YAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  48. Gerald says:

    Thank Heavens. I was waiting with baited breath. Lets hope it keeps an audience for a full season. And if next is it’s last we get a satisfying conclusion (maybe reintroduce Phil back into the Avengers/Nick Fury storyline. I’m still sad they don’t know he is alive.

  49. Really glad this was renewed! Love this show!