There's also another angle to consider: Unlike pretty much any other show out there on ABC (or any other network for that matter), S.H.I.E.L.D. ties into the MCU - and the final arc of Season 5 has made it clear Marvel's flagship broadcast series will be connecting to the universe-shaking fallout of Avengers: Infinity War.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
I wasn't really insane about the first half of the season but the second half has been decent.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will live to see another day. This series follows the agents who were transported to the future to find that the world had been destroyed.
With the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 finale (ironically titled "The End") airing on Friday, May 18, fan speculation has reached a fever-pitch over whether the catastrophic conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War will be portrayed on the small screen.
Indeed, since Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige reshuffled his executive structure to report directly to Disney's Alan Horn a few years ago, the Ike Perlmutter-overseen Marvel TV-which is run by Jeph Loeb-has had little to no communication with the film side of things, and thus stories between the Marvel movies and the Marvel TV shows are more disconnected than ever. Regardless, fans can breathe a sigh of relief that the series will indeed return, if in a more abbreviated form. S.H.I.E.L.D. was among the shows considered on the bubble until Monday's renewal announcement confirmed that Coulson (Clark Gregg) and company would, indeed, be back for another season - much to the delight of anxious fans.
What do you think, folks?
Since our breaking news on season six of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hollywood Reporter has come out with the news that the show will air its 13 episode season during the summer of 2019.