In the most inevitable move this TV pilot season, ABC announced Friday that it has officially picked up Joss Whedon’s sure-to-be-amazing new TV show about the Marvel universe’s super-agents, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., along with several other new series.
The annoyingly punctuated S.H.I.E.L.D. follows Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson (reprising his movie role) as, according to the show’s official description, ” 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.”
On the comedy side, Rebel Wilson’s Super Fun Night is a go, starring the comedy breakout as a nerdy lawyer who, along with her two equally nerdy girlfriends, decides to branch out and start having more fun instead of their typical Friday nights in. The network also picked up the dysfunctional family comedy The Goldbergs, set in the ’80s and based on creator Adam Goldberg’s real life, Back in the Game, starring Maggie Lawson as a single mom whose former baseball player dad (James Caan) moves in with her, Mixology, and the Malin Akerman-starring Trophy Wife.
As for dramas, the network has ordered Lucky 7, about a group of people who win a lottery jackpot, Betrayal, about a female photographer who has an affair with the man her prosecutor husband is fighting in court, spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Resurrection, Killer Women, and Mind Games.
Which of ABC’s new shows sound the most promising?
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