ABC President Talks ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 5 Potential

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 PotentialAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is finally returning from its winter hiatus tonight as Season 4B kicks off the second arc of the year dubbed “LMD”. However, fans have been wondering whether the show will be back for a fifth season or not. In a new interview with ABC President Channing Dungey, she was asked about what the future of the Marvel series is. Dungey first spoke about how she feels about the state of Marvel Television on the ABC Network.

“Look, we are incredibly encouraged. Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been creatively the strongest season we’ve had yet. The episodes just keep getting better and stronger. And that’s another one for us that we moved from 9 to 10 and yet even though the HUD levels are softer at 10, the live-same-day has remained the same and that’s another one of our shows which regularly goes up triple digits over the seven-day period, anywhere from 100 to 110 percent.”

So when she was asked directly about the future of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dungey said she is very bullish on a Season 5 renewal for the series.

“Absolutely. I’m very bullish on S.H.I.E.L.D. and we’re also really excited about our production with Marvel, ABC Studios, and IMAX, which we are working on for next fall as well.”

“AGENT MAY’S DEADLY SECRET COULD DESTROY COULSON AND THE TEAM,
ON ABC’S ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’

“Broken Promises” – Though Coulson and May are growing closer, Coulson remains unaware of the dark secret May is hiding beneath the surface. Meanwhile, Aida is unrelenting in her search for the Darkhold, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

“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 John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.

Guest starring are Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, Jason O’Mara as Director Jeffrey Mace, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Parminder Nagra as Senator Nadeer, John Pyper-Ferguson as Terrence Shockley, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Patrick Cavanaugh as Burrows, Blaise Miller as Agent Nathanson, Shari Vasseghi as Sunjna Nadeer and Bryan Keith as Zack Bynum.

“Broken Promises” was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Garry A. Brown.”

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: LMD Season 4 returns with new episodes on Tuesday, January 10 at 10/9c on ABC. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 4 for our weekly reviews.

Do you want a Season 5 of the show? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Marquis de Sade

    H. E. DOULBLE TOOTHPICKS YEAH, I BE WANTIN’ MY SEASON 5 OF A.O.S.!

  • mrneddles

    Let it die.

    • SAMURAI36

      Precisely. I mean seriously, WTF was all that “saving face” talk? Face facts: the show is a fail. Disney knows that if AoShit gets cancelled (& rightly it should), then they’ll have no Marvel TV show on network TV, to compete with the massive juggernaut that is DCTV. Plus, this will be the 2nd Marvel TV show to get cancelled in a year’s time.

      • Colin Houston

        Both of you can piss off. It’s far better than the teen angst garbage on CW. The writing on AoS is superior in every way to the CW shows.

        • SAMURAI36

          You sound butthurt. If AoShit was that good, then it wouldn’t be on the verge of getting CANCELLED.
          AoShit has the lowest ratings of all superhero TV shows on network TV.
          Why don’t you write a letter to Marvel’s CEO, aka Donald Trump’s boyfriend Perlmutter, & tell him to piss off.

          • Infinight Moon

            1. Agents of SHIELD is not on the verge of being cancelled. I thought that was clear from the above article

            2. AoS is not the lowest rated superhero show. The current season has much better ratings than both Legends and Arrow, and with the exception of the crossover, runs about equal with Supergirl.

          • SAMURAI36

            This is the same tune they sang with Carter. It was also the same tine they sang with AoShit last year, before they moved it to the death knell time slot.

            They’re not gonna tell it’s gonna be cancelled, they’re just gonna cancel it. Marvel employs the Trump way of doing things (Marvel’s CEO is butt buddies with Trump, after all), where in an employer tells his workers everything is fine, in light of layoff rumors, then the next day, they come to work, only to find a padlock on the door.

            As for the ratings these are AoShit’s:

            http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/marvels-agents-shield-season-four-ratings/

            Which is lower than Gotham’s: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/gotham-season-three-ratings/

            Lower than Supergirl’s: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/supergirl-season-two-ratings/

            Lower than Flash’s: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/the-flash-season-three-ratings/

            Lower than Lucifer’s: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/lucifer-season-two-ratings/

            The only shows that AoShit is (BARELY) doing better than, are Arrow, Legends, & Preacher. IZombie hasn’t aired yet, so you can’t count that. But the first 3 I named have already been renewed.

            Also, with the exception of Gotham & Lucifer, nealry all of DCTV is on smaller cable networks, whereas AoShit is on one of the Big 3. So, your precious Marvel show is being beaten out by a smaller market. It’s like LeBron & the Cavs being beaten by a D2 college team.

            The reality is, ABC has cancelled TV shows with far better ratings than AoShit, in the past few years since AoShit has been on the air. Which is why I surmise that they have only kept the show on, in order to have their own homegrown comic TV show to compete with DC’s burgeoning multimedia push. People need to be honest about the fact that this show has continued on as long as it has, in spite of itself, & NOT because it’s some mega hit.

            Moreover, unlike AoShit, DCTV is not backed by a massive movie juggernaut. Yet, for all the millions (AND MILLIONS) of people coming out in droves to pay to see all these Marvel films, they can barely scrounge up a million viewers every week, to watch what’s supposed to be an extension of these Marvel movies on TV for FREE.

            That last point speaks volumes. Not even a fraction of MCU movie fans time into this show. Let that sink in.

          • Infinight Moon

            “It was also the same tine they sang with AoShit last year”

            And then Agents of SHIELD was renewed…

            “before they moved it to the death knell time slot.”

            And increased its budget…

            “They’re not gonna tell it’s gonna be cancelled”

            No, but they also don’t need to be extremely enthusiastic about its chances.

            “Marvel employs the Trump way of doing things”

            You realize ABC is the one who has a say in whether or not SHIELD gets cancelled, not Marvel, right?

            “Also, with the exception of Gotham & Lucifer, nealry all of DCTV is on smaller cable networks”

            CW is not cable. Nice try moving the goalposts, though. Your initial claim was that AoS had the lowest ratings all the superhero TV shows, and you were proven wrong.

            “The reality is, ABC has cancelled TV shows with far better ratings than AoS”

            Yes, and how many of those were in a slot that’s been as consistently low-rated as 10PM on Tuesdays?

            “they can barely scrounge up a million viewers every week”

            Well, no. They can barely scrounge up a million viewers in a specific demographic to watch it live at a time when many people are asleep. Total live viewers average at about 2.5 million. Also, live +7 more than doubles its demo ratings.

            So, do you have anymore wrong statements to make?

          • SAMURAI36

            “It was also the same tine they sang with AoShit last year”

            And then Agents of SHIELD was renewed…

            “before they moved it to the death knell time slot.”

            And increased its budget…

            You’re the king of spin here. What difference doe it make about a budget increase, if they are losing viewership?? Why are you even offering this as any sort of retort? Do you think the late night schedule shift was some kinda reward for this show?

            “They’re not gonna tell it’s gonna be cancelled”

            No, but they also don’t need to be extremely enthusiastic about its chances.

            What does that even mean?? Again, the goal is to save face. This Schlegel is no different from the one they gave about Carter (which I noticed you didn’t acknowledge from my last post). Look what happened with that.

            “Marvel employs the Trump way of doing things”

            You realize ABC is the one who has a say in whether or not SHIELD gets cancelled, not Marvel, right?

            You’re being intentionally myopic, if you think that Marvel (one of Disney’s top franchises) has no say in Disney’s other broadcasting endeavors. Once again, it’s because Marvel is Marvel, that AoShit has remained on the air, for as long as it has.
            As I stated previously stated, ABC has cancelled shows with better ratings.

            “Also, with the exception of Gotham & Lucifer, nealry all of DCTV is on smaller cable networks”

            CW is not cable. Nice try moving the goalposts, though. Your initial claim was that AoS had the lowest ratings all the superhero TV shows, and you were proven wrong.

            Wait, did…. did you just say the CW is not on Cable? Should I even bother to refute this? You know this is easily verified, right? Starting with my Cable bill. You’re not even trying now.

            “The reality is, ABC has cancelled TV shows with far better ratings than AoS”

            Yes, and how many of those were in a slot that’s been as consistently low-rated as 10PM on Tuesdays?

            Soooo,is this you asking me a question? Or are you just being rhetorical? Because just like your last nonsensical response about the CW, this is easily researched.
            Also, this is a goal post move, since AoShit is just now airing at this time slot. You have no point here.

            “they can barely scrounge up a million viewers every week”

            Well, no. They can barely scrounge up a million viewers in a specific demographic to watch it live at a time when many people are asleep. Total live viewers average at about 2.5 million. Also, live +7 more than doubles its demo ratings.

            Except this is where they’ve been for the past 3 seasons, especially where they were in a perfect timeslot.. Do you hate short term amnesia?
            Besides, adding the +7 numbers is a non-starter, because A) when you add those #’s for DC shows, it makes AoShit look even worse, & B) it still doesn’t meat my earlier point (that you & countless other Marvel apologists love to dodge; still doesn’t make it go way though), about this show continuing to bleed viewers each week, despite being connected to the Massive MCU. People like you wanna pretend that there’s not a massive dissonance between these two points.

            So, do you have anymore wrong statements to make?

            LOL, I haven’t made an inaccurate statement this entire time. You however, have been all over the place, buck dancing in hopes of helping this failing show save face.

      • Axxell

        You mean the teen musical drama that is DCTV?

      • Infinight Moon

        “then they’ll have no Marvel TV show on network TV”

        Not true. Later this year, they’re airing Inhumans, and next January will be Cloak And Dagger.

        • SAMURAI36

          That’s not for another season. And you’ve got to be a diehard Marvel apologist, if you think either of these shows will be massively successful. I predict Inhumans (the downgrade from the Marvel Studios slate) will fail.

          If I’m mot mistaken, C&D will be on Freeform, a network that nobody watches. If AoShit is flopping on a major network, what do you think this show (which is on paid cable) will do?

          • Infinight Moon

            “That’s not for another season”

            The upcoming season, yes. The one which AoS would be absent for in the unlikely event that it’s cancelled. Inhumans will be this fall, and C&D will be next January

            “I predict Inhumans will fail.”

            Okay.

            “what do you think this show (which is on paid cable) will do?”

            It should do incredibly well for a Freeform show. The fact it’s a recognizable brand based on an actual comic book property (unlike Agents) practically ensures its success on a smaller network where it might fail on a larger one. It will thrive on Freeform for the same reason Arrow and Legends do on CW.

          • SAMURAI36

            Did you just say C&D is a recognizable brand?? Based on what? Wow, you really are a Marvel Zombie.

            C&D hasn’t had a series since 1991. It had a one-shot in 2010, & a 3-issue Spidey event tie-in mini in 2011, which debuted at 114, 127, & 154,respectively.

            http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2011/2011-10.html

            WTF are you even talking about? No one but the most diehard of Marvel Zombies cares about this property.

            And you do realize that Freeform’s ratings are in the toilet, yes?

      • mrneddles

        AOS is half-assed in every way. Half-assed relevance, writing, production quality/budget, acting, and the most flagrant for me, half-assed usage of super heroes/villains. What happened to Absorbing Man? Deathlok? Ghost Rider was cool but every time he was on the verge of total bad assness, the writing/directing/action fizzled. People like to chime in that AOS just keeps getting better each episode. I don’t see it, and “most improved” doesn’t cut it in TV land, in my experience.

        Agent Carter lacked relevance and sexiness. I mean, she was a bombshell and to my knowledge not one scene in a bathing suit or revealing outfit. WTH?

        I have no direct knowledge if Disney execs are concerned or worried about DC’s success on T.V. The internet has told me that DC is desperate for the MCU success however.

        • SAMURAI36

          I agree with 9% of what you said. However, the same internet has revealed that DCTV alone brings in over $1B a year for WB. None of Disney’s Marvel TV content is doing that for them. This, on top of the fact that in spite of all the money Disney has made this past year, their stocks are down by a quarter.

          • mrneddles

            99%? Not too shabby!

      • Kevin Steigelman

        You do know, people only talk about the Netflix shows only for a short time. Iron Fist trailer came out heard some talk and now it’s silence. AOS gets talked about all time bad and good, but hey at least it gets talked about and the show made one of the best MCU character’s; Daisy Johnson.

        • SAMURAI36

          Uhmmm, okay? How does this negate the fact that AoShit is a fail? One good character that’s not even an A-lister, does not save this show.

    • Axxell

      With one of the biggest season premiers in comic book tv?

      No way.

  • Matias Gagliardone

    I really hope it gets a season 5