ABC has announced that the first episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will be repeating this Thursday at 8:00, replacing what was to be a Shark Tank encore. The series, created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tanchareon, premiered as television’s highest rated new drama in nearly four years, defeating both the season premiere of NCIS and a new episode of The Voice in its time slot.
Agents of SHIELD picks up following the conclusion of the battle of New York, with the public fully aware of the existence of superheroes and aliens. What they don’t know, though, is that Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) has assembled a group of agents from the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division with the intention of going after The Rising Tide, an as-yet-unknown enemy group who could pose a serious threat going forward. Their first task toward bringing down the mysterious organization is to track down a man who has acquired supernatural powers that could leave behind a trail of devastation and destruction, should they fail to act soon enough.
In addition to Gregg, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Ming-Na Wen (SGU Stargate Universe) as Agent Melinda May, an ace pilot and weapons expert; Brett Dalton (Killing Lincoln) as black ops specialist Agent Grant Ward; Chloe Bennet (Intercept) as computer hacker Skye; Iain De Caestecker (The Little Vampire) as Agent Leo Fitz, a technology expert; and Elizabeth Henstridge (Delicacy) as life science specialist Agent Jemma Simmons.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays at 8:00 on ABC. You can check out a promo for the second episode, titled “0-8-4,” below.
If you’ve already seen the first episode of Agents of SHIELD, what did you think? Do you think that the series could potentially be a game-changer for the network? Should ABC be repeating it already or should they have given a lower-rated newcomer the exposure?