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What is “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is a new fall 2013 TV show scheduled to premiere on Sept. 24, 2013, on ABC. It’s the first TV series for Marvel Comics, and it centers on the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, a crime-fighting organization led by Agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, who originated the role in Marvel’s feature films. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” also stars Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge, and its executive producers include Joss Whedon, a writer and producer known for his work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the blockbuster film “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

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What is “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?” As ABC describes the 2013 midseason entry, it centers on a “small, highly select group of agents” who investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.”

Reviewing the pilot episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” for, Eric Goldman seemed impressed with the partnership between ABC and Marvel Television. “After months of speculation about S.H.I.E.L.D., it was very gratifying to see that Whedon had plenty of surprises in store, managing to take the story and players in unexpected directions,” Goldman writes. “Several characters aren’t what they seem or reveal notable layers beyond what is first presented, while plenty of groundwork is set for the future.”

“What is ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?’” It’s a chance for “Avengers” fans to see Cobie Smulders, best known for her work on the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” to make a guest appearance in the pilot and reprise her role as Agent Maria Hill. According to, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” isn’t just for comics nerds, and even folks not familiar with “The Avengers” or “Iron Man” will understand this new 2013 TV show.

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“Whedon has found the perfect balance of Marvel and his trademark witty dialogue with S.H.I.E.L.D,” writes Bilal Mian, answering the question “What is ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?’” with enthusiasm. “The world is very Marvel, with callbacks and references littered throughout the episode, but the dialogue and ensemble delivers everything you love about Whedon.”



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