Clark Gregg, Agents of SHIELD

S.H.I.E.L.D. fans, assemble a series record request on those DVRs!

ABC announced today that Joss Whedon's new series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been picked up for a full season.

S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered to superhero-size ratings (almost 12 million), making it TV's best drama debut in four years, since ABC's remake of the sci-fi series V. It even managed to bring down ratings juggernaut NCIS in the coveted 18-49 demo. Level 7 work, indeed.

Marvel's first television series stars Clark Gregg reprising his Iron Man role as Agent Phil Coulson. S.H.I.E.L.D. follows Coulson and his new team of agents as they attempt to track down people with superhero abilities. And because it's Whedon, there are mysteries and unanswered questions galore! What happened with Coulson after his "death" in The Avengers? What's Skye (Chloe Bennet) really up to? When will Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) just get together already? 

Agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) made a cameo in episode two, and we have a feeling more people from the Marvel universe will be popping up sooner rather than later.

"Anybody could show up at any time," Gregg teased to us.

S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC.

Who's excited about this pickup news? Let's talk it out in the comments.

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