MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - ABCs "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Ó stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson. (ABC/Matthias Clamer)

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Won’t Premiere Until Summer 2019

Yesterday, it was announced that ABC had renewed Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD for a sixth (and shortened) season. Now, there are new details on the next installment of the series, including that it won’t air until Summer 2019 on ABC, putting it well after the release of the impending Avengers 4. Some fans might think of the move as a negative thing, but the network says that it will be for the betterment of the show.

“What we’ve discovered is that we have a very loyal and passionate fan base for S.H.I.E.L.D. The show does incredibly well for us in delayed viewing,” ABC president Channing Dungey told TVLine. “By putting it in the summer, we’re going to be able to super-serve the fan base that loves that show and hopefully give it an opportunity to continue on longer than we would if it was [scheduled] in-season.”

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The season five finale of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, titled “The End,” is set to air this Friday, May 18, on ABC.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 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, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter

The series was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.