Agents of SHIELD Producer Addresses Renewal Prospects

Over the course of four seasons, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has seen a sharp decline in viewership

After premiering in 2013 to an impressive 11.9 million viewers and a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49, the ABC drama has been lucky to maintain 2 million live viewers weekly. That, naturally, had led many to wonder whether the series will return following its Season Four finale.

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It seems unlikely that ABC will make an announcement before network upfront presentations in May, but that didn't stop one fan from seeking some early news. Responding to a viewer's question on Entertainment Weekly about a potential renewal, co-showrunner Jed Whedon revealed there's no word just yet. However, the show's writers are working on a season, not series, finale.

“We are going to make it a thrilling end regardless," he said, "but we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon."

A decision regarding the show's fate should be revealed by May 16, when ABC takes the stage at the annual television upfronts.

Returning Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Daisy “Quake” Johnson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons and Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie.

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