TV Critics Name ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Most Promising Fall Series

Cuz it’s all about the writing, right? And Joss Whedon is producing the show and he’s a great TV writer, right?

We mean, the goddam Avengers and Marvel and S.H.I.E.L.D. have nothing to do with it…right?

shield-TV-twriter.comby Michael O’Connell

For the first time, members of the Television Critics Association are putting together something of a united front on the new fall season. An inaugural polling of the 220-plus journalists recently dubbed ABC’s Agents of SHIELD the most promising new fall series.

Ranking series based on pilots and potential, members voted in four categories: best new show overall, best new comedy, best new drama and most promising breakout star.

SHIELD, which was followed by Showtime’s Masters of Sex (2) and NBC’s The Blacklist (3) in the overall category, somehow missed out on the drama category. Top honors there went to The Blacklist — which, oddly, bested Masters of Sex (2) despite falling behind it in the overall category. CBS’ Hostages ranked third.

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