The release date for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 — September 20, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ABC has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for September 20, 2016.
Basic info and storyline
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is an American action and superhero adventure TV series based on characters from a fictional spy and counter terrorism agency set in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, the show is produced by Marvel Television, Mutant Enemy Productions and ABC Studios. The first season of the show, also known as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on ABC on September 24, 2013.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division) is a fictional peacekeeping and espionage agency in a fantasy world of superheroes and aliens. Marvel Cinematic Universe is home to several other films and TV series franchises. The series follows Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Daisy “Skye” Johnson (Chloe Bennet) and other agents investigate unusual cases of enemies.
Current season and renewal expectations
Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on September 29, 2015 on ABC. During its debut season, the show averaged 6.86 million viewers per episode, but dropped by nearly 35% in its second season. Interestingly, viewer ratings during season 2 were at its peak with 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The network decided to renew for season 3 despite a sharp decline, and so far viewers did not disappoint. It’s still too early to to determine whether ABC will renew Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for season 4. Viewer ratings are what will ultimately determine the fate of the show.
Season 3 recap
A 22-episode third installment of the widely critically-acclaimed action and adventure TV show Marvel`s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. concluded in the US on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 and attracted 3.03 million viewers. Overall, the average viewership of the most recent season has declined significantly when compared to the sophomore chapter, but luckily the network decided to give the award-nominated series another chance. The finale episode was exciting and dramatic especially when wounded Lincoln pushed Daisy out of the aircraft to take Hive into outer space and ultimately die a hero. It will be interesting to see whether the producers bring on a new love interest for Daisy in new episodes. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the announcement of the release date for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4.
UPDATED December 22, 2015: Still one of the highest-rated series on the ABC channel, the current season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on a Christmas break and will be back on the air with all new episodes only next year. Tune in on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 for episode 11 of your favorite show. The decision on the future of the series has not been made yet.
UPDATED March 4, 2016: The current third installment of the ABC’s hit action and adventure drama TV show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has not concluded yet, and the network has already excited millions of fans with an early renewal announcement. Yesterday, in an unusual bulk renewal announcement, the newly appointed President of ABC Entertainment officially greenlit 15 of the best performing ongoing shows. Not the highest-rated show on the network, the series has garnered many glowing reviews from viewers and has been nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys, so the renewal decision was very much expected.
UPDATED June 29, 2016: Following the last week’s announcements from NBC, FOX and CBS, the ABC network has finally made public its 2016-17 fall television calendar that features a handful of new and a bunch of returning TV programs and series. A highly-anticipated fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will start airing on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10pm. Please, be advised, that when a new chapter of the story begins, the show will be broadcast in a new time slot. Although the series has enjoyed stellar reviews from the launch, it will need a boost in the ratings this year to secure another renewal. Subscribe for our updates below and we will send you an automated reminder of the premiere date of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 one day before it starts.