ABC Renews 'Once Upon a Time', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and 'Black-ish' for New Seasons
ABC has handed out renewals to "Once Upon a Time", "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Black-ish" for 2017-2018 TV season. "OUAT" has been greenlit to move forward with its seventh season, while "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is renewed for season 5 on the network. Comedy series "Black-ish", on the other hand, has been given a fourth season renewal.
After many speculations whether or not ABC will renew "OUAT" for season 7, the network has decided to give the series another go despite losing its main actress, Jennifer Morrison. Co-creator Adam Horowitz took to Twitter to share the exciting news as well as thank fans and the network in the hashtags.
The upcoming season 7 reportedly will be a sort of reboot with a smaller cast and some new characters. It has not been confirmed but rumor has it that Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow), Josh Dallas (Charming) and Jared Gilmore (Henry) will not be appearing in the upcoming season. "Once Upon a Time" will conclude its current season 6 on Sunday, May 14 at 8 P.M. on ABC.
Good news also comes for fans of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", which has been renewed for a fifth season. The series stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson and Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz. The cast members of the series also include Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie and Jason O'Mara as Director Jeffrey Mace.
The series has been averaging 4.3 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic during its fourth season. "S.H.I.E.L.D." will join "Marvel's Inhumans" as Marvel series on the Alphabet. "S.H.I.E.L.D." season 4 finale, which will feature the return of Gabriel Luna's Ghost Rider, is set to air on Tuesday, May 16 at 10 P.M. on ABC.
Joining "S.H.I.E.L.D." and "OUAT" in the 2017-2018 season lineup is comedy series "Black-ish". The comedy will be undergoing some changes in the upcoming season. Stacy Traub, who executive produced the newly-canceled "The Real O'Neals", will come onboard "Black-ish" as an executive producer. Stacy will take the leadership role alongside Kenya Barris.
"Black-ish" follows the Johnsons, an affluent black family led by Andre (Anthony Anderson), an advertising executive, and his wife Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), an anesthesiologist. As they begin to realize that their four kids are growing up in a very different world than they themselves did, they start to question whether they have lost touch with their roots.
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