ABC sets Marvel's Inhumans timeslot; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. held for midseason

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May 16, 2017

ABC has unveiled its fall 2017-2018 schedule, revealing which timeslot Marvel’s Inhumans will be getting when the comic book series debuts in the fall, and when to expect the fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

While S.H.I.E.L.D. is wrapping up its critically acclaimed fourth season run tonight with the return of Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna), aka Ghost Rider, we’ll have a good while to wait for the show’s Season 5 premiere, since it is set for a midseason debut (in late fall), where it will replace Marvel’s Inhumans set to air Friday nights at 9 p.m. (no official date announced yet). AKA — the Friday Night Death Slot (although, to be fair, Grimm actually thrived there, and with the right approach, it can be a good fit).

If you’re also worried a midseason premiere might mean the number of episodes has been reduced, fear not! According to Deadline, the veteran series has a full 22-episode order.

The network will be pairing their Inhumans eight-episodes miniseries (and later Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) with Once Upon a Time (which originally aired on Sundays) on the same night in the hopes of “turning Friday into destination for fantasy and sci-fi fans,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.

Another genre-ish series premiering in the fall on ABC is The Gospel of Kevin, a light drama hailing from Agent Carter executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. The new show, starring Jason Ritter, will air Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. Here’s a synopsis:

A cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher, “Once Upon a Time”) and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette appears to him and presents him with a mission – to save the world.

What do you think of the Friday night timeslot for Marvel’s Inhumans and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

(via Deadline)