ABC boss defends Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., saying it's now found its 'sea legs'

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Jan 20, 2014, 6:46 PM EST (Updated)

Are you guys overall disappointed with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Well, ABC boss Paul Lee has gone to the barricades to defend the show.

Speaking at the TCA press tour, Lee has admitted that the show’s low ratings were "disappointing" but said that it had now found its "sea legs."

Here’s what Lee had to say in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s defense:

"It was obviously disappointing that we started with a very high number and it came down. It took a little bit of time to find our sea legs, but now the show is really doing well.
"Creatively, we are loving what we're seeing for the back nine. We're doing a lot of work, and I'm really enjoying doing this with Marvel."

Lee went on to say that it "took a little bit of time" in order to establish the show's "mythology."

He added:

"I think the key for us was really starting to work closely with the studios, and really figure out - with our showrunners and all the creative brains - how we could have a show that didn't have Iron Man in it, but did have an incredible amount of the Marvel universe."
"We also took a little bit of time to get the balance between a procedural and an arc. I'm so proud of how they've now arced out the last nine episodes."

Things do look a bit brighter, with upcoming episodes featuring Bill Paxton (Aliens) as rough-and-tough S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent John Garrett, withThor’s Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) also showing up to have an integral part of an upcoming storyline. Also -- Stan "the Man" Lee himself will pop up for a cameo (which is totally made of win).

What do you guys think of Paul Lee's statement that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has now found its "sea legs"?

(via Digital Spy)