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'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV Show: ABC Pilot Description Released, New Title Tested

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The secrets of Marvel's "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV show are coming out. An ABC site for advertisers revealed the pilot's potential new title -- "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." -- and several key plot details.

According to EW, the title is not official. The series is set after the events of "The Avengers," Disney and Marvel's blockbuster hit featuring the characters of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. Joss Whedon directed the pilot and co-wrote the script with his brother Jed and Jed's wife Maurissa Tancharoen. The trio previously teamed for "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog."

The show follows the human agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., including Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) who was last seen dying in "The Avengers."

"After people see the show, they’ll have some clue as to why I’m still there, still breathing," Gregg said. "But I don’t think they’ll know everything ..."

The description below was released, but reportedly it too is not official.

Joss Whedon (MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) shows us not all heroes are super with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).

Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual -- of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents -- that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.

Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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