10/10/2013 02:17 pm ET

'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Gets Full Season Order From ABC


ABC has picked up "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." for a full season, the network announced Thursday.

The series opened with strong ratings that made it the highest-rated drama premiere in four years before its numbers fell back to earth in its subsequent episodes. Still, the show ranks as No. 1 in its Tuesday at 8 p.m. timeslot, according to ABC.

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

Co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Marvel's first foray into TV.

"Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."