An ABC drama series that has had a good run on the broadcast network is poised to keep it going with a fresh renewal. Deadline reports that “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” received a pickup for a seventh season.
The renewal comes ahead of the show’s sixth season, due this summer.
Deadline reports that season seven, like season six, is expected to consist of 13 episodes.
“The timing of the early renewal is likely tied to the cast’s option coming up,” Deadline notes. “Along with picking up the actors’ options, ordering Season 7 ahead of time would allow for the two shorter seasons to be filmed back-to-back, which helps to reduces costs.”