While the recent fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was successful, with many fans & critics saying it revitalized the series, in gaining the show another go in the 2017-2018 season, there will be some big changes going forward.
As part of ABC’s 2017-2018 schedule the upcoming Marvel’s Inhumans series is getting a timeslot/day change while Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is won’t debut till 2018, according to Deadline.
Originally slated to kick off on September 26, a Tuesday, after it’s two week run in IMAX theaters starting on Labor Day, the Inhumans series is now going to be calling Friday nights home for it’s eight episode first season run. There is no official word on if the series will be debuting on September 29 instead of the 26 but that seems very likely.
That Friday spot will also serve as the home for season five of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. once Inhumans wraps up in late fall. This means that the veteran ABC/Marvel series will be following somewhat the role that Marvel’s Agent Carter once held of being the midseason replacement.
Unlike during those times though, once Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuts in the midseason time slot it will run for a full 22 episodes. So similar to how Fox ran 24 back in the day, it’s likely that there will be no long gaps between S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes.
The two Marvel shows will fill the 9 p.m. slot and will follow the revamped season seven of Once Upon A Time, which has lost a big swath of it’s cast, after it moves from Sunday nights to Friday nights at 8 p.m.