There's good news for Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot and Rebel Wilson's awkwardly titled comedy, Super Fun Night. Both projects have gone to series at ABC. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been one of the more hotly anticipated pilots this season. Between the popularity of Marvel's Avengers and the series' creator Joss Whedon, there have been plenty of fans hoping to see S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC's 2013-2014 line-up. EW confirms that the the series is happening, and as a bonus, they've shared the show's official logo, which puts that "Marvel" brand right there in bright red so you can't miss it.
Created by Joss Whedon, who directed The Avengers and is set to helm the sequel, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will center on the inner workings of the global law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D., which has been featured in the recent Marvel films. Clark Gregg will be reprising his role as agent Phil Coulson. Also set to star are Ming-Na, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton and Iain De Caestecker. TVLine says we should expect to see the first promo for the series on Sunday night during the Once Upon a Time season finale.
Meanwhile, TVLine shared the news that Rebel Wilson's pilot Super Fun Night is also among ABC's pickups. Wilson's recent credits include Pitch Perfect and hosting the MTV Movie Awards. In addition to starring Wilson, also executive producing the single-camera comedy, SFN will star Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira and Kelen Coleman. It will center on three nerdy girl friends who are determined to have a super fun night every Friday.
There may be more to update on the ABC front tonight, so we'll keep you posted if and when there are updates!
Update - It looks like Wilson isn't the only Bridesmaids star headed to ABC. The Goldbergs, which stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, has also been order to series at the network. The comedy is set in the '80s and centers on "an overbearing, hyper-emotional shopaholic with no sense of boundaries and a big mouth." Sounds funny.
Another update - Betrayal, Kyle Killen's Mind Games and Lucky 7 have also gotten series orders.
Other updates on ABC renewals and series orders here.