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We're less than a month away from the return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its second season. Sure, it took a while for the first season to heat up, but it most definitely did heat up by season's end, and the new promo for Season 2 reminds us that S.H.I.E.L.D. is down but not out. The stakes are higher than ever.
The video uses Phil Coulson's words to remind us of what was lost in Season 1. That includes the death of Victoria Hand, as well as Agent Fitz's near-death experience, which has left him in critical and uncertain condition. From there, it's a sequence of action moments to remind us that when push comes to shove, these agents are up to the task.
At least some of the footage at the end looks familiar, including the scene at the bridge and presumably the shot of Fitz on his feet. I'm assuming that's recycled from last season, as I can't imagine they'd give that away in the promo, considering his fate was so uncertain when things left off.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. really is a roller coaster. Here's another promo that's circulating, and shows off another great character in this series... Lola!
Kind of a rough landing there...
Let's talk about the schedule for a moment, because the new teaser reminds us that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is returning to a new timeslot. ABC has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. among some of the first series to return this fall, lined up to premiere Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET. That's an hour later than last season's timeslot. Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. puts AoS up against Fox's New Girl/The Mindy Project comedy block, NCIS: New Orleans over at CBS and come October, NBC's Marry Me and About a Boy and CW's Supernatural.
Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. puts Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. up next to one of ABC's new dramas Forever.Eventually (September 30), ABC will have new comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story set up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s old timeslot Tuesday at 8 p.m.). It'll be interesting to see how that block of somewhat mismatched programming performs.
Watch the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 blooper reel after the jump...