The latest clips from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to make their way online offer us an introduction to some new characters, in addition to featuring some familiar faces. Looking at the above clip, I'm of course referring to Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders, who reprise their roles as Agent Phil Coulson and Maria Hill for the pilot episode of Joss Whedon's new series. Of course, Smulders has her hands full with the final season of How I Met Your Mother, so we might not expect to see her all that much on S.H.I.E.L.D. going forward, at least for now, but Gregg's character is in the forefront of the series, having been revived after his heroic exit in The Avengers.

From the above clip, it looks like Brett Dalton's character Grant Ward is connected to Hill in some way. We see Coulson reading off Hill's evaluation of Ward as an agent. He's got it where it counts in combat and espionage, but apparently his people skills can only be rated as "a little poop with knives sticking out of it." It actually looks like Hill wanted to elaborate on that illustration, but I think the point is made, as Coulson said, "That's bad, right?" Probably. So we know Ward's weakness, and it sounds like one that the series should have fun playing with as we get to know these characters better.

That brings us to our next clip, which introduces us to Agents Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons.

I'm already predicting that we'll be calling these two FitzSimmons just as Ward mistakingly does in his introduction to them. The brilliant engineer (Fitz) and genius bio-chemist (Simmons) seem like they'll be an excellent duo. And I love Simmons already for making a Harry Potter reference. Their bickering is also incredibly charming, which I expect is the intended effect. I want to love these two, and all signs point toward that happening.

These clips come in two weeks ahead of the series' debut on ABC. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET. View the fill Fall TV Premiere Schedule here and check out the SHIELD trailer below:

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