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OTRC: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' picked up for a full season

Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton appear in a 2013 promotional photo for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." fans have a reason to celebrate.

The show, which was co-created by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series creator and "The Avengers" writer and director Joss Whedon, his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, received a full season order. ABC announced the news on Thursday, Oct. 10.

In "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from several Marvel films. Agent Coulson assembles a group of Agents from S.H.I.E.L.D to investigate strange cases around the world.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." also stars Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons. The show opened as TV's highest-rated drama debut in nearly 4 years.

The series joins Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" and NBC's "The Blacklist" as new series that have thrived in the fall 2013 season. "Sleepy Hallow" was renewed for a second season consisting of 13 episodes on Oct. 3, while "The Blacklist" received a full season order earlier this month.

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