Phil Coulson remains alive and well on the small screen, as Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up for a full season.
Going up against the top-rated NCIS and Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. begins where Marvel's The Avengers left off, with the newly resurrected Coulson (Clark Gregg) leading his own team of agents investigating the cases no other law enforcement or government agency could.
Still, its premiere episode became the highest-rated debut since the V reboot four years ago.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC.