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'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7: Marvel Television, MCU's now-defunct small screen wing, comes to an official end

On December 10, the announcement was made that Marvel Television was being dissolved and folded into the parent company Marvel Studios
Clark Gregg and Henry Simmons (IMDb)
Clark Gregg and Henry Simmons (IMDb)

Till 2019, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had two separate prongs running parallel to each other, Marvel Studios, which manages the movies, and Marvel Television, which handled the MCU's TV shows.

As of December 2019, Marvel Television no longer exists, bringing to an end a nine-year run that brought out some stellar shows and some not-so-stellar ones as well. 

With 'Agents of SHIELD' winding up after its upcoming Season 7, it will be the last project from the Marvel Television era to see the light of day. Sure, there's still the 'Helstrom' series being produced for Hulu but after the dissolution of Marvel Television, that project is officially being handled directly by Marvel Studios.

On December 10, the announcement came in that Marvel Television was being dissolved and folded into the parent company Marvel Studios. The announcement came after a string of cancellations and the exit of Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb from the company. 

It's almost poetic that the last project officially handled by Marvel Television should be 'Agents of S.HIELD', which was the production company's greatest hit by a mile.

The series officially launched the television side of the MCU and while it has stepped away from the movies in recent times, it is still considered the premier small screen project of the shared universe. 


'Agents of SHIELD.' Season 7 will also be serving as a true end to its sister show 'Agent Carter', another critically acclaimed Marvel Television production that was unfortunately canned in 2016 after ABC went on a bit of a cancellation spree.

The period spy thriller series followed Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), one of the founders of SHIELD.and a powerful force in the history of the MCU.

Despite developing something of a cult status, a dip in viewership caused 'Agent Carter' to be dropped unilaterally by the network without discussions with either Marvel Television or the show's star Hayley Atwell.

Elements from 'Agent Carter' have since been used in 'Agents of SHIELD' and now with our heroes traveling back in time to the 1930s, Peggy Carter and Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) are going to get a second chance at a final bow.

It's been a crazy nine years for Marvel Television with ups and downs aplenty. But now looks like it's really time to say goodbye and we're hoping they get a chance to go out with a bang.

'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 will premiere on ABC on May 27.