Cancellation Watch: Could the New Inhumans Series Replace Agents of SHIELD? The Walking Dexit Continues, Plus the Ratings Roundup

the-inhumansNew Series Announcement: ABC and Marvel Studios have announced plans for an Inhumans TV series that will be eight episodes long for its first season and will debut next Fall.  The interesting thing about this is that it will not spin-off from Agents of SHIELD, which already prominantly features several Inhumans, but will instead be based on the comic book series.  That would suggest that the new Inhumans entry could be replacing AoS on the schedule, which would not be a surprise considering how low the ratings have slipped for that show.  And I don’t believe that the Inhumans will take up the bridge-series slot that Agent Carter used to occupy seeing as they have announced a Fall start for the show instead of mid-season.  It is possible that Agents of SHIELD could still get a shortened fifth season that would air later in the year (and maybe bring in Peggy Carter for the extended cross-over we have all been wanting?), but I wouldn’t bet too heavily on that at the moment.  AoS has been pulling sub-1.0 numbers since its second episode this season and it is currently in the midst of a three-week preemption.  I believe that with the new Inhumans series, ABC may be positioning themselves to move on to other Marvel properties and to let AoS head off to its syndication encore run. Read the full article at our partner site CancelledSciFi.com.