ABC pares its Marvel line-up down to AGENTS OF SHIELD.

Marvel’s primetime television reach hit a serious hurdle with the announcement that ABC has opted out of both Agent Carter Season 3 and Marvel’s Most Wanted.

Despite critical acclaim, Agent Carter will not see a third season due to low ratings when compared to other network television shows. The zany action dramedy, which was originally meant to be a mini-series, took a ratings dive in Season 2, which lead ABC to cut the program.

However, the network will retain star Hayley Atwell for their new legal drama, Conviction. The actress will star as a troubled young lawyer who specializes in investigating and overturning wrongful convictions.

ABC also shot down Marvel’s Most Wanted, a Bobbi Morse/Lance Hunter based Agents of SHIELD spin-off that follows the couple as they journey to clear their names while on the run as fugitives. A pilot for the show was produced, but apparently it wasn’t enough to convince the network to sign on.

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With Agents of SHIELD definitely returning for Season 4, it’s unknown at this time whether or not Bobbi and Lance’s story will be weaved back into the fabric of SHIELD or if they’re gone for good.

Still, Marvel isn’t quitting on their television ventures anytime soon. Besides SHIELD, the studio’s Netflix series is stronger than ever and for teen audiences, Cloak and Dagger is in development over at Freeform.


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