Once Upon a Time and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. renewed by ABC

Agents of SHIELD Season 3ABC has given early renewals to 15 of its hit shows, including Once Upon a Time and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

As one of her first acts after becoming the new president of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey has given early renewals to many of the network’s ongoing series, according to a report by Deadline. This list includes several established dramas, comedies, and reality shows.

The dramas that were renewed include Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., now on its third season, and the fairy tale show Once Upon a Time, now on its fifth season and approaching its landmark 100th episode. Other shows include Shondaland dramas Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, as well as the freshman show, Quantico.

The comedies that enjoyed early renewal were Fresh Off the Boat, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and The Middle. And the reality shows renewed were Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, Shark Tank, and America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Once Upon a Time season 5 groupDeadline reports that this is good news for the showrunners of these series because this provides stability and the opportunity for them to lock in key writers for next season, as well as to have more time to plan the show’s creative direction and future story arcs so that these can be more satisfying for the fans.

Speaking of these early renewals, Dungey said:

“We’re very proud of our strong roster of performers, and we’re excited about what they will bring us creatively next season.”

There are still a number of shows whose fates remain uncertain, including Marvel’s Agent Carter, Castle, Galavant, Nashville, The Muppets, Last Man Standing, and Dr. Ken. Fans of these shows will just have to wait and see if these will be renewed but for now, there is still a chance. Fans of the 15 shows mentioned above may rest easy that they will be seeing their favorites return next season.

Once Upon a Time will return for its 100th episode on March 6 while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. resumes its third season on March 8 on ABC.