News Briefs: Joss Whedon Is Bringing a S.H.I.E.L.D. Series to ABC

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... The biggest news of today actually came in late last night, but the much-discussed rumblings are now confirmed: Joss Whedon is bringing a S.H.I.E.L.D. series to ABC. Whedon will co-write the pilot with his brother Jed as well as Maurissa Tancharoen, and there’s a possibility that he'll direct the project as well. I’m not that familiar with the comics, but this seems like a solid premise for a series set in the Marvel world, and it should help ABC replenish its drama docket, which is full of long-in-the-tooth shows, Shonda Rhimes shows, and long-in-the-tooth Shonda Rhimes shows. [

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