Marvel’s Agent Carter earns around five million viewers for new episodes, yet that average is bolstered by Marvel’s Agent Carter’s premiere numbers. It is in no way safe, performing better than Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., yet ABC viewers prefer Castle, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away with Murder. ABC wants its superhero shows to make bank, but next to the procedurals and Shonda Rhimes-created shows, merry Marvel mayhem doesn’t cut it.
To be fair, I like both The Flash and Marvel’s Agent Carter. The Flash has stayed the course enough that I offer a live-tweet session of “Fallout”, The Flash’s fourteenth episode. I honestly didn’t think I would live-tweet the show past episode seven. The Flash is pretty much what I want in a mainstream DC Entertainment offering, and the show has only teased Gorilla Grodd to viewers, so it has room to improve. Marvel’s Agent Carter’s seventh episode, “Snafu”, is a fun episode with one important character death, even if the “boy, people weren’t as progressive in 1946” schtick wears thin. I don’t think Marvel’s Agent Carter will be renewed, yet it has more to offer than Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will Squirrel Girl earn a show by 2015-16? I wouldn’t put it past ABC; comic book shows are enough of a hot trend that fucking Dreadstar – DREADSTAR! – has a development deal.
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