ABC has announced that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be moved back one-hour from its current time slot for its second season, airing at 9 PM ET on Tuesday nights.
ABC also announced that the new Marvel Studios series Agent Carter would be aired as bridge programming between the season one finale and season two premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. That means Agent Carter should run during the summer months, though no premiere date or time slot was officially named.
Marvel's Agent Carter, starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.
It seems likely that Agent Carter will air during or close to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. time slot, as the idea behind using it as a bridge program is keep people interested enough and in the habit of watching so that they return for the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the fall.
The season one finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs tonight at 8 PM ET on ABC.