Well, we'll be damned.
An insider told Life & Style:
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Step aside, Nick Fury! S.H.I.E.L.D. has a new ring leader!!
The genius who created 12 combined seasons of BtVS/Angel, 12 criminally underrated episodes of Firefly, and the highest grossing action film in the history of cinema has agreed to write and serve as executive produce a superhero spin-off for network TV!
Joss Whedon, a titan of TV and the marvel behind the The Avengers — see what we did there? — will helm S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC!
This is the most fan-friggin'-tastic news we can remember since… since… since he signed on to do The Avengers!!!
Details are scarce, but it should revolve around the military/law enforcement dudes who assist the superheroes on all these big budget Marvel films and chronicle the smaller, more human battles you don't see in Iron Man or Captain America, for example.
We cannot wait!!
Joss even hopes to direct the pilot himself should his schedule permit!! Woo! The Cheese Man can pinch us now because we MUST be dreaming!!
Either way, it's cause for a celebration!!
You stock up on champagne and we'll bring the floppy hats!
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