Besides being profitable for ABC, the main driving factor is due to Disney not wanting to lose their “Avengers connection”. Although the series doesn’t always directly connect with the films, having a Marvel series on ABC acts as marketing tool for the Marvel Studios releases. According to their sources:
“Disney doesn’t want to lose another Avengers connection on network television. With the upcoming season 5 finale coming in May, expect a season 6 announcement which should give diehard fans some good news.”
It is also added that the show could move back to it’s original Tuesday night slot. It’s consistently been a strong DVR performer for the network and it’s an even stronger seller on the international market for ABC Studios.
While many have thought that the show was nearing it’s last season with Season 5, this comes as good news for the fans of the show, as it is a very great weekly piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The fifth season sees Coulson and members of his team mysteriously abducted to a space station run by the Kree in the year 2091, where they must try and save the remnants of humanity while figuring out how to get home
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Fridays at 9:00 pm ET on ABC.