Whedonites rejoice! ABC has approved Joss Whedon's new TV series, set within the same universe as this years blockbuster The Avengers, which is currently simply being referred to as S.H.I.E.L.D.
Better still, rumours are that Whedon himself will co-write the pilot episode with his brother Jed and he may even be directing the pilot himself. Brilliant news.
Personally, I was hoping for a show based on The Hulk but this will do nicely as a substitute -- gotta get my green man fix, either way. No word on possible casting, plots or even a release date quite yet, but I for one am incredibly excited -- Whedon is known for his incredible shows. [io9]