#164 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
No. of Season: 7
The decision to end Agents of SHIELD with season 7 was made by the show’s executive producers and not by the network. In an interview with Deadline in July, executive producer Jeph Loeb said that they decided to wrap the series with season 7 so they could end it on their own terms.
“In the chronology of this is we thought season 5 was the end. If you go back and you look at the end of that season, it is written that way. Actually, the last episode of that season is called The End,” said Loeb. “Honestly, we thought we were turning out the lights and going home when we got a call from ABC that said, ‘The material is so strong, do you think you have another season, do you think you have another 13 [episodes] because we sort of like this idea of doing it again?’”
That another 13 episodes became season 6, which was then followed by the 13-episode season 7. But before committing to a seventh season, the show’s executive producers sat down for a meeting and collectively decided that it would be the final season. “We all came to the conclusion that getting another season is so flattering, so lovely, so amazing, but how about if we go back and say, yes, but this is it,” shared Loeb.
Agents of SHIELD series finale aired in August.