Last month ABC released its order for a pilot for a new Avengers spinoff TV series called S.H.I.E.L.D., beased on the classic Marvel Comics secret military/law enforcement agency created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965.  The acronym originally stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division, which later changed to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate and currently the Marvel film universe uses the acronym to mean Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.  Whatever it stands for, it means the return of Joss Whedon to TV, after his successful series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and less successful but popular Firefly and Dollhouse. 

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