ABC Has Found a Man Magnet With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

New Tuesday night drama reverses a long-standing trend

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In the seven long years since ABC punted its powerhouse Monday Night Football franchise to cable sibling ESPN, the network has struggled to field a series that delivers a reliable cohort of young male viewers. Testosterone-drenched dramas like Life on Mars and Last Resort came and went without so much as leaving a ripple in the gender pool, while women continued to flock to sudsy fare (Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Scandal).

But if ABC was fast becoming Where the Boys Aren’t network, one new series promises to shake up the status quo.



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