The rumored Marvel television series set in the same universe as the films has been revealed to be called S.H.I.E.L.D. and the pilot episode will be directed by Avengers director Joss Whedon if his schedule allows it. He will also help wriote the pilot episode. The series won't feature any of the heroes featured in The Avengers but will instead focus on the organization of S.H.I.E.L.D. and their involvement in the Marvel Universe. Things are moving quickly on this but still no air date, but it's possible it could air as early as the 2013 Fall TV season on ABC.