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ABC has given a second season to “Marvel's Agents of SHIELD,” and has also given a series order to “Marvel's Agent Carter,” starring Hayley Atwell from “Captain America.”

The network has also given the greenlight to the romantic comedy “Manhattan Love Story.”

ABC also gave a second-season order for the comedy “The Goldbergs,” and ordered the series “Forever,” starring Ioan Gruffudd.

The network's hit comedy “Modern Family,” not surprisingly, has been given the go-ahead for a sixth season.

The comedy “Selfie,” starring Karen Gillan as “instafamous” personality Eliza Dooley, has also been given a series order from the network.

“Marvel's Agent Carter” follows the story of Peggy Carter (Atwell). It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve),  Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “CaptainAmerica: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter,” the series is executive produced by Michele Fazekas & Tara ButtersSteve McFeely & Christopher Marcus and Jeph Loeb.

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“Manhattan Love Story,” meanwhile, explores the question, Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking?  This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.

Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDormanNicolas WrightJade Catta-PretaChloe Wepper and Kurt Fuller star. Jeff Lowell (“Drew Carey Show,” “Spin City”) wrote, with Peter TraugottJeff Lowell, Robin Schwartz, Rachel Kaplanand Jon Liebman are executive producing. Michael Fresco directed the pilot. ABC Studios is producing.

Forever” stars Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”) as Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City's star medical examiner, who has a secret.  He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years–the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.  This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner Detective Jo Martinez.  Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry's long and colorful past.  Only his best friend and confidant, Abe, knows Henry's secret.

Alana De La Garza, Barbara Eve HarrisMarcia RoarkDonnie KeshawarzJoel David Moore and Judd Hirschalso star.

Matt Miller (“Chuck,” “Las Vegas”) wrote and is executive producing, with Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Gangster Squad”) and Jennifer Gwartz (“Veronica Mars,” “Cupid,”  “Party Down”) also executive producing.  “Forever” was directed by Brad Anderson and is produced by Warner Bros. Television.