One of my predictions for 2017 has failed.
And I'm glad.
In the first post of this year - just like I have been doing for quite some time - I made a few bold, and a few mild, guesses for what was then the upcoming fifty-two days. 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will be cancelled' was one of these.
It was confirmed late last week that the US channel - ABC - has renewed the series for what will be its fifth season.
In my opinion, that's quite a surprising development because - when I made the guess in December - I had read that the series had been performing poorly in the ratings and it was touch-and-go whether it would be renewed.
Knowing how cutthroat TV is over there in the States, I thought the writing was on the wall.
That's not to say I wouldn't miss the series.
It's one of the shows I watch the most. We're approximately three quarters of the way through the fourth season over here in the UK and I've stuck with it since the very first episode.
I look forward to seeing how this run closes out and seeing how the next season fares.