The series, which marked Marvel Television's first live-action scripted drama before the comic book powerhouse spread its wings to cable and streaming, had run 22 episodes a season for its first five runs and is nearing its endgame. They are likely behind the greenlit sixth season, as well. Whether or not this is the case (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems to be setting itself early on in the film's timeline so far) it's clear that Thanos' power will have an indelible effect on the show as it continues.
Here's the official synopsis for the season five finale, which airs this Friday. Season 6 is happening, much to the delight of fans who have stuck with the series through its rocky ride.
Of course there are still a lot of questions surrounding Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 including the return of Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson as his character has been teased as a possible goner all season long. Still, don't think the show has been that great this season and wish the group was more involved with the MCU movies. That said, Season 6 will nearly certainly have to acknowledge the fact that Show Spoiler half of the known universe has vanished with the snap of Thanos' finger.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now airs Friday nights at 9/8C. The shorter episode order could provide some fresh creative freedom for S.H.I.E.L.D., which has already successfully experimented with "pod-style" storytelling in recent seasons, telling largely self-contained, 8-12 episode arcs.
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have (some) more missions ahead of them.