'Avengers' star Clark Gregg on his move to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

'Avengers' star Clark Gregg on his move to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Marvel's first television series is from executive producers Joss Whedon ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot ("Dollhouse," "Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"). (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

This week, ABC announced a slew of new programming -- including "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," a Joss Whedon-helmed superhero drama that they're anchoring their Tuesday night primetime schedule around. In the center of the show is Clark Gregg, a relative newcomer to Whedon's inside circle, who says he's found a place alongside with the cult favorite.

"I was kind of the new kid," says Gregg of his introduction to the "Whedonverse."

Gregg, who initially worked with Whedon on "The Avengers," quickly experienced something that tends to happen for those who work with the writer, producer, and director: He was cast again, this time in Whedon's adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing."

"I was really glad I said yes," says Gregg of working on the film, "it was one of those magical things."

No stranger to Whedon's work, Gregg says he was a viewer long before he was a castmember.

"I thought 'Buffy' was brilliant, I thought 'Firefly' was amazing...I was already a fan. When I read the script for 'The Avengers' early on, I became a bigger fan," he noted.

"And then he called me again," Gregg explains, "we just came from New York, where we annouced that my character's coming back to life for the 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' show on ABC."

"Agents" is ABC's first Marvel television show since the broadcasting company acquired Disney, and is being touted as the cornerstone of their Tuesday night lineup. This is Gregg's first time starring in a primetime series, and an opportunity he says he's excited about. 

What does he hope to see happen with the show?

"I hope to keep both eyes," he joked.