Cobie Smulders Confirmed for ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Pilot July 19, 2013 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, News Agent Maria Hill will be reporting for duty at ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season after all. EW has the exclusive first picture of Cobie Smulders stepping back into the role of the hyper-competent agent she played in the series’ blockbuster counterpart The Avengers. While Smulders is currently committed to one final season of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, EW reports she is expected to pop up on the show occasionally, and she will definitely appear in the pilot alongside the very much alive Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg). Are you psyched to hear that Agent Hill is onboard for the pilot? Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premiere Tuesday, September 24th at 8PM on ABC.