Marvel super agents will spearhead Seven's new US programming with Joss Whedon's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. likely to be fast-tracked to Australian screens after its US premiere later this year.
Based on Marvel Comics' S.H.I.E.L.D. organisation, the TV series stars Clark Gregg of The Avengers as Agent Phil Coulson, who puts together a small team of specialised agents to handle strange new cases.
Seven's director of programming, Angus Ross, said Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was one of shows creating the biggest buzz at last month's Los Angeles screenings, where international programmers met to see the US studio products that will premiere in the new US TV season later this year and in early 2014.
"Our output deal is with Disney (which owns Marvel) and they had a bumper year this year. They have seven new dramas and two new comedies," he said "Disney is leveraging one of its biggest brands in Marvel in order to bring the scale of big-budget movies to a TV series.
"We will fast-track that series later this year when it premieres in the US."
Another show coming to Seven is Resurrection, a fantasy-drama about what happens if a person thought to be dead suddenly comes back to life, starring Omar Epps (House) and co-produced by Brad Pitt.
"We think it is such an intriguing story and so different to anything that is on TV at the moment - we think we can do big things with that," Mr Ross said.
He also has high hopes for the drama Intelligence, featuring Lost's Josh Holloway and CSI's Marg Helgenberger.
"I like to describe it as a thinking person's The Six Million Dollar Man," he said.
Seven's other new shows include single- camera Manhattan comedy Mixology, from the writers of The Hangover, Revenge-styled relationship drama Betrayal and crime drama Killer Women, based on an Argentine series but relocated to Texas.
Australian faces were again out in force in the new season's shows with Sophie Lowe leading the cast of Seven's lavish Once Upon a Time spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
"Sophie Lowe, she is fantastic, really good, very powerful," Mr Ross said. "I actually think it is broader than Once Upon a Time. I would say we'd go with that next year at this stage."
Comedian Rebel Wilson heads the sitcom Super Fun Night, which is expected to end up on Nine through its deal with Warner Bros.
Likewise Hostages, the new Jerry Bruckheimer political drama starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott.
Perth's Jessica De Gouw, to be seen next week in Arrow on Nine, stars in Dracula, an NBC Universal show on the open market. Also on the open market is Sony's US version of ABC1 drama Rake starring Greg Kinnear with Australian actresses Miranda Otto and Bojana Novakovic.
Former Home and Away stars Luke Mitchell and Rebecca Breeds feature in the remake of The Tomorrow People (Warner Bros) and the sitcom We Are Men (CBS Studios) respectively, with the latter to come to Ten.
"I was pleased to see ex-Neighbours and Perth actress Adelaide Kane as the lead in Reign, which is the CW's adaptation of the Mary Queen of Scots story," said Monica Forlano, head of program scheduling at Network Ten, which has picked up the show.
Jack Bauer will be fighting terrorists on Ten next year in 24: Live Another Day. Ten will also air Wayward Pines, a new mystery-thriller from The Sixth Sense writer/director M. Night Shyamalan.
"The return of Jack Bauer on the new short- form 24 will be mid-season for Fox and we are excited at Ten that this will become part of our schedule," Ms Forlano said.
She said Ten could select first from a pool of six comedies and potentially nine dramas from its deal with 20th Century Fox, which it shares with Foxtel, in addition to two comedies and six dramas from CBS Studios.
Among those is the David E. Kelley comedy The Crazy Ones, featuring the return to TV of Robin Williams with Sarah Michelle Gellar playing his daughter.
"Of the Fox product, my favourites are Friends With Better Lives, a half-hour comedy starring James Van Der Beek, and Crisis, starring Rachael Taylor," she said.
"From CBS, the Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome and the sitcom The Millers, starring Will Arnett, were the highlights for me."
Under the Dome is likely to be fast-tracked to Ten soon after it airs in the US later this month.
Ms Forlano noted that remakes were a trend at this year's screenings.
"Remakes of old or successful overseas programs seemed to be the trend including Rake, Us and Them (UK - Gavin and Stacey) from Sony, Lucky 7 (UK - The Syndicate) from Disney, and About a Boy and the reboot of Ironside for NBC," she said.
Programs which Nine may have acquired through its deal with Warner Bros include J.J. Abrams' Almost Human, former Law & Order SVU star Christopher Meloni's new series Surviving Jack, and Mom, the new comedy from Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre, starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris.