News of ABC bring a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series to pilot was all well and good, but the inclusion of Clark Gregg’s character Agent Phil Coulson had us scratching our collective heads. Events that occur in The Avengers would make it rather difficult for Coulson to have a very active role in the series. This casting announcement led many to believe that the television show would be a prequel or, at the very least, a parallel story to The Avengers. Now ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee has confirmed that the series occurs after the battle in New York at the end of the Marvel mash-up and that Gregg is still going to be involved as Coulson. Hit the jump to find out just how that might work.