ABC-TV yesterday ordered a S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot from 'Avengers' co-writer/director Joss Whedon. It is expected to be of the same Marvel universe depicted in the film and production is expected to begin in the very near future. Whedon, the creator of beloved cult TV series such as 'Firefly' and 'Dollhouse' and 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel', is rumored to direct the pilot himself. Casting announcements should follow soon.