…and not a single surprise among them
ABC has given early renewals to 6 series.
Modern Family, Cougar Town (both pictured above) and The Middle all on ABC’s wednesday comedy block have been renewed. In a few weeks ABC will shelve Cougar Town in favour of Matthew Perry’s new sitcom Mr. Sunshine so this early renewal is a nice vote of confidence for the sitcom, which is only getting better every week.
Also renewed was mega hit Grey’s Anatomy which will come back for it’s 8th season, it’s spin-off Private Practice for a fifth season and procedural-dramedy Castle for a fourth.
They join already renewed network series 30 Rock (NBC), Two and a Half Men (CBS), and Glee, The Cleveland Show and The Simpsons (FOX)
As for the rest of ABC’s schedule; Desperate Hosuewives is currently in negotiations as the contracts for the main cast are up this year. It’s probably going to come back in some shape or form no matter what. Brothers & Sisters, the king of lame TV (it wasn’t always though… sigh…), is looking like it’s in its last season – but no word for sure for at least a few months.
V which just premiered to terrible numbers doesn’t look long for this world. Only No Ordinary Family and Detroit 187 (which precede and succeed it) have worse ratings.