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ABC Renews a Dozen Series Including Ugly Betty, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, The Bachelor

ABC Renews 12 Series: Betty, Private Practice, Grey's, More

In addition to considering a number of pilots for the Fall TV season, ABC is committing to bringing a dozen shows back. The network announced today that it's picking up 12 series for an additional season, including its entire regular Thursday and Sunday night lineups.

That means the embattled Ugly Betty — which has dropped in the ratings this year and was pulled for a few weeks while ABC tried comedy on Thursdays — will be back, along with Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Sunday's America's Funniest Home Videos, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers and Sisters will all be back as well.

The other series picked up are Lost (which we basically already knew) and the reality shows The Bachelor, Wife Swap, Supernanny, and Dancing with the Stars. More shows can still be renewed between now and May's Upfront presentation.

I'm not sure any of those are huge surprises — even though Betty seemed in danger earlier this season and Private Practice didn't perform that well till it started airing after Grey's. But it's still interesting to see pieces of ABC's future plans falling into place. What do you make of the news? Any shows you're sad to see left off the renewal list so far?

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crazychica crazychica 8 years
Happy to see that PrP has been picked up :)
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
i was surprised about ugly betty, but good - hope the story wraps up. as for desperate.... i felt the edie ep was reminiscent of the one dude (sorry forgot his name, but the fixer upper man who 'touched each of the wives' lives') and the storyline is getting stale..... esp w/edie gone! :(
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
I was a little worried about Ugly Betty, but I'm so glad now! :cheer:
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
better off ted!!
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I am happy for Betty. I am just shaking my head at the Bachelor though.
rossy rossy 8 years
To *boxem180* - Like others, I'm a fan of "Pushing Daisies" myself & was extremely sad when the cancellation was announced. I'm glad it's coming back in May, I think), albeit for only the last few episodes, but you never know - If the ratings sky-rocket for those episodes, & if prior to that some kind of letter writing campaign took place... It might light a fire under the network's ass & they'll bring it back or interest will spark on another network... - It happened with some other shows that went on to hang around a long time... Unfortunately, "Jericho" was not one of them. We fans have voices, & if vocal enough, can be heard!
Green-Apple Green-Apple 8 years
You're not alone boxem180. I to am in heavy Pushing Daisies denial. I hope there's a movie to wrap it all up. I don't watch anything on ABC now that it's canceled, except for Lost. I have to see that through to the end.
angelaminx angelaminx 8 years
Yeah for ugly betty private practice and grey's!!!:)
Beatrice1979a Beatrice1979a 8 years
I am glad Betty is renewed. There are more chances that Gio Rossi returns back to the series...
susanec susanec 8 years
I'd like to see Better Off Ted come back. Samantha Who? too, I guess, but mostly because Pamie (from TWOP and her blog) writes for it.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Yay I'm happy to hear that Ugly Betty has been picked up! I like that show a lot, even though this season was kind of a drag. I hope that it improves next fall. fleurfairy - The point of the show is that Betty is ugly, it's in the freakin' title. Her style has improved a bit over time, although it's still retains that unique Betty flair. I do think that they should take her braces off though, it's been over 3 years already!
yummymango yummymango 8 years
Yay for official Ugly Betty renewal! Becki Newton and Michael Urie mentioned in one of their podcasts that they are not cancelled and a new season has been picked up, but it's great to hear the official renewal from ABC! Yay! ^_^
melx melx 8 years
brothers and sisters, yay!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I'm hoping that Samantha Who? and Better Off Ted get picked up. I watch Castle, but mostly for Nathan Fillion.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Happy to hear about Ugly Betty, but hoping they'll get some fresh story lines going in the Fall.
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
ugh Greys - the worst! Pushing Daisies will be back only in comic book form ... but the last three episodes air soon!!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Yay Betty! If only they would bring back Gio the ratings would go through the roof
smileyface smileyface 8 years
Yay for Betty. That makes me happy that they haven't gotten rid of it. Hopefully it will be better when it comes back next week and next season as well.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
Yay I love Ugly Betty !
boxem180 boxem180 8 years
I know I'm living in denial but I still hope Pushing Daisies will come back somewhere...anywhere.
dannysf dannysf 8 years
I'm crossing my fingers for Samantha Who!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Gee, another season where Betty looks hideous for no apparent reason. Give her makeover already!!!!
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