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ABC Renews Nine Series, Including Private Practice, and Pushing Daisies

Practice, Daisies, Sexy, Samantha All Get Second Seasons

Here's a sign television is returning to normal now that all signs point to the writers' strike ending this week: ABC today became the first network to announce which of its shows will be back in the Fall. Nine series were officially renewed, including new series Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, and Samantha Who?

The other five series were the usual suspects from ABC's stable of hits: Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Brothers and Sisters, and Ugly Betty will all be returning as well. Those were no-brainer renewals, but still, confirmation is nice.

Now, whether the shows will be back before Fall is still up in the air. The New York Times is reporting that Lost will air 13 instead of 16 episodes this season, Pushing Daisies boss Bryan Fuller told E! that his show will stay off the air til fall, and TV Guide has heard that many of the series can finish between four and seven episodes to round out this season.

All of that is still tentative at this point, so stay tuned as the shows sort things out after tomorrow's WGA vote. In the meantime, isn't it at least good to know that some of these first-season shows made it through the strike relatively unscathed?

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shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
Yes, what about "Cashmere Mafia" for next season?!
bluesmile bluesmile 9 years
what about cashmere mafia?
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I love Samanta Who?
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I want more Private Practice.
em1282 em1282 9 years
Any news on "Scrubs"? I'd gladly trade any of these shows just for a fitting series finale of my favorite show. :(
alllacedup alllacedup 9 years
YAY! I am so happy pushing daisies is going to come back. I'm so in love with that show. Just have to sit patiently until fall.
krazykarot krazykarot 9 years
I'm so glad they've announced what's definitely staying! I was a little worried four pushing daisies. we all know it's great but networks have a way of getting rid of the best shows.
lala788 lala788 9 years
it's great news about Pushing Daisies and Samantha Who, but why is Lost cutting their season short
somethingrocks15 somethingrocks15 9 years
Yay! I can finally watch television again! Abc is my favorite channel!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
thats great - i can catch up on ugly betty, pushing daisies and private practice before then now that i know there will be more to see! it'll be so interesting to see the new episodes of shows like grey's anatomy which ended sort of oddly with nothing much to look forward to.
elizabelle elizabelle 9 years
pushing daisies and dirty sexy money! ABC, you make me smile :D
berrymix berrymix 9 years
I hope Joshua Jackson's appearance on Grey's Anatomy pushes through. I miss my Pacey!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Yay! I love Pushing Daisies & Samantha Who!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Great news about Dirty Sexy Money. Love Pete Krause!
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 9 years
bethiesny bethiesny 9 years
Yay! The Darlings are coming back! I loooove Dirty Sexy Money.
paine paine 9 years
coolgurl24 coolgurl24 9 years
I was so happy about Pushing Daisies...until I read that it's not coming back until the fall. :(
k-squared k-squared 9 years
I second the yay for Pushing Daisies :]
liltandweave liltandweave 9 years
I second the hooray for Pushing Daisies!
bastille_75 bastille_75 9 years
What about October Road and Notes From the Underbelly????
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Yay for Pushing Daisies!
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
Yippeee for Samantha Who? That show is so cute
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Why the hell are they sacrificing Lost we NEED those 3 episodes!
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