ABC has picked up another season for Castle, Cougar Town, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, The Middle, and Modern Family. Still on the fence are Brothers and Sisters, Detroit 1-8-7, and Desperate Housewives. Ratings for the rest of the season will be the determining factor for the 3 series that are on the fence.
From StL Today
It’s premature to discuss new shows being developed for next year, Lee said, although he mentioned a series from ABC mainstay Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes is the executive producer of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” and the midseason entry “Off the Map.”
Rhimes told critics the series is about a Washington, D.C., “professional fixer,” and is inspired by a real-life crisis management consultant, Judy Smith, who shepherds people through difficulties. Monica Lewinsky has been among her clients.
Lee, who came to the network after heading ABC Family and has been on the job five months, said he views the ABC brand as combining “smart with heart,” offering shows that are “culturally defining, smart, big-tent aspirational television.”
Also Monday, ABC Family announced it’s renewing “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” for next season.