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.
Of the series on the fence…. I feel like DH has another season in them. To end it now, would feel sort of ubrupt. Then again, they are coming full circle this season with Paul Young and his son back in the picture. And just last week the ladies equated Beth to Mary Alice….
Brothers and Sisters is for sure over. This season is horrible. And the characters are dropping like flies. The big drama from the first couple seasons – Ojai, Holly, Rebecca – is all gone. The series has nothing left.
Of the ones they are renewing and/or not renewing I’ve watched 2. I watch Modern Family regularly and have watched a few episodes of Castle. ABC is probably my least-watched network. NBC I watch the most (besides USA), followed by CBS, then Fox, then ABC.