December 18, 2018

ABC Renews The Middle, Cougar Town And More

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ABC has already picked up popular shows for another season including "Cougar Town", "Modern Family" and "The Middle"

ABC has already renewed some of it’s shows for next season according to an early release. Those coming back sure are comedies, “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Cougar Town.” The dramas that will be back for sure are “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and “Castle.” Not yet on the list is “Desperate Housewives.”

“Modern Family” was an instant success, while shows like “The Middle” and “Cougar Town” had to find themselves. The patience ABC Entertainment had in letting these shows develop has really paid off.

Although they are pretty sure “Desperate Housewives” will return, they are waiting for contracts for the actresses that are up for renewal. Working out a deal with them could take a little longer.

“Brothers and Sisters” is supposed to be in it’s final season, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.

Just because a show does not make it on the first list of renewals doesn’t mean it won’t get picked up. Before deciding on some, ABC wants to watch pilots of new shows to see what else might be out there for the new fall lineup.

ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee is trying to take more chances with new shows. ABC has had some failure in the past, but this last fall has been a success, which is why we probably saw Lee already meeting with reporters to let them know what shows were coming back for sure.