ABC Picks Up Reba McEntire Comedy Pilot ‘Malibu Country’ To Series
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ABC is finishing up the slew of new series orders and renewals. The Reba McEntire-starring comedy Malibu Country was the only pilot left in contention when the network made the bulk of its pickups about an hour ago. I hear the multi-camera sitcom wil ...

ABC Announces Renewals for 10 Series
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Ten series have been renewed by ABC for the 2012-13 broadcast season, including the hit comedy “Modern Family” and freshman shows "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge," B&C reports.Another first-year show earning a renewal is "Suburgatory," the story says ...

ABC’s ‘Happy Endings’ Renewed For Third Season
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ABC’s Happy Endings got its happy ending. As expected, the network has given a full-season, 22-episode order to the Sony TV-produced sophomore comedy series, which was glaringly missing from last night’s list of seven “no-brainer” ABC scripted series ...

ABC Picks Up 5 New Dramas & 4 New Sitcoms
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ABC went on a bit of a pilot pick-up spree today for the 2012-2013 TV season, ordering five new dramas and four new comedies to series. The five dramas are "Last Resort," "666 Park Avenue," "Nashville," "Zero Hour" and "Red Widow" (formerly "Penoza" ...

NBC, ABC and CW Announce Cancellations, Renewals, Pickups
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Several broadcast networks squeezed in late programming announcements Friday afternoon ahead of the upfronts, including series pickups as well as series renewals and cancellations.Among the headlines, NBC made a late announcement that it has canceled ...

ABC Renews ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ And ‘Wife Swap’
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ABC is picking up this morning where it left off last night. After renewing reality series Dancing With The Stars, The Bachelor and Shark Tan k last night, this morning the network continued with the pickups of two other long-running reality series, ...

ABC’s ‘Body Of Proof’ Renewed For Third Season
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ABC’s medical procedural Body Of Proof has been renewed for a third season with a 13-episode order. The series, starring Dana Delany is a big international seller for ABC Studios, which co-produces the series with Matthew Gross Entertainment. It was ...

ABC Gives Series Orders to Connie Britton-Starrer 'Nashville,' 'Red Widow,' 'Zero Hour' and 2 Comedies
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ABC has picked up its first new series for the 2012-13 season, picking up a musical drama starring Connie Britton, a crime drama with Radha Mitchell, a mystery starring Anthony Edwards and a pair of comedies. ...

"Happy Endings" renewed by ABC
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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Add "Happy Endings" to the growing list of shows that have received another season from ABC. The network renewed the series with a 22-episode order Friday, ensuring that the comedy will receive a third season. "Happy Endin ...

NBC Announces Renewals for Several Series; ABC Show Also Gets Happy News
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NBC has resolved much of the mystery surrounding the fates of a number of its shows, announcing renewals today for several series, E! News reports.The network will bring back “Parks and Recreation,” “Whitney” and “Up All Night,” the story reports. NB ...

ABC picks up ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Wife Swap,’ ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
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After picking up a number of series earlier in the week, ABC continued the renewals on Friday afternoon. Comedy “Happy Endings,” along with reality series “Wife Swap” and its slightly more disturbing spin-off, “Celebrity Wife Swap,” will all return ...

ABC Renews 'Private Practice,' 'Body of Proof,' 'Apt. 23,' 'Scandal'; Cancels 'GCB,' 'Pan Am,' 'River'
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ABC has renewed Private Practice, Body of Proof, freshmen series Scandal and Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 and canceled first-year entries GCB, Pan Am and The River. The network gave the Kerry Washington-Tony Goldwyn D.C.-set political fixer drama ...

UPDATE: ABC Picks Up To Series ‘Nashville’, ‘Neighbors’, ‘Zero Hour’, ‘Penoza’ & ‘Red Man Van’
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UPDTAED: And we’re off with ABC’s new series pickups. Picked up so far are frontrunner Nashville, comedies The Neighbors (aka untitled Dan Fogelman and Family Tools (aka Red Man Van) and dramas Red Widow (form. Penoza ) and Zero Hour. Word is that Am ...

ABC Renews 'Private Practice' & 'Don't Trust The B,' Cancels 'GCB'
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Bubble shows are called that because things can really go either way -- for "Scandal," it meant a Season 2 renewal today , but for "GCB" and a handful of others, it means cancellation. ABC has officially canceled "GCB," it's Texas-centric freshman d ...

ABC renews "Modern Family" and other shows
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC has renewed seven series, including comedies "Modern Family" and "The Middle," as well as its popular dramas "Grey's Anatomy" and "Castle." The network also renewed its freshman offerings "Once Upon a Time," "Suburgatory" ...

ABC Renews Shonda Rhimes' 'Scandal' for Second Season
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ABC has renewed freshman drama Scandal for a second season. The network gave the Kerry Washington-Tony Goldwyn D.C.-set political fixer drama the plum post-Grey's Anatomy time slot where it has performed well in its limited run. ...

CBS Accuses ABC of Copying Show
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CBS has sued Walt Disney's ABC division, alleging the network's coming "Life in a Glass House" reality show breaches copyright law by creating a "carbon copy" of the hit CBS series "Big Brother." ...

ABC Renews 'Happy Endings'
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ABC has renewed Happy Endings for a third season consisting of 22 episodes. The ensemble comedy received not one but two votes of confidence from ABC topper Paul Lee, when it scored the plum post-Modern Family time slot this season and landed an addi ...

'Happy Endings' Renewed
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ABC has renewed " Happy Endings ." The cult favorite comedy will return for a third season, consisting of 22 episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series debuted strong on ABC to more than 7 million in April 2011, but quickly lost steam ...

NBC Series Orders New Dane Cook Series
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NBC has ordered another comedy for the 2012-13 season. The network has picked up six episodes of "Next Caller Please," starring Dane Cook as an overbearing, alpha male DJ and Collette Wolfe as his feminist co-host. Set in a satellite radio station, ...

NBC Picks Up Comedy Pilot to Series -- Meaning Two Others Will Be Left Behind
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NBC gave a last-minute series order to a comedy pilot centered on a popular comedian, Deadline.com reports. The project is “Next Caller,” which stars Dane Cook.The show, a single-camera comedy, was picked up for six episodes, the story says.Deadline ...

ABC Renews 'America's Funniest Home Videos,' 'Wife Swap'
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Picking up where it left off Thursday night, ABC renewed two more unscripted series Friday morning: Wife Swap and America's Funniest Home Videos. The two join the previously renewed Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars and Shark Tank as sure bets for the ...

NBC Comedy Series ‘Parks & Recreation’ And ‘Up All Night’ Renewed
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NBC has resumed the renewal of comedy series with the pickups of Parks & Recreation and Up All Night for season five and two, respectively. There is talk that freshman Whitney also is getting renewed but no confirmation on that yet. And still no rene ...

CBS Makes Good on Threat, Files Lawsuit Against ABC
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CBS has filed a lawsuit against ABC, making good on a threat it made earlier this week. CBS wants to put the brakes on a new reality show in the works at ABC that CBS thinks is too much like its own long-running reality show "Big Brother," reports Th ...

CBS Throws Stones at ABC's 'Glass House'
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CBS sued ABC to halt the development an upcoming reality show—called The Glass House —that the network claims copycats the long-running reality show Big Brother , according to the Associated Press. CBS claims the show duplicates the Big Brother form ...

NBC Gives Short Season Orders to Sitcoms, Renews Comedy-Drama Series
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NBC has given short season orders to two comedy series and has renewed a dramedy, Deadline.com reports.The Peacock Network ordered a fourth season of "Community," consisting of 13 episodes, the website reports. A question has surfaced whether Dan Har ...

NBC renews ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘The Office,’ ‘Whitney,’ ‘Up All Night’
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NBC on Friday picked up more of its modestly-rated comedies : “Parks and Recreation,” “Up all Night,”  “Whitney.” Also picked up: what’s left of “The Office.” The network’s most watched comedy series is losing several key people for next season: Min ...

‘Pan Am’ Honored In Europe; What Is Its Future In America?
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It an ironic twist of fate, on the same day ABC renewed its first batch of series for next season, the network’s long-forgotten freshman  Pam Am won the best series category at this year’s Rose d’Or awards, considered Europe’s top television honors. ...

CBS Sues ABC, Says New Show Copies 'Big Brother'
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CBS has sued ABC, alleging the network's upcoming "Life in a Glass House" reality show breaches copyright law by creating a "carbon copy" of CBS's hit series "Big Brother." William Launder has details on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty Images. ...

NBC Cancels Four Series, Passes On Remaining Pilots
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After the steady stream of new series pickups and renewals over the past five days, NBC cleaned house, canceling the bubble series that had not been renewed yet and passing on the pilots that had not been picked up to series yet. The series getting a ...

Family of Whitney Houston Lands Deal for Reality Series
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The family of the late singer Whitney Houston has received an order for a reality show, the Los Angeles Times reports. The order comes from Lifetime, which will track Houston's family members in 10 one-hour episodes of “The Houston Family Chronicles. ...

ABC Renews Seven Hit Scripted Series; No ‘Happy Endings’… For Now
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UPDATED: ABC just made its “no-brainer” renewals, picking up its strongest scripted series. That includes freshmen Once Upon A Time , Suburgatory and Revenge , comedies Modern Family and The Middle and dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Castle. (The renewal f ...

PRIMETIME PILOT PANIC: Which Pilots Look Good At ABC
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With NBC and Fox pretty much done with their new series pickups, ABC, which presents its fall schedule right after them on Tuesday, is at bat next. Here is my last take on the ABC pilot field heading into tomorrow, when the network is expected to mak ...

Comedy Showrunner Greg Garcia Moves To CBS TV Studios With Four-Year Overall Deal
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EXCLUSIVE : After 14 years and 3 series at 20th Century Fox TV, Greg Garcia is moving to CBS TV Studios. In the biggest overall deal for a writer so far this year, the My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope creator has signed a four-year pact with CBS TV S ...

Lifetime Orders Whitney Houston Family Reality Show
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A new reality show starring the family of the late Whitney Houston is coming to Lifetime. The network announced Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbie Kristina, and mom Cissy will be featured in the new reality series. Along with Whitney's daughter and ...

Will NBC Be Responsible For Fox’s Next Hit Series? How Hot Comedy Jumped Networks
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It’s Messy is being hailed as one of the top comedy pilots this season, sailing through production, testings and screenings as the clear frontrunner at Fox and landing on the network’s fall schedule as a likely companion to flagship comedy New Girl . ...

TNT Greenlights Two Unscripted Series
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Heading into its upfront presentation next week, TNT has greenlighted two new unscripted series: the police procedural docu-drama Boston Blue , executive produced by Blue Bloods co-star and Boston native Donnie Wahlberg, and competition series 72 Hou ...

ABC Brings Back 'Grey's,' 'Once,' 'Revenge' And More
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It's not a surprise that ABC granted the wish of 'Once Upon a Time' fans and gave the show a second season. "Once" has been a success since it debuted last fall, but the news of the renewal will no doubt be welcome to fans of the fairytale show. "Th ...

ABC Renews 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Revenge,' 'Modern Family,' 'Once,' 'Castle,' More
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ABC has renewed Grey's Anatomy, The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Revenge, Once Upon a Time and Castle. Grey's Anatomy Whether or not Grey's medical soap would return wasn't so much the question for ABC's No. 1 scripted drama series. ...

ABC Renews 'Dancing With the Stars,' 'Shark Tank'
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Shortly after handing out renewals to seven scripted series, including freshman Revenge, Once Upon a Time and Suburgatory, ABC has handed out renewals for two reality shows: Dancing With the Stars and Shark Tank. ...

‘Big Brother’ net CBS sues ABC over ‘Glass House’
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One week after firing off a letter to ABC threatening legal action if it went ahead with plans to air new summer reality series “The Glass House,” CBS has sued the network over what it calls ABC’s “carbon copy” of CBS’s summer reality series  “Big B ...

Upfronts 2012: ABC Renews Seven Series
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ABC has renewed seven of its series for the 2012-13broadcast season including first-year shows... ...

CBS sues ABC, says new show copies "Big Brother"
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(Reuters) - CBS has sued rival ABC, accusing it of cloning its long-running U.S. summer series "Big Brother" with its new reality TV show, "The Glass House." Thursday's copyright infringement lawsuit contends the new ABC show is a "carbon copy" of " ...

ABC Renews ‘Shark Tank’ And ‘Dancing With The Stars’
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After ABC just r enewed the obvious suspects on the scripted side , it is their reality counterparts’ turn. The network has picked up for next season veteran Dancing With The Stars as well as rising star Shark Tan k, which has been performing great o ...

"Cougar Town" moving from ABC to TBS
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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The Courteney Cox series "Cougar Town" is moving to TBS from ABC. The series had been ailing in the ratings since its return to the air earlier this year following a prolonged absence. After initially being left off of ABC ...

ABC Sitcom Moves to Cable
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A comedy series that has been considered a bubble show for some time now on ABC will live on -- but it will be moving to cable. “Cougar Town,” which has aired on ABC for three seasons, will move to TBS.TBS announced that it has ordered a fourth seaso ...

CBS Sues ABC Over ‘Glass House’
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A week after CBS fired a warning shot with a letter to ABC threatening to take legal action if the network proceeds with its recently announced summer reality series  The Glass House, CBS today filed a lawsuit against the Disney Co.-owned broadcast n ...

"Modern Family," "Suburgatory," "The Middle," "Grey's Anatomy," "Revenge," "Castle" Among Latest ABC Renewals
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The sextet joins the just announced second season of "Once Upon a Time." ...

Ratings Rat Race: ‘Modern Family’ & ‘Off Their Rockers’ Up; ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Idol’ & ‘Rock Center’ Down
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The Disneyland-themed episode of ABC’s Modern Family (4.3/12 in adults 18-49) last night was up three tents from the fast national last week (two from the final) to post a two-month high for the hit comedy and its most competitive finish ever to Fox’ ...

Fox Renews ‘Family Guy’ & ‘American Dad’, Postpones Decision On ‘Cleveland Show’
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EXCLUSIVE : Along with all the action on the live-action side at Fox this week, with the network picking up new series, renewing and canceling existing ones, Fox also has quietly made a move on the animated side. I’ve learned that within the last few ...

Meredith, McDreamy & More Sign On For More 'Grey's Anatomy'
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" Grey's Anatomy " will reportedly be back with its key castmembers, according to TVLine . Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, James Pickens, Jr. and Chandra Wilson have all signed on for two more years with the ABC medical dr ...

Stars Sign for Two More Seasons of 'Grey's Anatomy'
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The original cast members of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" whose futures were undecided amidst contract talks have signed on for two more seasons, reports Deadline.com.Those actors are Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, James Pickens ...

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stars Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh And Justin Chambers Close Deals To Return
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EXCLUSIVE: Big news for Grey’s Anatomy fans. I hear all four original cast members whose future on the ABC medical drama had been up in the air amid contract negotiations, Ellen Pompe o , Patrick Dempsey , Sandra Oh and Justin Chambers , have re-uppe ...


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