ABC Cancels 7 Shows, Renews 'Happy Endings,' Orders 12 New Shows
Friday, May 13, 2011
The madness continues as ABC enters the ring today with cancellations
and new show pick-ups for next season. We've already heard plenty from
NBC and FOX this week, now it's been revealed that ABC has canceled
Brothers and Sisters, V, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Better With You, Detroit 1-8-7
and Mr. Sunshine.
But on the bright side, they also renewed Happy
Endings and Body of Proof for second seasons and Shark Tank for a third season.
The network has also ordered 12 new shows, including three comedies and seven dramas, though they will be spread out between the fall and mid-season. The shows include Charlie's Angels, two pilots that used to have the word "Bitch" in the title, a new drama from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and a Tim Allen sitcom.
Apartment 23: Formerly called Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, the comedy centers on a Midwest girl who moves to New York and encounters a terrible woman played by Breaking Bad's Krysten Ritter. The show also features James van der Beek playing himself.
Last Man Standing: A sitcom starring Tim Allen about a man's man trying to stay manly in a world dominated by women.
Man Up: Three best friends try to survive as modern men.
Suburgatory: A New York girl moves to the suburbs where everything is not as perfect as it seems in this sitcom starring Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines and Firefly's Alan Tudyk.
Work It: A comedy about car salesman who dressed as women to become pharmaceutical reps. The Bosom Buddies-esque series stars Prison Break's Amaury Nolasco and Lost's Rebecca Mader.
Good Christian Belles: Formerly called Good Christian Bitches, is from Sex and the City's Darren Star and centers on a former mean girl coming back to her hometown of Dallas after a failed marriage to reconnect with people she used to torment. It starts Leslie Bibb and Kristin Chenowith.
Charlie's Angels: A reboot of the classic '70s show starring Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh.
Once Upon a Time: A drama about a woman (House and How I Met Your Mother's Jennifer Morrison) who moves to a town where fairy tales are real. Big Love's Ginnifer Goodwin plays Snow White.
Pan Am: A period drama set in the 1960s about stewardesses starring Christina Ricci.
Revenge: A woman with a secret spends a summer in the Hamptons, starring Brothers and Sisters star Emily vanCamp and Gossip Girl's Connor Paolo.
Scandal: From Shonda Rhimes, this drama centers in a crisis management consultant (Kerry Washington). It also stars Lost's Henry Ian Cusick and Gilmore Girls star Liza Weil.
The River: A famous adventurer goes missing in the Amazon and his family tries to find him, starring Bruce Greenwood and Leslie Hope.
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