ABC Orders More 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Last Man Standing' and 'Happy Endings'
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The new fall season is looking bright for ABC. Despite an early cancellation for Charlie's Angels, the network has had success with early full season pick-ups for Revenge and Suburgatory, and now two more join the list. After just two episodes, the fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time has earned a full season, as has the Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing.
Both shows started strong in the ratings and kept a solid amount of viewers in subsequent episodes. In addition, ABC has picked up sophomore comedy Happy Endings for a full season.
Inexplicably, ABC also ordered five more scripts for Pan Am, despite the show's disastrous ratings. However, it's hard to imagine the show will last that long. The same goes for the comedy Man Up, which loses a substantial portion of its Last Man Standing lead-in.
However, all is not lost for ABC, as the network has a ton of new shows on tap for mid-season. There's the Ashley Judd drama Missing, the political drama Scandal, supernatural docu-drama The River, the brilliantly quirky GCB, the cross-dressing sitcom Work It, the comedy Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 and the return of Cougar Town.
The pick-ups leave just a handful of new fall shows left in the dark. FOX's Allen Gregory, NBC's Prime Suspect and Grimm, CBS' A Gifted Man and ABC's Man Up and Pan Am are the only shows left without news about their fates.
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