ABC Renews Private Practice, Don't Trust the B----, Body of Proof, and Last Man Standing

By Tim Surette

May 12, 2012

Hey ABC, would it kill ya to make all these announcements at one time so we don't waste valuable computer-screen ink and clutter the internet with pages and pages of renewals? The network has continued its slow trickle of scheduling announcements all evening, handing out late renewals to a quartet of bubble shows. All day I've been saying, "Oh [this renewal] wasn't a surprise" and "[this renewal] was expected," but I think we have our first real surprise!

Dana Delaney's Body of Proof will return for a third season, and I certainly did not see this one coming back. ABC has renewed it for 13 episodes, which has been a very popular number over the last few days as many networks remain non-committal.

Also fairly surprising is the renewal of Private Practice, the Grey's Anatomy spin-off that seemed destined for the trash pile after it was moved out of the cushy post-Grey's slot. However, the renewal could be for a final season. This marks three Shonda Rhimes series on ABC for next season: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal.

Midseason comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 also got the good word after a good late start as part of the Wednesday night comedy block. I'm guessing Krysten Ritter walked into ABC headquarters in a tight dress and ABC had no choice but to renew the show. No word on episode count yet.

And finally, score one for MEN! Tim Allen's multi-camera comedy Last Man Standing will be back for Season 2. Tim Allen is unstoppable, you guys. No word on how many episodes Last Man Standing will get, but I can tell you that it will likely be paired with the new comedy Malibu Country, starring Reba McEntire, for a solid hour of yokel yuks.


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  • Llamaland May 13, 2012

    Yay Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23!

  • Eerie138 May 13, 2012

    I am not sure bout some of these shows except Castle and Last Man Standing which should be called Home Improvement 2.0 if you catch my drift but it still makes me laugh which is what matters i reckon.Never watched don't trust the B or private practice or body of proof...and an alien comedy wow will it be like 3rd rock from the sun? lol

    As for a Reba McEntire show...really i don't know what to think bout that,i watch ABC on Monday for Castle and Tuesday i record Last Man cause i watch NCIS that is the extent of my ABC viewing nothing else makes me want to sit and watch ABC.

  • JT_Kirk May 13, 2012

    I'd like to see them rejigger their sitcom spread a little, Happy Endings and Don't Trust the Bitch are both squarely adult-aimed shows, while The Middle, Modern Family, and Last Man Standing are all safer fare (I don't know where Suburgatory fits, it's like an adult-oriented show for teens).



    Anyway, glad to see The Bitch get a reup, as well as the earlier announcement of Happy Endings. Seems like ABC is standing by its shows, nice.

  • Amazon_Hollow May 13, 2012

    Are you kidding me here?

    NBC, ABC and Fox doesn't really care about given their programming chance and they don't really care about the fan base at all. I can't even into their programming anymore, knowing it will end up getting cancelled during the progress of the season year.



    And people really need to chill out against The CW. I think you people are really to hard against The CW Network. They don't really cancel their programming like ABC, Fox and NBC do at all what so ever. What? The CW only cancel 1 or 2 programs of the network at the end of the season year. When we see ABC, Fox and NBC cancel programs during the progress of the season year about 5 or 8 and also even before Christmas & New Years as well.



    So, no! The CW is the decent Network Channel out of them all.

  • aliSuz May 13, 2012

    Exactly. The CW gives their shows more of a chance. And they accept lower ratings (well it's a smaller network but still).

  • Kameleon May 13, 2012

    I feel like ABC is the only network that gives another chance to a good show and even takes into account the fan-base. Sure, a good show has good ratings, but a good network keeps also the shows where fans really matter.

  • MsBoonzie May 13, 2012

    Finally! I was really worried that Private Practice wouldn't get renewed for another season. Even though it has gotten worse every season, I still enjoy watching it.

    I do hope that they create better story lines next season. If they don't, it's a good chance that it'll be the last.

  • rye06p May 12, 2012

    Really happy Grey's, Scandal and Ap 23 have been renewed!

  • GCCHumanBeing May 12, 2012

    Is this why there is no Person of Interest review up yet??? I've been waiting; where is it?????

  • DavidJackson8 May 12, 2012

    The B in 23 is the only one of these shows that I watch. Glad to see it back.

  • Clupea May 12, 2012

    I for one LOVE Private Practice and am really glad they've renewed it.

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