ABC Renews Scandal, Cancels GCB

By Tim Surette

May 12, 2012

Shonda Rhimes is staying busy. The television producer will have at least two shows on ABC next season, thanks to ABC renewing new series Scandal for Season 2. The news comes straight from Shonda herself, via her Twitter feed:

Scandal, starring Kerry Washington as a Washington, D.C. "fixer" who specializes in repairing the images of politicians, celebrities, and business people, has done well in its limited run this season (check out Lily's review of this week's episode!). ABC scheduled it after Grey's Anatomy on Thursdays, one of Rhimes' other ABC shows.

The move was good for Scandal but may have actually hurt Rhimes' third show on the network. Private Practice, which was bumped to make room for Scandal, still has not received a renewal or cancellation verdict from ABC. UPDATE: Private Practice has since been renewed, along with Last Man Standing, Body of Proof, and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

Not surprisingly, ABC also canceled GCB after a disappointing first season. The over-the-top soap about Texas women starred Kristin Chenoweth and Leslie Bibb, but never took off. It was the topic of many headlines when it was announced, as its original name was Good Christian Bitches. Shockingly, people had a problem with the name.

Okay, let's hear it! Are you happy to hear that Scandal's been renewed? Will you miss GCB?

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  • kekjersten Apr 18, 2013

    I am surely going to miss GCB!!! I absolutely LOVED that show! Bring it back if you can!

  • brookey Oct 30, 2012

    Aww gcb was like one of the only shows i watched on abc :( it will be greatly missed!

  • MsAphrodite Oct 17, 2012

    Why must they cancel GCB, if it's the title, well that can be's such a great show? Scandal?pfftttt.?i fall asleep the first 5minutes

  • GlordiaJayne Oct 16, 2012

    I hardly follow serials but im hooked to GCB! Its so good, hilarious and real. Please don't cancel it ! Bring on another season!

  • MichaelMadtso Aug 27, 2012

    This is completely ridiculous, they lost Desperate HouseWives. I was so happy with GCB, it was a great show.. There isnt really any reason to watch abc besides Once Upon a Time

  • ludivine_ Aug 20, 2012

    ABC are clearly losing their game if they are cancelling GCB right when desperate housewives goes off air! what will all of us desperate housewives watch? Not scandal!

  • Plonked Aug 18, 2012

    Of course they cancelled GCB. ABC just had to cancel a show that shocked alot of people. I loved that show. I'm not happy at all about this.

  • AmyBrown10 Aug 15, 2012

    Yes to GCB No to scandle come on brung back gcb

  • MaartjeScherp Aug 07, 2012

    Nooo! Don't cancel GCB. I'm from the Netherlands and we love the show over here! It even runs by it's full name

  • ShovalDaniel Jul 31, 2012


    So sad .. The best show ever... Abc dont know what best for them

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