ABC Makes No Ordinary, Better Pick Ups

If there were any year to be a showrunner and parade a new series to the masses, it's this year. Networks are being awfully generous with new-series pick ups this season, and the latest to hand out full-season orders is ABC.

New comedy Better With You and superhero family drama No Ordinary Family were both given full-season orders (which expands their 13-episode order to a full 22 episodes) this afternoon.

In addition, ABC ordered five more episodes of cop drama Detroit 1-8-7 and added four episodes to the season of veteran Brothers & Sisters, bringing the total number of episodes of that show to 22. Not on the pick-up list was struggling legal drama The Whole Truth, which frankly has lasted longer than any of us thought it would. ABC previously canceled new series My Generation.

Alright, peanut gallery. Let's hear your thoughts on these decisions!


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Nov 01, 2010
No Ordinary Family is one of this season favourites of mine. It's simple and straightfoward and it works just right because of it.
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Nov 01, 2010
I've only seen 1 episode of "No Ordinary Family" and that was more than enough... too bad because I like the leads.
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Oct 28, 2010
Detroit 1-8-7, I'm hoping this show goes on for a full season pick up
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Oct 28, 2010
since medium,smallville,and supernautral r on their last season...(burn notice and fringe will go very far)the new shows ive been watching r nikita(if they change the tone im gone),undercovers(pppl need to stop picking on this show its good the ratings prove that),no ordinary family(i just hope ppl dont think its for kids b/c its not)
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Oct 27, 2010
No Ordinary Family is a good show its kind of like a less complex version of Heroes. I hope it doesn't get stale though.
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Oct 27, 2010
I like Better Off With You and am glad to see they picked it up for a Full-Season. I am still not sure about No Ordinary Family - The concept got my family hooked and it has been interesting so far - we'll see how the full season turns out.

I never watched The Whole Truth and Detroit 1-8-7 never interested me. My wife loves Brothers & Sisters.
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Oct 27, 2010
Better With You is bad.... I like The whole Truth, but it hadn't found it's stride.
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Oct 26, 2010
The Whole Truth is nothing but A Terrible Show. We would be better without you, Better With You. (See what i did there?) No Ordinary Family is no ordinary show. Brothers & Sisters would be better if they focused more on the ampersand.
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Oct 26, 2010
I REALLY hope 187 makes it as a series.. its one of my favorite series on ABC right now.
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Oct 26, 2010
I think that the networks are too quick to pull the plug on these shows. I actually enjoy the Whole Truth. Its intellegent and makes you form your own opionion about the verdict. Which, as in real life can go back and forth. I get the satisfaction in the end of knowing the truth. I get to know if my decisions we spot on or if I fell for the rhetoric of the attorneys. Please give this show another chance. Its smart and gives us something to think about.
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Oct 26, 2010
I'm so happy for B&S, I just love the show and I also love Better With You! It's soooo funny! That's really great news!!!
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Oct 26, 2010
There must be a real shortage of new show ideas this year. Or maybe the networks just spent too little on new show development. There's a couple of shows that were picked up that should have been dropped.
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Oct 26, 2010
No Ordinary Family is awesome! I love this show.
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Oct 26, 2010
I actually like The Whole Truth, but I knew it wouldn't last. They tried the formula of not knowing the truth in a legal proceeding before and it was cancelled after half a season as well. Well, nothing to be done about it.
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Oct 26, 2010
Glad to see 1-8-7 made it over the hurdle. I really feel they should concentrate on the story on the duel between Henry Malloy, the real estate magnate and Fitch. The scene at the end of episode 3 was perhaps the best in the series so far and it would be “criminal” to cancel the show before that subplot had a chance to play out.
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Oct 26, 2010
my generation cancelled? noooo :( but glad to see better with you picked up!
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Oct 26, 2010
no ordinary family got a full season pick up..i am screaming right now i luv this show best show on tv..................yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
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Oct 26, 2010
THe whole truth is cancelled, that was officially posted by one of the people who is making this show. SO happy for BETTER WITH YOU YAY
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Oct 26, 2010
its gud that no ordinary has got a complete season
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Oct 26, 2010
like no ordinary and detroit but the whole truth also deserves the pick up too!
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Oct 26, 2010
The Whole Truth is getting better each episode. I hope they don't pull the plug just yet.
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Oct 26, 2010
thumbs up for the writer of No Ordinary Family. I was afraid the show would lack a solid plot but so far I'm loving it.... thanks... happy the show will continue for a while
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Oct 26, 2010
cool for no ordinary family, pretty happy about that
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Oct 26, 2010
Glad to hear about "No Ordinary Family" liking that show so far! :-)
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Oct 26, 2010
Happy for No Ordinary Family and Detroit 1-8-7.
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Oct 26, 2010
The Whole Truth is kinda cool. you get to see the truth after being pulled in different directions the whole hour. as for no ordinary family, i like it, love superhero shows
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Oct 26, 2010
Love all the shows mentioned except for Better With You.
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Oct 26, 2010
I love "No Ordinary Family". Best new show this year IMO. Fit for family viewing its a good mix of drama, story, humor and Sci-Fi.
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Oct 26, 2010
Love the caption!!!
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Oct 26, 2010
Arg! When I read "Better", I had a glimmer of hope that they were referring to "Better Off Ted" :(
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Oct 26, 2010
Id give Detroit 1-8-7 a chance atleast but nothing more than that for any of these other shows.
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Oct 26, 2010
No skin for me. I don't watch any of these...
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