ABC Picks Up a Dozen New Shows, Including Both Bitch Projects

ABC isn't formally announcing its schedule until next week, but news of its plans has reached the internet and spread like wildfire. The network has canceled six shows, but will be picking up 12 new series to fill some of the resulting holes.

Seven dramas and five comedies will get a shot on ABC's schedule next season. Here's what made the cut:


Charlie's Angels: The remake of the classic '70s series will star Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, and Annie Ilonzeh as the titular Angels. Hee hee, titular.

Pan Am: Set in the 1960s, this soapy primetime drama follows pilots and stewardesses (they weren't called the more politically correct "flight attendants" back then) as they join the Mile-High Club and apparently also live a double life as spies. Whoa, really? Starring Christina Ricci.

Good Christian Belles: Formerly titled Good Christian Bitches. This Southern-flavored drama is based on a series of books and is described as Desperate Housewives in Dallas. Leslie Bibb and Kristin Chenoweth star.

Revenge: A modern-day retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo that's set in the Hamptons.

Once Upon a Time: Follows a woman (Jennifer Morrison) who moves to a town where fairy tales might be real. From Lost writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Also stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Robert Carlyle.

Scandal: Formerly titled Damage Control, which was a better name. This drama from Shonda Rhimes focuses on a female PR guru who fixes the tarnished careers of high-profile clients. Stars Kerry Washington and Henry Ian Cusick.

The River: From the creators of Paranormal Activity, this horror drama revolves around a crew that searches the Amazon for a missing celebrity adventurer. Then things get scary! And possibly wet!


Last Man Standing: Tim Allen returns to TV in this comedy about being a man in a woman's world. Also starring Nancy Travis.

Apartment 23: Formerly titled the excellent Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23. In this comedy, a woman from the country moves to New York, where she ends up living with a party girl. Starring Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter, and James Van Der Beek (as himself).

Work It: Bosom Buddies anyone? Two men pretend to be women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. Starring Amury Nolasco and Ben Koldyke.

Suburgatory: Like a reverse Apartment 23, a young woman moves from New York to the suburbs and discovers the 'burbs are scarier than the Big Apple. Stars Jane Levy, Jeremy Sisto, Alan Tudyk, and Cheryl Hines.

Man Up: Not really sure how this one's different from Last Man Standing (the two projects even shared the same name at one point). A comedy about three men (and their female counterparts) trying to live as "modern men."

Any of that sound good to you?

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