ABC Picks Up Revenge and Suburgatory For Full Seasons

ABC got down to business today, making its first two decisions of the fall season. Say hello to full seasons of lathery drama Revenge and fish-out-of-the-ocean-and-into-a-small-pond comedy Suburgatory! Expect both series to run a full 22 episodes.

Revenge and Suburgatory both passed the ratings test last night with ample performances. Sandwiched between The Middle and Modern Family, Suburgatory drew 8.75 million viewers and a 3.0 rating in the adult demo, just a tick down from last week. In the television world, losing just a tiny bit is considered a victory and anything in the neighborhood of a 3.0 for a new show is great. Revenge did the unthinkable and grew to a 2.7 rating from last week's 2.4. I bet ABC execs couldn't wait to push the "pickup" button when they saw that number.

Just a quick note about Suburgatory: It's surprisingly good. Do check it out. As for Revenge, our own Lily Sparks is definitely on board for the ride. Sounds like a soapy good time! Overall, the TV.com staff gives ABC a respectful golf clap for these decisions.

Happy Endings was also under observation last night. The show was renewed for a 13-episode second season last year after a stunted debut. It's a critical favorite that's been performing well, so ABC has ordered six more scripts. That's a good sign that there might be a happy ending in store for Happy Endings. Gee, I bet no one's ever used that line before.

Keep a close eye on Charlie's Angels tonight, because the suits at ABC sure will be. Last week's episode dropped to a 1.2 rating, and if the show's numbers fall again, I'll expect it to be canceled tomorrow.


Question! Which show are you more excited about, Revenge or Suburgatory?


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Definitely Revenge. Such a guilty pleasure every Wednesday night!
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Suburgatory. You're right, it's suprisingly good. Enjoying Happy Endings too, I'm glad that Damon Wayans decided to stick with it rather than go to New Girl (which I'm not liking at all).



Got bored with Revenge after the first 19 minutes of the pilot, so I really don't care either way.
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Revenge :)
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Revenge is seriously like one of the best new shows on tv.
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Revenge all the way....
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I have to admit, by judging from the pilot alone , I just didn't like Suburgatory, but in my surprise , this week's episode was actually great and I will definitely tune in next week
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Great news for Revenge And Suburgatory! Two great new shows!



Happy Endings has been pretty good too since being back.



As for Charlie's Angels, couldn't care less tbh. Haven't even bothered watching it!
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So happy for Suburgatory! It really is surprisingly good.
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Really ? I'm really not trying to be the smart ass kinda guy, but this Suburgatory show is one of the most disturbing, annoying show i've seen sor far. And I've seen so many shows. It really DOES make me want to stick a fork in my eye. It's bad writing, it's not funny at all, it's bad casting (but that's not the worst i've seen, Cheryl Hines and Chris Parnell do the job). I don't buy the pilot, where you get that the father moved in the suburbs just because he found fags in his daughter's bedroom, i really hate the fact that the show seem to endorse the suburbs way of life (at least the one portrayed in the show) through their protagonist who realise from time to time that there is more to the inhabitant than meets the eye (whitch, as far as i'm concerned, i don't believe). Maybe you can't see it yet (although it's quite clear at the end of each episode) but i'm willing to bet that's the direction the show is going to take.
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I love the "bite" that Revenge has, and the cleverness that Suburgatory brings. So glad they are both going to be around awhile. YAY!!
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I find Suburgatory quite entertaining, but I could't say the same about Revenge - the latter is just a tad too soapy for me.
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I'm enjoying Suburgatory quite a bit, so yay for that pickup. I agree, people should check it out.



Before it started, I was really looking forward to Revenge -- the plot synopsis was cool (I'm a sucker for revenge stories) -- but the show is a little too... soapy? for me.
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Agree with your Revenge sentiment. If Revenge had a little flavor a la Prison Break, in which we were privy to the masterminded plan and how its done, that would be an improvement.
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Good news for both shows. Suburgatory is the only new comedy that feels natural and also doesn't make me want to stick a fork in my eye.
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Great news! Didn't think I'd like either show and they both surprised me. Two very fun shows.
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i dont care

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I haven't seen Revenge, so I have to choose Suburgatory. I have a feeling I would like Revenge, but since I have so much (=way too much) on my TV schedule, I had to make a tactical decision not to start watching Revenge at all. If I see a pilot of any kind I'm usually drawn into it to the bitter end. Charlie's Angel's is a good example of that.



Suburgatory is a good show, but last episode was not the best they could produce. It was somehow disjointed. It was like the writers had had a desperate brain-storming session, and this episode was the tiny idea they managed to squeeze out of it. But the final execution was lacking. It was like a string of so-so funny scenes strung together for 21 minutes. Happy Endings, now that is a good show. Since the first one or two episodes it has really evolved into a fast paced, quirky comedy show.
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Love both shows but def more excited bout Revenge...it's gonna be one of those addictive, can't-miss-an-ep shows. Love it!
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Yay, I like both those shows :)
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I didn't expect to like Suburgatory -and missed the pilot as a result- but a friend got me into it and now it's something a look forward to every week. Glad to hear it got picked up for a full-season and avoided the death pool!
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cancel charlies angelis already we all knew that is where it is going. those smart tv ex's who do programming should hire one of us you just know at the anouncements of the networks, titles, slot and plot whether its a go before day 1.
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Well, there goes any chance for me in the deadpool. There are still two shows I picked to be cancelled that could go, but two have been picked up already, so I'm down four points.
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looks like nothing will be cancelled now , but in the end of the season we will see some of them slapped with a cancellation like what happened with The Event and Hellcats last year
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I am a gracious loser. I had no faith in Revenge being any good, it looked cheesy but the show is not that bad. It has it's problems and all shows do, especially the batch this fall but it is consistantly entertaining, not too melodramatic, attractive cast, good actors, and of course being in the Hamptons it looks beautiful. I don't want this to scare anyone but it reminds me of Harper Island from about two years ago. That show was not very good until it got towards the end, so I am happy for a mystery drama that will not be cancelled mid-way through. It is a lot better than American Horror Story. Scarier too.
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Im in love with Suburgatory! Congrats! Will start watching revenge as well.. ;-)
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awesome news for both shows. Really enjoy them
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Yay for Suburgatory! It's definitely one of the better sitcoms to premiere this year.
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I only watch suburgatory because that lead redhead girl is hottt
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Two good shows that deserved their full season pick ups, especially Revenge. Man that shows good.
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I love Suburgatory. It's one of my new favorites. I've never seen Revenge. The premise didn't seem worthwhile to me. I don't understand how that show can go on long term.
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double yay. potentially three if Happy Endings is picked up full season
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i hoping charlies angel sratings didnt drop tonight b/c if they drop under 4 million then the show is cancelled but if the show can keep it heads above 5 million or even 4.5 million then abc will renew it.im nervous about checking the ratings in the morining for charlies angels ep that aired tonght b/c if ratings drop its gone if rating went up or styed steady from last week the show will stay..im crossing my fingers and hoping it didnt drop below 4.5 million..and ppl been saying how can that show get pick up well abc shows arent doing to hot like last year.alot of show dont have rationgs like last year.even dwts are down but im keep my fingers cross for charlie angels:0teh 1st ep was bad but each ep as gotton better.and if u havent watch since ep 1 then u cant talk about a show u havent been seeing:)
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Suburgatory is surprisingly good!!



"No seriously, I'm not going to college..." Teenagers!
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I can't even believe I'm enjoying Suburgatory, and I really can't believe that Cheryl Hines' character and her daughter are my favorites on the show, at least as far as making me laugh ^_^



And Revenge, OMG! Dexter without the murders!
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With you all, love them both, I'm on board with both of these decisions.
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I just like revenge to see how Emily gets the people to do themselves in, that is the cool plot! Also, she's a hottie!!! Not as hot as Maggie Q, but hot!
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Like both shows. Great news!
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Woot! I love them both! =)
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Love Suburgatory though, glad it got picked up,
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Revenge was on my dead pool. I am losing this game epically.
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*tie breaker
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If it gets cancelled tommorrow I get them all right for the death pool. TIM- I was 1 of the ones who said new girl for my runner up after it was already picked up, is it too late to submit my choice for what's next?
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I'm so so happy! Love both shows. Revenge being my favorite guilty pleasure.
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Great news as I watch both.
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Fantastic news!!! I love both shows - Suburgatory is funny as hell and Revenge rocks!!!
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I should never have picked Suburgatory and Last Man Standing for my Dead Pool, but I don't watch sitcoms so they're a bit of a blind spot with me. At least I might get some points for Charlie's Angels.
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love both shows
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i dunno why but Suburgatory is slowly become my Guilty Pleasure
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I love Revenge! I'm very happy with this decision. When I first saw it was being put in the 9pm Wednesday night slot after all those comedies I figured it would last 8 episodes. So glad that isn't the case!
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Big fan of both shows; let's hope you're right about Charlie's Angels.
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So happy to hear that about Suburgatory, it's been the surprise of the season for me. Revenge just isn't my bag, but I know someone who watches it so this will make them happy and that makes me happy.
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