ABC Renews Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Castle, and 7 More Shows

If you're an ABC series, you may have just received some good news! In advance of its upfront presentation on Tuesday, the network made the rounds today and called producers of seven shows to say, "Congratulations, you've been renewed."

Renewals went out to Grey's Anatomy, Castle, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, The Middle, Suburgatory, and Modern Family early this evening, capping a whirlwind day of television news. [UPDATE] ABC also renewed Dancing With the Stars, The Bachelor, and Shark Tank shortly after the scripted shows got their news. Shark Tank received a super-sized 22-episode order.

None of the renewals come as that much of a surprise. All the veteran shows were locks for renewals, and the three new shows have performed well enough with critics and fans to be considered potential long-term additions to ABC's lineup.

But what's missing? Well, Missing, for one. But also GCB, The River, Private Practice, Scandal, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Pan Am (which was never "officially" canceled), and Body of Proof.

Just because the renewals weren't announced today doesn't mean the shows are doomed. But if I had to guess, I wouldn't hold my breath for GCB, The River, or Body of Proof, as those are almost certainly goners. As for the others, it all depends on what ABC thinks of its pilots. I could also see both Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- surviving somehow (shortened seasons?).


Do you think ABC will keep any of the shows it didn't renew today?


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I would love to meet the dumbassssssssss in charge of deciding what shows to cancel and what to keep......GCB is one of the best.......try different times or days......this show is way too funny to give up on.
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ABC's Wed night is unwatchable. Missing should have been renewed before any of the Wed shows.Very glad Castle, Revenge, Once Upon A Time made it. Even GCB was better than Wed nights crap, thank God for a solid CBS Wed.
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scandal is the most ridicoulous show ive seen in years. the only two shows that i watch are revenge and once upon a time.
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Suburgatory! I was so scared they'd cancel that. Generally I'm not that fond of comedies, but I really enjoy that one.
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So happy OUAT is renewed!!!! I think season 2 is going to be really good...
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Very, very, veryyyyy happy to hear Revenge has been renewed! Also, Once Upon a Time and Castle :) Good decisions!
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ABC cancels Missing, but keeps Suburgatory?? Seriously? !! Suburgatory is idiotic sophomoric crap TV...
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I don't understand the networks!!! It seems as though they cancel all of the good tv shows and keep the crap shows. Example: ABC cancels Missing, but keeps Shark Tank! Seriously!!!! Missing is one of the best shows on TV right now. I hope they change their mind or another network picks it up! I am so tired of networks cancelling good shows, only to add yet another stupid reality show. There are already far too many reality shows on tv!!!
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So sad GCB is going. Dancing with the stars and the bachelor made it?! I want a little imagination in my tv not the reality of drama queens I see in public EVERY day! Seriously, has bachelor had ANY marriages?
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The River was good, not perfect but it was different and it had potential. Hopefully Netflix will pick it up, otherwise I guess there's no more magic out there :( Pretty gutted about all these shows being cancelled, at least Fringe was renewed, that was the big one.
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WHAT THA!....... missing is awesome and thrilling! why cancel a compelling series! This is what I dont like about networks now a days, they can literally ruin a great show and a fan base. Ey, if you dont want it, BETTER give "MISSING" to a another network
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I wish ABC would have cancelled ALL their stupid comedies. They are all crap and can't produce even a single laugh. Stick to the dramas.
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Of these shows, I only watch Once Upon A Time. In my opinion, the others are awful.
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I actually like GCB. I do hope they renew Body of Proof. That's a really great show.
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Body of proof better be renewed
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good bye to GCB thatnk goodness that show sucked

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GCB got cancelled today...
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I like Revenge but, I'm actually surprised by its renewal. I thought it would one one of those series with only 13ish episodes and was amazed to see it get to 22 and it amazes me again to see it's renewal. If they don't cancel Pan Am this will be the first year ABC hasn't canceled a series i watched.
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Once Upon a Time and Revenge are the only two worth watching.
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SO HAPPY ALL MY FAV ABC SHOWS ARE BEING RENEWED!! :)
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Scandal's been really good. Hope it stays
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Please renew Body of Proof and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE renew Scandal. Last night's episode was fantastic, by far the best yet. It is getting SOOOOO good. Don't care about anything else on ABC.
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Of the shows mentioned, Im really glad to see Shark Tank renewed....I was a late-comer to it, but that show has become really addictive.



But Im saddened to see The River and Happy Endings not get a notice of renewal yet. I think Happy Endings is hilarious! And The River, I thought was a great show, but had a feeling it wasnt getting good ratings.
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Grey's Anatomy use to be so good, now it's just silly, it really needs to end....
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great news for

Once upon a time and Shark tank

but I still cant forgive Abc for caneling Kyle xy

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A lot here seems to love Happy Endings but when you check the rating here at tv.com, it's just 6.8/10. Everybody should give the rating it deserves.
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HAPPY ENDINGS better get a renewal, that show is great
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As I have said before guys, the ratings are a huge factor in what gets renewed and cancelled, not just the quality of the show. Although quality typically leads to viewers, in the case of shows like Firefly, that simply doesn't always happen. If you want to know what shows might be renewed or cancelled, go to tvbythenumbers.com. None of this is surprising if you read the renew/cancel index.
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If Happy Endings doesn't get renewed, I'll... I'll... I'll... damn it, I'll cry!



I also wouldn't mind if The B in 23 and The River were renewed.



Other ABC shows I watch: Suburgatory, Modern Family, and Castle. I watched about half of Once Upon a Time then stopped... maybe I'll catch up on it.
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Happy Renewals to all that's been renewed at ABC, except for the Bachelor (put that show out of its misery already). Just hope renewal notices go out to Missing, Happy Endings, Don't Trust the B and Last Man Standing soon.
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Renew Private Practice and Scandal too!!!!!
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Happy about the renewals, but wish that Private Practice was on that list also.
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KEEP PRIVATE PRACTICE!! its an amazing show that tackles som pretty big questions! and loving that Greys and Castle were renewed my favs <3
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Renewal of THE MIDDLE and ONCE UPON A TIME...makes me and my kids very happy campers.
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I'm glad they renewed Castle, Revenge, Suburgatory and Modern Family. Hope they don't cancel Body of Proof and Last Man Standing.

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Hooray for Castle. I could care less about the rest of ABC's shows. Is Greys Anatomy still on? I had no idea. Even NBC have more good shows IMO.
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Good news about Once Upon a Time. Season 1 was great and now I can look forward to more after the finale on Monday...
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Happy Endings is the best show on ABC, why didn't they renew first? Idiots!
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REVENNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGE!!!!!!! Sweeet :D



Also happy about Grey's and Mod Fam. Would like to 23 renewed too though. It's a good show.



All I need now is The Secret Circle and my life is complete :D
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I see once again reality shows win out, they are renewed but great shows like the finder, alcatraz get cancelled at least they could give us an ending
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I agree. I like both of those too, seems we gotta end a day in reality and then come home and watch more reality.
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Really? they're renewing OUAT! I totally didn't see that coming with that child actor ruining every episode.
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I thought Happy endings doing good. but ABC doesnt think so heh? Critical praise decent ratings (or not? I didn't check) are not enough for ABC. But I don't care that much. Nothing to watch on ABC for me. Only If I run out of good shows.
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Yes, we're getting more Castle! Thank you, ABC!
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Oh God, please renew Happy Endings and Apartment 23. ABC has really managed to make a good comedy line up, and I really hope they don't mess it up by ruining their best show, and a show with tons of potential.



And stop suggesting shortened seasons. I want full ones.
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Canceling Happy Endings would be really stupid..
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Hmmm... think Grey's & Castle have gone on too too long now and are a bit zzzzzzzzz boring.

GCB is so bad it's good! lol

Happy Ending's better get renewed - it's even better than Friends used to be!
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I like B in apartment 23, and also GCB - even though I didn't want to like it, by the last episode I found myself laughing at those silly women, sigh - it got to me! :)
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ABC Network Channel, i am totally done watching anything, you develop release to the programming now on. I believe Tim Allen is to as well also... Thanks ABC for putting his new series into living hell. Maybe this is a good thing Last Man Standing get axed... Now Tim Allen can move forward stick to films, like he has been for the past 11 years after Home Improvement where everything makes so much sense.
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If B in 23 and Happy Endings are not renewed I will FREAK OUT.
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Happy to hear that Grey's finally got renewed. Hoping for Private Practice <3
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