Rumor: Ugly Betty among early ABC pickups

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When ABC recently announced that it was breaking up Ugly Betty's current season and showing the final episodes this summer, many saw it as the network sweeping the show under the rug with an off-chance that it could very well be canceled any day now. Not so, according to an online report.

Ugly Betty is just a few signatures away from being granted a fourth season over at ABC, an inside source tells EW.com. This is obviously good news for fans of the US adaptation of the Colombian telenovela, who were recently biting their fingernails over Samantha Who? and In the Motherhood taking its time slot until the snow melts.

Also close to renewal are Grey's Anatomy (not a shocker), Desperate Housewives (no brainer), Brothers & Sisters (sure, why not?), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (I guess), The Bachelor (solid performer), and America's Funniest Home Videos (economy-friendly decision), says the source.

So far there is no word on ABC's other shows. Cross your fingers with me, Life on Mars fans.