Which shows are coming back for ABC?

Showrunners across the country are biting their nails right about now, waiting to see if they will have a job next season or if their shows--their babies--will get cancelled. Well ABC made the first announcements today, revealing which of its lineup got an early renewal.

First, let's get the obvious pickups out of the way: Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, Desperate Housewives, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will all be back for the 2009-2010 season. No surprises there.

Next, here are the sort-of-obvious-but-still-wondering-why-they're-on-the-air-in-the-first-place pickups: America's Funniest Home Videos, Supernanny, and Wife Swap. This section is also known as the bargain bin--cheap shows that only need moderate ratings to be profitable.

The remaining three pickups were at least in question at some point. Brothers & Sisters gets another season, probably because it has some of the best take home from advertisers, as revealed in a prior study. Ugly Betty was looking on the ropes when ABC decided to bump it unexpectedly, but Mode will be back. And finally, Private Practice will hang on for a third season (thank you, Grey's!).

One show's absence that will raise some eyebrows is Samantha Who?, which was a quick hit its freshman year and was almost instantly renewed. Scrubs is also almost certainly done. The other question is which of ABC's new shows will return. Fighting for another season are Cupid, Better Off Ted, Castle, and The Unusuals--of that foursome, I really only see Castle as having a shot (though Better Off Ted, being a half-hour comedy, has a slim chance as well).

Though this list looks almost identical to the one put out almost a year ago, there's one HUGE difference: No According to Jim. What shows are you waiting to hear about?

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My Husband and I are die hard Castle fans, Please bring it back. It really has it all, mystery, crime, humor, and love. Do not keep taking the good ones of the air.
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ABC sucks on Saturday without Schoolhouse Rock!
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I vote for Castle. It's not only an AMAZING show but it's also a show that would keep peoples interest and keep them on the edge of their seat. I never heard oc Cupid, Better off ted didn't keep me and The unusuals just bleh lol. But I certainly vote Castle. Plus I'm interested to see how they plan to reconstruct the next season.
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I can't believe that you are canceling Brothers & Sisters as it is a great family show instead of another violent show. Please renew!!!!!!!!!
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Truma, sons of tuson mostly
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i think brother and sister is a great show there's not to many show on sunday and i like watch this show wish it was earlyer, also private pactice is another great show also need to be on earlyer if these show were on earlyer more poeple would watch them
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I don't know why I even bother watching new shows anymore...the ones I like always get cancelled. I'll miss you Cupid (even though I agrere that the original was better) and I'll miss you too, Unusuals. Did either of these shows even get a real chance? GRRRRRRRRRRRR so frustrating...
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Lost, and now Castle, are the only things I watch on ABC. I think they must be outsourcing programming decisions to CW.
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I wish that DSM, Eli Stone, and Life on Mars were back in full effect. ABC just doesn't realize that there are fans out there for those shows.
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castle, cupid and unusuals and i'm good :]
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Castle keeps getting better, and the same goes for The Unusuals. Cupid is entertaining enough, but I liked the old version better :)
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Castle is fun. Lost is just so lost and I cannot believe is still on!!~~
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The Unusuals is the best show on ABC. I really hope they bring it back. They probably won't, though. Instead they'll give us more tired garbage like Lost and Grey's Anatomy.
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i love cupid and castle damnz
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Wow, I really thought no-one was watching Castle... Besides me. This show deserves a second season, I would love it, but I'm not counting on it. TV Stations this days are not renewing shows that doesn't hit, and Castle results are not so good. But then, there's still hope. No surprises on Lost though, which I'm watching until the very end (2010 or whenever).
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I cannot believe Grey's is still on the air. I enjoy Castle and it's fluffiness. But then I adore Nathan Fillion and think he should be on my TV at all times :) I am liking Cupid. I LOVE Better Off Ted and quite enjoy Samantha Who. Can't give any care or attention to the others. I'm not a fan of reality tv.

LOST was a no-brainer; it's been known to finish in 2010 for a couple of years now. THAT show I will miss horribly when it's all done. *sigh*
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I like DWTS, WS, and AFHV.
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I cannot imagine ABC not renewing Castle. Stupid, IMHO.

I hope they renew Cupid.
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All I need is Castle & Better of Ted, thanks :)
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All I need is Lost though I wish ABC would add more to their schedule next year instead of extra hours of Dancing With the Stars...which is what we're unfortunatly gonna get.
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Come on we all knew castle was not coming back who watches that show anyway....its not a question its retorical, Lost I really don't understad why but....ok....Greys anatomy, Desperate and Scrubs are big rating builders, they actually could keep better off ted if the are going to supernanny...no one give a rats @#$ about bad @$$ kids and dumb parents. Who do they have in charge of ratings and shows....fire them...lol
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Lost has a contract for another season locked down, so even if ratings were in the tubes (which they certainly aren't) they'd still have an obligation to produce another season. That said, it's still a shame we've only got one more year of Lost.
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Lost and Housewives is a given. Glad to see Grey's back as well (although the whole Denny storyline was a huge load of crap), and glad to see Ugly Betty and Private Practice most likely sticking around as well. As for the new shows, I think Castle has been pretty good so far, so hopefully that stays. And I find Better Off Ted really funny and rather unique, so hopefully that stays as well, although I have no idea how it's doing in the ratings.
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the bachelor is a joke why bother with that show?
i like castle and cupid i want those 2 to stay on
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Gossip: The next season of LOST will be canceled.

If so, Then we'll crash a commercial flight on ABC's HQ...LOL.

no comeon really, how can we live after LOST is finished in 2010??? guys...we must protest for ABC to keep the show running forever...what do you say???
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ALl I need is Lost and Desperate Housewives!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and we are gooood
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Glad to se "Grey anatomy", on the list. Great Show

One thing I don't understand, is why "Dancing with the Stars" is so popular, it's a show about peolpe dancing, I don't get it, I'm not culturel enough:)
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Good Grey's Anatomy and Lost will come back for another season
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Love Grey's Anatomy!! Glad it will come back for another season!!!
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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is the only one I watch, and even that's only occasionally...
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Thats ABC Family, whole different story.
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Honestly I cannot believe that ABC isn't bringing KYLE XY back!!!!!!!
It was the best show they had i believe ...and moreover they could have at least given us, you know the FANS, a better ending!!!
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Grey's Anatomy!! yeah! it was so obvious...
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As long as Lost is still on, that's all I care about. I love Scrubs, but I knew this was going to be their last, and it's had a good run.
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Wow, I just realized I only watch Lost and Scrubs on ABC. I used to watch a bunch of ABC but they canceled pretty much all the good stuff I loved, ie Pushing Daisies :(
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2 those who talked bad bout lost; u don't like it cuz u can't understand it. and hey, nomalix...u can't make fun of lost even if u try....&by the way...(get LOST).
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lost is the only show i watch on ABC, so no suprise for me :)
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With the glaring exception of the unwatchable Accoding to Jim, ABC treats their sitcoms abominably. I wish they'd try a pairing of Samantha Who and Better Off Ted, put them in a good time slot, and leave them there for at least half the season. Then rocket all episodes, aired and un-aired, of According to Jim, to, let's say, Jupiter.
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I enjoy watching America's Funniest Home Videos, Supernanny, and Wife Swap.
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Good Private Practice is awsome!!



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castle castle castle.
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I hate crime shows, but started with Castle at episode one. Surprisingly I loved it, so I hope it comes back. Humor crime shows area lot better than the other crap we have.
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I want Better Off Ted, Cupid and The Unusuals back for another season!
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what happened to LIFE ON MARS????? That was the one show that got me to turn off American Idol or whatever else was on. Great actors, love Gretchen Mol (3:10 to Yuma??) and all the rest on that show were great. I am bummed if it is truly on mars and nowhere else.. ella
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I enjoy Castle but I can see it start repeating itself in another season, but it's still the best of those four shows. The Unusuals is also OK, but not that great too..
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Hope Castle is renewed. It's a really good show that will only get better with time, plus it has a pretty decent and stable viewership every week...
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OH PLEASE, FOR THE PEOPLE WHO SAID THAT IT WAS ANNOUCED LOST WOULD END SEASON 5.... Since 2007 we knew that LOST would end in 2010 (Season 6). At the end of Season 3 we got confirmation that LOST would get 48 eps divided for 3 seasons (16 each)... So dont say they are stalling... this season was one of the best... 20 eps remaining till the end.
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Of all those returning, the only one I need my weekly fix is LOST. Of those on the bubble (and I hope they are on the bubble), I do hope that Nathan Fillion in Castle & Better Off Ted come back. The rest -- mayybe The Unusuals as I do like these quirky shows.
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Lost is all I need.
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