With Modern Family, Cougar Town and The Middle all safely renewed for a second season, ABC’s Steve McPherson also talked about some other shows.
McPherson said that ABC has obviously been disappointed by Scrubs and Better Off Ted ratings but said he loved both shows and noted comedy on any night but Wednesday was an island. He said that it wasn’t ABC’s intent was not to burn the episodes off, but “that was the best slot we have at this time.” McPherson said he loved both shows. They’ll almost certainly be canceled just like they’re certainly being burned off, even if it wasn’t their intent to burn them off!
But McPherson did say there was a possibility for either BOT or Scrubs at 8pm on Wednesday.
McPherson said they really love Ugly Betty, but were disappointed that it didn’t perform better when it moved from Fridays at 9p to Wednesdays at 10pm. “I’m not sure how many people knew about the move,” McPherson said.
The prognosis for Castle looks much better. “We’re very excited about it,” said McPherson. Plus, the next Castle novel is scheduled for September.