Updated (5): ABC Picks Up Comedies 'The Neighbors' and 'The Family Tools' and Dramas 'Nashville,' 'Red Widow' and 'Zero Hour' + More

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May 11th, 2012

Update 5: I think I might have jumped the gun on Mistresses earlier, but it has now officially been picked up.

Update 4: And Reba McEntire's Malibu Country.

Update 3: and drama 'Last Resort' from Shawn Ryan.

Update 2: also drama '666 Park Avenue'

Update: ABC has also picked up comedy 'How To Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Live' - let's hope they shorten that before the season starts!

ABC has picked up two comedies --'The Family Tools,' and 'The Neighbors' -- along with the dramas 'Nashville,' 'Red Widow,' and 'Zero Hour.'


  • SteveO

    Not Devious Maids?……

  • chris

    No Malibu country?

  • AJ

    GCB just got cancelled

  • Concerned Citizen

    Just pickup Last Resort, ABC. That’s the only one I really care about.

  • Bee

    zero hour has to be the single most WTF series pick up this season.

    americana, last report, malibu country, and mandy moore gotta happen!


  • J.G.

    I’m surprised by the Zero Hour pickup, especially since it tested terribly. But it’s Anthony Edwards’s return to TV, so that’s hard to ignore.

  • Jason

    Red Widow and Zero Hour! Nice.

  • rocky

    is that all? I thought Devious Maids by Marc Cherry was going to be added to the schedule.

  • Mikey

    hope these shows do well

  • Bunny

    There was a rumor that ABC hated their comedy pilots

  • Mikey

    where are you guys seeing these proposed shows? i’m so confused

  • rob60990

    The Neighbors sounds terrible and hasn’t Kyle Bornheimer been on enough cancelled shows? Can’t believe The Smart One and The Manzanis may not be happening.

  • Mike


  • AJ
  • Bee

    only nashville and red widow make sense so far.
    and ABC apparently was thinking of picking up around 6 new dramas. so there must be more to a lot more unless these hating pilot rumors are REALLY true lol

  • Revenge

    I wont be watching these.

  • Bee


    “It looks like ABC is done with its sister studio and moving to picking up pilots from outside suppliers. STAY TUNED.”

    wait.. WHAT?! does that mean all other ABC pilots are done?

  • Bee

    “Veteran Private Practice is also expected to get a renewal for what will likely be the series’ final season though that is not official yet. I hear complicating the negotiations is the fact that Mark Gordon, who produces the series, is also behind the drama pilot Americana, which is at the center of a heated talks after word got out that ABC was planning to pass on it.”

    OMG. dump the mark guy. get britney spears as producer if you have to! just renewwwww. and pick up americana!

  • rob60990

    What an absolute mess. MESS!

  • Concerned Citizen


    No. It just means they won’t be picking up any pilots that are produced by ABC Studios.

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