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.'


  • Survivor Fan

    @ John Walter Seip

  • forg

    666 Park Avenue picked up!

    I was rooting for that one

  • The Mike Factor

    On the drama side Red Widow could be good, will check it out, and Mistresses was a straight to series order a month ago, but was originally for summer 2013. Looks like we’ll be getting it sooner than that. According to Deadline, ABC Studios is done this season with the only possible exception being Americana (tied to Private Practice apparently with the EP). 666 Park Avenue and How To Live With Your Parents were just picked up. Go 666! (that sounds weird).

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    chriss, Aleph, I had added that to the post before you posted your comments.

  • John Walter Seip

    so has park 666 according to this site

  • AJ

    666 Park Avenue sundays at 9?

  • Kavyn

    Wow, that was awesome. I just asked for 666 and HTLWYP 5 minutes ago and they both just got picked up.

    Anyone have any requests? I’ll ask for it next :)

  • CWsucks

    Is The Family Tools the Mandy Moore show?

  • The Mike Factor


    Aren’t Comeback Jack and Family Tools the same thing?

  • Charlie

    @Kavyn How about WB’s The Smart One!

  • Kavyn

    Sure! The Smart One, please ABC :)

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Robert
    The Family Tools and Comback Jack is one show. Do you know which it is being called?

  • rob60990

    @Kavyn, The Smart One? ;)

  • forg

    Last Resort picked up!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    LAST RESORT picked up too

  • Bee

    excited for 666 park avenue! yay rachael taylor, dave annable, and terry o’quinn!

    now give me last resort ABC!

    and still rooting magical reba, americana, and mandy moore pick-ups!

  • Josh

    So ABC isn’t picking up Beauty and the Beast? that’s surprising with the success of Once Upon A Time.

  • Ben Thompson

    Way too much news today.

  • March

    Is Red Widow and Penoza the same show, because i can’t find info on Red Widow?
    Waiting for Scruples, Devious Maids, Last resort, Gotham, come on ABC do not disappoint like you did by canceling GCB!!!

  • Revenge

    now these sound better!

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