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.'

 

 
  • CrimTV

    Yes VANESSA WILLIAMS in 666 Park Avenue wooo!!

  • rob60990

    @CWsucks, How to Live With Your Parents is the only multi-cam so far.

  • jordan

    ABC is going to fail a ton next season. Do they think they are a cable network suddenly? This is pathetic.

  • forg

    Penoza is a better title than Red Widow IMO

    And oh sad American Judy was not picked up

  • SteveO

    I think 666 Park Ave will be a huge hit (at least start out as one). Def watch that.

    Also, it’s getting pretty late on the east coast, why hasn’t ABC announced LMS and Apt 23 renewals yet?

  • Concerned Citizen

    Thrilled that Last Resort is a go! That’s probably now my most anticipated rookie show for next year.

  • chrisss

    @ rob60990

    Are you sure How to live… is a multi-cam? Deadline has it down as a single-cam.

  • Bee

    “Remaining in contention at ABC is the Reba McEntire comedy pilot Malibu Country. The rest is pretty much dead, though there are last-ditch efforts to get Americana picked up and there has been talk about possibly redeveloping American Judy.”

    OMG YES PLEASE! REBA REBA REBA! ABC would be foolish to pass it up. i mean, how can it possibly be worst than last man standing? and PICK UP AMERICANA! and save PP! COME ON ABC!!!!!!

  • rob60990

    FROM DEADLINE:

    2ND UPDATE: Remaining in contention at ABC is the Reba McEntire comedy pilot Malibu Country. The rest is pretty much dead, though there are last-ditch efforts to get Americana picked up and there has been talk about possibly redeveloping American Judy.

  • Bee

    and no mandy moore? damn it. i had that show picked up as the post-modern family show for the fall since they announced mandy doing it.

  • rob60990

    @chrisss, I could have sworn it was but now looking at the futon critic, they have it as single cam. Well Malibu Country is still in contention and that is multicam.

  • Flame

    Starting to look bleak for Last Man Standing and Malibu County. :( And the waiting game continues…

  • Nick

    Yay for Last Resort, I can’t wait. I was looking forward to Gotham, especially because the post-OUAT spot is free. No comedies interest me.

  • Mike

    IS NBC THROUGH PICKING UP DRAMAS

  • Bunny

    I predict ‘How To Live with Your Parents’ will be in the wed comedy-block after Modern Family

  • Greg

    @Mike

    Yes.

  • karin

    there not enough place for all these shows? some are mid season shortened series?

  • Concerned Citizen

    The order for Last Resort is apparently for 13 episodes. I feared that they might give it a shorter order (maybe it’d be this years The River), but I’m glad that’s not the case.

  • Survivor Fan

    It seems to me that:

    Multi-Cam- More over-the-top humor, laugh track
    Single-Cam- Much more subtle

    Why should the camera angle make a difference in the tone of shows?

  • March

    MALIBU COUNTRY, THE SMART ONE, AMERICAN JUDY, SCRUPLES AND GOTHAM COME ON ABC!!!

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