'Suburgatory' 'The Neighbors' 'Last Man Standing' 'The Middle' & 'Modern Family' Renewed by ABC (Updated)

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May 10th, 2013



UPDATE:Last Man Standing has been renewed for a third season.

The Middle has been renewed for a fifth season

The Neighbors has been renewed for a second season.

Modern Family has been renewed for a fifth season.

Suburgatory has been renewed for a third season.

  • Drizz

    A full 22! Yes!!!! All hail the little show that could.

  • Cyrax86

    That is fantastic news!!!

  • Leoben Conoy

    Yippy!!! Go Neighbors!

  • Dan

    @Cyrax86 – Maybe thats the reason ABC is holidng back, because a deal isnt finalized yet. The show will be back much to my surprise.

  • Sel

    Oh, my gosh ABC, thank youuu! I love you for renewing THE NEIGHBORS! YES YES! Gosh this made my day!!!!

  • forg

    That Dan Fogelman tweet is great! Yay The Neighbors!

  • Don

    The neighbors totally sucks! Why renew crap like that!

  • JJF

    Glad to see The Neighbors back. I was really enjoying it more than Suburgatory lately. I don’t see it staying on Wednesday though. Will Suburgatory/The Neighbors be the new Happy Endings/The B? ABC ordered so many comedies, there’s no way they are all set for Wednesday or Friday.

  • NBC Fan

    How I’d schedule the comedies.

    8:00-Last Man Standing
    8:30-Back in the Game

    8:00-The Middle
    8:30- The Goldbergs
    9:00-Modern Family
    9:30-Trophy Wife

    7:30-Super Fun Night

    Midseason: The Neighbors, Mixology

  • rob60990

    The Neighbors will get its order cut. I don’t know why Paul Lee is so high on this mess.

  • Cyrax86

    IF ABC wants to risk the Tuesday comedy block again I can see them using The Middle or Suburgatory there but not a more recent one or a brand new comedy.

    Let’s not forget Last Man Standing used to air there one season ago and that in this season ABC wanted 2 hours of comedy on Tuesdays with How To Live… & Family Tools replacing DWTS in January…

  • SJ

    The Neighbors should move to Fridays as a companion to Last Man Standing. TN is a single-cam, but it has that same old outdated schick that LMS has. Let them fester there together.

    What I think ABC should do on Wednesdays:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    Trophy Wife

    Of course, I didn’t see them picking up this many comedies. I thought they’d pick up three at the most. I guess another swing at comedy on Tuesdays is to be expected. In that case, I suggest DWTS move to mid-season and ABC try out a younger skewing comedy block on Tuesdays at 9pm anchored by Super Fun Night. Shark Tank would be providing a young (and apparently somewhat male) skewing lead-in at 8pm (The Bachelor would be airing on Mondays). I guess Killer Women (terrible title, by the way) could round up the night taking over for Body of Proof at 10pm.

  • Jiji Moran

    I think “The Neighbors” is good, but I wish that for the next season they cool it on the teens’ love-thing, it got ridiculous and boring. Also, I would make the aliens more… aliens… more like “Borat”, who didn’t fit well in the civilized world, and could be found drinking from the toilet, or dumping in a trashcan. These aliens are not so much aliens, and it remind me of the “Cavemen” comedy, whose characters weren’t very… cavemenly. There are decent jokes in the episodes, different from other comedies, which is always great to see.

  • stryker

    Neighbors renewed, but Go On cancelled? Where’s the justice? (yes I know they’re on different ntwrks)

  • Chris

    @SJ easily Wednesdays should look like this
    8:00 The Middle
    8:30 The Goldbergs
    9:00 Modern Family
    9:30 Back in The Game
    Trophy Wife isn’t as hot as the above mentioned comedies. They should find another night for Suburgatory.

  • Glue


    The Mindy Project wasn’t terribly rated until later this year. It was getting 1.6+.

  • Joe

    @Stryker If you know they’re on different networks then why even bother?

    Yay The Neighbors!

  • JSunkist

    Wooooo! Suburgatory!!

  • Dan

    @Glue – It still was performing badly even behind New Girl, then by January it crashed but FOX salvaged it.

    @Stryker – Neighbors hasnt actually been renewed yet according to some sources but it will be soon. I’m surprised about Go On as well but it al comes down to the comedy blocks. NBC’s Tuesday night was a failure when the Voice ended and ABC’s Wednesday night was still better than any networks Tuesday night or NBC’s Wednesday night. Plus NBC decided to start from scratch comedy wise where ABC brought back their base comedies (The Middle, Modern Family, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing) and their best performing freshman comedy, The Neighbors.

  • a p garcia

    G8 news

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