'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.

  • JacobYates

    Why would the Neighbors get its order cut? Your just mad because you hate the show but it got renewed anyway. Dan Fogleman tweeted that it was a 22 episode order and that it just needed to be finalized. Quit hating and move on. I heard Nikita is only getting a 6 episode renewal, why not direct your unbridled hatred in that direction?

  • Leoben Conoy


    The Neighbors has been officially renewed. Please try and keep up.

  • ann

    Happy about The Middle, the only show on ABC I watch.

  • Jeff R

    rob60990 is just an insecure man who attempts to belittle shows that are perceived as less intellectual in order to feed his insecurities by claiming he’s above it. All a farce. Ignore him. It’s a classic cliche.

  • Robert Ford

    I watched the pilot of the Neighbors, and then as people here started raving about it, including people whose list of favorite shows included a lot of shows I like, I kept watching one more episode, until I’d seen six (which is four or five more episodes than I usually give shows I don’t like, but betwen the buzz and my love for 3rd Rock From the Sun I really wanted to like it).

    It’s not that I hated the show, just that as someone who hadn’t met a cult sitcom he didn’t like (or at least find decent material to marathon-watch when procrastinating), the Neighbors confirmed that there is indeed a first time for everything.

    Now what really baffled me wasn’t so much the Neighbors renewal, but that HTLWYP was canceled, despite getting numbers than the Neighbors’ spring ratings and doing better than the ABC spring average (also better retention and being stuck in the middle of repeats for half its run so far). Then I remembered that the Neighbors is produced in-house, and HTLWYP has a lot of big names.

    That has to be the explanation. Though I’d rather have had HTLWYP since I find it barely watchable, its cancelation in favor of the Neighbors takes away half an hour of procrastination material each week, which is probably better for me. And if cost is indeed the explanation for its renewal, I suspect the show’s fans might even see syndication.

  • sofaspud

    Wow, “Suburgatory”, “Neighbors” and “Last Man Standing” all renewed? Is ABC trying to steal the loser crown from NBC next season?

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    ABC realized that starting a sitcom after Modern Family doesn’t work. Keeping with the same

  • JacobYates

    LMS was highly rated for a Friday comedy. Suburgatory was ABC’s 3rd highest rated comedy. Neighbors was a decently rated freshman comedy. these were all good decisions.

  • Jon

    @zero….I agree totally, if you don’t like it don’t watch it. Why cheer for it to fail? There is room enough on tv for shows one person may hate and another person may love

  • marlena


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