ABC is lengthening the seasons of three of its shows: comedies “American Housewife” and “Black-ish” and long-running drama “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The network announced Monday evening that all three shows will produce 24 episodes in 2017-18, up from their initial orders of 22 each.

All three are used to going past the network-standard 22 episodes. “American Housewife” aired 23 installments in its inaugural season last year, and “Black-ish” has made 24 episodes in each of its previous three seasons.

As for “Grey’s,” the only seasons it hasn’t gone over 22 episodes are its first (nine episodes with a premiere in late March 2005), fourth (17, shortened by the 2007-08 writers strike) and seventh (22 in 2010-11). It’s produced 24 episodes per season every year since 2011-12. The series will hit 300 episodes in a few weeks.

All three are produced by ABC Studios.

“Grey’s” is the top-rated show on ABC so far this season with a 2.1 same-day rating among adults 18-49. “American Housewife” is averaging a 1.4 on Wednesdays, and “Black-ish” is at 1.3 in its new Tuesday home.

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Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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