ABC’s Renewals and Cancellations

ABC renewed “The Conners” for a second season a few weeks back . . . but now they’re boosting the number of episodes.  Network execs say they are trying to get a “full season,” which would be 18 to 22 episodes.

This year, it only had 11 episodes . . . but it was a big hit, averaging 9.5 million viewers to rank as the season’s #1 new comedy in total viewers, and it was ABC’s #1 comedy in both total views and the coveted demo of 18- to 49-year-olds.

Anyway, the other shows ABC is bringing back next season include:  “20/20”, “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “American Housewife”, “American Idol”, “The Bachelor”, “Black-ish”, “Bless This Mess”

“Dancing with the Stars”, “Fresh Off the Boat”, “The Goldbergs”, “The Good Doctor”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “A Million Little Things”, “Modern Family”

“The Rookie”, “Shark Tank”, “Single Parents”, “Schooled”, and “Station 19”.

The shows that ABC CANCELED include:  “The Alec Baldwin Show”, “The Fix”, “For the People”, “The Kids Are Alright”, “Speechless”, “Splitting Up Together”, “Take Two”, and “Whiskey Cavalier”.

They’re still undecided on these:  “Castaways”, “Child Support”, “Dancing with the Stars Juniors”, “The Gong Show”, “The Great American Baking Show”, “The Match Game”, and “The Proposal”.

Summer shows like “The Bachelorette” and “Celebrity Family Feud” will have their fates decided after their upcoming seasons.

By the way, an ABC exec said that they’re NOT going to re-cast Constance Wu’s role on “Fresh Off the Boat” … even though Constance was not happy the show was renewed.

The exec said they never considered NOT bringing it back.  Quote, “[It’s] just too strong for us, and we love it . . . I’m going to choose to believe [her] most recent [comment], that she’s happy to return.  We’re thrilled to keep her in the show.”

Rich Birdsall

Rich Birdsall

Jock at GM Broadcasting / Magic 101.7. -- I was born and raised in Binghamton NY. You don’t get any more local than me. I graduated from Chenango Valley High School and I have been a DJ on what seems like every radio station in the Southern Tier, I feel like I get to talk to my friends every time I crack the mic. I’m available to chat whenever and answer all my social media myself. If you see me out someplace, stop and say hello! Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00a-12:00n * Sunday 6a-12p

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