ABC Renews 6 Shows for 2011-2012 Season

10 Jan

Some early renewal news from ABC courtesy of TV’s Michael Ausiello:

ABC renews Castle, Modern Family, The Middle, Cougar Town, Private Practice, and Grey’s Anatomy for the 2011-2012 TV season.    Yeah!!!!!   Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters were not on that short list.  DH will probably be back mainly depending on the contracts of the main cast, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman.  All the ladies contracts are up for renewal after this season and Marc Cherry already has a deal in place for 2 more seasons of DH.  So I would be shocked if that didn’t come back.

B&S is a little different.  The ratings haven’t been as great and creatively, the show has really gone backwards.  It’s very possible this could be the last season we hang with the Walker family.  I almost wish they could have one more season to go out with a bang because this season is so terrible.   But at the same time, if the creative team really had something more to give the Walker’s in the bank, you’d think they would already be using it.  And if what we are seeing this season is it, then it is time for B&S to go to TV heaven.

What do you think?  Are you happy?  Surprised?  I’m thrilled.


Posted by on January 10, 2011 in ABC, Renewed Shows


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12 responses to “ABC Renews 6 Shows for 2011-2012 Season

  1. evey

    May 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I am psyched that “Castle” is coming back the best show on TV by far!

  2. Marjorie

    May 31, 2011 at 4:22 pm


  3. Lisa

    June 22, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I am so THRILLED that CASTLE is comming back , I think that CASTLE SEIRES is so AWSOMM . Keep the great work BECKET & CASTLE !!!!!!!!!!!!! YE HA !!!! you all are such a Fantasic Team !!!! Keep up your GREAT DETECTIVE WORK !!!! Lisa.

    • Bobby

      July 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      yes, love the Castle series…cant wait till Sept 2012 for the new season to
      begin….love the banter between Castle and Backet….can feel their
      chemistry from here….great work all….Bobby

  4. diane

    June 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Did beckette get killed??? I love this show and their chemistry.

    • fortheloveoftv

      June 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

      HI Diane,

      The season finale left Beckett shot and fighting for her life as Castle professed his love to her. I think it’s fairly safe to say that Beckett will survive and be back next season. I would be 1000% SHOCKED if she dies and a new lead is brought in. It won’t happen. Aside from the cast and the stories being so great, what really drives this show is Castle and Beckett. So I have a pretty good feeling, she will be back. Don’t worry!

  5. debbie musgrave

    July 23, 2011 at 9:46 pm


    CASTLE – I love ya !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks ABC for this and keep it on, its a story that keeps you on edge and breathing, along with story line of family and friends

  6. Anonymous

    September 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I am a fan of Brothers and Sisters and would watch a family tv drama over reality tv any day. Love Modern Family, too. Sad to see that, overall, tv is not geared toward family anymore.

    • fortheloveoftv

      September 6, 2011 at 6:38 pm

      I am with you on that. I was thinking about that the other day. Some of the best comedies I remember from growing up…The Cosby Show, Growing Pains, Who’s the Boss..shows people could watch with their family. Could you imagine watching Cougar Town or The Office with your kids? Nope. And that’s not a knock because I love those shows!!! And since I don’t have children, it doesn’t really matter to me. But I have friends who have kids who say they have to be so careful with what they let their kids watch because there isn’t a lot of family TV out there.

      I used to love Brothers and Sisters but it just got too misguided for me and it lost the charm that made it great the first two seasons. I really enjoy Parenthood which has become a fantastic show! If you don’t watch Parenthood, you should check it out!

  7. Anonymous

    September 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    ABC should definately renew Brothers & Sisters, nice change from the programming lately and looked very forward to watching on Sunday evenings.

  8. Sally

    October 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Im happy Castle is back but i really would like to see more Brothers and Sisters!!

  9. Anonymous

    December 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I love Brother’s and Sisters. Didn’t realize it got canceled. I am so sad. I loved the actors on it. Tuned in every week to see Sally Fields and got a bonus last year with Richard Chamberlain showing up in it. I am not a happy camper.. Bring back Brothers and Sisters…come on ABC..What are you thinking?


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