Some early renewal news from ABC courtesy of TV Line.com’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.