Cancelled & Returning ABC TV Shows for 2009-10 Season

Castle and Modern Family on ABCLike any network, ABC goes through a lot of TV shows in a season. While some remain on the air for the whole season, others come and go pretty quickly and are largely forgotten.

Here’s a listing of shows with their current status. This list encompasses shows that have aired from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

We’ll keep updating the list throughout the May upfronts when decisions are made about most of the shows’ fates. Keep checking back, especially if your favorite is still on the fence.

NOTE: Click here to see more recent vesions of this list.

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America’s Funniest Home Videos: Back for year 21!
The Bachelor / The Bachelorette: Returning May 24th.
Brothers & Sisters: Renewed for season five.
Castle: Returning for season three.
Cougar Town: Will be back for season two.
Dancing with the Stars: The “stars” will keep dancing.
Dating in the Dark: Returning for season two on August 9th.
Desperate Housewives: Still on Sunday nights.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Lots more houses to build.
Grey’s Anatomy: More medical drama on the way.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Coming back for season two.
The Middle: Set to return for season two.
Modern Family: Coming back for its sophomore year.
Private Practice: Following Grey’s this fall.
Shaq VS: Season two starts August 10th.
Shark Tank: Renewed for a seven episode second season.
Supernanny: Renewed for season seven. Seems unlikely to keep going.
True Beauty: Returning May 31st for season two.
V: Renewed for second season.
Wipeout: Back for season three on June 1st.

Not renewed or cancelled
Wife Swap: Still airing, could go either way.

Cancelled (or ending)
Better Off Ted: Gone after two seasons, two unaired episodes.
The Deep End: Cut down after one season, still one unaired episode.
Defying Gravity: Five unaired episodes are included on the DVD set.
Eastwick: Cancelled, descriptions for two unaired episodes are here & here.
Find My Family: No more reunions.
FlashForward: Ending May 27th. No season two.
the forgotten: The finale aired but there are still two unaired episodes.
The Goode Family: Cancelled in August, reruns landed on Comedy Central.
Hank: Cancelled last year, five unaired episodes.
Happy Town: Remaining episodes return in June.
Lost: As if you don’t know already, the big series finale airs May 23rd.
Romantically Challenged: Officially cancelled. No word on when/if rest of episodes will air.
Scrubs: After eight seasons, finally gone.
The Superstars: Celebs & athletes, cut after one season.
Surviving Suburbia: Ended after one season.
Ugly Betty: Series finale aired April 14th. No season five.

What do you think? Any news that makes you particularly happy or sad? When compared to other networks, is ABC better or worse about cancelling shows?

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  1. lacey says


  2. wanda tomaski says

    First of all, I don’t watch night time TV on any major stations. They do not impress me at all. Same old, Same old. The only thing I do watch M-F is the 11am News on ABC and All My Children, One Life To Live, and General Hospital. Now that A.B.C. has canceled all the Soaps that I watch, (which I think absolutely STINKS!) I have no reason to ever WATCH ANY OF YOUR SHOWS AGAIN! It confuses me that you have the nerve to cancel ICON shows that are the pioneers of TV. Oh, I know this modern BRAINIAC OF A CEO YOU HAVE WHO GOT RID OF THE SOAPS ON NBC and now on ABC, COMES A CROSS AS HERO BY SAVING MONEY THROUGH CUTTING JOBS, ESPECIALLY OLD DINOSAUR SHOWS LIKE THE SOAPS. BUT TRUST ME ABC CEO’S,( and there are to many of you collecting money for doing nothing for the pay you receive) you will get the kick backs from axing the soaps in the way of bonuses, is that according to your contract? Us dinosaur say: IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT! Rumor has it you are having a talk show, and a cooking show. BORING!!!! SAME OLD SAME OLD!!! I know for a fact, I won’t watch, and I know my friends who watch the soaps will not watch your new shows either. May I say “SO LONG, FAR WELL, TO YOU AND YOU AN YOU ALL YOU EMRON CEO’S want to be. The only difference between your CEO’s and EMRON CEO”S. is a contract, oh, yes, bonuses many, many, bonuses!!!!

  3. says

    I ABC should have given some of the show the cancelled a chance to build a fan base before cancelling it. They but on so many new shows build all these hip of it then you next you the show is of the air! They make so confused that I do non’t what to watch anymore on the nenwork. That’s I watch cable networks shows intsead! Gettting tried of seeing shows coming and going so much!

  4. I'm mad 2 Eddie. says

    Such aggravation, Networks draw me in, as the spider did the fly. They tease me, with 10 episode. Wine and dine me without no happy ending..I feel like they played with my emotion. Hunted down, killed cupid and broke my heart. Networks decided to cancel 90 percent of the shows I was watching. So I’m switching to Netflix, all the movie you can watch for $9.99. I never in all my years of television seen such drastic chopping of shows. I found they are not discriminate on which type of show I’m watching, rather it to be Sitcoms, Drama or Fiction, its being put on the chopping block. The Networks may think we will keep keep taking their abuse of the, chopping block don’t have any other choice. Well, I’m here too tell you we do!

  5. someone stole my TV, PLZ!!! bring back my TV. says

    The cancelation r driving nuz! DO YOU THINK networks r setting up shows 2 FAIL just 2 push in cheaper shows on?.Why do the Networks shovel everything on Monday nites. My DVR want let me tape them all. They keep The RealityTV and mindless dysfunctional shows on for years.First time in all my years I have 2 rent movies r play on the net for entertainment.RealityTV>It is CHEAP Entertainment with redneck writters .WHILE More and more Brilliant Witters are out of Jobs. If this keep going at this rate brilliant witters being thing of the past like MOM &POP, stores? RealityTV They have redneck writters with dysfunctional plot, they r rehearsed and edited for drama “The Bachelor”Its a show for naive people who believe, he is looking for love..He is not, really looking for, a bride. That its, just a scripted show too. I think If The Bachelor really wanted to find dysfunctional bride he should do it the old fashion way, in a bar.If it was left up 2 me Kim Kardashians would have 2 find a real job They leave mindless dysfunctional shows on for years.Why are these network’s pushing stupid on us?. Why do we have to fight for every show that have real writters?

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