Like 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.
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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