Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and Black-ish will all now have 24 episodes this time around. Castle and Once Upon a Time will have 23 installments each.
Resurrection, which is way down season-to-season, will have just one additional episode, bringing its season total to 14 episodes. It will be replaced mid-season by American Crime (which will have 11 installments).
Scandal, because of its dense storylines, will stay at 22 episodes this season. How to Get Away with Murder will stay at 15 installments because of star Viola Davis’ contract.
Nashville and Revenge, which continue to struggle in the ratings, haven’t been asked for any additional episodes. Newbie shows Forever, Selfie and Manhattan Love Story are tanking so it seems likely that they won’t be asked for more than 13 installments apiece and will be cancelled after that.
UPDATE: ABC later decided not to order an additional episode of Resurrection after all, leaving the ratings-challenged show at 13 episodes.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear that these shows will have more episodes this season? Which are your favorites?