Two New ABC Shows Get Full Seasons, But Not ‘Whole Truth’

by | October 25, 2010 at 7:58 PM | No Ordinary Family, TV News

'No Ordinary Family' (ABC)

'No Ordinary Family' (ABC)

ABC on Monday revealed that it thinks ‘No Ordinary Family‘ is super and that its Wednesday line-up is better for having ‘Better With You‘ in it.

In other words, the network awarded full-season orders to both freshman shows.

The news was not good, however, for ‘The Whole Truth,’ the legal drama starring Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney. “ABC gave us the word. We will only make 13 episodes,” exec producer KristieAnne Reed announced on Twitter.

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To date, ‘No Ordinary Family’ has been fighting the good-ish fight against ‘NCIS’ and ‘Glee’ every Tuesday at 8/7c, while ‘Better With You’ is proving a better fit within the Wednesday comedy block than ‘Hank’ was a year ago.

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With ‘My Generation’ and now ‘The Whole Truth’ having had their runs made finite, ‘Detroit 1-8-7‘ is the only remaining fall freshman show awaiting word on its fate.

In ‘Detroit’s favor is the fact that ABC has ordered additional episodes, which it also did with ‘Brothers & Sisters.’ (The Walkers were believed to be living on borrowed time in the wake of slipping ratings, lukewarm storylines and slashed budgets, but their fortune just might be reversing itself.)

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Still to debut for ABC this TV season are Dana Delany’s ‘Body of Proof,’ the comedies ‘Mr. Sunshine‘ (starring Matthew Perry and Allison Janney) and ‘Happy Endings‘ (with Zach Knighton and Elisha Cuthbert), and the reality series ‘Skating With The Profound Head Wounds Stars‘ and ‘Secret Millionaire.’

Due to the scheduling of ‘SWTS,’ ‘V‘ will launch its second season on January 4, 2011.