Cancellation Watch Continues: ABC Axes Seven, Adds a Dozen

by | May 13, 2011 at 3:02 PM | TV News

'Brothers & Sisters' (Photo: ABC)

'Brothers & Sisters' (Photo: ABC)

It’s that time of year, folks! When at least a few of the shows you probably watch get unceremoniously shipped off to the TV graveyard.

ABC is the latest network to clean house, delivering the news late Friday.

And as suspected for some time, it’s over for the Walkers. ABC officially canceled the family drama “Brothers & Sisters” on Friday, reports Deadline.com.

ABC has also pulled the plug on its remake of “V” after two seasons.

The series slaughter doesn’t end there: Also canceled are “Off the Map,” “Mr. Sunshine,” “Better with You,” “No Ordinary Family,” and “Detroit 1-8-7.”

On the renewal front, the freshman sitcom “Happy Endings” has been given the go for a second season. Dana Delany’s “Body of Proof” will also be back for a second season, while “Shark Tank” and “Secret Millionaire” also have been renewed.

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And in replenishment news, ABC has picked up, so far, 12 new series! — seven dramas and five comedies (some are slated for midseason).

The series pick ups include: the “Charlie’s Angels” remake; the fairy-tale themed “Once Upon a Time” starring “Big Love’s” Ginnifer Goodwin and “House’s” Jennifer Morrison; the Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing“; the male-skewing comedy “Man Up“; the “Bosom Buddies”-ish “Work it” about men who dress as women for work; the family sitcom “Suburgatory“; a thriller called “The River“; “Revenge” — a Count of Monte-Cristo-type drama; “Scandal” from Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy”); the Christina Ricci-fronted “Pan Am“; Darren Star’s “Good Christian Belles” (formerly known as “Good Christian Bitches”); and “Apt. 23” starring James Van Der Beek as himself (the title whittled down from the more provocative “The Bitch in Apt. 23″).

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