ABC’s Thursday-afternoon renewal spree came to a close as the network ordered new seasons of all three #TGIT dramas — Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder — as well as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., black-ish and six others.
These pick-ups supplement the ones awarded to Once Upon a Time, Quantico, The Goldbergs and Fresh Off the Boat earlier in the day.
Grey’s will scrub in for a lucky 13th season this fall, Scandal — ABC’s top-rated, most watched drama — will serve up Season 6 and Murder has made a case for Season 3. S.H.I.E.L.D. will be back for Season 4, while black-ish will bring the funny for Season 3.
Additionally, The Middle, Modern Family and Shark Tank have been renewed for Season 8, The Bachelor has made a date for Season 21, Dancing With the Stars will tango with Season 23 and America’s Funniest Home Videos will hit groins with rakes for a 27th season.
Fall series still awaiting word on their fate: Castle, Nashville, Last Man Standing, Dr. Ken and The Muppets. Also TBD: Winter “fill-ins” American Crime, Galavant and Agent Carter.
Which of ABC’s 15 renewals announced thus far makes you happiest? And which has you scratching your head?