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Friday, May 13, 2011

ABC's New Guy Makes A LOT of Moves

ABC was VERY busy, today ordering 12 new shows, renewing two, and cancelling seven shows, including—no surprise—my beloved “V”…

Here are the cancellations, as reported today by “The Hollywood Reporter”: “Detroit 1-8-7,” “Mr. Sunshine,” “No Ordinary Family,” “Off the Map,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Better With You” and “V.”

ABC has renewed “Body of Proof” and somewhat surprisingly to me—“Happy Endings.”

Here are the 12 shows the network picked up:

“Charlie’s Angels,” a reboot of the 70s series

“Pan Am,” a soap following the lives of stewardesses and pilots in the 60s

“Good Christian Belles,” a soap some are calling “Desperate Housewives” in Dallas

“Last Man Standing,” a comedy starring Tim Allen

“Apartment 23” a comedy about a small-town girl pursuing her dreams in NYC starring James Van Der Beek as himself

“Revenge” a soap inspired by “The Count of Monte Cristo;”

“Scandal,” the new drama from Shonda Rhimes about a professional fixer

“The River,” a drama which follows a crew searching for a missing person in the Amazon

“Work It,” a comedy which sounds a lot like “Bosom Buddies;”

“Suburgatory,” a comedy about a New Yorker who moves to the suburbs

“Man Up,” a comedy about three best friends and the women who love them

“Once Upon a Time,” a drama about a town where fairy tales might be real

Does any of those excite anyone else? And isn’t it ironic that the network which is cancelling all of its daytime soaps has added so many primetime soaps?

With this many new shows, it’s obvious that ABC’s new head man, Paul Lee, is looking to really make his mark on the schedule. And it’s also obvious that he is going to irritate me as much as his predecessor, my former TV enemy Steve McPherson did…