ABC announces 12 early pickups for 2009-2010

The following series received early pickups for ABC’s 2009-2010 TV season: America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Brothers & Sisters, Dancing With the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Supernanny, Ugly Betty, and Wife Swap. The network will announce any additional pickups at its official upfronts presentation on May 19.


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  • Jeff W.

    LOST is the only show worth keeping from that list. What a list of crap.

  • mgb

    Lost is the only show worth anything that they’ve renewed so far. The rest is total garbage. It seems as if all of the networks are concentrating on junk TV in order to put themselves out of business. I tried to watch Ugly Betty once. It was so bad I turned it off after five minutes.

  • Antoinette

    Would someone please explain to me how ABC can pick up crap like Supernanny, Private Practice and Wife Swap but they cancel shows like Eli Stone, Boston Legal and Pushing Daisies???
    And I don’t see Castle on this list…..

  • Ash Durdin

    the only shows that i watch from this list are AFV and Lost, I don’t like any of the others, I hope Better Of Ted or The Uunusuals gets renewed even though they have low ratings

  • Michelle

    Why is Private Practice on there? That show BLOWS. The only ones on there I watch are Grey’s and Lost. They better not cancel Castle!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Meg

    Why TF would they keep the dreck that is “Private Practice”? How are we going to kill that show???
    I’m still STEAMING MAD that they unjustly canceled MY “Pushing Daisies,” “Eli Stone,” and “Life on Mars.” Really, the only show worth watching is “Lost.”
    What about “Castle”? I found the pilot for this quite boring, but the show really improved over the past few weeks, and I have really grown to like it (mostly due to the roguishly charming Nathan Fillion and his daughter, played by newcomer Molly O’Quinn). It’s got spark and fun, something that TV is lacking. Once “Lost” is gone (and “Castle” will probably be gone, too, my luck), I’m DONE WITH ABC.

  • Vivi

    Well, “Lost” has to be renewed because it’s their final year. *hyperventilating* If the network could just bring back “DirtySexyMoney”, than all will be right in the world.

  • lindsey

    None of these renewals are any surprise. I also stil expect Samantha Who to be renewed as well. Out of the new shows such as Surviving Suburbia, Cupid, Castle and the Unusuals, I think the jury is still out on all of them. Unless any of these new shows start trending upward instead of spiraling downward week after week, I don’t think any of them has a chance of coming back next year. ABC saw what happened with Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies. Both shows had critical praise but low ratings that only got lower in the following season. I doubt they will make that same mistake again.

  • Clayton

    I just want Pushing Daisies….and Lost, of course.

  • Otis

    Only LOST is on my MUST SEE list while I catch DWTS when not in a conflict. The rest of this list are pure crap! Where are MY favorites… oh, cancelled of couse.

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Come on ABC, don’t ruin Monday nights for me. I’m quickly becoming addicted to Nathan Fillion and his hilarious one-liners. RENEW CASTLE!!!!!!

  • bas

    I am glad to see Brothers and Sisters will be back. It is a great show. Though I too would rather watch Pushing Daisies than Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.

  • Orac

    You’ve got me on Private Practice. But Supernanny and Wife Swap cost ABC absolutely nothing to produce. Like most crappy reality shows.

  • Jeannie

    Castle and The Unusuals need to be picked up. Those two shows are the best things on ABC after Lost. Grey’s used to be my favorite show but after the Lizzie/ Dead Denny story line I stopped watching.

  • Adam

    The reason Wife Swap and Supernanny were picked up is because they are cheap to make, and they do good on Friday nights.
    I’m kinda surprised Private Practice is coming back. Good to see though.

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