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The end is near! Scandal, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Castle and other ABC series' season finales have been scheduled. ABC announced the finale dates today, starting with The Neighbors, which will wrap up its second season in April. The finales that follow include Scandal, Last Man Standing, Resurrection and Once Upon a Time.
ABC fell a couple of weeks behind the other major networks in getting us the their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, but with months to go, that's kind of ok. All the same, it's exciting to get to see when the network's new and returning series will debut this fall. For ABC, that includes the highly anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and new 80s-set comedy The Goldbergs, which looks like it could be a winner.
ABC has posted their 2013-2014 line-up of new and returning series, which gives us a look at the plan for the network's schedule for the fall. The network has moved The Neighbors over to Friday nights, to join Last Man Standing, and fill the gap left by Malibu Country. Meanwhile, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on Tuesday nights, ahead of new comedies The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, which are sandwiched between another new drama, Lucky 7.
ABC just dropped the ax on a number of series, but there's good news for others, including some of their soapier offerings. Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and Nashville have all been renewed for new seasons, as well as Castle. And on the comedy front, Modern Family, The Middle, Suburgatory and Last Man Standing will return as well.
TV Blend writer Jessica Rawden has vowed to watch episodes of shows she’s never seen before and analyze those show in different areas to let you, the reader, know how quickly you could become a fan. This week Jessica is tackling Last Man Standing’s Season 4 Episode 11 drama “What’s in a Name.”
Those who have been waiting to see Home Improvement's Tim Allen and Richard Karn reunited on Last Man Standing will definitely want to tune into the ABC series this Friday night. It's happening! For a sample of Karn's guest appearance on Allen's current TV comedy, check out the video head. We also have a few details about the episode to share with you.
All of this talk about the possible Boy Meets World sequel series in development likely has many of us feeling especially nostalgic for the 90s. After all, if Cory and Topanga stand a chance of returning to the small screen, what other great TV duos of the decade might also return? In the case of Last Man Standing, while we won't technically get to see Tool Time duo Tim and Al side by side again, the actors who played them will be back on screen together for an episode of the ABC comedy.
While it’s been bad news for a couple of series today, there is some good news to report as well. ABC has ordered five more episodes each for their Friday night comedies Last Man Standing and newcomer Malibu Country, which ranks as the most watched new comedy this season.
Just a few weeks ago, ABC premiered a Friday evening block that seemed like it could be a magical formula for the network. The block, which features the Tim Allen-led comedy Last Man Standing and the Reba McEntire-led comedy Malibu Country may have premiered strongly, but those numbers have been dropping in subsequent weeks.
ABC may have found a magical Friday formula. While I was a little skeptical about the network moving its comedy Last Man Standing to Fridays, to air toe to toe with Shark Tank and the brand new comedy Malibu Country, so far the new Friday programming block is off to a strong start.
Season 2 of Last Man Standing will be seeing some casting changes, with a number of roles being re-cast for a variety of reasons. Some changes are due to the characters getting older, while some are simply decisions made by the series’ new showrunner. No matter what the reason, re-casting is always an iffy proposition, so it will be interesting to see the impact it might have on the show.
ABC’s Last Man Standing was in pretty good standing at the end of its first season on the network, averaging around 9 million viewers an episode. As it turns out, despite a plotline that seems to have won over many viewers, those on top felt some changes needed to be made before a second season hits the popular network.
ABC has posted their 2012-2013 Primetime schedule, and as you'll notice, a few returning shows have been shifted around to make room for some of the promising looking newcomers. From what we can tell, it looks like the network has made some good calls with regards to the scheduling adjustments. This includes moving Revenge to Sunday nights, and shifting a couple of returning comedies to Tuesdays.
ABC’s Last Man Standing has been holding its own on the network, likely due in large part to the appeal of the series’ star Tim Allen, who made a name for himself in television and then went on to achieve more success in film, before returning to TV and to the network that played host to Home Improvement for the duration of its over-200 episode run.
After only two episodes have aired, ABC is apparently pleased enough with how Once Upon a Time is doing to give the fantasy-drama series a full season order. That’s not the only good news for ABC series. Two other shows were also given orders for full seasons.