While we might have expected renewals for shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and Modern Family, the fate of some of ABC's new series was a bit less certain. But word is coming down the pipeline for many of them, and it's good news for Resurrection and The Goldbergs, which join Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. among ABC's freshman series that will be back for Season 2 in the 2014-2015 season.
On Friday, the network announced that Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs have been given full season orders. There is good news for Rebel Wilsonís Super Fun Night, as well, thanks to ABC ordering four additional episodes of the series. Only Back in the Game is faring worse, as ABC will not be producing the two original scripts the network ordered some weeks back.
Rebel Wilson brings awkward humor to the small screen with Super Fun Night, a series written by the Australian who's been steadily making a name for herself in in feature comedies, with memorable roles in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect. In Super Fun Night, Wilson plays junior attorney Kimmie, a woman determined to have fun with her friends every Friday night.
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.
This fall on ABC, Rebel Wilson's having a Super Fun Night. As you may have noticed in the trailer, fun is a relative term. Shenanigans will ensue, which - at the very least - will translate to funny for viewers as Wilson and her co-stars Liza Lapira and Lauren Ash play three best friends who aim to have a super fun night every Friday night. It's a ritual the trio have had for thirteen years.
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.
There's good news for Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot and Rebel Wilson's awkwardly titled comedy, Super Fun Night. Both projects have gone to series at ABC. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been one of the more hotly anticipated pilots this season. Between the popularity of Marvel's Avengers and the series' creator Joss Whedon, there have been plenty of fans hoping to see S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC's 2013-2014 line-up.
Among the projects in development at ABC is Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night, an awkwardly titled single-camera comedy that's not only written by the Bridesmaids scene-stealer and Pitch Perfect star, but will also feature Wilson among the leads. Joining her is Kelen Coleman, whose recent credits include an arc on HBO's The Newsroom.
Since showing us how funny she was in her small but memorable role in Bridesmaids, Rebel Wilson's fame continues to grow. Next week, we'll see her starring alongside Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect, and if things go well for her comedy pilot Super Fun Night, we might see her on ABC eventually.
CBS' loss may be ABC's game. It's probably not all that often that a pilot gets a second chance at another network after being passed over for a series order, but from what's being reported, there's a chance Rebel Wilson's CBS pilot might have a new shot at going to series at ABC.
If you liked Rebel Wilsonís small but scene-stealing performance in Bridesmaids, youíll appreciate this news. She may end up joining her Bridesmaids co-star (and another scene-thief) Melissa McCarthy on CBS, if things go well for her pilot.