ABC is quite the busy network on this fine Thursday evening, gearing up for next week’s upfronts by giving their upcoming schedule a thorough spring cleaning. To go along with their new additions such as The Muppets, Dr. Ken and The Real O’Neals, the network has announced a slew of renewals for series new and old, with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Shonda Rhimes phenomenon Scandal leading the pack.
We’ve already talked about how Marvel’s Agent Carter will be getting a much-anticipated Season 2, and we’re definitely pumped that ABC is giving Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a third season, considering how vastly improved the series got during Season 2 as compared to that dismal first half of Season 1. Since we’re not going to see Agent Coulson showing up in the movies any time soon, we’ll take all we can handle on the small screen, plus any superhero cameos they want to give us. (Give us more superhero cameos!)
And it should come as no surprise that the Shonda Rhimes trifecta will be back for more deviously delish drama next year. Not only is Scandal coming back for Season 5, but longtime hit Grey’s Anatomy is returning for Season 12, and freshman winner How to Get Away with Murder got the order for Season 2. Unsurprisingly, Rhimes also has another series on the way to ABC.
And now let’s take a look at the entire list of renewals, according to TheWrap.
Earlier today, the network canceled the dramas Forever and Resurrection and the comedy Cristela. Those joined the recently canceled Revenge as shows that won’t be coming back in the fall. It seems like the only series left on their schedule that hasn’t had a green or a red light yet is the Tim Allen-starring Last Man Standing, and we all know that one will keep plowing forward for as long as possible.
To see everything else that has been renewed and canceled across the TV landscape, head here.
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