ABC Renews Scandal, Cancels GCB, Adds Nine New Shows

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As announced by Shonda Rhimes herself on Twitter just a short while ago, with just one episode remaining in its first season, Scandal has been picked up for a season number-two.

The uber producer/creator added that she’s “still waiting to hear” about the fate of Private Practice, but it's expected to return for a concluding 13 episodes.

Scandal Cast Pic

ABC, meanwhile, has also given the green light to nine pilots, including one starring all-time TV Fanatic favorite, Connie Britton. The shows that will be included on the 2012-2013 schedule are:

Nashville: A country music-themed soap starring Britton as an industry veteran and Hayden Panettiere as a newcomer.

Zero Hour: Stars Anthony Edwards as a man at the center of a conspiracy after his wife is kidnapped.

Red Widow: Based on the widow (Radha Mitchell) of an assassinated criminal who takes over her late husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.

Family Tools (previously known as Red Van Man): Revolves around a man (Kyle Bornheimer) who reluctantly takes over the family handyman business from his father (J.K. Simmons).

Neighbors: Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Isabella Camp, Clara Mamet, Max Charles all move into a coveted New Jersey gated community and learn the neighborhood is comprised of, well, aliens disguised as humans.

How to Live With Your Parents: Multi-camera sitcom that stars Sarah Chalke as Polly, s divorced single mom who moves back in with her eccentric parents played by Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett.

666 Park Avenue: Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor star as a couple who agrees to manage New York City apartment complex owned by characters played by Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams. A SUPERNATURAL apartment complex, that is.

Last Resort: The crew of U.S. nuclear submarine establishes its very own nation. From Shawn Ryan, cast includes Andre Braugher, Autumn Reeser, Scott Speedman, Dichen Lachman and Bruce Davison.

Malibu Country: A sitcom led by Reba McEntire and focusing on a recent divorcée who moves her kids and mother (Lily Tomlin) from Nashville to Malibu.

UPDATE: ABC has just announced it has also canceled GCB, Missing, The River and Pan Am.

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I love Scandal. I can't wait until the next season begins. Thanks ABC for renewing it!!

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I wholeheartedly agree about Missing. It was clever and well written and who doesn't love Ashley Judd?!

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HOW SAD, I loved both GCB and Pan Am! I was just getting into Pan Am and it's story line, and then GCB came and it was funny and witty, and scary accurate. :(

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How could they cancel GCB?????? That show is a delight of nutty smutty sillyness!! I am sad - wow!

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Bring back GCB it was the best TV show i've ever watched ...

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One season of this amazing show! No matter ABC is always lagging behind, They bring back these silly reality shows, i.e., Bachelor/Bachelorette back season after season & they won't promote missing. It's unbelievable - who are these people?

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Please bring back GCB! My Favorite show on TV last season. You left the audience hanging. Not Fare.

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Missing it was the best show this season, I love Ashley Judd is a great actress.

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I don't know what you people are smokin...Cancelling MISSING...your crazy That show was great as is Ashley Judd!

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Missing was a great series. I cannot believe it is cancelled... what is wrong with you people! Ashley Judd was amazing and I loved the action, settings and story line. WRONG Decision to cancel it!!!!

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