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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So HAPPY to see Scandal return LOVE that show can't wait to see season two!

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I am a longtime fan of ABC and really hope you will reconsider your intention to cancel Missing!? It is brilliant every week and surely it must have scores of viewers? I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

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ABC is stupid for canceling GCB, it was such a breath of fresh air. Maybe an intelligent channel like HBO or Showtime, will buy the show and get them back on the air.

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ABC please reconsider - Missing best series on TV. Watched every week - Fast pace, good story line, beautiful locations and GREAT ACTING. Looking forward to another season - so are all my friends! Please, please bring it back - a cliff hanger for a finish!

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I cannot believe that they are canceling Missing. ABC should be ashamed for not knowing what good shows are and keeping those that are not. Shame!!

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Please don't cancell Missing. Its a great show Ashley Judd is a great actress and the show is good and it would be bad to cancell. Y put something on and then u want to take it off. Give it another tru before taking it off for good.

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PLEASE RECONSIDER THE RETURN OF MISSING. IT WAS THE BEST THING ON TV!! or SELL IT TO CABLE. IT IS WORTH
THE PRICE OF CABLE ALONE!! FAR SUPERIOR TO MOST OF THE AWFUL PROGRAMMING. CANCELING THIS SHOW IS A TERRIBLE DECISION. THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE EUROPEAN LOCALES WAS A BIG DRAW, THE ACTION, THE SCRIPTS,
THE CAST.
UNBELIEVABLE THAT SUCH A QUALITY SHOW WAS ON NETWORK TV... A CREDIT TO ABC. PLEASE RECONSIDER!
you are disappointing many loyal viewers/fans. ASHLEY JUDD AND CAST WERE OUTSTANDING. HOW CAN THIS DECISION BE JUSTIFIED?

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I am another fan of the show Missing that is upset to hear the show is being cancelled. It's an injustice to cancel the show. It is an extremely great show!!! I hope the cancelation decision gets reconsidered and reversed. Or if ABC keeps the wrong mistake er,I mean wrong decision to cancel, then pleases put it on a cable channel and keep it alive for us.

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Love Missing with Ashley Judd. Move it to cable TV since the network does not want to show it. I was committed to ABC for Missing and Scandal. Bad move ABC for cancelling Missing.

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I am happy this show was renewed. Can't wait to see what Quinn is hiding!!

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