ABC Renews The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish & The Middle For 2016-2017!

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The good news keeps coming from ABC today!

They have just renewed The Goldbergs for a 4th season, Modern Family for an 8th, black-ish for a 3rd and The Middle for an 8th. 

The only thing surprising about these renewals is just how early they've come about. 

Saving the Party - Modern Family

All four shows have been reliable performers for the alphabet network this season, putting up solid numbers in their time periods. 

That leaves the fate of The Muppets, Dr. Ken, Last Man Standing, Galavant and The Real O' Neals up in the air. Out of the bunch, Last Man Standing is most likely to return, while Galavant is the least likely to return for another go around. 

The renewal for Last Man Standing pretty much rests on whether Tim Allen re-ups for another year, while its Friday companion Dr. Ken has held up well despite negative reviews. In most recent averages it is up 17% from Cristela. 

The Muppets started very high, but by the end of its run, it was pulling in terrible ratings that just don't warrant a primetime slot on ABC. 

The dramas remaining in limbo are much hard to get a read on because of the politics of network TV. 

Earlier today, ABC renewed a slew of shows, so this latest news should be the icing on the cake for fans of the shows!

There's a lot of restructuring going on over at ABC Headquarters, but at least you can rest assured knowing your favorite shows will be getting another year to shine.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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