ABC is a flurry of activity this evening!!
While The Goldbergs was renewed for two seasons earlier this afternoon, Once Upon a Time and Agents of SHIELD were just announced, as well.
Once Upon a Time's renewal comes with a complete overhaul of the series around three central characters and Agents of SHIELD comes just as the series has reached creative highs.
Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas have been vocal in their desires to leave the series for some time, so Season 7 was going to be restructured around the characters portrayed by Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O’Donoghue.
Until Jennifer Morrison announced her departure earlier this week.
Now the remaining three are expected to be the focal point with Goodwin and Dallas possibly occasional guest stars.
When talking about the upcoming finale co-creator and co-showrunner Adam Horowitz recently told reporters, "There are set endpoints to different stories."
"But that doesn’t mean there aren’t new stories for different characters."
I think that by the end of the season finale, a lot of what we’ve been doing for the last six years is wrapped up — we hope in a very satisfying way — and then we move forward in a way that at the end of it, hopefully, you’ll see what we’re hoping to do in season seven."
Agents of SHIELD has reached a creative pinnacle fans have embraced recently.
The drama starring Clark Gregg and Ming Na currently averages a 1.7 rating within seven days of DVR viewing and nearly 5 million total viewers.
While the series wasn't an immediate pickup, behind the scenes they've been working to reduce production costs. Now ABC has two Marvel series airing with the addition of The Inhumans to compete against Fox and Netflix.
President Kirkman will also continue running the United States as Designated Survivor Season 2 is a go.
The day of ratings might just be OK, but the show picks up so much steam with DVR and when you watch Designated Survivor online that it becomes on of ABC's biggest hits.
The Goldbergs wasn't ABC's only comedy picked up, either.
American Housewife will continue tickling your funny bone for another season.
It wasn't all good news out of ABC this evening, though. ABC canceled three dramas and three comedies so far, and the ax may still be falling.
ABC previously renewed Modern Family, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Grey's Anatomy, black-ish and The Middle.
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