After NBC and FOX dominated the week with renewals, pickups, and cancellations, ABC is now getting in the game ahead of next week's pickups. None of these pickups were surprising and have been rumored for weeks but made official today.
Also renewed was an unscripted trio Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, and Shark Tank. Dancing and Bachelor have been big players on Mondays for a long time as The Bachelor annually splits the two editions of Dancing. Shark Tank has been a success on Friday nights by Friday standards as it skews young and repeats decently. It is now picked up for a full season as ABC is almost certainly planning to keep it on Fridays.
Still on the bubble are Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Scandal, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Body of Proof, Private Practice, and GCB. There has been positive buzz on all those shows for renewals today except GCB. TBS announced yesterday that it will pick up Cougar Town for a fourth season, ending its ABC tenure.