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‘Dirty,’ ‘Daisies’ Among Nine ABC Pickups for 2008-09

Feb 11, 2008  •  Post A Comment

As networks look toward the return of a normal television season for the fall, ABC Entertainment has officially picked up nine series for the 2008-09 season.
Among the series gearing up for a new year will be veterans “Brothers & Sisters,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost” and “Ugly Betty.” Among the rookie crowd, the Disney-owned network is planning sophomore seasons for dramas “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Private Practice” and “Pushing Daisies,” as well as sitcom “Samantha Who?”
“The strength of our schedule this fall was unprecedented and speaks for itself,” said Stephen McPherson, president of ABC Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to building on that success.”
Last November, ABC won in the coveted adults 18 to 49 demographic for the third year in a row.
The network has remained mum on which shows are expected to return with new episodes this season upon the official conclusion of the strike, although “Desperate Housewives” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are expected to finish out their shortened season.

77 Comments

  1. I really hope “Big Shot” and “Carpoolers” also return.

  2. i cant understand for the likes of me why you folks at abc cancelled the george lopez show. it was one of the best. some people dont know good when they see it. i hope some other station will pick it up. thanks

  3. THANK YOU ABC!!! You have made my day brighter by bringing back Private Practice, Samantha Who, and of course Grey’s Anatomy…
    I get very little time to enjoy televison these days, and I look forward to watching these wonderful shows!
    Again, kudos to you ABC! Thank you!

  4. I’m counting the days until ‘Pushing Daisies’ returns. It’s the only show i make an appointment to watch. This is a show of epic proportions; i think it will stand the test of time.

  5. Please bring BIG SHOTS back, it was the only show I watch on ABC

  6. PLEASE bring back October Road. There are only 2 shows on ABC I watch and OR is my favorite. Too bad all your shows aren’t as good as OR. The writing is wonderful, the characters are relatable. One of the best parts is there is no schtick, just good dialog among regular people.

  7. I watched the premire of Big Shots and told a number of groups of friends about it. It is now the first thing we discuss when we get together and we all LOVE it. I heard it is not returning! If this is true, why not??? PLEASE bring it back!!!!!!!!

  8. BOSTON LEGAL?
    It’s the most intelligent comedy/drama on TV. Any word from ABC on that yet.
    PLEASE RENEW

  9. Boston Legal – love the humor – hope to see it next year

  10. please bring back october road. it is a great show!!!

  11. BRING BACK BIG SHOTS! I quit watching Brothers and Sisters after two guys French KISSED

  12. Bring back big shots – finally a show for guys about guys…. Or as I like to call it, a desperate housewives for MEN. Either way, it needs to come back.

  13. Please, bring back Big Shots.

  14. cant wait for desperate housewives it had a really good season . and cant wait for brother and sisters and dirty sexy money those are some really good shows.

  15. cant wait for smantha who ethier thats a really funny show.

  16. I LOVE ABC’s schedule….DSM, GA, PP, PD, Sw?, DHW, UB, LOST….watch most shows and am sooo glad so see most of them return – didnt care too much for Big Shots, Cavemen, and Carpoolers (but i do hear Cavemen will be returning nonetheless so watch out for that if you’re into that show)

  17. what’s happening with Men In Trees (MIT)? if ABC is not not going to renew, how about selling it to a network with more brains … like CBS, NBC, FOX … grrrr

  18. PLEEEEEEEASE Bring back BIG SHOTS!!!

  19. Please bring back October Road. This is the best show on TV.

  20. I have to say that ABC has become the best network to watch shows. I love almost every show they make, well all of the dramas. I am not to much into comedies although I have been enjoying Samantha Who. I love Desperate HW, Brothers and Sisters, Men in Trees, Lost, Betty, Grey’s, October Road, Womens Murder Club, Big Shots, Cashmere Mafia, Pushing Daisies, ELI STONE was great, Private Practice, and Dirty Sexy Money.I love to record all of these and curl up on Sundays and have a marathon (plus you can fast forward throught commercials :)I love them all so much because each show provides something different. As far as the reality shows I do love Dancing with the Stars and the Bachelor can be quite entertaining when you are in need of good humor. I was also impressed with Oprahs Big Give. If you can ABC please bring back all shows. I would also like to add that Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Jericho and Supernatural are all great shows as well.

  21. Maybe if ABC would show their shows routinely, they would do better. It seems like they are constantly changing the days and time they are played. Or they don’t play them for a month. It’s hard to keep up with a show or remember to watch it when you have no idea when it will be on next (ie. Big Shots, Men and Trees)

  22. Another one for Big Shots, Please bring it back.

  23. Please do not cancel October road! I just love it! It is one of the few good shows on TV!!

  24. THEY NEED TO GO BACK TO THE COMEDIES LIKE JIM DONE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE.

  25. PLEASE bring Big Shots back. Pushing up
    Daisies????? come on…

  26. Another one for BIG SHOTS. That was one of the better shows. My wife loves it too. PLEASE BRING BACK BIG SHOTS! Give it another shot!

  27. Please bring back Big Shots…One of the few shows that both me and my husband BOTH loved!!!!!!!

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