ABC’s three bubble comedies — “The Neighbors,” “Trophy Wife” and “Mixology” — have been in a three-way race for a renewal, and now it appears that “Mixology” has the edge, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
“I hear the network and the studio already have put in place a leadership plan for next season, with creators Jon Lucas and Scott Moore set to take over the reins as showrunners from Ira Ungerleider, who will be leaving after running the series for its original 13-episode order,” Andreeva writes.
The report adds: “What’s more, in a sign of confidence to Lucas & Moore and their show, I hear ABC Studios is in negotiations with the duo for an overall deal.”
While the ratings for “Mixology” have been “lackluster at best,” Andreeva notes, “so have been the numbers for ‘Trophy Wife’ and ‘The Neighbors.’”
While “Trophy Wife” has a star-studded cast, that also makes it more expensive to produce, the piece adds.