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Upfronts: ABC Cancellations, Renewals and Pick-ups

ABC’s cancelled Trophy Wife

It’s time of the year where I moan and groan about losing some of my ‘must watch’ shows while being thankful others on the list live to see another season.

Yes, the US Upfronts are here and already, I’ve suffered one serious tragedy.  ABC held their Upfronts yesterday and one notable standout on the cancelled list was freshman comedy Trophy Wife starring Malin Ackerman and Bradley Whitford.

Trophy Wife, like Cougar Town, suffered from ‘bad title’ syndrome which is great show, very funny, bad title and just like Cougar Town, ABC swept the comedy into the trash (perhaps TBS should pick this one up too?)

While ABC won’t officially unveil their new fall season until the 13th, what can we expect from the network with their pick-ups, renewals and cancellations so far?

Cancelled – Trophy Wife (noooooo!), Mixology, Super Fun Night, Suburgatory and The Neighbors.

Renewed – Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Castle, Marvel Agents of SHIELD, Modern Family, The Goldbergs and Resurrection.

New Pick-Ups –

How to get away with murder – New drama by Shonda Rhimes

American Crime – Starring Penelope Ann Miller and Felicity Huffman

Agent Carter – Captain America TV spin-off starring Hayley Atwell

The Whispers – Paranormal thriller starring Lily Rabe

Secrets and Lies – US remake of the Aussie drama starring Ryan Phillippe.

Lisa Kudrow’s Scandal

Lisa Kudrow is joining political drama Scandal

Unlike some of the cast of FRIENDS, Lisa Kudrow, never really had an issue breaking from her role of free-loving and all singing Phoebe Buffay.  With a strong post-FRIENDS career including The Comeback, Web Therapy and movie including Easy A plus a producers credit on the American version of Who Do You Think You Are?, Kudrow is now changing things up with a drama role in Scandal.

The Shonda Rhimes penned political drama will see Kudrow join on a recurring role for season three as a politician.  Everything else about the role is being kept under wraps until the new season starts in early October.

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