ABC on Friday announced the renewals of all five of its on-the-fence “bubble” shows.
“A Million Little Things” and “The Conners” will return for fifth seasons, while the sitcom “Home Economics” and drama “Big Sky” will be back for their third and the remake of “The Wonder Years” returns for a second, though without producer, director and 1980s cast member Fred Savage.
“Million,” the soapy drama following a group of friends, initially in the aftermath of a close friend’s death, placed second among voters in the 25th annual Save Our Shows poll.
The drama series “Big Sky, following the crime-solving exploits of private detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and her former partner, Undersheriff Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), ranked high in the” Save Our Shows “poll with 30% support.
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ABC also updated five unscripted shows: “American Idol,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Shark Tank,” “The Bachelor” and “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.”
Casualties: The girls rap group drama “Queens,” starring Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Valazquez, along with the generation-spanning drama “The Promised Land” Both were canceled after one season.
“Black-ish” ended its run after eight seasons in April. The renewals came ahead of Tuesday’s announcement of ABC’s fall plans to advertisers.
On Thursday, CBS canceled its remake of the drama “Magnum, PI,” which led the Save Our Shows poll, after four seasons.
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Broadcast TV’s most-watched network also waved the white flag for two Chuck Lorre comedies: “United States of Al,” about a Marine vet (Parker Young) and his unit’s Afghani interpreter (Adhir Kalyan), and “B Positive,” starring Annaleigh Ashford as a kidney donor to Thomas Middleditch.
Medical drama “Good Sam” was canceled after one season, as expected, along with Pete Holmes comedy “How We Roll,” which premiered in March.
At NBC, “Young Rock,” the comedy inspired by the life of wrestler-turned-action-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, will be back for a third season.
CW will serve more of its drama “All American: Homecoming,” but canceled seven more series, including “Legacies,” “Charmed” and “Dynasty.”
Contributing: Erin Jensen